2017 Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award

The annual Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award was introduced at the BioEM2016 meeting and will again be awarded at BioEM2017, the joint annual meeting of BEMS and EBEA. The award is sponsored by the The Arthur A. Pilla Research Foundation in memory of our friend and colleague.

The Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award will be awarded to the best presentation by a young scientist at the BioEM Meeting. Any presentations (Platform & Poster) at the BioEM meeting by “young scientists” may be entered for this award. The “young scientist” must be the first author on the research and must present the talk or poster. To be qualified as a “young scientist” for the Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award, the candidate must have received a PhD no more than 5 years prior to the opening date of the BioEM meeting.

So, if you’re a qualified “young scientist” and wish to be considered for this award, please send a copy of your PhD certificate to awards@bems.org by 19 May 2017. Also indicate the title of the presentation you wish to enter for this award. Only one presentation may be entered per individual.

The prize consists of a certificate and an award of US$1200, so get your entry in soon. Note that winner of the EBEA Chiabrera award will not be allowed to enter for this award.

Marnus Van Wyk
BEMS Awards Chair
awards@bems.org

It is time to decide the location of BioEM2019!

Dear Member,

BioEM Conferences are the joint meetings of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA), held every year in the 2nd or 3rd week of June.

These meetings aim to present and advance high quality research in basic and applied aspects of bioelectromagnetics in order to address health concerns, regulations and medical applications associated with EMF. A number of leading figures from the international research and medical communities are invited to the meeting to provide analyses of the results and issues emerging from research and practice.

BEMS and EBEA are currently calling for bids to host BioEM2019.

Any member of either of the two Societies is eligible to propose a location, host the meeting and be the Chair of the local organising committee.

Proposals from anywhere in the world will be considered and evaluated by a joint committee from the Board and the Council of the two Societies.

If you are interested, please reply to secretary@bems.org and/or secretary@ebea.org before June 15, 2017 to receive more information, including detailed proposal requirements. Applicants will be expected to submit a formal costed proposal by Septemebr 30, 2017.

Best regards

Micaela Liberti                           Sarah Loughran
EBEA Secretary                          BEMS Secretary

BioEM 2017 in Hangzhou, China – Call for Abstracts

bioem2017_logoBioEM2017, the premier international conference on bioelectromagnetics and the annual joint meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA), will be held June 5-9 at the West Lake Villa, Hangzhou, China.

We invite abstracts for platform presentations (20 minutes) and poster sessions. Original papers are solicited for presentation (in English) on the interaction of biological systems with electromagnetic energy from static fields through terahertz radiation. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following categories:

  • in vitro studies
  • in vivo studies
  • epidemiology
  • provocation studies
  • mechanisms of interaction
  • clinical devices and medical applications
  • theoretical and practical modelling
  • instrumentation and methodology
  • dosimetry
  • exposure standards
  • occupational exposure
  • public policy
  • risk assessment

Authors wishing to present papers should submit a short summary and an abstract electronically. Instructions for Authors and the abstract submissions portal can be found at https://www.bioem.org/home. We encourage you to read through the instructions carefully before making your submission at http://www.bioem.org/SubmitAbstract
All abstracts will be reviewed and scored by the Technical Program Review Committee. Authors’ preferences for a platform or poster presentation will be followed whenever possible, however it is not always possible when submitted abstracts are assembled into a balanced set of sessions for the final program.

As always, we particularly invite platform and poster submissions from students. There will be a competition (with prizes) for the best student papers (both oral and poster). BioEM2017 will also offer travel support to a number of students. For details and to apply, see http://www.bioem2017.org.
Details of registration options and rates can be found at http://www.bioem2017.org/list-38-1.html. When registering as a member, please ensure that your BEMS and/or EBEA membership is up to date at the time of the conference, as those who do not have current membership will be required to pay the additional registration fee on site.

Important Dates:
Jan 09  Abstract submissions opens
Jan 09  Registration opens on line
Feb 15  Abstract submission deadline
Mar 31  Author notification
Apr 03  Student travel support application deadline
Apr 14  Early registration deadline
May 26 Online registration ends
Jun 04  On-site registration and welcoming reception at the West Lake Villa
Jun 05  Conference begins
Jun 09  Conference ends

BioEM2017 web site: http://www.bioem2017.org

Joachim Schüz and Luc Martens
Technical Program Chairs, BioEM2017