At the conclusion of the Second International Scientific Conference on Biomedical Engineering, participants recommended the establishment of new partnerships with the departments of biomedical engineering in Arab and international universities, especially with regard to joint research for "master's and doctorate" students and student exchange.

The participants in the conference reiterated the need to raise the value of the nature of specialization for medical engineers, as they are exposed to multiple work risks "radiology, laboratories and pollution due to germs, medical waste and workshops", and to give more facilities to small projects for the manufacture of medical equipment and supplies.

The participants called for activating cooperation between the Department of Medical Engineering in the college and medical equipment companies to adopt graduation projects and scientific research projects in the Department of Medical Engineering, and activating cooperation between the department and companies inthe field of laboratory rehabilitation and the development of new laboratories.

The participants pointed to the need to activate cooperation between the ministries and the university in the field of spare parts, discuss some laws related to them in terms of imports, harmonize them with international regulations, and strengthen cooperation between the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Ministry of Health by training students.

The participants also called for the need to document the training of students in hospitals and medical centers, so that the student brings a document showing the training period and the devices that have been trained on them, in addition to encouraging cooperation between Damascus University and the Ministries of Healthand Industry to take off the manufacture of local devices and prosthetics, encouraging research related to bioinformatics, nanotechnologies and biotissue engineering in medical engineering, enhancing the role of the medical engineer in health institutions, and focusing on linking students' projects to the real needs of our society.

The participants suggested obliging medical equipment companies to train students of the third and fourth years for at least a month, obliging private hospitals to have a medical engineer, and emphasizing what was stated in the decision of the system of practicing the profession and the need to transfer and localize technology through cooperation with countries that have competence and skill in this field.

The closing session included honoring the organizers of the conference.

The conference, which was organized by the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Damascus University, was launched yesterday under the title "Biomedical Engineering and its Role in the Development of Health Care" with the participation of researchers from 16 Arab and foreign countries, accompanied by an exhibition of the latest technologies and medical equipment in Syria.

Indian Helena

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