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.
We would like to extend the chance to nominate a EMB Chapter for an award this year. Please click on the button below to submit a nomination.

Accepting Nominations for:

Society Awards:
  • Academic Career Achievement Award
  • Professional Career Achievement Award
  • Early Career Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Technical Achievement Awards

Chapter Awards: 

  • Outstanding Chapter Award 
  • Best New Chapter Award
  • Outstanding Performance Award for a Student Chapter or Club
  • Best New Student Chapter or Club Award

Call for AdCom Nominations

Submission Deadline: 30 March 2018

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, (

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IEEE PULSE On Stage: Can AI Truly Transform Healthcare?
HIMSS18: Where the world connects for health
March 5-9, 2018 | Las Vegas  |  Venetian-Palazzo-Sands Expo Center
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.
BHI - BSN 2018
4-7, March 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Keynote Speakers
Rick Cnossen , MS, Intel
John Glaser
, PhD, Cerner
Bryce Olson , Intel
Sylvia Plevritis , PhD, Stanford University
Majid Sarrafzadeh , PhD, UCLA
Adam Seiver , MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, Philips
Chris Van Hoof , PhD, KU Leuven
Guang-Zhong Yang , PhD, Imperial College London

Call for Papers
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.

LSC 2018 will include tutorials and a scientific program composed of plenary talks, invited sessions, Lecture and poster presentations of peer-reviewed papers. In addition, there will be a host of special events, including a Standards Track, an IEEE Women in Engineering event, a High School Competition, a graduate students' competition, and other Initiatives to be announced shortly.
EMBS Chapter Spotlight
IEEE EMBS Summit in Middle East and Africa Region in Tripoli- Lebanon

In the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region there are four chapters in four countries: Lebanon, Egypt, UAE and Tunisia. 

These chapters are:

Lebanon Section Chapter, EMB18
Mohamad Khalil, chair (
Formed: 18-Aug-2014
Tripoli Lebanon

Tunisia Section Chapter, EMB18
Mounir Ben Ayed, chair (
Formed: 03-Aug-2009
Sfax Tunisia 3003

Egypt Section Chapter,EMB18
AHMED MORSY, chair (
Formed: 17-Oct-2006
Cairo Egypt

United Arab Emirates Section Chapter, EMB18
Hasan Al-Nashash, chair (
Formed: 11-Feb-2009
Department of Electrical Engineering
American University of Sharjah
PO Box 26666
Sharjah United Arab Emirates

Three international conferences are organized by these chapters and these conferences start to take reputations: CIBEC, MECBME and ICABME. Lebanese EMBS Chapter Organised a summit with idea to discuss about common research activities, common conferences and sign agreements for possible collaborations at Master and PhD level and especially promote students and staff to be EMBS members.  It took place at the Center AZM for research in biotechnology and applications, Doctoral School of Sciences and Technology, Mitein street, Fakhreddine building, Tripoli, Lebanon. Lebanese university and EMBS Lebanon chapter took into account all expenses.  This workshop is decomposed of two parts: Presentations and discussions (5 hours, attendees: students and professors form all Lebanese universities) then strategies meetings (3 hours, attendees: chapter chairs, IEEE Lebanon section, Deans, IEEE EMBS chapters members).

The most important out strategies from this conference are:

About Conferences: MECBME, CIBEC, ICABME

Date : one is organised every 6-9 months and all 5 IEEE EMBS Chapters technically Sponsor the conferences and all chapter chairs will the IEEE EMBS MEA advisory committee in all conferences   About collaborations: Common activities under the umbrella of EMBS Chapters (Master, PhD, visiting professors,... MEA common projects, ...) Send master EMBS students at master level to MEA region  About how to Increase EMBS Members, students members. They decided to do more cooperation between chapters and to Identify the champions (key persons) in all regions. Create chapters in all MEA countries (need 12 signatures) and finally do something (workshops and traininds in the name of EMBS) for practitioner engineers and professionals
Winston-Salem EMB Student Club
ESi: The Role of Biomedical Engineers in Litigation

Engineering Systems Inc (ESi) and the Winston-Salem EMB Student Club hosted a two-part seminar to better understand the role of biomechanics in litigation and office ergonomics. Dr. Amber Stern, PhD, senior consultant and practice group director, demonstrated several incident case studies and used a myth-buster approach to better understand what truly occurred. Senior consultant Dr. Mitch Garber, M.D., explained the causes of the most common office discomforts and how to remedy them. The evening concluded with a social dinner that was made possible by ESi, EMB Society, and the Winston-Salem IEEE Section.
Publications Spotlight
Cyber-Attacks to Devices Threaten Data, Patients
Every device that contains a computer component is open to a cybersecurity attack, and that potential escalates when the device is connected to another device, to an information technology (IT) network, or to the internet. This potential is especially troublesome when it comes to medical devices, because patient care hangs in the balance. What do developers need to know about possible threats to their medical devices, and how they can keep their devices out of harm's way? To find out, IEEE Pulse contacted three cybersecurity experts: Anura S. Fernando, principal engineer of the Medical Software and Systems Interoperability Health Sciences Division at the global science-safety organization UL; Kevin Fu, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, and chief scientist of Virta Labs of Seattle, Washington; and George Gray, chief technology officer and vice president of software development at Ivenix of North Andover, Massachusetts. 

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