Programma DvB&BMT 2013

Programma Dag van Biofysica & Biomedische Technologie

22 november VU Amsterdam

9h00 Ontvangst en registratie
9h30 Opening

Sessie A Biophotonics and Biomedical Imaging

Georganiseerd door VU en VUmc

9h40 Johannes de Boer (VU University, Amsterdam) “In vivo optical microscopy”
10h00 Daniel Palanker (Stanford University, USA) “Optical and Electronic Technologies for Restoration of Sight”
10h30 Ruud Verdaasdonk (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam) "Biophotonics applied in surgery and intensive care"
10h50 koffie
11h25 Lene Oddershede (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen) “Biomedical applications of nanoparticle plasmonics”
11h55 Gijs Wuite (VU University, Amsterdam) Unravelling the Physics of the Genome one molecule at the time”
12h15 lunch – posters  


14h00 2 parallelle sessies



Sessie B Biophysics

Sessie C Medical Imaging

  Opening (Wouter Roos) Opening (Tim Marcus)
14h05  B1: Doris Heinrich (Leiden) “Dynamics of cellular nano-architecture in spatio-temporally controlled environments” C1: Fijs van Leeuwen (Leiden) "Translating molecular imaging to the operating room"
14h25 B2: Marcel Janson (Wag.) “Length control of microtubule overlaps by active and passive crosslinkers” C2: Ton van Leeuwen (AMC) Analysis of OCT signals for quantitative, functional imaging of tissue”
14h45 B3: Christophe Danelon (TUD) “Assembling a Minimal Cell” C3: Arend Heerschap (Nijmegen)  "The role of functional MR in oncology"
15h05 B4: Wouter Roos (VU) “Structure and mechanics of viruses” C4: Ronald Boellaard (VUMC) “PET/MR: possible clinical applications, opportunities and challenges”
15h25 pauze  

Plenary session


Presentaties 3 finalisten proefschriftprijs (3 x (12+3) minuten

- Nienke Bosschaart (Academic Medical Center of the UvA)

- Koen Haak (University Medical Center Groningen)

- Petra van Houdt (VU University Medical Center)

16h30 stemming + proefschriftprijsuitrijking & posterprijsuitreiking  
16h45 borrel


Location: VU main building, Auditorium, De Boelelaan, Amsterdam.

Registration and information with

Marja Herronen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone: 020-5987992

Contribution: € 25,00 to ING 6837579 attn. “VvB&BMT”, quoting “Dag van B&BMT

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. 


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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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.
Please read the full article:

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