EMBEC2020 Publications — the Proceedings and the Abstract Book


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*NEW* Announcement for EAMBES Fellows – Virtual Meeting 1 Dec, 2020 (update! Zoom link available – see below)

Published: 17 November 2020, Updated: 27 November 2020

Dear EAMBES Fellows,

As you may know, the EAMBES Fellows meeting was planned to take place during the EMBEC 2020 conference (8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference) in Portorož, Slovenia on Dec 1st. The EMBEC 2020 conference which had been postponed to 29 Nov-3 Dec 2020 has now been definitely cancelled (see announcement below).

Nevertheless, the EAMBES Fellows Election committee is happy to organize a short virtual meeting on Dec 1st, 14h-18h, to welcome and honor the newly elected Fellows.

The program can be downloaded by clicking here, and includes 9 scheduled presentations.
The link to the virtual meeting is the following: Meeting ID: 914 4135 1511, pass code: 302654

Françoise Peyrin (Election coordinator)
Karin Wårdell, Jari Hyttinen, Constantinos S. Pattichis, Giouseppe Baselli, Olof Lindahl

EMBEC 2020’s destiny sealed by Covid 19 pandemic

Published: 21 October 2020

In response to the call for scientific submissions to the 8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, to be held in Portorož, Slovenia, we received in total 183 full length papers and 198 abstract-only submissions from 1234 authors coming from 60 countries. The Proceedings of EMBEC 2020 containing the peer-reviewed and accepted papers is currently in production and will be published by Springer as part of its IFMBE Proceedings Series, as previously announced. We will also prepare and publish the Abstract Book of EMBEC 2020. It will summarize all contributions that where accepted for presentation at EMBEC 2020 after the reviewing process, including abstract-only submissions and abstracts of full length paper submissions. The Abstract Book will be available for download in electronic form. Both publications will be prepared by the scheduled time of the Conference.

However, due to Covid-19 pandemic we will unfortunately not be able to meet in person in Portorož nor online in a hybrid event that we were trying to make possible until the last moment. Finally, the Organising Committee together with IFMBE and EAMBES decided not to pursue this meeting as an online only meeting, since we all already spend too much time on-line and the real meetings with peers and colleagues have become nearly nonexistent. We hope for better times in the near future, which will allow us to meet and share our research, achievements, and ideas in person.

Once again, we would like to thank all authors and reviewers for their invested work and efforts.

Thank you for your understanding. We wish you to stay well and healthy!

EMBEC 2020 Organising Committee

We are announcing the IFMBE Young Investigator Competition Finalists

Published: 19 October 2020

We are pleased to announce the finalists of the IFMBE Young Investigator Competition, selected based on the average scores received from reviewers for submitted full-length papers of eligible competitors according to the IFMBE guidelines.The list of IFMBE Young Investigator Competition Finalists is available from the Awards page.


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Welcome Note

Come, Share, Enjoy!

Dear Colleagues!

It is a pleasure to invite you to contribute to the development of the scientific and professional programme of EMBEC 2020, the 8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference organized by the Slovenian Society for Medical and Biological Engineering. The conference of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) and European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) will be held in the Congress Centre Bernardin in Portorož, Slovenia, from 14 to 18 June, 2020 from 11 November to 3 December 2020.

We aim to present all traditional BME areas, but also to highlight new and emerging fields, such as Artificial Intelligence in Health Care, Tissue Engineering, Bioinformatics, Neurotechnology, Electroporation-based Treatments, and Technologies for Medicine and Biology, to name a few. Moreover, we will emphasize the role of education, translational research, and commercialization of new ideas.

Our aim is to make EMBEC 2020 a platform for engineers, physicists, biologists, and medical professionals to enhance our collective knowledge and scientific achievements by bridging complementary disciplines and new findings into an interactive and attractive forum.


Welcome to Slovenia in 2020!

Damijan Miklavčič
Chair of the EMBEC 2020 &
President of the Slovenian Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
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