2022 Symposium and Vendor Fair

Magnolia Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska

Registration

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Individual Attendees:

The charge will be $0 for paid members, and $25 for non-members. We ask that all attendees register by the August 22nd so that we can determine the number of meals needed.

Vendors:

Vendor tables are available for $600. Use this link to go to the  Vendor Registration  page. Set-up will be available at 8:00 AM Friday morning.

Golf:

Join us for a fun and occasionally competitive round of golf. Use this link to go to the  Golf Registration  page.

Schedule

Date

Time

Location

Company

Presenter/Sponsor

Program Title

9/8

8:00

Magnolia Hotel

Agiliti

Scott Lucey

Registration & Breakfast

9/8

9:00

Magnolia Hotel

AAMI Keynote Speaker

Danielle McGeary

Creating a Strong HTM Pipeline Together. Join on Zoom at - https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84388246687?pwd=dEx0a1diejYwUi95bXdiRHVLK0o4QT09

9/8

10:00

Magnolia Hotel

CommonSpirit Health

Maggie Berkey, CBET

Fuel to Thrive in HTM. Join on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudeGuqDoqEtzQjpgcLqCqLro6orMLgl9F

9/8

11:00

Magnolia Hotel

Project Cure

Janet Thomason

Impacting Global Health - Biomed Heros. Join on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrduqqrTosH9ao1jfhaJ_n-1detqvDkA0K

9/8

12:00

Magnolia Hotel

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Meeting and Lunch

9/8

1:00

Magnolia Hotel

Agiliti

Michael Matthews

Auditing to Reduce and Prevent Damage to Flexible Endoscopes. Join on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlc-Cgqz8iH9LIbgJ55o1akwsV-gpdjDsR

9/8

2:00

Magnolia Hotel

AceVision Ultrasound

Scott Krett

CX50 Repair. Join on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvdO6sqDMpHNEp-Zup9c8F1oIWxH4mmZAH

9/8

3:00

Magnolia Hotel

Pronk

Rick Walston

Mobilize Solution” Wireless, Paperless, Synchronized, Automated PM Testing. Join on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwscOygpzwuG9XqM64u0F5CFdlkxRfr5wfU

9/8

4:00

Magnolia Hotel

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9/8

5:30

Magnolia Hotel

Ozark Biomedical

Bruce Yokley

Happy Hour

9/9

8:00

Magnolia Hotel

BC Group International / AUS

Tim Welby / Jim Rickner

Registration & Breakfast

9/9

9:00

Magnolia Hotel

FOBI

Justin Barbour / Better Biomed

Social Media & Medical Right to Repair. Join on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtf-iprDwiHNTKXKJknzNOCx6XKxOXxMFk

9/9

10:00

Magnolia Hotel

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Larry Fennigkoh

The Scientific Reality and Irrelevance of Medical Device Leakage Currents. Join on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElceChrj0pH93a3VT_9BuYLT5Wd5ndwMKf

9/9

11:00

Magnolia Hotel

Asset Services

Tim Michener

Accreditation Step #1; Physical Inventory of Equipment. Join on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkceGgpjMuHdHoGzaKIK1xsV6WefW-aVqq

9/9

12:00

Magnolia Hotel

Ozark Biomedical

Bruce Yokley

Vendor Fair and Lunch

9/9

2:30

Magnolia Hotel

CHI Health

Dr. Sanjay Singh

Brain - New Frontiers. Join on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdeipqzgrGdd59lOi1zgkWWs4jaf0abpH

9/9

4:00

Magnolia Hotel

AUS

Jim Rickner

Verifying Image Quality Using a Phantom. Join on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwscOuvrD8rHdJxafSWq7T8QsY9aKpZcff8

9/9

6:00

Upstream Brewing Company

Adepto

Dinner

9/10

10:30

Tiburon Golf Course

Annual Golf Outing

Presenters

AAMI Keynote Speaker Danielle McGeary

"Creating a Strong HTM Pipeline Together"

Danielle McGeary is AAMI’s first Vice President of HTM. Her primary role at AAMI is spreading awareness about the HTM field and how essential HTM professionals are to the safe and effective delivery of patient care in healthcare. McGeary holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. She is a certified Project Manager and Healthcare Technology Manager. McGeary has worked as a Clinical Engineering District Manager for Aramark Healthcare Technologies, Director of Clinical Engineering for the VA Boston/Bedford Healthcare Systems and as an Equipment Planner and Clinical Engineer for Hartford Healthcare.​

Maggie Berkey

"Fuel to Thrive in HTM! "

Maggie Berkey, CBET, is a Senior BMET for CommonSpirit Health at the Good Samaritan campus in Nebraska. She began her career at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in 2010 and has since filled several roles in the field including supervisor and instructor. Berkey was named AAMI & GE Healthcare's "2021 BMET of the Year". Her passion for Healthcare Technology Management is contagious and undeniable to anyone who she's ever come in contact with. She can be reached at MBerkey40@gmail.com

We invite self identified forward thinking, adventure seeking, leaders of today as well as tomorrow to join this collaborative workshop geared towards shaping a thriving future for healthcare technology management & beyond!

Janet Thomason

"Impacting Global Health - Biomed Heros"

No stranger to the world of nonprofits, Janet has a diverse history of nonprofit management and board development experience. Currently, she serves Project C.U.R.E. as the Director of National Procurement and is responsible for building relationships with manufacturers, distributors and medical facilities in order to secure the product donations which will ultimately help Project C.U.R.E. save lives in low-resourced countries. Each week, Project C.U.R.E. delivers approximately four semi-truck loads of donated medical supplies and equipment to desperately needy people around the world. Under her direction, the organization has implemented numerous programs to strategically increase the supply of life saving equipment available for countries in need. 183 cargo containers of equipment and supplies were shipped by Project C.U.R.E. during fiscal year 2020.

Janet welcomes opportunities to speak to groups and share how healthcare professionals and related industries can use their resources to strengthen healthcare systems in vulnerable populations.

Janet has an extensive entrepreneurial background as well as professional experience in sales and marketing management. Her professional experience ranges from large to small corporations, having worked with Fortune 500 companies, as well as privately held corporations. Janet particularly enjoys opportunities to work within the international community, and considers travel experiences with Project C.U.R.E. some of her most memorable experiences. Bringing past experiences together to improve healthcare for those in need has been extremely gratifying – and tons of fun!

An active member of the non-profit community both locally and globally; Mrs. Thomason serves on the San Jacinto College Biomedical Advisory Committee and is a member of Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, a unique alliance of non-profit and corporate organizations committed to bringing measurable health impact to under-served and vulnerable people through active engagement with global partners and local communities.

A native Bostonian, Janet and her husband have lived in Houston for over 35 years. Project C.U.R.E. is all in the family for the Thomasons. Daughter, Dr. Alyssa Kalustian Thomason, volunteers with Project C.U.R.E, and has traveled to Ghana for clinic service. Son, Alexander, is a Biomedical Engineer and regular in our Clinical Engineering department.

Michael Matthews

"Auditing to Reduce and Prevent Damage to Flexible Endoscopes"

Michael Matthews, MBA, CLSSGB, CRCST, CIS, CHL currently serves as the Director of Customer Training and Education for Agiliti. He previously served as Director of Clinical Education and Training for Northfield Medical in addition to former roles of Territory Manager for the Little Rock, Arkansas area, and a Clinical Education Manager for the southeast region. Before working at Northfield, Michael served as the manager for sterile processing at Baptist-Health Medical Center-Conway, a new $200 million facility in Arkansas. During this time Michael also served as an Infection Preventionist on a PRN basis to consult on reprocessing services throughout the Baptist-Health system. Michael has previously served as a Sterile Processing Technician at Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare (Catholic Health Initiatives) (2012-2013), Baptist East Hospital (2011-2012), both in Louisville, KY, and system manager for sterilization and high-level disinfection at Conway Regional Medical Center (2013-2016). He holds three International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certifications for sterile processing. Michael has also served as a subject matter expert and participated in exam development for IAHCSMM. Michael holds an MBA and has also been certified as a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt. He has published articles in Infection Control Today, Becker’s Hospital Review, Healthcare Purchasing News, as well as several LinkedIn articles in the sterile processing community. Michael is also a former cohost of the Beyond Clean podcast, the premier podcast for sterile processing professionals throughout the world. 

 

Scott Krett

"CX50 Repair"

Scott Krett, Sales and Service Manager at AceVision Ultrasound. Scott graduated from Devry and began servicing equipment in X-ray, CT, Ultrasound and Mammography in 2003. In 2009 he began training HTM/CE professionals in Ultrasound service. He accepted the Sales and Service Manager’s position with AceVision in 2014. Scott has 3 children, 8, 6, and 5. He coaches softball and enjoys camping with his family.​

Rick Walston

Mobilize Solution” Wireless, Paperless, Synchronized, Automated PM Testing

Rick’s responsibilities in sales also include traveling to biomedical associations presenting technical and educational information to the biomedical engineering community. His background is in Biomedical Electronics, and started as a Biomedical Equipment Repairer in the US Army in 1991. He has held a wide range of positions in the medical industry including Field Service Engineer, BMET, Biomed Supervisor, and Regional Director of Clinical Engineering. He has been a Product Specialist with Pronk Technologies since 2019.

The presentation will discuss and demonstrate new technologies available to create and run your PM procedures electronically utilizing wireless connectivity from test equipment. Learn how to automate, streamline and capture a detailed electronic report of all your service work. See how to easily archive/transfer that information to a wide range of databases to reduce the administrative overhead that biomedical engineers face today.

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Justin Barbour

"Social Media & Medical Right to Repair"

Justin Barbour aka “Better Biomed” is FOBI's vice president of business development. Barbour worked the last two years as biomed team leader at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. He spent almost a decade in the United States Air Force where he learned the biomed trade. After leaving the Air Force, Barbour worked for almost eight years in health care facilities in Texas and South Carolina.

Larry Fennigkoh, Ph.D.

"The Scientific Reality and Irrelevance of Medical Device Leakage Currents"

Adjunct Professor-Biomedical Engineering Milwaukee School of Engineering

Since its beginning, the HTM profession has and continues to devote an enormous amount of its precious resources and time to the measurement of device leakage or ‘touch’ currents. While the codes and standards requiring such measurements have relaxed, such measurements have become inextricably associated with ‘electrical safety’ and continue to be an integral but completely unnecessary task during routine PM inspections. Based upon well-established AC circuit principles and the human response to electrical currents, this session with show why the routine measurement of device leakage currents can be eliminated without any decrease in patient safety.

Tim Michener

“Accreditation Step #1; Physical Inventory of Equipment”

Vice President Sales & Marketing at Asset Services, Inc. Develop Marketing Strategy and Marketing Materials as well as Sales Strategies for National and International provider of Fixed Asset Inventory Solutions.

Dr. Sanjay Singh

"Brain - New Frontiers"

The Creighton Epilepsy Center is led by Sanjay P. Singh, MD. Dr Singh is an internationally renowned expert in epilepsy treatment. He has won international, national and regional awards for his professional achievements and his dedication to the care of patients with epilepsy. He is invited to lecture on epilepsy therapy at many prestigious medical centers around the world. He is currently the Chairman & Professor of the Department of Neurology at Creighton University School of Medicine.

Jim Rickner

"Verifying Image Quality Using a Phantom"

Director of Service and Training at Advanced Ultrasound Systems

Event Details and Lodging

Event will be held at The Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Omaha

The Magnolia Hotel is located at 1615 Howard Street, Omaha, NE 68102  

The Magnolia offers valet parking for $25 for overnight guests or $18 if you are just there for the day. To use valet parking you will need to pull up in front of the hotel in the loading zone and if the valet isn’t outside, bring your keys in to the front desk. Otherwise there is street/metered parking surrounding the hotel. The meters on the hotel's block have a 2-hour time limit and are $1.25/hour, but there are some 10-hour meters located on 16th and 17th Streets between Jones and Jackson and are $.50/hour.

A block of rooms is reserved for the event. When making reservations mention the HBA group for discounted rooms.

Reservations can be made at 402-341-2500.

Rooms must be reserved by 8/22/2022.
Check in is 4:00PM. Check out is 11:00AM.

 

When
September 8th, 2022 8:00 AM   through   September 9th, 2022 5:00 PM
Location
1615 Howard Street
Omaha, NE 68102
United States
Event Fee(s)
Cost $ 25.00

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