History, Development, Trends
National Society for Medical Engineering and Biological Technology (SNIMTB)
Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field in which all engineering and technological sciences are integrated in solving the problems that occur in the field of biology and medicine. All sectors benefit from the rapid development of engineering technology:
At national level, in hospitals, research centers, teaching institutions, technical medical schools and in other institutions there is a great need for specialists in the field of biomedical engineering. In order to address this demand, coherent educational programs in biomedical engineering are required.
Professional training in biomedical engineering must rely on modern engineering curriculum as well as focus on the specific aspects of biomedical engineering. This approach complies with the national objective of integrating in the European academic and professional policies and structures.
A significant role is played by the Romanian Society for Medical Engineering and Biological Technology both in promoting medical engineering in Romania and in the education and training of those passionate about science and medical engineering. In this field, higher education started in 1997 when the Medical Technology speciality was founded within the Faculty of Electronics of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. Since then, similar educational programs have been established also in other Technical Universities in our country.
SNIMTB organized a series of activities (mainly scientific), such as: