October 2022


News from the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Community & Beyond


Announcement: 2022 Award Competition supported by the NIH Blueprint MedTech Program


Funding Opportunity: Up to US$500K/year for Groundbreaking NeuroTech Solutions. The Center for Innovative NeuroTech Advancement (CINTA) & NeuroTech Harbor (NTH) announce the 2022 Award Competition supported by the NIH Blueprint MedTech Program is seeking collaborative projects aimed at developing emerging neurotechnologies into commercially viable, clinically focused solutions for disorders of the nervous system.


Search for EIC: Transactions On Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering


The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is undertaking a search for Editor-In-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE).  TSNRE publishes papers focusing on novel approaches and technologies for better understanding neural systems, human movement, and the relationships between them, with a focus on assistive devices that improve life for patients, for practicing clinicians, and for everyday use.


Report Released: Engineering Response to COVID-19 


Produced in partnership with Dalberg and featuring contributions from over 40 countries, (including our very own IEEE EMB Society President Metin Akay) the landmark report identifies six major challenges faced during the pandemic where engineers made vital contributions.


Check Out Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Job Board


Have you browsed the EMB job board? Search for new opportunities in engineering in healthcare, medicine and biology or post vacancies for those seeking a new opportunity in their area or profession.


Conferences & Events


IEEE Brain Discovery Neurotechnology Workshop: Cognitive Neuroengineering for Health and Wellness


Join researchers and practitioners across academia, industry, and the clinical profession to discuss the current status of neurotechnology from both hardware and software perspectives, and their potential to address a wide range of disorders that affect brain, mind, and body.


Paper Submission is Open: IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering


Join biomedical engineers, neuroscientists, and clinicians from around the world to share research and to exchange ideas and breakthrough advances in novel engineering tools for elucidating brain function and neurotechnologies for the restoration and enhancement of impaired sensory, motor, and cognitive functions.


MNMC'22 in Hawaii: 
5-9 December 2022
Disney Aulani, Hawaii

IEEE EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference is an international forum that brings together a worldwide community of academics, industry, researchers, and scientists to discuss new applications and proposals regarding breakthroughs in micro/nanotechnology for biology & medicine.

Paper Submission Opening Soon: 
24-28 July 2023
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is pleased to announce the 45th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. In reflection of how the global pandemic highlighted fragilities in global healthcare systems and responses worldwide, the theme of the conference is “Engineering Better and More Resilient Healthcare for All."

Additional Upcoming 2023 & 2024 EMB Events will be announced soon!


Welcome New Chapters!




Detecting Ion Levels, Changes to Health

Hospital clinicians typically test for ions using invasive or rather cumbersome methods that require post-test analysis and offer a view of a patient’s ion concentrations at one moment in time. Today’s engineers and researchers, however, are devising new measurements that are simple to run, offer real-time results, and in some cases, provide continuous monitoring. One group is even using changes in ion flow—skin electrical resistance—as possible indicators of breast cancer.


Identification of Tissue Types and Gene Mutations From Histopathology Images for Advancing Colorectal Cancer Biology

IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Report on New AI Tool Details Improved Colorectal Cancer Survival Rate.The report, “Identification of Tissue Types and Gene Mutations from Histopathology Images for Advancing Colorectal Cancer Biology,” available in the IEEE Xplore® digital library, details how AI can be used to more rapidly predict mutant KRAS (Kirsten rat sarcoma) genes in cancer patients—a key step in assessing and recommending treatment options. Patients with predicted mutant KRAS genes in the study showed a higher survival rate two and a half years after diagnosis.


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