BioEM2020 Officially Cancelled

Dear colleagues,

We as the Local Organising Committee have worked hard to plan and deliver a great BioEM 2020 conference for you. However, you cannot fail to recognise that we are in unprecedented times dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, as such we cannot proceed as planned with BioEM 2020.

In agreement with the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA), we will cancel the meeting in Oxford, this year.

While we hope to invite you back to Oxford in the future, next BioEM meeting will be on 13-18 June 2021 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

All registered attendees and sponsors for BioEM 2020 will be contacted about refunds.

Further notice from the Technical Program Committee will be given via email and via our website (bioem2020.org/).

Best regards,

Azadeh Peyman and Sami Gabriel (BioEM 2020 Local Organizing Committee co-chairs)
René de SEZE (BEMS President)
Luc Martens (EBEA President)

Merger ballot results of eligible EBEA members

On the 16th of July at midnight, the merger ballot was closed.

67 of the 114 (58.8 %) eligible EBEA members (full members that paid their membership in 2017/2018) casted their vote.

Members had to answer 2 questions:

First question: Do you agree that EBEA and BEMS merge into a new society?

Second question: Whatever your answer to question 2, please indicate which option you would prefer should the majority vote be in favour of a merger

The results are as follow:

Eligible Voters %
Double members 76 49 64.47
Ebea members only 38 18 47.37
Tot Members 114 67 58.77

 

Merge No Merge No Pref Tot Merge* Tot No Merge* % Merge % no merge
Double members 43 5 1 44 6 89.80 12.24
Ebea members only 15 2 1 16 3 88.89 16.67
Tot Members 58 7 2 60 9 89.55 13.43
* no preference is added to both “merge” and “no merge”
OPT1 OPT2 No pref Tot Opt1* Tot Opt2* % Opt 1 % Opt 2
Double members 35 10 5 40 15 81.63 30.61
Ebea members only 8 7 3 11 10 61.11 55.56
Tot Members 43 17 8 51 25 76.12 37.31
* no preference is added to both “option 1” and “option 2”

By “agree to merge” it is meant the commitment of EBEA to set up a new Society to which both societies will be merged in due time, and to resolve all details of a merger such as name, location, statutes, finances etc.

It would culminate in a second and decisive ballot in both Societies on dissolution by merger into the new Society once these details have been resolved. The final ballot would need a two-third majority, according to the Statutes.

The EBEA council and the EBEA members of the merging committee will further discuss the position of EBEA and next steps. We will inform you on our further decisions.

With my best regards,

Luc Martens

EBEA President