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6th International Non-Ionizing Radiation Workshop
Date: October 14-17, 2008
Location: Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
Notes: see article in this issue
Contact: http://www.icnirp.org/NIR2008.htm

12th International Conference, International Radiation Protection Association, IRPA 12
Date: October 19-24, 2008
Location: Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.
Focus: 1. Epistemology of radiation: Methods, current knowledge of physical and biological sciences in relation to effects of radiation exposure. 2. Radiation Protection of people 3. Practice of radiation protection by practitioners and industries.
Contact: http://www.irpa12.org.ar

Workshop on Effects of RF Fields
Date: November 17 to 19, 2008
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Organized by the FGF (Research Association for Radio Applications) jointly with the Ministry of the Environment Baden-Württemberg this international scientific workshop will focus on open questions in the research on biological and health effects of radiofrequency fields. Key issues will be the research on children, possible long-term effects with the example of animal experiments as well as on mechanisms in the cellular and subcellular area.
There is no registration fee, but interested participants should send a note indicating their interest to haberland@fgf.de. Deadline for registration is on September 30th, 2008.

SPRBM 27th Scientific Conference
Date: January 6-9, 2009
Location: O’ahu, Hawaii
Contact: SPRBMoffice@aol.com, http://www.sprbm.org

SPIE Energy-Based Treatment of Tissue and Assessment
Date: January 24-29, 2009
Location: San Jose, CA (USA)
Notes: see March/April BEMS newsletter
Contact: http://spie.org/BiOS

Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) for 2009
Date: March 23-27, 2009
Location: Beijing, CHINA
Notes: PIERS provides an international forum for reporting progress and recent advances in the modern development of electromagnetic theory and its new and exciting applications starting 1989. Spectra of interest range from statics to RF, microwave, photonics, and beyond. Topics include radiation, propagation, diffraction, scattering, guidance, resonance, power, energy and force issues, and all other modern developments. The 2009 meeting will have two sessions that are being organized by BEMS members: Both are under Topic 27: “Medical Electromagnetics, RF biological effect, MRI”:

  • Advances in the Bioeffects and Exposure Standards for Non-Ionizing Radiation - Organized by Michael R. Murphy
  • RF Exposure Safety Issues - Organized by C-K Chou

A third session of possible interest to BEMS members is:

  • Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetic waves - Organized by Xu Li.

Abstract submission deadline: October 7, 2008
Contact: http://piers.mit.edu/piers

Society for Thermal Medicine Annual Meeting
Date: April 3-7, 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Abstract submission deadline: December 5, 2008
Contact: http://www.thermalmedicine.org

BioEM2009: Joint Meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association
Date: June 14-19, 2009
Location: Davos, Switzerland
Technical Program Co-Chairs: Dariusz Leszcynski and Guglielmo D’Inzeo
Contact: http://www.bioelectromagnetics.org