AIMBE Induction Ceremony and Must-Attend Events
Congratulations on your election into the College of Fellows! Please note that you are not considered a Fellow until you participate, in person, in the induction ceremony. Upon your induction, you will join an elite group of the most accomplished and distinguished scientists, academic researchers, and clinical practitioners in the fields of medical and biological engineering.
AIMBE’s Annual Meeting is recognized as an acclaimed interdisciplinary scientific symposium and includes the induction of newly elected Fellows, as well as networking and social gatherings for leaders in the field of medical and biological engineering. It is a two-day meeting with scientific lectures on Sunday afternoon and the induction ceremony and policy sessions on Monday. All Sunday events are held at the Renaissance Hotel and Monday’s events are at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Transportation will be provided from the hotel to the Academies. A highlight of Sunday’s program is our Awards Banquet and the presentation of AIMBE’s most prestigious award, the Pierre Galletti Award.
Details about AIMBE will be provided at the New Inductee Orientation Session on Sunday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. During this orientation, information will also be provided about the specific details of the induction ceremony.
New inductees often bring family members to the induction ceremony: we only ask that you secure a lunch ticket for your guests. We hope you will join other AIMBE Fellows in using the website to request an appointment with your federal lawmakers while you are in DC. You may have to briefly leave the meeting for these appointments but please schedule them around the 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. induction ceremony. The government affairs portion of our Annual Meeting website provides information on submitting a request as well as talking points and meeting details.
Dress for the event is business attire. Make the most of meeting new colleagues during the event by attending the Annual Banquet, making introductions at networking breaks, and joining the Academic and Industry Council Sunday night at the hotel bar. Rotate where you sit in the meeting and introduce yourself to others around you. Arrange in advance dinner plans with old friends or new colleagues. Also consider attending a Sunday morning or late afternoon committee meeting. All council and committee events are open to all attendees.
AIMBE’s Membership Dues and Annual Event Fees
AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence, advance public understanding, and accelerate medical and biological engineering innovation. AIMBE is honored to bring together the most accomplished leaders in the field through the College of Fellows to carry-out this mission. The duty of an AIMBE Fellow, once elected into the College, is to “give back” in order to further advance the field. AIMBE Fellow annual dues support the mission of the organization and allow us to provide a variety of programs that engage scientists, policy makers, and the public. New Fellow inductees are required to make their first-year dues payment, plus event registration fee, by January 31, 2019.
We sincerely appreciate your dedication to the fields of MBE and support of AIMBE’s mission.