IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Newsletter
I'm off to ISBI 2012
in Barcelona this week! Hope you are too! Later in the month, I'll be at WC2012
in Beijing, come visit and say hello at the EMBS Booth!
EMBS has many exciting things happening and in the planning stages...take a look!
|Time to VOTE! |
Deadline - Wednesday, 2 May 2012 Subheading
Elections for new AdCom members is NOW! Vote before Noon EDT, Wednesday, 2 May 2012. Didn't get your ballot and were a member before 28 February 2012? Email Alicia!
| EMBC'12 Call for Papers - due 25 May 2012|
> Late Breaking Research Posters
> Undergraduate Research/Design Papers
Late-Breaking Research Papers
These are 1-page papers that summarize very recent research results or ongoing research developments. Abstracts of accepted 1-page late-breaking research papers will be available in the Conference Abstracts Book in printed form but will not be published in the Conference Proceedings or indexed by IEEE Xplore, or Medline/PubMed. Accepted papers will be presented as posters in specially designated poster sessions.
Undergraduate Research or Design Papers
The corresponding author must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at the time of submission of the paper. The submitted 1-page paper should provide a summary of an original research or design project carried out by the corresponding author during the past one to three years. Abstracts of accepted 1-page undergraduate research/design papers will be available in the Conference Abstracts Book in printed form but will not be published in the Conference Proceedings or indexed by IEEE Xplore, or Medline/PubMed. Accepted papers will be presented as posters in specially designated poster sessions.
Undergrads, don't forget, EMBC registration is complimentary for you IF you register during the advanced registration period!
|IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference |
7-9 November 2012
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB) Society is pleased to announce the first IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference in Houston, TX on 7th-9th November 2012 at the Methodist Hospital Research Institute.
This conference is devoted to the exploration of the intersection of engineering, medicine, and health. Emphasis will be placed on novel innovations that have a foreseeable impact on human health and disease. Specific areas of interest include Imaging; Nano Medicine; Data Mining and the Use of Large Datasets; Remote Sensing; Applied Metabolomics; Aerospace and Harsh Environments; Ideation and Commercialization; and Global Health.
We invite participation by physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, engineers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industrial leaders, government agencies and policy makers.
The conference will be inaugurated by a keynote lecture and evening reception on Wednesday, 7th November. The following two days will feature plenary, break-out sessions and poster presentations focusing on Translational Engineering in Health & Medicine. The theme is Translational Engineering in Health & Medicine: the intersection of the lab, the clinic and the community and some of the tracks will be:
- Nano Medicine
- Data Mining
- Applied Metabolomics
- Global Health
- Ideation and Commercialization
- Harsh Environments
| You liked it sooooo much the first time....the UNconference '12 at EMBC'12 |
The unconference format is relatively new to IEEE EMBS, although this format has been used by others to organize hundreds of meetings. We had the 1st IEEE EMBS Unconference in Boston in 2011 and it was a great success!!! The meeting in Boston was focused on wearable technology. This year, the topic of the meeting will be rehabilitation robotics
. The format will be the same. See the video of last year's event. at the EMBC'12 Website.
| CONGRATULATIONS! |
EMBS Announces 2012 Award Recipients
Annually, EMBS recognizes outstanding contributions of its members to the Society and the field of biomedical engineering. EMBS is proud to announce the 2012 EMBS Award Recipients!
EMBS Academic Career Achievement Award
Peter Hunter, University of Auckland
"for pioneering contributions to multi-scale physical modeling of biological systems, especially the Physiome Project"
EMBS Professional Career Achievement Award
Reese S. Terry, Jr.
"for the invention of therapeutic implantable devices and procedures for the treatment of epilepsy and drug-resistant chronic depression"
EMBS Technical Achievement Award
Rashid Bashir, University of Illinois
"for significant contributions to the development of micro and nanoscale biosensors"
EMBS Early Career Achievement Award
Utkan Demirci, Harvard University Medical School
"for significant contributions to the invention of microfluidic droplets and its impact in low-cost, disposable, point of care diagnostics"
Please join us at EMBC'12 at the EMBS Award Recognition Reception to acknowledge these accomplishments!
| IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference - BioCas'12 |
28-30 November 2012
Deadline for Manuscripts: 30 June 2012
The 2012 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS 2012). BioCAS 2012 is scheduled on November 28-30, 2012, at Sheraton Hotel, Hsinchu, Taiwan, and co-organized by National Chiao Tung University and Taiwan Engineering Medicine Biology Association. "Intelligent Biomedical Electronics and Systems for Better Life and Better Environment" has been chosen as the theme for BioCAS 2012. Hopefully the beauty of our country and the theme of our conference will interest you all.
Co-sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Socieyt, the Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference is an annual premier and high-standard event providing a scientific forum for researchers and scholars to interact and exchange ideas in a very rapidly growing area of research, as well as to present results and innovative solutions for today's health problems at the frontiers of biomedical engineering. The conference aims to bring together scientists, engineers, medical researchers, and practitioners from all over the world to meet and discuss cutting-edge research in biomedical circuits and systems, as well as to solve complex real world problems requiring inter-disciplinary collaboration.
Please see the conference website for more details.
| EMBS Executive Office|
Princess' for a Day!
The EMBS AdCom meeting was held at the Contemporary Resort in DisneyWorld. The EMBS Executive Office Staff had a Princess moment (Angela, Alicia, Laura, and Jessica. Missing: Dana). Unfortunately, Prince Charming was no where to be found!
|I'd like to encourage our members to let us know what you think. Any ideas for new products, services (e.g. student conference, workshops, etc) or thoughts on how to improve existing programs would be appreciated. Let us know! I can't make any promises about what we can do, but the Executive Office will certainly try it's best to get things done!|
Laura J. Wolf
Society Executive Director
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society