City: Berlin, Germany
The Engineering in Medicine and Biology joint German / Swiss / Austria chapter applied for holding the 41. annual international conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBC) in 2019 in Berlin. The bit was supported by the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT), the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering and the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering. The three hosting societies hold a joint meeting every three years and in 2019 this will be in Berlin, Germany. So we used the unique opportunity, which comes every 9 years to combine this major biomedical engineering conference in Europe with all three German speaking countries with the IEEE EMB society flagship conference which travels between the United States and other continents every second year. After a bid with other countries in Europe, the society Excom elected Berlin to hold this conference. The conference will take place in the Citicube convention center between 23 and 27 July 2019. The leading theme of this conference will be “Biomedical engineering ranging from wellness to intensive care medicine”. Berlin will provide an environment with strong research on biomedical engineering locally with three universities, the Technical University, Humboldt-University, and Free University of Berlin together with the medical faculty, called Charite University Hospital. The Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) a consortium of companies active in biomedical research (Healthcapital.de) and some major pharmaceutical and biomedical device companies will use this flagship conference to show their products and opportunities. In addition Berlin is a major tourist destination with many attractive sights and is welcoming all biomedical engineers from all over the world to this conference. More can be found in due time at the conference website www.embc2019.de.