BioEM2009 Meeting Information

BioEM2009: Coming Soon!

Key deadlines

February 2, 2009 --- Abstract submission deadline

February 23, 2009 --- Acceptance notification

March 13, 2009 --- Application for student travel support deadline

May 15, 2009 --- Early registration deadline

June 14-19, 2009 --- Joint meeting

This year, the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA) will jointly hold their meeting in Davos, Switzerland from June 14-19, 2009. This triennial meeting remains the heart of both organizations. It allows us to present the research results of our major mission, which is to promote research on the understanding of the interactions of electromagnetic fields with biological systems, and to expand the technical and medical applications of the scientific findings. Members of the international scientific, engineering and medical communities interested in recent developments in bioelectromagnetics and associated technologies are invited to attend the joint meeting and contribute to its technical sessions. In conjunction with BioEM2009, several workshops and forums will be organized by other relevant organizations.

Getting Ready: The program of the meeting will provide a comprehensive overview of the field of bioelectromagnetics- from fundamental research topics on the interactions between living tissue and EM energy to medical applications. BioEM2009 will feature invited plenary talks by world-renowned scientists, a variety of special sessions and panel discussions aligned with the most pressing issues in the field of bioelectromagnetics as well as informative technical sessions, poster sessions, and social functions. Student competitions will also be a highlight of the conference. Students from around the world will have the opportunity to present their work in an oral or poster session while developing their technical communication skills and networking with the bioelectromagnetics community.

The Technical Program of BioEM2009 will include plenary sessions, special sessions, topic in focus sessions, platform presentations (15min/talk, 5min/Q&A) and poster sessions, a student paper competition, and exhibits.

Original papers are solicited for presentation (in English) on the interaction of biological systems with electromagnetic energy from static fields through the visible light frequencies. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following categories: clinical devices; medical applications; high-throughput screening; in vitro studies; in vivo studies; mechanisms of interaction; theoretical and practical modeling; instrumentation and methodology; dosimetry; exposure standards; occupational exposure; epidemiology; and public policy.

Authors wishing to present papers should submit a 100- word short summary and 2-page abstract electronically at: http://bioem2009.org/online-submission/

For non-web submission and general information, contact the meeting project manager:

Gloria Parsley, Tel: +1301 663 4252; Fax: +1 301 694 4948; Email: office@bioem2009.org.

Environment of the Conference: The stimulating and interesting program is complemented by the spectacular alpine meeting venue of Davos, Switzerland. Nestled in a majestic alpine valley in the heart of canton Graubünden, Davos is the highest town in Europe, situated at 1560 m / 5100 ft, and a world-renowned winter-summer resort with sport, spa and congress facilities. Davos has all the amenities of a city in the middle of breathtaking mountain scenery, surrounded by the wonders of nature. With its spectacular alpine location, Davos offers a wide variety of sport and leisure activities, including, swimming, hiking and high alpine golfing. Excursions by train, bus & cable car, and walks into the mountains, uncover a tapestry of traditional Swiss villages, dramatic views and abundant wildlife. Walkers have access to both sides of the valley by cable car and mountain railways and a vast network of paths ranging from half hour strolls to full day hikes. Guests have complimentary use of selected cable cars and mountain railways.

Davos also has an interesting cultural life, including five museums, theater performances, exhibitions, local crafts, etc. Davos is also home to the world famous Kirchner Museum. It beautifully displays the world’s largest collection of paintings by the expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, who lived in Davos for many years. The cubist style of the museum building also attracts many architecture enthusiasts. The famous Promenade, flanked by boutiques, shops, hotels, and cafes, links the town’s two sections, Davos-Platz and Davos-Dorf. There are also over 90 restaurants, ranging from cozy, typically Swiss eating establishments to elegant and trendy restaurants, bars, cinema, nightclubs, theater, and specialty shops.

Getting there: Situated at 1560 m or 5100 feet above sea level in a picturesque valley at the heart of the Alps, Davos is easily accessible by train and car. The closest international airport is Zurich Airport. The journey from Zurich Airport takes just under 3 hours. Two train changes are required, one at Zurich main station and one at Landquart. The airport train station is situated under the airport shopping area, a few minutes walk from either of the airport terminals. The local station nearest to the Congress Centre is called Davos Platz. A one way 2nd class ticket to the main railway station in Zurich costs CHF 6.00 and it takes 10 min. Trains from Zurich to Davos Platz station depart every hour and a one way 2nd class ticket costs CHF 51. All prices are subject to change.

We look forward to seeing you there!

BioEM2009 Planning Committee
Gloria Parsley, Conference Organizer
Guglielmo d’Inzeo, Technical Program Co-Chair (EBEA), Dariusz Leszczynski, Technical Program Co-Chair (BEMS),Niels Kuster, BEMS President, Local Organizing Committee Chair, Carmela Marino, EBEA President

Other BEMS Representatives
Philip Chadwick, Secretary, Ewa Czerska, Past-President, James Lin, Editor-in-Chief, Michael Murphy, VP/ President-Elect, Vijayalaxmi, Treasurer

Other EBEA Representatives
Ferdinando Bersani, Vice-President, René DeSeze, Past-President, Isabelle Lagroye, Secretary, Alex Ubeda, Treasurer, Gunnhild Oftedal, György Thuróczy, Eric van Rongen, Bernard Veyret

For questions about the technical program, please contact: Guglielmo d’Inzeo (EBEA), Co-Chair, Technical Program Committee, E-mail: chair@bioem2009.org, or Dariusz Leszcynski (BEMS), Co-Chair, Technical Program Committee, E-mail: chair@bioem2009.org

For general questions, please contact:

Gloria Parsley, BioEM2009 Conference Organizer
Phone: (1) 301-663-4252
Fax: (1) 301-694-4948
E-mail: office@bioem2009.org