Mission Statement: The purpose of PAMIA is to provide a forum for people involved in the field of medical instrumentation technology to exchange ideas and technical information; to further provide a means of communication regarding new instrumentation, techniques, standards, government regulations, and other areas of mutual concern; to support and encourage continuing education; to promote and sponsor service training at a local level; and to encourage others to enter the field of biomedical technology.
PAMIA is a local association of clinical/biomedical engineers, biomedical equipment technicians, directors/managers, salespeople and others involved with medical equipment from the Philadelphia area, as far as Allentown/Bethlehem, South & Central New Jersey, Lancaster County, and northeastern Maryland.
Our primary activity is a monthly meeting (usually the second Monday of the month, excluding July and August), on a wide variety of relevant topics, e.g. equipment device seminars, regulatory issues of the field, roundtable discussions, etc. at locations ranging from hotel conference rooms, hospitals and manufacturer sites. The monthly meeting provides a forum to socialize with others in the field, discuss problems, and to network with those looking for positions and those hiring, excess equipment and those needing equipment, etc. Complimentary dinners are frequently served.
PAMIA also, when in demand, sponsors an excellent review course to prepare for ICC CBET Certification. This same course also has frequently been available at A.A.M.I. Conventions, which attests to the quality of the course and it’s instructors.
The annual subsidized holiday party is a joyful, no-work session with spouses, etc. to enjoy ample food and a drawing for door prizes.
The group has an interactive capability through its webpage at pamia.org, which is frequently updated.
A comprehensive directory of current members is also available upon request, and published as a directory periodically.
Membership and participation in biomedical societies is recognized by the ICC in the certification renewal point system to maintain certification in good standing. Becoming a PAMIA Member gives you the recognition and affiliation you deserve as a healthcare professional.
If you aren’t already a PAMIA Member, we welcome you to become part of the Philadelphia area’s driving force in the advancement of the biomedical technology.
- Institutional / Corporate / Commercial $500
- Individual $50
Full Membership shall be open to all individuals who agree with the purpose of PAMIA and who are employed in the field of biomedical technology in the health care industry, service organizations, and the medical device industry. Associate Memberships, with no voting privileges, include Student Memberships, open to all students, and Individual Memberships, open to others who agree with the purpose of PAMIA. Individual Members employed (or temporarily unemployed) as specified above under “Full Membership”, shall be considered Full Members.
An Individual Membership status will be determined as defined above.
Institutional / Corporate / Commercial Memberships enables cost savings for multiple memberships from one institution (hospitals, non-profit organizations, medical device manufacturers, third-party service organizations) shall be allowed unlimited membership but shall be limited to two (2) voting members. This membership status also provides a banner ad on the PAMIA homepage and a URL link on the PAMIA Resources page.