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Initiative Workshop Registrants

Registrants for the IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies for BRAIN Initiatives (ANTBI) are eligible for complimentary registration to the IEEE TechEthics Conference. Take advantage of this 2-for-1 offer and enjoy:

  • Engaging talks from keynote speakers Rodney Brooks and Danielle Bassett 
  • Multimedia showings from the Robot Film Festival, curated by Heather Knight 
  • Thought-provoking panels on AI, autonomous transportation systems, neuroscience, and ethics education, featuring luminaries in technology, philosophy, ethics, and policy development 
  • Ample time to interact with speakers and fellow attendees, including a post-event networking hour

We will send you a separate email with a code to receive your complimentary registration for the IEEE TechEthics Conference once you have registered for the IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop
The 3rd IEEE EMBS international Student Conference in Egypt

The 3rd IEEE EMBS international Student Conference in Egypt (ISC-Egypt'17) is going to take place on 12-13 October 2017, at Nile University, Cairo, Egypt. The conference is intended to be a scientific gathering of Biomedical Engineering students from around the world. Aiming to create an inspiring environment for students by giving them the opportunity to share their scientific project and ideas in a professional environment. The conference is organized and planned by students.

The conference theme this year is "Journey from Research to Business," we aim this year to provide insight to students to know how to commercialize their projects to encourage entrepreneurship, and small projects so they can hit the ground running after graduation. The conference this year provides multi talks abouts life after graduation, commercialization of projects, and how to build a career internationally and locally in Egypt. The conference also provides talks about various scientific tracks like Internet-of-things, rehabilitation, medical imaging, and bioinformatics. The conference also provides five dedicated workshops to span tending topics like Deep-learning and Virtual-&-Augmented-Reality.

Arab Health's Biomedical Engineering Conference

The Biomedical Engineering conference, taking place on Sunday 29th January at the Arab Health Congress 2018, brings to you a carefully designed programme that will address the challenges and opportunities facing those in the biomedical engineering field.

Who should attend:

* Biomedical Engineers
* Heads of Biomedical Engineering
* Clinical Engineers
* Medical Equipment Planners

Expertise will be shared by renowned keynote speakers, all the way from Italy; Dr Paolo Dario, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA), and Dr Michael Friebe, Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Medical Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke-Universit├Ąt coming from Magdeburg, Germany.

Notification Deadline Extended For Life Sciences Conference
Acceptance Notification for Two And Four Page Papers Has Been Extended Until October 12, 2017

The first IEEE Life Sciences Conference (LSC) will be held in Sydney, Australia, 13-15 December 2017. The overall theme of the conference is "Personalized Healthcare & Wearables". 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 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

ISBI 2018
April 4-7, 2018 in Washington DC
The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is soliciting proposals to help accelerate the pace of research on an academic/clinical problem. Each challenge needs an organizing team responsible for providing training and test data, defining the tasks, specifying the metrics used to measure performance, managing entries, and organizing the on-site workshop presentations.

Call for Contributed Papers
Full-Paper Instructions

Papers are limited to 4 pages, with an additional $200 fee for up to 1 extra page. Four pages must contain technical content, figures, and references, while the 5th page may contain only references. This is the maximum number of pages that will be accepted, including all figures, tables, and references. Any documents that exceed the 5-page limit, or that have a 5th page containing anything other than references, will be rejected.

Housing now OPEN for ISBI 2018
Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street NW Washington,
District  of Columbia
EMBC 2018
EMBC 2018 will be on July 17-21, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii 
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Approximately 15 minute walk to Hawaii Convention Center

2005 Kalia Road  Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
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Call for Proposals to Organize a Session at EMBC 2018
Workshops, Tutorials, Invited Sessions, Mini-Symposia
and Special Sessions

Proposals for Workshops, Tutorials, Invited Sessions, Mini-Symposia and Special Sessions are invited. Submission opens on September 1, 2017 and closes  November 1, 2017. The activities are subdivided into pre-conference and during-conference.  Pre-conference activities will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2018, from 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM.

If you have already read the instructions and are returning to this page to submit a proposal, GO TO PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
EMBC'18 is accepting proposals for the following sessions:
  • Workshops (pre-conference)
  • Tutorials (pre-conference)
  • Mini-symposia (during conference)
  • Invited Sessions (during conference)
  • Special Sessions (during conference)
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".
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Technical Committee Spotlight
Technical Committee on Therapeutic Systems and Technologies
20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing
and Computer Assisted Intervention

Quebec City is proud to have hosted the 2017 edition of the conference 2017. Old World  meets New World in Canada's oldest city that was a memorable backdrop to the 20th edition  of MICCAI! .

MICCAI 2017 Workshop on Statistical Atlases and Computational Models of the Heart (STACOM)

The Statistical Atlases and Computational Modeling of the Heart (STACOM) workshop is a major annual
satellite event of the international MICCAI conference (
STACOM has created an excellent collaborative forum for researchers actively involved in biomedical
engineering, computer science, physics, and mathematics.

The overarching focus is to advance quantitative cardiac imaging and image analysis methods, statistical
analysis of cardiac morphology and dynamics techniques, novel computational electro-mechanical modelling
of the heart and fluid dynamics, data/models sharing and translational methods into the clinical practice for
better diagnosis and therapy guidance of various cardiac diseases.
The 8th edition (STACOM 2017) was successfully held in Quebec City (CA) along with the Multi-Modality
Whole Heart Segmentation (MMWHS) and Automated Cardiac Diagnosis Challenge (ACDC) challenges,
attracting approximately 100 participants..

STACOM 2017 award ceremony. From left to right: Dr Mihaela Pop, Chair (University of Toronto, CA); Chair Dr. Alistair Young (University of Auckland, NZ); Ilkay Osuz - "Best paper ward" winner (IMT Lucca, IT); and Chair Dr. Maxime Sermesant (Inria, FR).

Publications Spotlight
Cross-Disciplinary Medical Advances with Neuroengineering

Neuroengineering brings tools and techniques from the engineering fields into neuroscience to create new approaches for investigating the central nervous system (CNS). This fusion of disciplines is advancing our knowledge of how the CNS works and how we can enhance our natural cognitive and emotional function and restore neurological functions that are compromised by disease or injury. In order to deal with the extremely large data sets that arise from trillions of interactions among our neurons, neuroengineering often draws on computational and statistical approaches. Techniques from electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering, as well as from signal processing, are also frequently incorporated into experimental and clinical neuroscience. Such fusion of disciplines has greatly accelerated the development of rehabilitative and therapeutic interventions. This article highlights a few areas where neuroengineering is making unique and valuable contributions. 

Managing Heart Failure at Home with Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Authors: Paul R. DeGregory, Jansen Tapia, Tammy Wong, Jo Villa,
Ian Richards, Richard M. Crooks

The objective of this paper is development of an inexpensive point-of-care sensor for detecting the primary heart failure marker peptide, NT-proBNP. The device technology is based on an antibody sandwich assay, but with three innovative aspects. First, chemical amplification is carried out via oxidation of silver nanoparticles (NPs) attached to signaling antibodies rather than by enzymatic amplification. The electrochemical method is faster and eliminates the need for long-term storage of enzymes. Second, the antibody sandwich is formed on mobile magnetic beads. This enhances the rate of mass transfer of the biomarker and the signaling antibody to the primary detection antibody, which is immobilized on the magnetic beads. Third, the sensor itself is fabricated on a paper platform with screen-printed electrodes. This coupled with assembly by simple paper folding, keeps the cost of the sensor low. Here, we report on two separate assays. The first is based on a simple biotin-streptavidin conjugate, which is a preliminary model for the antibody assay. 

The results indicate a detection limit of 2.1 pM of silver NPs and an assay time of 7 min. The actual NT-proBNP antibody assay takes somewhat longer, and the dynamic detection range is higher: 2.9-582 nM. On the basis of the results presented in this paper, we conclude that this inexpensive paper-based sensor represents a viable technology for point-of-care testing of NT-proBNP, but nevertheless several challenges remain prior to clinical implementation. These include attaining a lower detection limit and better reproducibility, and optimizing the device for human blood.
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