What is MEC?
Since 1972, the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick has been hosting the MEC Symposium in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Since 2002, the it has been held triennially. The Symposium is immediately preceded by various courses and workshops with world leading content for clinicians and researchers.
This Symposium incorporates all aspects of powered upper limb prosthetics. The success of this gathering is reflected in the level of international enrolment enjoyed in the past. Previous Symposia have brought together participants not only from North America and Europe but as far away as Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.
Who should attend MEC Symposiums?
The MEC Symposiums are of special interest to those who work in the fields of upper limb prosthetics and myoelectric control (including upper and lower limb). The professions of the interested individuals are not limited to the following but may include prosthetic and myoelectric researchers and developers, prosthetists and prosthetic technicians, occupational and physical therapists involved with clients who have upper extremity amputations, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physicians, surgeons, and manufacturers of technologies targeted at upper extremity amputees.
MEC'14 was held on August 18 - 22, 2014, and was a great success. MEC'14 proceedings can be found here.