Continuing Education Stream

You can find below information relating to the different sessions offered as part of the Continuing Education Program.  

CE1: The Evolution of Medical Device Integration - More than Just Automated Vital Signs Charting  

Presented by: Jennifer Jackson, Senior Director of Business Development, Masimo 

Time: May 28th, 2024 - 10:45am to 12:05pm


  • Introduction to Medical Device Integration 
    • Role of Middleware
      • Parameters 
      • Alarms/Alerts
    • EHR/EMR Integration
      • Continuous vs spot check; validated vs unvalidated 
      • Role in Early Warning Score calculations and other Clinical Decision Support tools 
    • Clinical Alarm Forwarding
  • Current Trends with Integrating Medical Devices 
    • Feeding Vendor Neutral Archives, Data Lakes, Research Databases 
    • Advanced Clinical Alert Management 
      • Part of the organization's unified mobile communication platform 
      • Bi-directional interface
      • Integration with clinical respondent assignment engines 
    • Remote patient monitoring ''hubs'' or ''centers'' (formerly known as ''war rooms'') are back and not just for telemetry monitoring anymore.
    • Bringing analytics and algorithms closer to the bedside 
  • On the Horizon: Hospital to Home and Hospital at Home 
    • Wearables and IOT and Digital Health programs 
    • Virtual Care Centers similar to Patient Monitoring Hubs for inpatients, to provide continuity of care pre and post discharge 
    • Automation and A.I. in the inpatient setting 

CE2: Theranostics: Revolutionizing Personalized Medicine through Integrated Diagnostics and Therapy 

Presented by: Craig Shelley, Strategic Business Leader, Theranostics - GE 

Time: May 28th, 2024 - 2:20pm to3:20pm  


The lecture delves into the evolving field of theranostics, a groundbreaking approach that unites molecular diagnostics and therapeutics. The integration of diagnostic tools and therapeutic agents has significantly enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of medical interventions, transforming the landscape of healthcare.

Key points covered: 

  • Understanding Theranostics 
  • Definition and concept of Theranostics: the fusion of diagnostic testing and targeted therapy.
  • How it enables real-time monitoring of disease progression and response to treatment, leading to more informed decisions 
  • Overview of advanced imaging techniques, molecular diagnostics and supporting analytics for accurate disease diagnosis and monitoring 
  • Future Directions and Challenges 
    • Emerging trends and innovations in Theranostics, such as the pipeline for novel therapeutics and supporting diagnostics, increased personalization, clinical program enablement, and artifical intelligence for data analysis and prediction 

CE3: AI's Impact on Healthcare 

Presented by: Dan Zikovitz, Director of Digital Innovation & AI, GE Healthcare 

Time: May 28th, 2024 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm 


This presentation will delve into AI's impact on healthcare, spanning from its current applications to future considerations. We'll review three pivotal themes: Clinical Applications of AI in Healthcare, Ethical Considerations and Regulatory Frameworks, and AI-Driven Innovations in Biomedical Engineering. Join us as we uncover the tangible impact of AI, from enhancing patient care through early disease detection and personalized medicine to revolutionizing surgical interventions. Discover the ethical complexities and regulatory landscapes governing AI in healthcare and explore the latest advancements at the intersection of AI and biomedical engineering. Be part of this engaging discussion, where we'll navigate the transformative role of AI in shaping the future of healthcare.

CE4: Building and Leveraging a Connected Ecosystem for Improved Clinical Communicaiton, Workflow and Data Insights 

Presented by: Rich Mayoras, Director of Connected Solutions, Stryker 

Time: May 29th, 2024 - 10:45am to 12:05pm  


  • Connected Ecosystems 
    • Why connectivity 
    • Connected devices (pumps, monitors, beds, etc.) 
    • Connectivity methods and needs (wireless, wired) 
  • Clinical communication and workflow
    • Challenges
    • Importance of master directory including staff assignment, presence/on-call, call by name/role/group, etc. 
    • Routing, escalation, filtering, prioritization and alert fatigue 
    • Secondary alarming with contextual information and data to inform decision making 
    • Use cases (Nurse Call, Monitors, Bed alarms, risk conditions, etc.) 
  • Leveraging Data and Analytics 
    • Data sources (devices, EHR, manual, etc.) 
    • Reporting (reactive, proactive) 
    • Enabling AI/ML (predictive) 

CE5 Cybersecurity in HealthCare (Regulatory Perspective) 

Presented by: Steve Trevino 

Time: May 29th, 2024 - 2:20pm to 3:20pm 


The current state of medical device cybersecurity in healthcare is constantly facing new pressures and challenges such as increased cyber-attacks and finding the right staffing. Legislation intended to improve cybersecurity standards has been slow to keep up with the rapid increase of cyberattacks thus leaving health systems facing a unique set of challenges and struggling to figure out how to better secure medical device inventories on their own. Compounding the challenge is the reality of thousands of network-connected medical devices—many of which have active cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Coupled with an ever changing and evolving legislative and regulatory landscape, the terrain can be daunting. In this session, we’ll examine the current healthcare cyber landscape and best practices for advancing medical device cybersecurity in a healthcare setting. We will discuss proven frameworks for monitoring medical devices, assessing cybersecurity risk, and executing proactive remediation strategies that can work in nearly any setting fitting into your Clinical Engineering and IT processes and strategies. Clinical and biomedical engineering leaders with cybersecurity programs of any maturity level will increase their understanding of how to incorporate their organization’s medical devices into a broader cybersecurity strategy.

CE6: Medical Imaging Journey - An Inside Story 

Presented by: Ravindra Anand 

Time: May 29th, 2024 - 3:45pm to 5:05pm

Description: Coming soon..

CE7: Incident Investigation 

Presented by:  Andrew Ibey, CHEO 

Time: May 30th, 2024 - 8:40am to 10:00 am 

Description: Coming soon...  

CE8:  Blueprints for Health: Understanding the Basics of 3D Printing in Surgical Scenarios 

Presented by: Qwynn Ferreia, Biomedical Technologist & EIT, Sinai Health 

Time: May 30th, 2024 - 10:45am to 12:05pm 

Description: Coming soon... 

CE9: Mechanical Ventilation from a Clinical Perspective 

Presented by: Michael Long, Charge Respiratory Therapist, UHN 

Time: May30th, 2024 - 1:40pm to 3:00pm

Description: Coming soon... 

CE13: Cybersecurity in Healthcare, Fundamentals and Role of CE Professionals 

Presented by: Coming soon... 

Time: May 29th, 2024 - 10:45am to 12:05pm 

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CE14: Alarm Management - A Clinical Perspective and Lessons Learned 

Presented by: Nely Amaral, Senior Director, Nursing Practice & Clinical Quality and Magnet Program Director, Sinai Health 

Time: May 29th, 2024 - 2:20pm to 3:20pm 

Description: Coming soon... 

CE15: Medical Device Integration - Streaming Clinical Data and Contextual Insights for Enhanced Patient Care Management 

Presented by: Philips 

Time: May 29th, 2024 - 3:45pm to 5:05pm 

Description:Coming soon... 

CE16: Imaging Technology - Ultrasound Probes Workshop 

Presented by: Taylor Bailie, General Manager - Repairs 

Time: May 30th, 2024 - 8:40am to 10:00am 

Description: Coming soon... 

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