November 5, 1980
First Board of Directors elected
June 21, 1981
First newsletter published
August 21, 1981
Articles of Incorporation issued
November 11, 1981
End of Charter Membership registration
November 12 & 13, 1981
Third Annual Symposium
April 26, 1982
Membership count is 174
June 21 & 22, 1982
First CBET review class
October 14, 1982
The first Symposium Pig Pickin’ – Symposium moves to the North Raleigh Hilton Hotel
October 20, 1983
By-Laws amended to divide the office of Secretary into Membership Secretary & Recording Secretary and to limit Board of Directors term of office to two consecutive two year terms.
March 15, 1984
NCBA contracts with Olson Management Group to manage the Symposium arrangements
July 19, 1984
Membership count reaches 300
January 31, 1985
Management contract awarded to Association Alternatives, Inc. NCBA establishes an affiliation with ASHE
January 1, 1986
Individual annual membership fee changes from $10 to $30
October 13, 1986
Gov. James Martin proclaims Inaugural North Carolina BMET Week
May 1, 1988
NCBA nominated for the AAMI Foundation Laufman / Greatbatch Award
February 5, 1990
Founding member and long time Board member, Eddy Whisnant passes away after an extended illness
July 1, 1991
Eddy Whisnant Scholarship established to grant scholarships to second year students within the North Carolina Community College System.
January 15, 1993
Introduction of the “Profile Spotlight” series of articles in the newsletter, which provide a description of the facilities and services provided by member institutions and vendors.
The inaugural article highlighted Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and Physio Control Corporation.
January 15, 1993
Premier issue of the new newsletter format
February 16, 1993
The Norman “Red” Reeves Scholarship is established by Douglass Medical and Biomedical Equipment Rental & Sales
July 16, 1993
Membership fees and symposium registration fees increased. The last fee increase had been in 1986.
November 10, 1993
NCBA Annual Symposium moves to the North Raleigh Hilton Hotel.
November 1, 1995
Symposium moves to the Four Seasons Hotel in Greensboro, NC. After several years absence, the Pig Pickin’ returns
July 12, 1996
The Internet Task Force established
September 24, 1996
Hill-Rom agrees to endow the NCBA Professional of the Year Award for three years
January 10, 1997
Temporary NCBA internet web site established.Individual annual membership fee changes to $50. Symposium vendor registration fees increase to $400/$250.
October 3, 1997
First Hill-Rom Professional of the Year Award presented to Robert Gerber from N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.
October 3, 1997
Both the Eddie Whisnant Scholarship and the Norman Reeves Scholarship presented to Lawrence Smith.
November 1, 1997
Permanent NCBA internet web site established at http://anesthesia.mc.duke.edu/ncba
October 29, 1999
5,000 education grants presented to Caldwell Community College and Stanly Community College for BMET Program development
By-Laws changed to clarify the responsibility differences between the Recording and Memberhsip Secretaries.
November 3, 1999
Web site name http://www.ncbiomedassoc.com/ registered and a new web site established with Apollo Hosting
Annual Symposium moves to the Pinehurst Hotel and Resort in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina
NCBA member David E. Francoeur, CBET awarded the AAMI Foundation BMET of the Year Award
Spacelabs agrees to fund a Manager of the Year award for a five year period.
The first Manager of the Year award presented to Erv Kelman of Moses Cone Hospital at the NCBA 22nd Annual Symposium
June 9, 2001
NCBA partners with AAMI to present the AAMI Annual Meeting and Expo in Baltimore, MD
NCBA member Dennis R. Edwards, CBET awarded the AAMI Foundation BMET of the Year Award
December 1, 2003
PartsSource takes over the sponsorship of the Norman “Red” Reeves Scholarship
December 7, 2004
By-Laws amended to increase the Board of Directors to 12 positions
Southeastern Biomedical Associates co-sponsors the Norman “Red” Reeves Scholarship with PartsSource
NCBA is a Contributing Organization for the AAMI Meeting and Expo held in Tampa, FL
Bill Yandell added as an Honorary Member
NCBA is a Contributing Organization for the AAMI Meeting and Expo held in Washington, DC
NCBA starts using PayPal to accept online credit card payments for membership renewals and Symposium registration
NCBA is a Contributing Organization for the AAMI Meeting and Expo held in Boston, MA
NCBA member Glenn Scales awarded the AAMI Foundation BMET of the Year Award
Glenn Scales presented with the NCBA Lifetime Achievement Award at the 29th Annual Symposium in Pinehurst, NC
Global Medical Imaging takes over financial sponsorship of the NCBA Professional of the Year Award
W. Glenn Scales Scholarship established by the NCBA. Aramark Healthcare to provide the initial $5,000 funding.
NCBA member John Noblitt awarded the AAMI Foundation Educational Advancement Award
NCBA member John Noblitt awarded the inaugural W. Glenn Scales Scholarship Award
NCBA Board of Directors decides to move the annual Symposium and Expo to the Concord Embassy Suites Hotel in Concord, North Carolina. The event will continue to be scheduled for the first week in December