Nominations are now being accepted for 2018 EMBS Awards

EMBS sponsors Awards of member recognition for technical and professional excellence, service to the society, local activities, publications and student papers. Nominations for these awards are accepted annually in January, Award Recipients are announced in April and the awards are presented at the Society's Annual International Conference.

Call for AdCom Nominations
The IEEE EMBS solicits names for candidates for positions on its Administrative Committee (AdCom) for terms of three years. The AdCom is the administrative and governance body of the IEEE EMB Society. It is required to meet two times each year.

Recent changes in the EMBS Bylaws have redefined the categories of AdCom Members: 5 members now represent geographic areas of interest / priority, 5 representatives whose strength lies in key technical areas of EMBS, and 5 members who are active practitioners in the field of biomedical engineering (e.g. clinicians, health policy, medical industry). In addition, 1 student and 1 young professional shall also be sought.

At this time we seek nominations for a total of nine positions that will serve for the terms listed below, beginning 1 January 2019.

Administrative Committee
  • Geographic: one representative of North America (3 year term)
  • Geographic: one representative of Europe (3 year term)
  • Technical: two representatives (3 year terms)
  • Practitioner: one representative (3 year term)
  • Student: one representative (2 year term)

Nominations of others and self-nominations are permitted. Please submit names, a short biosketch (250 words), a position statement (250 words) and a color picture (headshot) in jpeg format. Please also include a CV (any format) and two names for reference with contact information (name, email and telephone).

The EMBS Nominations Committee is chaired by Past President, Andrew Laine, (

ISBI 2018
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EMBC 2018
 Contributed Paper DEADLINE is Today February 16, 2018 
Take this time to use any funding you have 
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Call for Contributed Papers and 1 Page Papers
C ontributed Papers-Full are presented either as an oral presentation or a poster presentation. The type of presentation will be determined by the Conference Editorial Board based on factors such as the reviewer's suggestions and topic of the paper. All presented and contributed papers will be published in IEEE Xplore and indexed by PubMed and Medline.

At least one author of the paper must be registered at the appropriate full conference rate (Member, Non-member, Student member, Student non-member) in order to upload the final paper. If complete payment of a registration fee is not received, authors will not be able to proceed with uploading their final manuscript. While any author of the paper may be registered, only the designated "corresponding author" may upload the final paper. Once a manuscript has been uploaded, the registration fees cannot be refunded. Please be sure that the attending author completes payment and uploads the final paper. This means that they must be the "corresponding author".

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IEEE PULSE On Stage: Can AI Truly Transform Healthcare?
IEEE BHI 2018 & IEEE BSN 2018 Highlights

Signing Up to Participate in Biomedical Big Data Challenge Sponsored by MIT, Google Cloud, and Georgia Institute of Technology to win up to six awards with $1,000 Google Cloud certificate and cash per award!

  • Data Challenge Announcement: February 5th, 2018
  • Deadline for Team Registration: March 1st, 2018 or As Space Permits
  • Deadline for Final Submission: March 6th, 2018 (Noon PST)
  • Presentations by Selected Participants: March 7th, 2018 (Morning)
  • Award Ceremony: March 7th, 2018 (Afternoon)
The organizing committees for BHI and BSN 2018 have organized an exciting program for our participants in two of the most rapidly growing fields of technology for health:
  • Seven distinguished plenary keynote speakers are jointly invited from academia, high tech and the healthcare industry, EMBS BHI and BSN Steering Committees. The HIMSS Board member will share state-of-the-art in research innovations, commercial development, and the partnership between IEEE EMBS and HIMSS.
  • Nine invited special sessions, six workshops, and four tutorials are organized to highlight difference aspects of BHI and BSN.
  • Featured sessions such as "Meeting with The Funding Agencies", "NSF-Sponsored Aspiring PI Meeting", "NSF-Sponsored Young Professional Session", "What is Wrong with EHR and How to Fix It", "Industrial Showcase and Panel on AI and Connected Health", and "HIMSS-EMBS Collaboration Workshop" are jointly organized.
  • BHI and BSN business meetings, and "Best Paper, Best Poster, and Data Challenge Award Ceremony" are organized to award top performers in these two fast growing fields.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!
Life Sciences Conference
The 2nd IEEE Life Sciences Conference (LSC) will be held in Montreal, Canada 28-30 October 2018. The IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC), which is supported by multiple IEEE member societies, is the sponsor of the conference. As such, the conference will cover diverse topics within the theme.

MNMC 2018
Biomedical grand challenges facing our society can be addressed at the scale of biology with Micro and Nanoscale technologies. These technologies hold great potential for diagnostics, therapeutics, enhancement of physiological function, disease management, or early monitoring and prevention. IEEE EMBS is sponsoring the fourth biennial Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine to foster interaction between scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and medical researchers in the context of real-world medical needs and issues. The Conference will promote vigorous and open dialogue towards groundbreaking solutions to previously unaddressed problems and cutting edge technologies for faster, more quantitative, and less expensive biomedical solutions using advances in Micro and Nanotechnology.
Society Spotlight
Call for Applications Editor-in- Chief IEEE Transactions on
Medical Robotics and Bionics

T he IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS) and IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology  Society (EMBS) seek candidates for the position of Editor-in- Chief of the IEEE Transactions on  Medical Robotics and Bionics (T-MRB).

IEEE T-MRB is the new quarterly, multi-disciplinary journal jointly sponsored by IEEE RA and IEEE EMB Societies, publishing papers reporting high-quality research in the fields of robotics and of bionics applied to medicine. The IEEE T-MRB publishes articles on theoretical, methodological, experimental advancements focusing on healthcare applications of robotic and\or of bionic components and systems able to support prevention, diagnosis or treatment of human diseases.
Award for EMBS Lebanon Chapter
For the second consecutive year, EMBS Lebanon chapter has received the award of best chapter in Lebanon as a recognition for all activities achieved by the chapter during 2017. This award was presented by IEEE Lebanon section.  Note that EMBS Lebanon chapter organised the ICABME international conference in Beirut where 216 authors participated from all around the world.   Also EMBS lebanon chapter organised a summit of all EMBS chapters in the middle east and africa and they discussed new strategies.  EMBS Lebanon chapter organised many workshops in the biomedical domain throughout Lebanon, especially about preterm pregnancy deliveries, neurology, handicap, rehabilitation and imaging.
on IoT in Medical Applications

We created the Opportunity to learn one of the popular and applicable VHDL language for Medical applications and Network with fellow programmers and coding enthusiasts. The research on Internet of Things (IoT) is being promoted in the field of Medical Application. This workshop is to intend to impart knowledge in the basics of IoT in the field Medical application. The hands on training is provided in the different sensors with FPGA board. Advanced applications included in the workshop to provide knowledge on current industrial trends. Finally, the best project idea contest has been conducted and winners awarded with cash prizes.

Totally 52 students (IEEE EMBS) attended the workshop. The resource person created knowledge to students, about the details associated with the research from this workshop.
Computational and Systems Neuroscience (COSYNE) 2018
February 23, 2018 - Deadline for Student Travel Reimbursement Awards
The Computational and Systems Neuroscience (COSYNE) 2018 provides an inclusive forum for the exchange of experimental and theoretical/computational approaches to problems in systems neuroscience.  The main meeting is held March 1-4 in Denver, Colorado, follow by workshops on March 5-6 in Breckenridge, Colorado.  

The IEEE Brain Initiative is supporting a limited number of student travel reimbursement awards to attend the workshops, and is a co-sponsor of the "Closed-loop control of neural systems and circuits for scientific discovery" workshop..
Publications Spotlight
On the Cusp of a Healthcare Revolution
Of the key technologies listed as "ready to propel industries and transform our world" in the 2017 report Top 50 Emerging Technologies: Growth Opportunities of Strategic Imperative, most fall under the scope of biomedical engineering (BME). Issued by the major market research and analysis company Frost and Sullivan, the report's findings are no surprise to the researchers, clinicians, and others who are heavily invested in this field. Of the more than two dozen BME-related areas listed in the report, several are especially noteworthy, according to the experts. These include biosensors. From a skin-mounted patch that analyzes sweat and provides "quantitative values for sweat rate, total sweat loss, pH, and concentration of chloride and lactate" to an in-ear device for athletes that wirelessly and in real time tracks core body temperature, heart rate, maximum rate of oxygen consumption (VO2), speed, and distance, new sensor research as well as clinical and commercial products seem to be announced almost daily. Other major BME-related advances are the advent of high-resolution, rapid imaging techniques as well as advance in 3-D printing. 

Popular Papers Published on IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
in the recent years

The IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering (R-BME) reviews the state-of-the-art and trends in the emerging field of biomedical engineering. The following is a selection of popular papers recently published on R-BME:

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