Upcoming Annual Meeting in Greece

Authored by: Meike Mevissen

Published on: Feb 03, 2013


As co-chairs of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), we encourage you to come to the BioEM2013, the joint meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA). This year’s meeting will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece from June 10-14, 2013.

The venue of the conference is the modern Conference Center at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall designed by the famous Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. This venue is a masterpiece of modern architecture.

The meeting aims at presenting and advancing high quality research in basic and applied aspects of bioelectromagnetics to address the health concerns, regulations and medical applications associated with EMF. 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. BioEM2013 will feature five invited plenary talks / tutorials / Topic in Focus by world-renowned scientists, three workshops, a variety of special sessions and panel discussions and a Hot Topic session.   As usual, there will also be technical sessions, poster sessions, and social functions.

Plenary session I is dedicated to therapeutic applications featuring gene electrotransfer, electrochemotherapy and amplitude-modulated electromagnetic fields aiming at cancer treatment. Workshop 1 will cover “Clinical advances in cancer therapy using electromagnetic fields". Tutorial I will be about ‘Systems Biology related to EMF Exposure. The third plenary session addresses ‘Neuromodulation’. Workshop 2 will focus on the latest studies of the effects of mobile phone use and RF absorption in heads of children and adults.
Tutorial 2 focusses on ‘Cell Signalling and Genomic Stability’ in response to EMF.

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.

Thessaloniki is a city with a history of more than 2300 years and has been the financial, cultural and cosmopolitan center of the Balkans for centuries. It will surely offer you the opportunity to combine a fruitful scientific meeting with a pleasant time. Thessaloniki is the destination for thousands of tourists from around the world every year.
Moreover, it offers the ideal departure point for excursions to Olympus (Mount of the Gods), to Athos (the Byzantine city of Orthodox monasteries), to Vergina (hosting the gold and tombs of the Macedonian kings, including that of Alexander the Great's father), or simply to the peninsula of Chalkidiki, where one can enjoy the unforgettable scenery and the clear sea waters.

Make plans now to attend this important joint meeting. Additional details about lodging options can be found on the conference website:

We are looking forward to meeting you in Thessaloniki.

On behalf of the TPC and LOC
Meike Mevissen
Carmela Marino
Theodoros Samaras