Report World Congress in Bejing

Perhaps a bit late, but here is a short report on some things that happened in Beijing outside of the scientific meetings.

As was mentioned in a previous post there was a proposal to restructure the Societies Committee and change the composition of the Administrative council. Both changes have been approved and we have a new Administrative Council (AC) with two members from the Dutch Society: André Linnenbank and Maria Siebes. Maria Siebes is also a member of the board of EAMBES and within the IFMBE she is also a long time member of the Women in Medical and Biological Engineering (WiMBE). André has been elected as the interim chair of the newly formed Council of Societies. This makes him an ex officio member of the AC. Apart from that position he stays on as a member of the Working Group Developing Countries and was newly appointed as a member of the WiMBE.

Next Conference will be in 2015 in Toronto. There was a presentation of the organizing group and everything seems to go according to plan, preliminary dates: 7 - 15 June 2015. 

For the site of the 2018 conference Prague was selected. 


World Congress and restructuring of the AC of the IFMBE

May 26th-31st 2012 will be the next World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Apart from being an important scientific gathering there will be a General Assembly (GA) of the delegates from all member societies of the IFMBE to discuss maters and take decisions for the next three years. Our society can have three voting delegates in that GA. One of the VvB-BMT board members will be there (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Any other member that plans to be there and is able to go to the GA is invited to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., so we can have all three votes at the meetings.

One of the things that will be proposed at that GA is to change the composition of the Administrative Council (AC). This will among other things mean that also in between our triannual congresses the delegates of the societies will play some role.

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EAMBES NEWS – January 2012

Meeting at the Euro-parliament on Biomedical Engineering         
The agenda for the Expert Policy Workshop, hosted by Dr. Thomas Ulmer, Member of the European Parliament, is being finalized with the full collaboration of EAMBES.
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EAMBES NEWS – March 2012

  • Event European Parliament – March 27th 2012
  • The European Commission and the Council of the European Union have launched a consultation on “input to the Chronic Diseases reflection process”.
  • EAMBES and IFMBE join forces
  • Results of the 2012 Council elections
  • EAMBES General Council March 12th, 2012
  • Fellows symposium – March 14th 2012

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Following the "1st EBSA BIOPHYSICS COURSE ON: Membrane Biophysics and Lipid-Protein Interaction" that was held in Bordeaux-Arcachon in 2010, we are launching the second edition for 2012.

The Course is dedicated to PhD students and young scientists and will take place in Lacanau, which is a very nice surf spot in the pine forest near Bordeaux, from June 24th to 29th.
You can see the program and details at
Would you be kind enough to relay the information towards your national community.
Please note that we kept the fees low to allow a large student attendance (300€ covering course and full lodging and meals).

The 2010 edition was a great success, please encourage your PhD Students and young scientists to come to the course.



Antoinette Killian

EBSA secretary

on behalf of the organizers prof. Erick Dufourc and prof. Manuel Prieto


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The yearly edition of the bio physics and bio medical engineering will be combined with the Veldhoven Meeting of NWO. The next edition of DutchBiophysics will take place on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 October 2022.