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On behalf of the organizers and sponsors of the 4th International Clinical Engineering & Health Technology Management Congress (ICEHTMC), it is our honor to offer this publication that contains all of the abstracts accepted for the oral sessions in this Congress. Through the amazing support received from the Scientific Program Committee, consisting of several dozen experienced reviewers from all over the world, all of the submissions received were subjected to strict peer review process. This made the Congress’s scientific program an event that exceeded all previous Congress records for quality, quantity, and registration.
Major recognition must be given to the unique cooperation between the Global Clinical Engineering Alliance (GCEA), the IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division (IFMBE CED), and AAMI for hosting and collaborating on the organization of this event. Especially, since due to the curtail of international travel during this COVID-19 era, the organizers had to convert the Congress from in-person to a global virtual congress, a first for the international clinical engineering field.
The unabated commitment of organizers led by Tom Judd and Yadin David who were endlessly supported by Kallirroi Stavrianou, and Luis Fernandez resulted in the engagement of Clinical Engineering practitioners from around the world, including pre-recording of over 200 presentations. Keynote presentations included globally recognized speakers from the World Health Organization, India and the USA. Support and presentations from sponsors Zoom for Healthcare, R-Zero, Healiom, and Schiller Americas provided a unique opportunity for global health technology shared learning and professional networking.
This is the second time that the Congress’s proceedings are published and available in on-line format (GlobalCE.org). The Global Clinical Engineering Journal’s commitment to the promotion and sharing of knowledge is evident through its commitment to timely publication of subjects at the cross between engineering, technology, and patient care outcomes. These proceedings are a great accomplishment that well serve the ongoing and growing Global Clinical Engineering publication task.
Conducting a virtual Congress presents a different stage and an opportunity to engage with more members within our field as well as with other stakeholders around professional development, scientific debate, networking, strengthening friendships, and learning more about best practices from places we cannot yet visit in person. We thank all the participants and are confident that you will find these proceedings useful. We wish you success and hope to meet you at our next Congress.