: Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations | IUPESM Administrative Council (2018-2021)

The IUPESM Nominating Committee invites affiliated societies to propose candidates for potential election to the Administrative Council. The election will take place during the IUPESM WC2018 in Prague.

Please provide:

(i) A short curriculum vitae showing achievements in career, fund raising experience and participation in charitable organisations or similar types of activities.
(ii) The candidate’s written signature showing willingness to serve.
(iii) The proposer’s signature attesting the candidate’s qualifications.

The positions to be filled in the IUPESM Administrative Council are:

• IUPESM Secretary General
• IUPESM Treasurer
• Four Ordinary Council Members (two each from IFMBE and IOMP)

In determining the final nominees, efforts will be taken to ensure that there is a regional representation.

Please note that the nomination of candidates must be submitted three months before WC2018 (i.e. 3 March 2018) to the Chair of the Nominating Committee, with a copy to the Secretary General of IUPESM.

Prof Ratko Magjarevic
Chair, Nominating Committee, IUPESM
Ratko.Magjarevic@fer.hr

Dr Howell Round
IUPESM Secretary General
secgeniupesm@gmail.com

Call for Nominations – Laura Bassi Award

Laura Bassi Award for Outstanding Female Researcher in Medical and Biological Engineering

The Laura Bassi award is presented by IFMBE every three years at the World Congress. The Laura Bassi award will be given to a senior female 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 3,000 euros 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. Confirmed nominees will submit a Curriculum Vitae that includes a brief (half-page maximum) biography and a photo. Nominators will provide a maximum one-page write-up on the significant contributions of the nominee made in conformance with the criteria stated above.

>> Send  nomination to Laura Poole-Warren: l.poolewarren@unsw.edu.au, with a copy to webadmin@ifmbe.org

 

The Committee will consider the nominations and call for a full application from selected nominees and their nominator/s.

Shortlisted nominees will be notified and requested to provide a detailed application (full CV, a photograph and a one page description of the significance of their contributions) (Deadline March 21, 2015).

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Laura Maria Caterina Bassi (1711-1778) was a prodigy. She was interested in science and philosophy at the tender age of five. Laura was tutored by a cousin until age 13, and then by a professor at University of Bologna (Dr. Tacconi) to learn the more advanced science and mathematics. She disputed on science and philosophy subjects in her home with several members of the Academy of Science of Bologna and some eminent men such as Cardinal Lambertini (the future Pope Benedict XIV). On April 17, 1732, Laura defended 49 theses at the University of Bologna, for which she was awarded a doctorate in philosophy on May 12 in the same year. Several of the theses were on physics and other science topics. In March 1732, she had been invited to become a member of the Academy of Science of Bologna. On June 27, 1732, Laura defended another 12 theses; the plan was to encourage the university to award a Lectureship to Laura Bassi. Laura was appointed as a Lecturer on October 29, 1732, the day she turned 21 years old, with a salary equivalent to that of her male colleagues. She appears to have been the first woman professor in science in the world.

Laura was drawn by the philosophy of Newton and introduced this and calculus in her courses, while most men involved in science at the time still focused on Descartes and Galen. Laura Bassi made the transition from the old science to the new and introduced this to Italy. She taught classes on experimental physics for 30 years. This complemented well the theoretical courses taught by the University. Laura Bassi presented original research at the Academy every year between 1745 and 1778, the year she died. Laura was awarded the Chair in Physics in 1776, two years before her death. Although most of the awards bestowed upon her were meant to be honorary, Laura’s strategies succeeded to turn all into real positions.

Source: Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe: The extraordinary life and role of Italy’s pioneering female professor. M. Frize, Springer, 2013.

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Call for Nominations – Chair of IFMBE Council of Societies

IFMBE is now seeking nominations for  the Chair of IFMBE Council of Societies (CoS), for the 2015-2018 term.

The term of office for the present Chair of IFMBE CoS (Dr. Andrel C. Linnenbank) will expire at the World Congress 2015 after serving for one term (2012-2015 term). It is to be noted that the IFMBE Council of Societies Chair holds a seat in the IFMBE Administrative Council.

Each Society may appoint any of its delegates interested in becoming IFMBE Council of Societies Chair to become candidates for election. In order for a Society to nominate a candidate, the society must be in good standing with the annual membership dues payment to IFMBE. It is expected that the society contacts the nominated candidate to confirm their willingness to serve as IFMBE CoS Chair.

Each candidate must submit a signed document including a photograph, a brief biography (not to exceed 200 words), and a position statement (not to exceed 200 words) of potential actions and contributions to IFMBE Council of Societies if elected. It is to be noted that the present Chair of the Council of Societies may also express his interest to continue in the Chair’s position for one more term. A self-nomination or nomination by a Constituent Society along with supporting documents as stated are to be submitted.

The deadline for submission of documents for nomination for the position of Chair of CoS is March 22, 2015. Upon receipt of the documents pertaining to the nomination of Chair of the Council of Societies, they will be forwarded to the IFMBE Nomination Committee for review and approval.

Based on the approval by the Nomination Committee, we will announce to the IFMBE Constituent Societies the names of the nominated candidates with individual biography and position statement for election. The election process will be conducted during the General Assembly at the World Congress 2015 in Toronto.
>> Download Nomination Form

Closing date: 22 March 2015
Send completed form to: webadmin@ifmbe.org with a copy to ifmbe@yahoo.com

Call for Nominations – Honorary Life Members

IFMBE is now seeking nomniations for Honorary Life Members.

To nominate an individual, please complete the enclosed Nomination Form. Provide sufficient detail for the committee to make an informed decision. Use additional pages if necessary.

Please be reminded that the nomination process must be confidential. You are not to inform the individual you are nominating so as to prevent embarrassment in the event that he or she is not elected.

>> Download Nomination Form

Closing date: 31 January 2015
Send completed form to: webadmin@ifmbe.org with a copy to ifmbe@yahoo.com

Call for Nominations – IFMBE Officers, AC Members & Division Members

IFMBE is now seeking nominations for:

(A) IFMBE Officers’ positions, namely, President-Elect, Secretary-General, and Treasurer, for the 2015-2018 term

(B) Two (02) Administrative Council (AC) Members to serve two successive terms (2015-2018 and 2018-2021)

The term of office in the AC for Prof. Olof Lindahl and Prof. Luis Kun will expire at the World Congress 2015 as they have served two terms: 2009-2012 and 2012-2015; while Prof. Maria Siebes and Prof. Mario F. Secca will continue for another term from 2015-2018

(C) Six (06) Division Members to serve for two successive terms (2015-2018 and 2018-2021); consisting of three (3) members for the Clinical Engineering Division (CED) and three (3) members for the Healthcare Technology Assessment Division (HTAD)

The following members will continue their term till 2018:
CED – Prof. Saide Calil (Chair), Prof. Ernesto Iadanza, Prof. Ewa Zalewska, and Prof. Tony Easty
HTAD – Prof. Nicolas Pallikarakis (Chair), Prof. Patricia Trbovich, Prof. Leandro Pecchia, and Prof. Mladen Poluta

 

NOMINATION PROCESS

Each Society may nominate any of its delegates interested in becoming IFMBE AC Members, Officers, or Division (CED or HTAD) Members.

In order for a Society to nominate a candidate, the society must be in good standing with the annual membership dues payment to IFMBE. It is expected that the society contacts the nominated candidate to confirm their willingness to serve in the proposed position. Each candidate must complete the nomination form and submit it via email to webadmin@ifmbe.org with a copy to ifmbe@yahoo.com no later than 22nd December 2014.

Once the candidate has met these criteria, the candidate’s information will be passed on to the IFMBE Nomination Committee for review and approval.

The list of nominees will be announced upon approval. The election process will be conducted during the General Assembly at the World Congress 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

>> Download Nomination Form

Deadline for submission: extended to 15 January 2015
Send completed form to: webadmin@ifmbe.org with a copy to ifmbe@yahoo.com

Awards – Call for Nominations (Closing deadline extended to: 31 Jan 2015)

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.

The Call for Nominations for the following awards are now opened!

1. Otto Schmitt Award
2. Vladimir K. Zworykin Award
3. John A. Hopps Distinguished Service Award
4. IUPESM Awards of Merit

>> more details 

Closing Date for Nominations: extended to 31 January 2015

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

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

Call for Editor – MBEC

The Federation Journal Committee of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) is calling for nominations for the position of Editor of the Federation’s flagship publication, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (MBEC). It is a leading international journal in biomedical engineering, and covers the entire spectrum of biomedical and biological engineering. It presents exciting and vital experimental and theoretical developments in biomedical science and technology, and reports on advances in computer-based methodologies in these multidisciplinary subjects. The journal also incorporates new and evolving technologies including cellular engineering and molecular imaging. MBEC publishes original research articles as well as reviews, technical notes and rapid communications.

This appointment is to replace the current editor, Jos Spaan, and will commence on January 1, 2013, and last for three years, which may be renewable. The Editor should have a broad understanding of biomedical engineering. The successful candidate will need to be responsive, able to make timely decisions, and be firm when necessary. They should have proven standing in the international research community, a solid publication list and a good citation score.

Confidential nominations should be made to the Federation Journal Committee through the IFMBE Office in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and covering letter. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2012. Please send the CV and covering letter by email to: webadmin@ifmbe.org

The duties of the Editor are to:

  • Manage and oversee the editorial team during the peer-review process; resolving conflicts with authors and reviewers as needed.
  • Edit the material to a level acceptable for MBEC and forward material to our Publisher, Springer, in accordance with an established publication schedule.
  • Make editorial decisions to ensure that MBEC is publishing high quality, relevant content that is in compliance with accepted editorial standards.
  • Decide on the contents for each issue.
  • Recruit new authors and reviewers for MBEC.
  • Meet with and report at least annually to the Federation Journal Committee, IFMBE Administrative Council and the Publication and Publicity Committee.

If you would like to inquire about the job description or remuneration for editorial support, or would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

David Holder, MA, MA, PhD, F Inst P, FRCP
Chair, Federation Journal Committee
Professor of Biophysics and Clinical Neurophysiology,
Department of Medical Physics,
Malet Place Engineering Building,
University College London,
Gower Street,
London WC1E 6BT, UK
d.holder@ucl.ac.uk

Or the current Editor-in-Chief, Prof Jos Spaan at j.a.spaan@amc.uva.nl

2012 Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for IFMBE Officers and AC Members

(Closed: 20 February 2012)

At the World Congress in Beijing, China in May 2012, elections will be held to fill several IFMBE leadership positions, including President-Elect, Secretary-General, Treasurer and 4 Administrative Committee members.

Each member Society is entitled to nominate candidates for the election. These nominations are given to the Nominating Committee who will select from the list of individuals nominated by their societies and prepare the slate to be included on the ballot at the General Assembly.

In selecting nominees, please be sure that they are willing to serve and that they are aware that the Administrative Council meets at least once a year in conjunction with an IFMBE sponsored conference. The IFMBE funds the costs of accommodation/ meals for the evening prior to the AC meeting and for the two days of the AC meeting. It is expected that Administrative Council members will fund their own travel. Upon application to the IFMBE Treasurer, limited funds are available.

In order that an informed decision can be made by the General Assembly when voting, please provide the requested information below for your nominations:

1. NOMINATION BY NATIONAL/TRANSNATIONAL SOCIETY – For your society, signed by you, giving the names of the people your Society would like to nominate for the various positions.

2. NOMINEE INFORMATION (please complete one form for each nominee) – To be completed with the required information about your society’s nominees and signed by the nominees expressing their willingness to serve should they be placed on the ballot and elected.

To view

Please send all completed forms to webadmin@ifmbe.org no later than 20 February 2012.


IFMBE and IUPESM AWARDS – 2012

(Closed June 30, 2011)

The IFMBE Otto Schmitt Award and the Vladimir K. Zworykin Award will be presented on the occasion of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering to be held in May 2012 in Beijing, China. The IFMBE Awards Committee is responsible for the selection of two awardees to be honored. The IFMBE Otto Schmitt Award recognizes a Biomedical Engineer for exceptional contributions to the advancement of the field of medical and biological engineering while the Vladimir K. Zworykin Award recognizes a Biomedical Engineer for outstanding research contributions in the field of medical and biological engineering.

In addition, IUPESM Awards of Merit will be presented to a recognized Medical Physicist and a Biomedical Engineer who have established distinguished careers in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, respectively. IFMBE is, through its Awards Committee, responsible for the selection of the Biomedical Engineer to be awarded.

In order to submit a nomination, please send a Curriculum Vitae together with a proposal pointing out in detail nominee’s contributions with special attention to the established criteria (IFMBE Policies and Procedures, Section 4 Awards and Recognition).

The nominations should be sent by 30 June 2011 to the Chairman of the IFMBE Awards Committee, Prof. Dr. Sc. Ratko Magjarevic at ratko.magjarevic@fer.hr

 


IFMBE Honorary Life Members Election 2012

(Closed July 15, 2011)

To nominate an individual, please complete the enclosed Nomination Form. Provide sufficient detail for the committee to make an informed decision. Use additional pages if necessary.

The form should be emailed to Prof James Goh, IFMBE Secretary-General at ifmbe@inmeetpro.com.sg by July 15, 2011.

Please be reminded that the nomination process must be confidential. You are not to inform the individual you are nominating so as to prevent embarrassment in the event that he or she is not elected.

CED – Call for Nominations 2012

CED Call For Nomination (Closed: 20 February 2012)

The term for several of Officers (Five Board members) to the Clinical Engineering Division (CED) are ending and we are hereby inviting nominations for these open positions. The elected candidates will serve on the Board for a term of six years.

Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited from now until Monday, 20 February 2012.  Completed forms (scroll down the page for the 2 forms) should be submitted to the attention of the Election Committee Chairman – Yadin David at: David@BiomedEng.com. Please insert in the Reference line: CED Board member nomination.

The activities of the Board and responsibilities of Board members are described at the CED website: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/CEDGlobal/.

In addition, CED activities are reported at the IFMBE quarterly Newsletter under the CED column available at the website: http://ifmbe.org/ifmbe-news/.

The CED Election committee is seeking to receive nomination of candidates who:

  1. Are engaged in and hold expertise in the clinical engineering field.
  2. Are not presently serving as CED Board member.
  3. Expressed their willingness to serve and promote the CED mission.
  4. Are able to commit to an average of 5 hours/month for CED projects and to participation in on-line virtual meetings of 1 hour each quarter.
  5. Are team players who are interested to collaborate and promote global clinical engineering issues, and
  6. Are well networked with peers in their region.

The slate of candidates will be presented to the CED Board for balloting and the results of the election will be announced early 2012. Please note that in order to have, as much as possible, global representation on the CED Board – duplication of representative from same country will need to be justified.

 

Download:

CED Nomination Form

CED Nominee Form

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