TICKETED EVENT PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
TICKETED EVENTS - space is LIMITED and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. these activities are not included in any category of bmes2019 registration; in order to attend, you are required to purchase a ticket at an additional cost outside of your base registration fee. admittance to these events is restricted to bmes2019 attendees and only participants who have pre-registered for the conference will be permitted to purchase tickets. attendees with one day passes may only buy tickets for events occurring on the day that they are registered. if you have not yet completed your bmes annual meeting registration, please visit www.bmes.org/registration to do so prior to proceeding--individuals who attempt to purchase event tickets without having previously registered for bmes2019 will have their transaction(s) reversed and their ticket registration(s) cancelled without notice.
If you need to purchase multiple tickets for a single event (e.g. 3 women in bme luncheon tickets), please complete the pdf bmes2019 ticketed event registration form at the bottom of this page.
BMES2019 TICKETED EVENTS
10/16 – LGBT & FRIENDS DESSERT SOCIAL (8:00PM-9:00PM)
Brian Sims, a first-term member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, will lead the talk at the event, followed by networking, dessert and a cash bar. Mr. Sims is a distinguished policy attorney and civil rights advocate from Center City Philadelphia and became the first out LGBT member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly when he was elected in 2011.
10/17 – CELEBRATION OF MINORITIES IN BME LUNCHEON (11:45AM-1:15PM)
Marta L. Villarraga, Ph.D., Principal in the Biomedical Engineering Practice at Exponent, will lead the talk at this event, which is organized by the BMES Diversity Committee to create a community and network within the Society fostering support and professional development of minorities in BMES at all levels. Everyone is invited to attend, as diversity only increases when all groups play a part. The luncheon complements the Diversity Award Lecture on Thursday evening and the Women in BME Luncheon on Friday.
10/18 – WOMEN IN BME LUNCHEON (11:30AM-1:00PM)
Beth A. Winkelstein, PhD, Eduardo D. Glandt President's Distinguished Professor Bioengineering, Professor of Neurosurgery and the Vice Provost of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, will lead the talk 'Even if “it Ain’t Broke” Consider Trying to Fix it Anyway!' By nature and through practice, engineers seek solutions for problems – ways to fix or improve things that are broken or to discover the unknown. It is no longer sufficient to ask if and how can we be better but we must also explore whether we are as good as we think we are. This discussion will consider ways to continually push for improvement even if we think things aren’t broken.
Requests for registration or ticketed event cancellation must be received by firstname.lastname@example.org in writing no later than September 4, 2019 in order for a refund to be processed.* Refund requests will not be honored after 09/04. Registrations and ticketed events purchased after 09/04 are non-refundable. Phone cancellations are strictly prohibited, and cancellation requests sent via mail, fax or emailed to any inbox other than email@example.com will not be reviewed. All refunds are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Attendee substitutions are not permitted and meeting registrations cannot be transferred from one person to another. Membership dues payments are final and will not be refunded once processed.
*Non-attending (no-show) registrants will not be refunded unless they are unable to make it to the 2019 BMES Annual Meeting due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. airline initiated flight cancellations; medical emergencies & injuries sustained by the registrant or direct relative; natural disasters; court/jury duty summons; military personnel deployment; death of an immediate family member). These registrants must submit reasonable verification of their inability to attend via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the conclusion of the conference. Reasonable verification includes, but is not limited to, notice of flight cancellation provided by your airline; an injury report or physician’s note issued by a licensed practitioner; copy of your official court/jury duty summons; military orders; obituary, etc. Failure to submit this documentation and correspondence by C.O.B. on October 19, 2019 will result in 100% forfeiture of all registration fees paid, regardless of circumstances surrounding the absenteeism—no exceptions.
PAYMENT POLICIES AND DEADLINES
Annual Meeting registration fees can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or Check made payable in US dollars to BMES. WE DO NOT ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL CHECKS, WIRE TRANSFERS, ACH OR EFT PAYMENTS AT THIS TIME. Check payments submitted without a completed registration form for each attendee will not be processed and will be returned to sender. Check payments must be dated, postmarked and received by BMES prior to the Early Bird or Advance registration cut-off dates in order for the registrant to receive the applicable rate selected on their form -- Only registrations received by 09/04 will be processed at the Early Bird rate. Forms received 09/05-10/02 will be processed at the Advance rate.
THE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 10/02 AT 11:59PM (ET), AFTER WHICH ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ON-SITE AT THE APPROPRIATE ON-SITE RATE. FORMS AND PAYMENTS SUBMITTED VIA MAIL, EMAIL OR FAX AFTER 10/02 WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Check payments received beyond this date will not be applied towards an attendee's registration until after the Annual Meeting has concluded, and individuals without a registration record showing as paid in full prior to the meeting will be required to pay on-site at the on-site rate.
Payment receipts and registration confirmations will be automatically sent to the registrant's email address on file. If additional copies of transaction receipts or invoices are needed for departmental records, please send your requests to email@example.com or log into your account and visit the "My Receipts" link, located on the left hand side of your BMES profile page.
FILLABLE PDF REGISTRATION FORM
(COMPLETE ELECTRONICALLY - HANDWRITTEN & SCANNED SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)
PDF FORM SUBMISSIONS ARE TAKEN CARE OF IN THE ORDER THAT THEY ARE RECEIVED.
IT MAY TAKE UP TO 14 BUSINESS DAYS FOR YOUR REGISTRATION TO BE PROCESSED IF YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT A PDF FORM RATHER THAN REGISTERING ONLINE.
RESUBMITTING YOUR FORM MULTIPLE TIMES WILL NOT EXPEDITE THE WAIT TIME.
The BMES2019 Ticketed Event Pre-Registration Form is an interactive, fillable PDF--this form must be completed using a computer or device with standard PDF editing software (Adobe, Foxit, SumatraPDF, etc) installed. HANDWRITTEN, "PEN AND INK" FORM SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR PROCESSED. Completed forms should be saved in PDF format and sent as an email attachment to REGISTRAR@BMES.ORG no later than 10/02/2019 at 11:59pm (Eastern Time). FORMS SUBMITTED AFTER 10/02 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. FORMS SUBMITTED IN ANY FORMAT OTHER THAN A .PDF FILE (e.g. .DOC, .GIF, .JPEG) WILL NOT BE OPENED. SUBMISSIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PRINTED & SCANNED, COPIED, PHOTOGRAPHED AND/OR SCREENSHOTTED WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
NOTE-- Download the PDF file before completing it--DO NOT TRY TO FILL IT OUT USING YOUR WEB BROWSER'S PDF VIEWER. Online PDF viewers don't always save an editable/fillable file's data when it has been entered directly on-screen of the browser window, even when you save the file after filling it out Be sure to download and open the form in a PDF software prior to completing it to avoid having this happen.
To download the form, right click the link below, select "Save Link as" and choose a place on your computer where you can easily find the saved file. Hit "save" and then minimize or close your web browser window--do not fill the form out from within your web browser. Find and open the downloaded file directly from the location on your computer that you saved it to. By default, it should open in your computer's PDF viewer or editing software, which you will then use to fill out the form electronically by typing your information into each of the appropriate form fields within the PDF. When you have completed the form, be sure to save the file one more time before closing it out and submitting it.
FORM UNAVAILABLE - PRE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED