Council of Societies

The Council of Societies (CoS) serves as the main communication and feedback channel between the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) and its Constituent Societies.

The CoS members, consisting of one IFMBE General Assembly (GA) delegate from each Constituent IFMBE Society, are thus a subset of the IFMBE General Assembly (GA).

The CoS generally holds annual meetings that are less formal in procedures than the IFMBE GA. The CoS is subdivided into CoS Regional Groups, which are expected to meet independently in the respective Regions. The Regional Group Representatives are considered activators of initiatives, mainly, but not exclusively, related to their Region of the world and conveyors of information to and from the IFMBE Administrative Council (AC), in which they have a seat.

Committee Members

2025 – 2025

 

Chair

Ernesto IADANZA

Members / Regional Group Representatives

Region 1 | Asian-Pacific:
Hairong ZHENG, China

Region 2 | Europe-Africa:
Lenka LHOTSKA, Czech Republic

Region 3 | Latin-America:
Elliot VERNET, Mexican

Region 4 | North-America:
Marie-Ange JANVIER, Canada

Region 5 | Africa
Ashenafi HUSSEIN, Ethiopia,
Interim RGR

Past Committees

2018 – 2021

 

Chair

Monique FRIZE

Members / Regional Group Representatives

Region 1 | Asian-Pacific
Ichiro SAKUMA, Japan

Region 2 | Europe-Africa
Timo JÄMSÄ, Finland

Region 3 | Latin-America
Eric Laciar LEBER, Argentina

Region 4 | North-America
Marie-Ange JANVIER, Canada

2015 – 2018

 

Chair

Monique FRIZE

Past Chair

Andrel LINNENBANK

Members / Regional Group Representatives

Region 1 | Asian-Pacific
Min WANG, Hong Kong

Region 2 | Europe-Africa
Timo JÄMSÄ, Finland

Region 3 | Latin-America
Guillermo Avendaño C., Chile

Region 4 | North-America
Herbert F. Voigt, III, USA

2012 – 2015

 

Chair

Andrel LINNENBANK

Co-Chair

Martha ZEQUERA

Members / Regional Group Representatives

Region 1 | Asian-Pacific
Yubo Fan, China

Region 2 | Europe-Africa
Birgit Glasmacher, Germany

Region 3 | Latin-America
Eric Lacier Leber, Argentina

Region 4 | North-America
Monique Frize, Canada

2009-2012

 

Chair

Mário Forjaz SECCA

Members

Secretaries or Reps of Member Societies