Philadelphia Area Medical Instrumentation Association (PAMIA) is a local association of clinical/biomedical engineers, biomedical equipment technicians, directors/managers, salespeople and others involved with medical equipment from the Philadelphia area, as far as Allentown/Bethlehem, South & Central New Jersey, Lancaster County, and northeastern Maryland.
Our primary activity is a monthly meeting (usually the second Monday of the month, excluding July and August), on a wide variety of relevant topics, e.g. equipment device seminars, regulatory issues of the field, roundtable discussions, etc. at locations ranging from hotel conference rooms, hospitals and manufacturer sites (e.g. recent trips to Olympus Corp in Columbia, MD, Air-Shields in Hatboro, PA, North American Drager in Telford, PA, Hewlett-Packard in Valley Forge, PA). The monthly meeting provides a forum to socialize with others in the field, discuss problems, and to network with those looking for positions and those hiring, excess equipment and those needing equipment, etc. Complimentary dinners are frequently served.
PAMIA also, when in demand, sponsors an excellent review course to prepare for ICC CBET Certification. This same course also has frequently been available at A.A.M.I. Conventions, which attests to the quality of the course and it's instructors.
The annual subsidized holiday party is a joyful, no-work session with spouses, etc. to enjoy ample food and a drawing for door prizes.
April: Tentative for the 22nd with Axess Ultrasound in Conshohocken. Topic TBA.
May: Ekahau hosting at Doylestown Hospital on the 6th, with Clay Chase of Ekahau presenting "RTLS" (RFID). More info to follow.
June: Sponsored and hosted by the ECRI Institute. Topic TBA.