Geneva, 23-25 May 2003
CVs of the speakers
Mr Melvin Reynolds
Trained in physiology and pharmacology with a strong biochemical input, Melvin Reynolds started his working
life with the UK Medical Research Council' Toxicology Unit, working on biochemical and physiological responses
to physical and chemical injury.
In 1996 his work was moved into a joint clinical and research environment at the MRC Trauma Unit in Medical School,
Manchester and Hope Hospital, Salford. Here working in the areas of Physiology, Endocrinology, Pathology and
Biochemistry where data acquisition work in the clinical environments of A&E, ICU, OR and Wards, as well as
continuing laboratory studies, initiated a continuing interest in the problems of communicating this information
into a patient or research record.
He later moved to a supplier of medical and laboratory instrumentation, initially in sales but later in product
management, sales management, marketing and, finally, as the international business manager for clinical information
systems with full business responsibility for all research, development, marketing and sales aspects of CIS business
In 1996 he established, AMS Consulting, a consultancy partnership specialising in the use of information and
application of technology to healthcare. This consultancy currently has commercial contracts in healthcare
provider & business-to-business sectors for deployment, marketing, and development of medical device and
Melvin's other activities include:
Convenor: CEN TC251 WG IV - Health Informatics - Technologies for Interoperability
Convenor: ISO TC215 WG 2.1 - Health Informatics - Messages & Communications - Medical Devices
Deputy Convenor: ISO TC215 WG 2 - Health Informatics - Messages & Communications
Vice Chair: IEEE1073 - Medical Device Communication
British Standards panel - Medical Device Safety: Alarms (CH-62)
British Medical Informatics Society.
Institute of Sales & Marketing Management.
Royal Society of Medicine - Telemedicine Group.
Society for Computing & Technology in Anaesthesia.
He has been the author and co-author of numerous scientific and technical papers, initially on trauma but also,
more recently, of reviews and research reports on technology in medicine (particularly related to communications