Getting Ready for the Brisbane meeting

By Leishman Associates, BEMS Annual Meeting organizers, 2012

The 34th Annual Conference of The Bioelectromagnetics Society is being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, located in the Southbank precinct of the city of Brisbane. Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland and is located on the eastern seaboard of Australia.

There’s something for everyone in Brisbane – don’t miss the sparkling and exciting Central Business District, the cool waters of the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay, the rural shires surrounding the city, and the mountainous national parks.

Weather in Brisbane is rated amongst the best in the world, with its sub-tropical climate guaranteeing lots of sunny days. Winters are mild, expect temperatures of between 11°C (52°F) to 21°C (70°F) in June, during your visit for the BEMS Conference.

If you are planning to attend the Conference as an international delegate, we recommend that you visit and -- both websites have all the information you’ll ever need to plan your visit to Brisbane Australia.

Brisbane Airport’s close proximity to the city centre provides visiting delegates with a range of budget-friendly transfer options. In addition to the Brisbane Airtrain service, delegates can select from shuttle/coach services, limousine transfers and taxis. The award-winning Airtrain is an increasingly popular option for conference delegates transferring from the domestic and international Airport terminals to the city centre. The 20 minute express Airport to city service runs every 15 minutes during peak hours stopping at five inner-city stations.  Please see the conference website (accessible from for a special discount letter for Annual Meeting attendees.

The Conference Program will feature plenary sessions on:

•    The latest epidemiological data on cancer and non-cancer health outcomes in relation to both RF and ELF Fields

•    Effective community consultation and engagement in relation to perceived threats from phone towers, ‘smart’ meters and power-lines

•    Developments in the technique of electroporation, offering exciting new techniques in biotechnology and medicine

•    Perspectives from two internationally renowned researchers on how the discipline area of Bioelectromagnetics has developed over the last 30 years.

With 73 contributed papers and over 100 poster presentations, this promises to be a great conference.

There are also additional optional workshops:

  • US Airforce Workshop - EMF High-Peak-Power-Pulse Bioeffects and Standards

Sunday 17 June 1:00-5:00 pm

  • Research at the University of Queensland on electromagnetic fields in MRI

Monday 18 June 6:30-8:00 pm

  • ENA EMF Scientific Workshop

Thursday 21 June 5:30-8:30 pm


An exciting Social Program will ensure delegates get ample time to relax and catch up and enjoy the hospitality Brisbane has to offer:

•    Welcome Reception - Sunday 17 June 2012 5:00-7:00 pm

•    Student Ice Breaker - Sunday 17 June 2012 7:00-9:00 pm

•    Conference Dinner – Tuesday 19 June 2012 7:00-11:30 pm

•    Conference Tour to Australia Zoo (Additional cost) - Wednesday 20 June 2012  12:30-6:00 pm

For delegates yet to book their accommodation, the following options are still available - contact to book:

  • Rydges Southbank – Two Minute Walk to 34BEMS - Queen Room $269.00 AUD
  • Hotel George Williams – 22 Minute Walk to 34BEMS - Petite Double $130.00 AUD
  • Oaks Festival Towers – 22 Minute Walk to 34BEMS:
  • One Bedroom Apartment $188.00 AUD
  • Two Bedroom Apartment $248.00 AUD  
  • Edmondstone Motel – 5 Minute Walk to 3BEMS - Standard Motel Room $129.00 AUD
  • Sofitel Brisbane – 15 Minute Walk to 34BEMs - Standard Room $240.00 AUD  

Registered delegates will receive detailed information shortly to assist with getting to their hotel from the airport and a range of other Frequently Asked Questions.  We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane.