2011/2012 is an interesting and active year for BEAM in promoting and making plans for the better advancement of our biomedical and healthcare engineering activities. Coming to the 11th year in existence, BEAM are coming to a position of looking at numerous possibilities of growth and advancement in satisfying its objective of providing the latest development in the management of medical technology, medical equipment and healthcare facility engineering services to the members. BEAM, together with Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health and all other industry players in the healthcare industries will strive to ensure the continuing progress of healthcare services in Malaysia.
Continuous support from members have contributed immensely to the growth and success of BEAM for the past years and, for the coming years, we are in a wonderful position of supporting the advancement of our profession, to accomplish better things with great activities. Our aim for next year is focusing on excellence and competence in Biomedical and Facility Engineering management.
As always, BEAM over the last year has been particularly active in organizing technical training, social events, and seminars and the support from all are tremendous. To top it up this year, I would like to proudly announce that we have bought and owned a two storey office building (Wisma BEAM), renovated to a fully functional seminar rooms, office and meeting rooms at the Airport City Business Centre, Sepang and will be fully functional January next year. This will be our home and interaction base for members, meetings and various training activities.
Next year will be exciting and challenging too. Together, we will be organising our International Healthcare Engineering 2013 Conference this 11-12th September 2013. This will be doubly exciting because, and thanks to our IFHE council, the IFHE Exco and Council 2013 meetings will be held here too in Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, in conjunction to the conference. I’m hopefully sure our IFHE friends from all over the world would love to join and participate in this eventful conference here in Kuala Lumpur in 2013. Our International Conference, IFHE Exco and Council Meetings are mentioned in the forthcoming IFHE events calendar. As usual, we would not ever miss our annually President’s Cup Challenge Golf planned to be held February next year.
Meanwhile, BEAM will obviously have to continue playing an important role in helping to set the directions and enhance the healthcare support services in Malaysia.
TAURAN ZAIDI AHMAD ZAIDI
President Biomedical Engineering Association of Malaysia December 2012