The International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) is primarily a federation of national and transnational societies. These professional organizations represent interests in medical and biological engineering. The IFMBE is also a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO), where we are uniquely positioned to influence the delivery of health care to the world through Biomedical and Clinical Engineering.
The IFMBE’s objectives are scientific and technological as well as educational and literary. Within the field of medical, biological and clinical engineering IFMBE’s aims are to encourage research and application of knowledge, and to disseminate information and promote collaboration. The ways in which we disseminate information include: organizing World Congresses and Regional Conferences, publishing our flagship journal Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (MBEC), our web-based newsletter – IFMBE News, our Congress and Conference Proceedings, and books. The ways in which we promote collaborations is through networking programs, workshops and partnerships with other professional groups, e.g., Engineering World Health.
The IFMBE joins the International Organization for Medical Physicists (IOMP) in a Union called the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM). These organizations coordinate the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering every three years. The next World Congress will be held in Toronto, Canada in late spring 2015.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
At the World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics 2015 in Toronto, Canada, IFMBE will be giving out the following AWARDS:
1. Otto Schmitt Award
The Award is given to a Biomedical Engineer for exceptional leadership and seminal contributions to the advancement of medical and biological engineering.
2. Vladimir K. Zworykin Award
The Award is given to a Biomedical Engineer for outstanding and innovative research contributions in the field of medical and biological engineering.
3. John A. Hopps Distinguished Service Award
The Award is given to a Biomedical Engineer who has made significant contributions to the professional, technical, promotional, educational and/or scientific activities of the IFMBE.
4. IUPESM Awards of Merit
The Award is given to an outstanding Biomedical Engineer who has participated meritoriously in national & international organizations, and has significantly influenced the development of the professions of Biomedical Engineering.
This is a CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for all the awards mentioned above, for more details “CLICK HERE”
Closing date for nomination: 15th November 2014
CALL FOR IFMBE/IAMBE Early Career Award
The new IFMBE/IAMBE Early Career Award (ECA) highlights the commitment of the IFMBE to support and encourage promising young researchers at an early stage in their career. The Award consists of a certificate and a monetary award. Awards are given at each IFMBE World Congress to one individual from each of the following four geographic regions: North America, Central & South America, Europe & Africa, Asia-Pacific. Particular emphasis is given to countries with a low economic background, and to geographical diversity.
Deadline: 31 December 2014