The 12th Annual IAMERS European Meeting

The 12th Annual European Meeting is coming up soon on 14–16 September in Lisbon, PT.
The meeting will begin on Wednesday night (14 September) with a reception and dinner. Business sessions will be held on Thursday and a partial day Friday. There will be a reception and dinner in a local restaurant on Thursday night.

 Keynote address on Thursday morning – Joe Shrawder, GE
 Changes in ISO 13485 for 2016 and it’s similarities to FDA requirements
 Review of current technologies
 Review of IAMERS Best Practices
 Importation of equipment into the US
 VAT requirements for Europe
 And more

Come early and join the private IAMERS tours in and near Lisbon. Tuesday’s tour will go to Sintra – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was the summer palace of kings. For paying spouses, there will be an additional tour of Lisbon on Thursday.

We suggest you come early or stay late, as there is plenty to see and do in Lisbon.

Tivoli Lisboa @ Avenida da Liberdade 185.
Reservations for rooms should be made through IAMERS.
Rates are €180 for singles and €192 for doubles, which includes breakfast.

We would like to accommodate as many at the hotel as possible. However, we have a limited number of rooms and our room block expires on 1 August.

If you are planning to attend the meeting and would like us to save you a room, please contact us as soon as possible, with your check-in/out dates and type of room (single or double). We will also need credit card information for the guarantee.

If you have already told us of your room needs, including credit card information, please do not respond to this email. We have you in the queue.

Please click here for the registration form for the meeting as well as the tours. Early registration ends on July 31st.

If you have any questions please contact me by phone or email.

+1.201.357.5400 (office)
+1.201.415.6807 (mobile)

IAMERS 23rd Annual Meeting

It is not too early to register  for IAMERS 23rd Annual Meeting to be held in Charleston, SC, 4-6 May 2016 at the Charleston Place Hotel.

The registration form and additional details can be found here.

Pictures from the IAMERS Annual Meeting






Lynette and Stuart Latimer (Trisonics, Inc) and Rob Kerwin





Don Bogutski (DiagnostixPlus) and Jason Shina (Absolute Imaging Solutions)






Patrick Hiney (De Lage Landen) and Frank Lewis (All Parts Medical)






Mike Kane (De Lage Landen) and Mike Schmit (GE)






Rick Hart (Elite Medical Technology), Voldoymyr Markevych (Vomark Technologies) and Jason Block (Block Imaging International)






Christophe Sitzer (Hegele Logistic) and Ed Sloan (Ed Sloan & Associates)







Carolyn and John Shaw (Northeast Electronics)

Josh Block








Josh Block – Block Imaging International

Seven High Points from the IAMERS Annual Meeting

Philby Philip F. Jacobus , President of DOTmed

Last week, I attended the annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers and Servicers (IAMERS) in Washington, DC. It was a great meeting and I was alert throughout the entire event. Sometimes, when you attend these meetings just for the sake of networking, you want to fall asleep during the lectures — but not so this time.

Some of the high points included:

1. Sean Cavanaugh, the director of CMS, gave us a review of the present but also some predictions about the future. It was extremely interesting.

2. Derek Guest, the executive director of the Remanufacturing Industries Council, talked about protocols his organization had developed so the definition of “remanufacturing” is the same everywhere. Because of the FDA it does not fit perfectly, but I think we all learned a lot.

3. Congressman Ron Kind, Democrat from Wisconsin, spoke to us at lunch. Normally, I would run from the room rather than listen to a politician but this guy was great. He tailored his talk to our industry and was amazingly conversant on any topic that anyone asked him about. Very impressive.

4. Michael Mabry, the executive director of the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA), spoke about the challenges that radiology managers face and what his organization is doing to help them. It was also an extremely interesting talk.

5. Daniel Vukelich, the executive director of the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors, talked about the evolution of reprocessing in the U.S. and in Europe and the positive impact surrounding reprocessing. It is green, it saves money and many would feel it is just logical.

6. And no IAMERS meeting would be complete without Wayne Webster and his mixture of humor and cynicism. This year, Wayne discussed the challenges of XR‐29 and left me feeling like it may not be as big of a deal as we thought it was.

7. Josh Block started out the morning talking about what important things we should all keep in mind to be successful business people and humans.

Sadly, I missed Linda Comisar because I had to be back in New York on Friday, but having spoken with her at the Thursday dinner, I am sure she gave an invigorating presentation.

This year was a great event and I am glad I was able to attend.

My compliments to Diana Upton for putting together a great meeting.

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