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IEEE Life Sciences Conference
December 13-15, 2017 in Sydney, Australia
Local Information
LSC 2017 will include tutorials and a scientific program composed of plenary talks, invited sessions, 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, an e-textile style fashion show, and an IBM Big Data/Watson event in partnership with the IEEE Big Data Initiative.

IEEE Life Sciences Conference will be taking place in a few short weeks. If you are attending please see below for some important travel/conference information.
ISBI 2018 
April 4-7, 2018 in Washington DC
DEADLINE to submit 1 page abstracts is Monday, 08, January 2018
IEEE Journal Papers on Biomedical Imaging Published in 2017
All peer-reviewed IEEE journal papers published by SPS or EMBS societies during 2017 whose topic is in the biomedical imaging and image analysis domains are eligible for presentation at ISBI 2018, subject to space availability and approval by the ISBI Program Chairs. Requests for presentation of such papers should be made by submitting a one-page abstract of the paper through the ISBI 2018 website on or before the submission deadline ( January 8, 2018 ). Approved requests for presentation must have one author/presenter registered for the symposium according to the ISBI 2018 registration rates. The final format of presentation (oral or poster) is the decision of the ISBI 2018 Program Chairs. The accepted abstracts will not be published in IEEE Xplore or indexed otherwise . "

Are you interested in a sponsorship opportunity at ISBI 2018 find out more HERE
Housing now OPEN for ISBI 2018
Omni Shoreham Hotel

EMBC 2018
EMBC 2018 will be on July 17-21, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii 
Jennifer Doudna, Pioneer in CRISPR Genome Editing, to speak at EMBC '18
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Dr. Jennifer Doudna, a pioneer in 
#CRISPR  genome editing, will join us at  #EMBC18  in Honolulu as a plenary speaker. Dr. Doudna's research seeks to understand how RNA molecules control the expression of genetic information. Her research led to insights about CRISPR-Cas9-mediated bacterial immunity that showed how this system can be harnessed for efficient genome editing in animals and plants, creating a transformative technology that  is revolutionizing the fields of genetics, molecular biology and medicine.

She is the Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences at  UC Berkeley and an Investigator of the  Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Join us next summer in Hawaii for her exciting talk, and much, much more...the 40th International Conference of the  IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) is going to be our best annual conference yet!
Sponsorship's Opportunities Now Available
Are you interested in a sponsorship opportunity at EMBC 2018 find out more HERE
Call for Contributed Papers at EMBC 2018
Author Instructions for Contributed Papers - Full

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".
Housing now OPEN for EMBC 2018
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki
Beach Resort

Approximately 15 minute walk to Hawaii Convention Center

2005 Kalia Road  Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Tel: +1-808-949-4321  Website

Click here to book  at EMBC discounted rates, before June 13, 2018.
BHI - BSN 2018
4-7, March 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada
DEADLINE to submit 1 page and poster abstracts is Friday, 22, December 2017
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Society Spotlight
Wake Forest University's EMB Club Holds Department Potluck
The Wake Forest University EMB Club hosted the annual School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) departmental potluck. There was a surplus of food and laughter as the entire department demonstrated their cooking talents and gathered together to share a meal. As the slideshow of iconic department photos played, new connections and inter-departmental relationships were being built. 

There was 43 individuals contributing to the potluck, but this event still would not be possible without IEEE Winston Salem Section. We are looking forward to next year for the new photos and return of some super star dishes.
EMBS UDEM End of Management Report 2017
Last Thursday, November 16, the 2017 end of management report was carried out by the IEEE EMBS student chapter at the Universidad de Monterrey in México. Likewise, it was announced to the new members that will work in 2018 to promote the IEEE and the EMBS in the university.

Publications Spotlight
What's Happening to Your DNA Data?
Over the last decade, technology advances in the field of genetics have led to cheaper and more accurate testing. But attempts to be proactive in one's healthcare through genomic screening can lead to frustrations. Many general practitioners aren't trained in genetics and cannot answer specific questions, insurance may not cover a genetic test, and genetic counselors can have long wait times. So people are turning to the slew of companies offering genetic tests directly to consumers, bypassing the need to go through a clinic. Easier access to genetic testing has potential upsides-for instance, being alerted that you have a greater chance of a disease allows you to take the appropriate actions. However, as "over-the-counter" genetic tests have become more readily available, consumers are facing potential pitfalls, most notably risks from misinterpretation and a loss of privacy. 
Developing a Wireless, High Precision and Processing Speed
Pulse Monitoring Headset Using Photoplethysmography
Yunhui Jiang, Jian Tang, Xiaoliang Wang, Chao Shen
In this paper, thorough improvement of pulse monitoring and analysis equipment with a headset structure is presented. In order to study the most suitable infrared wavelength for the acquisition of the pulse wave at the earlobe, Monte Carlo simulation was adapted. Both high frequency noise and baseline drift, generated in the signal acquisition process, are considered. To further optimize the system design and improve accuracy, for the sensor's dimensional drift, the corresponding compensation was carried on in the software. The work introduced nonlinear quantization, especially in terms of very weak pulse signal, in the time domain analysis process. A quick extraction method named table look-up combing with interpolation (TLI) was utilized to obtain frequency domain information whose processing speed can be increased by about 30 times compared to fast Fourier transformation (FFT) setting the sampling point as 300. The results demonstrated the sensor's excellent performance in pulse signal acquisition whose maximum residual is less than 0.004mV. The test on a random sample of 300 people indicates that the system had high correlation with reference, validating the system accuracy is extremely high. Overall, this study provides a practical pulse monitoring and analysis system with high precision and processing speed that can be widely applied in the field of health management or medical measurement.
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