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Awards – Call for Nominations 2014

IFMBE Awards Committee
Chair: James GOH
Co-Chairman: Ratko MAGJAREVIĆ
Members: Akos JOBBAGY, Susana LLANUSA, Monique FRIZE, Depei LIU, Murat FIRAT, Arthur MAK

Introduction

The IFMBE maintains an awards program to recognize every three years on the occasion of the World Congress individuals for their contributions to Biomedical Engineering. There are currently two awards: (1) the Zworykin Award, named after the IFMBE Founder President Professor V. K. Zworykin; (2) the Otto Schmitt Award. The selection of awardees is made by the IFMBE Awards Committee. There will be a new award that will be given out during WC2015 in Toronto, that is the IFMBE John A. Hopps Distinguished Service Award.

In addition to its own awards program, IFMBE also participates in the IUPESM awards program. IUPESM honors individuals with its IUPESM Awards of Merit which recognize every three years a Medical Physicist and a Biomedical Engineer who have established distinguished careers in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, respectively. The IFMBE Awards Committee acts as IFMBE Sub-committee to the IUPESM Awards Committee and is responsible for the selection of the Biomedical Engineer to be awarded.

Call for Nominations

1.      Otto Schmitt Award

The Otto Schmitt Award is given to a Biomedical Engineer for exceptional contributions to the advancement of the field of medical and biological engineering. The criteria for nominations include leadership and seminal contributions to medical and biological engineering. The awardee will receive prize money of 2500 euros as well as travel funds to attend the World Congress 2015 in Toronto where the award will be presented. The awardee will be required to make a scientific presentation in the area of the awardee’s expertise at the World Congress.

Nominations may be made by IFMBE entities, affiliated member societies, or any individual member of the constituent societies. Nominees must be members of an IFMBE affiliated organization. A Curriculum Vitae is to be submitted together with a half-page biography, a photo, and a one-page write-up on the significant contributions made in relation to the criteria stated above.

2.      Vladimir K. Zworykin Award

The Vladimir K. Zworykin Award is given to a Biomedical Engineer for outstanding research contributions in the field of medical and biological engineering. The criteria for nominations include innovation and outstanding research contributions to medical and biological engineering. The awardee will receive prize money of 2500 euros as well as travel funds to attend the World Congress 2015 in Toronto where the award will be presented. The awardee will be required to make a scientific presentation in the area of the awardee’s expertise at the World Congress.

Nominations may be made by IFMBE entities, affiliated member societies, or any individual member of the constituent societies. Nominees must be members of an IFMBE affiliated organization. A Curriculum Vitae is to be submitted together with a half-page biography, a photo, and a one-page write-up on the significant contributions made in relation to the criteria stated above.

3.      John A. Hopps Distinguished Service Award

The John A. Hopps Distinguished Service Award winner is given to a Biomedical Engineer who has made significant contributions to the professional, technical, promotional, educational and/or scientific activities of the IFMBE, or of a regional organization of societies affiliated to the IFMBE. The awardee will receive prize money of 2500 euros as well as travel funds to attend the World Congress 2015 in Toronto where the award will be presented. The awardee will be required to make a presentation on the awardee’s contributions to IFMBE and BME at the World Congress.

Nominations may be made by IFMBE entities, affiliated member societies, or a group of at least five distinguished IFMBE members. Nominees must be members of an IFMBE affiliated organization. A Curriculum Vitae is to be submitted together with a half-page biography, a photo, and a one-page write-up on the significant contributions made in relation to the criteria stated above.

4.      IUPESM Awards of Merit

The IUPESM Awards of Merit (Biomedical Engineering) is given to a Biomedical Engineer who has made significant impact in the science and scientific practice of Biomedical Engineering. The awardee would have participated meritoriously in national and international organizations for Biomedical Engineering and have significantly influenced the development of the profession of Biomedical Engineering.

The awardee will receive prize money of 2500 euros as well as travel funds to attend the World Congress 2015 in Toronto where the award will be presented. The awardee will be required to make a presentation on the awardee’s scientific and professional contributions to BME at the World Congress.

Nominations may be made by IFMBE entities, affiliated member societies, or a group of at least five distinguished IFMBE members. Nominees must be members of an IFMBE affiliated organization. A Curriculum Vitae is to be submitted together with a half-page biography, a photo, and a one-page write-up on the significant contributions made in relation to the criteria stated above.

Closing Date for Nominations: 15th November 2014 extended to 31st January 2015

Submit all nominations to:

Prof James Goh, IFMBE Vice-President
Chair, IFMBE Awards Committee
Email address: biegohj@nus.edu.sg