7:30  - 8:30

Arrival and Check in



See TABLE II for information about workshop and Meetings

8:30 – 9:30

Opening Ceremony: Dr. Luiz Fernando (IEP/HSL-Brazil),   Mrs Adriana Velazquez (WHO-Geneva), Dr. Ernesto Yadanza (IFMBE/CED), Dr. Kang Ping Lin

Dr Yadin David (ACCE-USA), Dr Saide Jorge Calil (Chair-Brazil)

Key Speaker 5 – Dr. Yadin David

Preventable adverse events: how to?

9:30 – 10:15

Key Speaker 1: Eng. Adriana Velazquez

The role of Clinical Engineering for the World Health Organization

Round Table 1  - Adverse events

Chair: Dr. Yadin David

Table participants: Dr. Leandro Pecchia

                                  Eng. Mario Castañeda

                                  Dr. Alexandre Hermini

10:15 – 10:30


Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15

Key Speaker2:  Dr. Kang Ping Lin


Biomedical Engineering/Clinical Engineering role for policy implementation of medical equipment regarding post Market surveillance in the health system


Key speaker 6 – Prof. Anthony Easty


Medical Device Risk Management from a Human Factors Perspective


11:15 - 12:00

Key Speaker3: Eduardo Jorge Valadares


The Role of Clinical Engineers for the Management of  Healthcare Technologies in a Hospital Network

Round Table 2 – Human Factor Engineering

Chair: Prof. Anthony Easty

Table participants: Mrs. Ana Paula Almeida

                                   Prof. José Alberto Ferreira

                                     Prof. Nicolas Pallikarakis

12:00 – 13:00



13:00 – 15:30

Articles presentation (oral session)

13:00-13:30 Session Speaker 1:     Eng. Tom Judd & Prof. Ricardo Silva (via skype), New Developments in Global CE-IT

13:30-15:30: 1st of 10 Oral Presentations


Exhibition and Presentation

Chair: Alexandre Ferreli

Articles presentation (oral session)

13:00-13:30 Session Speaker 2: Dr. Ernesto Iadanza, Decision Support Systems: an all-round approach to healthcare management

13:30-15:30: 2nd of 10 Oral Presentations


Exhibition and Presentation

Chair: José Alberto Ferreira

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:30

Key Speaker 4: Prof. Mladen Poluta

Health Technology Management in the African Continent

Key Speaker 7: Prof. Nicolas Pallikarakis

Medical Devices Vigilance and the EU Regulations

16:30 - 17:00

Final Discussion

Moderators: Dr. James Wear

                       Dr. Tom Judd

                       Prof. Mladen Poluta

Final Discussion

Moderators: Dr. Paolo Lago

                       Dr. Wang Binseng

                       Eng. Murilo Contó

17:00 – 17:30

Clinical Engineering Division

Award Ceremony

Closing Ceremony


End of First Day

End of Second Day

End of Third day

End of Forth Day








TABLE II – Saturday, September 23rd, 2017


Morning Period


Afternoon Period

8:00 am – 10.00 am

10:00 – 10:30

10:30 am -12:30 am


2:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Eng. Tom Judd

Total Cost Ownership











2 Articles presentation (oral session)

Dr. Yadin David:

Risk management in IT network



·          25-30 countries’ representatives expected – by invitation

·          Global Summit desired outcome: continue momentum on key issues of recognition and education/training from 1st Summit in 2015.  Will build on the professional recognition at MOH level expected with ILO and WHO in 2018, as well as CED education/training projects. We expect twice as many countries at the table this Saturday afternoon than were able to join at the 1st Summit.  See resulting Global CE Success Story project at and 2015 1st Global CE Summit report.

·          Planned Summit Agenda

o    Recognition of members attending; Adoption of the agenda

o    Review of the initial plan and progress achieved

o    Status report from regions (template provided)

§   LA&C Region

§   Africa Region

§   Asia Region

§   Europe Region

o    Updating global challenges list; Updating list ranking, eg, prioritize

§   Distance learning, e-Courses (Mario Forjaz Secca white paper)

§   Certification (James Wear white paper)

§   Recognition (Adriana Velazquez ILO 2018 submission update)

§   BOP/BOK (Saide Calil global survey update)

§   Recognition alongside medical physicists (Yadin David IUPESM HTTG update)

o    What are we doing well?  What we need to initiate or improve

o    Adopt projects and next action plan. Assign lead persons and timeline

o    Next steps; Adjourn


8:30 am – 10:00 am

10:00 – 10:30

10:30 am – 12:00 am




Dr. Wang Binseng:

Quality Control and Quality Management for Medical Equipment - Part I



Dr. Wang Binseng:

Quality Control and Quality Management for Medical Equipment - Part II






Eng. Tom Judd: Total Cost Ownership

(2 Hours Workshop)


This workshop will address the real cost of medical device and system ownership in 21st Century healthcare.  It will review the historical TCO and Life Cycle Cost (LCC) cost analysis models for traditional medical devices as well as the emerging CE-IT new devices and systems.  The presenter will provide numerous examples from his many years of experience as a global leader in HTM, IT and eHealth. Examples incorporate WHO/PAHO's work where "eHealth is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health." See  Examples of newer CE-IT and ICT systems and tools include mHealth, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud Computing.  This session will prepare CEs for important connections and partnerships with health leaders in coming years.


Dr. Yadin David: Hospital Integrated Networks Risk Management Issues and Recommendations

(2 hours Workshop)

Risk is inherent in organizations of all shapes and sizes. In healthcare delivery, the goal is to define the risk and apply safeguards to prevent risk from causing unintended consequences. Of the roles that clinical engineers practice perhaps system’s risk Management is the most critical one.   This workshop will introduce principals of integrated healthcare IT networks, integration of medical devices into these networks, and the benefits and risks of medical devices integration. It will incorporate the strategy addressed by IEC 80001 standard: risk management for networks incorporating medical devices and the challenges that it covers. The workshop will include introduction to risk management, identification of system risks, roles and responsibilities, and the management of the system. It will provide understanding of the process of implementing integrated medical technology system that minimizes risk, maximizes efficiency, and provides for continued safe operation. The workshop will conclude with an exercise applying risk management concepts, and provides lessons learned for sustaining safe integrated systems including in the wireless networked environments.


Dr. Binseng Wang:  Application of Quality, Risk & Asset Management Principles to Clinical Engineering

(3 hours workshop)

First, the concepts and methods of quality, risk, and asset management applicable to any industry will be presented to provide a common foundation for all participants.  Next, through a series of small group exercises, the attendees will learn how to apply these concepts and methods to three basic elements of Clinical Engineering: (1) Strategic technology incorporation, (2) Evidence-based scheduled maintenance, and (3) Evidence-based corrective maintenance.  Discussion of the results obtained from each group will allow the attendees to see how they can take home lessons that can be immediately applied to their own organizations.


Thursday Oral Presentations: CE-HTM Capacity Building & CE-IT Focus:

13:00 – 13:30

New Developments in Global CE-IT, Tom Judd, USA

13:30-15:30, Tom Judd, Facilitator

1.      Launch of the new “WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in CE and HTM", Corrado Gemma, Italy

2.      Analysis of the Curriculum of Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Engineering in Brazil, Anderson Ramos, Brazil, (presented by Lucio Brito)

3.      Opportunities of the Mexican Biomedical Engineering Society to influence and adopt Clinical Engineering in Mexico, Elliot Vernet, Mexico

4.      The Italian Clinical Engineers Association: a success story, Stefano Bergamasco, Paolo Lago, Italy                                     

5.      Wireless Body Sensor Network and ECG Android App for eHealth, Baset Khalaf, South Africa              

6.      Improving Healthcare Technology Assessment in Cold Chain by Applying Clinical and Industrial Engineering, L.F.M. Brito, A.M. Carneiro, F.R.M. Reis, D.L. Rodrigues, I.N. Silva, Brazil

7.      Clinical Engineering and Impact on the Financial Management of the Hospital, Paula Berrio,  Colombia   

8.      The history of CMBES-Ghana Health Service Teamwork: Focus on Donations, Nicholas Adjabu MD, Ghana

9.      Clinical engineering outreach activities of Knowledge Transfer, Costica Uwitonze, Rwanda    

10.  Improving Operational Reliability in Medical Washer Disinfector with the Use of FMEA Tool: A Quality Improvement Report, M.C.C. Espinheira, M.L. Souza, P.B. Moreira Neto and K.L. Pinheiro, Brazil 


Friday Oral Presentations: HTM, Risk, & HFE Focus:

13:00 – 13:30

Decision Support Systems: an all-round approach to healthcare management, Dr. Ernesto Iadanza, Italy

13:30-15:30, Ernesto Iadanza, Facilitator

1.       Mutual recognition research of medical imaging remote intelligent quality control technology, Liu JingXin; China                                

2.       Medical Device Manuals Analysis Using Heuristic Evaluation, J. C. Carneiro, E. L. Muller, R. M. A. Almeida, A. P. S. S. Almeida, Brazil         

3.       Decodifying HTM in Mexican Private Hospitals, Luis Fernandez, Mexico  

4.       Case-based Self-learning Interactive Model of Medical Device Troubleshooting and Management, KP Lin, Taiwan

5.       A methodology to implement an effective interoperable platform for an ICU (ICU 4.0), L. Gabrielli, M. Scoton and M. Bego, A. Zapparoli, A. Pereira, G. Cerri, M. Dias, Brazil

6.       Proposed Calibration of Apheresis Equipment, A.S. Anderson, A.M. Marcelo, L.R. Rodrigo, Brazil                 

Medical Devices Repair/Replacement Algorithm Model, Riad Farah, Lebanon

7.      Discarding Flow Proposition of Hospital Electro-Electronic Equipment, M.  A. Marciano, Brazil

8.      Necessity of Clinical Engineering to Regulate the Medical Devices in Middle Income Countries, Anwar Hossain, Md. Ashrafuzzaman, Bangladesh

9.      Regulation, standards and market surveillance of medical devices and systems in Albania, Ledina Picari, Albania


Saturday Oral Presentations: Quality Focus:

10:00-10:30 am, 2 parallel sessions, 1st - Ernesto Iadanza, Facilitator

1.      An observational study of the high incidence of false and nuisance alarms in an intensive care unit, L.G. Vaz, G.C. Vivas, Brazil

2.      Geocoding Dengue Cases for Spatial Analysis, J. L. S. Lustosa, D.F. Lima, L.C.A de Sousa, L. M. Brasil, M. T. Obara, Brazil

3.      M.A. Hossain et al. Clinical Engineering Approach to Improve Healthcare Technology Management for Enhancing Healthcare Delivery System in Middle Income Countries, Bangladesh