As Technical Programme Committee (TPC) co-chairs, we would like to warmly thank all members of the bioelectromagnetic community who contributed to BioEM2020. Unfortunately, as you all have been impacted in your lives by this unprecedented pandemic outbreak, our annual meeting had to be canceled due to the circumstances, in spite of the fact that all special sessions were already organized and abstract review process was completed.
The TPC received high-level proposals for plenaries, tutorials, and workshops and we would like to thank both the organizers and speakers of the special sessions for their enthusiastic involvement and contributions. We are confident that this work is not lost, and we hope to see you at BioEM2021 in Honolulu Hawaii next year!
We are also tremendously thankful to all the authors for their high-quality contributions, as well as to the reviewers whose involvement is always instrumental and who were particularly active with in total 1145 reviews completed this year. In order to make best use of all these contributions, the TPC is working on preparing an abstract collection book, which will include all accepted abstracts intended to be presented at BioEM2020. This will offer an updated snapshot of the recent advances and ongoing research in the field of bioelectromagnetics. It will be posted on BioEM2020 website in coming months.
With kind regards,
BioEM 2020 Technical Programme Committee co-chairs
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), it is a pleasure to invite you to attend the annual joint meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA), BioEM 2020, in Oxford, United Kingdom, 21-26 June 2020.
BioEM is the world’s largest and most highly recognised bioelectromagnetics conference attracting academic and industrial participants at all career stages from all over the world. It is a great forum for the exchange of scientific achievements, demonstrating state-of-the-art technology, identifying gaps in science and establishing and strengthening professional networks.
With 2020, we mark the beginning of a new decade for development and deployment of new technologies and applications utilizing electromagnetic fields (EMF). The roll-out of 5G cellular technologies promises to offer a host of new services and applications to benefit society, as will many other emerging telecommunication and medical technologies. New understanding of the interaction mechanisms between EMF and biological materials from nanoscale to the whole human body will evolve to form the basis for future technologies and shape future research.
The five-day program of BioEM 2020 will feature invited plenary talks by world-renowned scientists in the field of bioelectromagnetics, a variety of special sessions and panel discussions aligned to the most pressing issues in the field. The program also contains a variety of technical sessions, poster sessions and social functions.
Special attention will be paid to student contributions as these are the bioelectromagnetics community’s future scientists. Students from around the world will have the opportunity to present their work in oral and poster sessions, developing their presentation skills, participating in student competitions and networking with other members of the community.
In addition to scientific activities, BioEM 2020 will be your opportunity to visit the historic city of Oxford, which is home to Oxford University, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty to do in Oxford, from visiting the historic Ashmolean Museum to the workplace of Charles Darwin the most famous biologist of all time at the Oxford Natural History Museum. Alternatively enjoy the modern culture with a drink, a meal and taking in a show at the Playhouse or shopping till you drop, Oxford has it all!
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Oxford in June 2020!
LOC Co-Chairs, 2020.