42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in conjunction with the 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society

July 20-24, 2020, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Enabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare.

About the Conference

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is pleased to announce the 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in conjunction with the 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, to be  held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 20th – 24th, 2020. The theme of the conference is “Enabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare”. As the world’s largest international biomedical engineering conference. A broad array of scientific tracks will cover diverse topics of cutti-ng edge research and innovation in biomedical engineering, healthcare technology R&D, translational clinical research, technology transfer and entrepreneurship, and biomedical engineering education. In addition to the high-profile keynotes, the conference program will feature mini- symposia, Workshops, Special sessions, oral and poster sessions, sessions for students and young professionals, sessions for clinicians and entrepreneurs, and exhibits from vendors and universities.


Conference themes include:

  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing
  • Micro/Nano-bioengineering Cellular/Tissue Engineering & Biomaterials
  • Computational Systems, Modeling and Simulation in Medicine, Multiscale Modeling & Synthetic Biology
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems Engineering
  • Neural and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Biomedical Sensors and Wearable Systems
  • Biorobotics and Biomechanics
  • Therapeutic & Diagnostic Systems and Technologies
  • Biomedical & Health Informatics
  • Biomedical Engineering Education and Society
  • Translational Engineering for Healthcare Innovation and Commercialization

Conference Speakers

Mark Ansermino

Miriam Cremer

Rémi Quirion

Nimmi Ramanujam

Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs
Mohamad Sawan
Westlake University
Carolyn McGregor AM
Ontario Tech University
Atam Dhawan

Conference Editorial Board Chair
Riccardo Barbieri
Politecnico di Milano 

Workshop and Mini-Symposium Chair
Bruce Wheeler
UC San Diego

Exhibits Committee

Marie-Ange Janvier 
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Hassan Rivaz, Concordia University
Tobias Cibis, Friedrich-Alexander University 


Program Chair
Benoit Gosselin
Université Laval
Program Co-Chairs
Dominique Durand
Joaquin Azpiroz Leehan 
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana

Finance Chair
Emilio Sacristan
May Dongmei Wang
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University 

Publicity & Promotion Chair
Jo Ann Platt

WIE/Young Professionals
Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi
McGill University

Student Activities Chair  
Laura Gagliano
Polytechnique Montréal

Important Dates

Sessions Proposals, Mini-Symposia, Workshops, and Special Sessions
Submission deadline Nov 22, 2019
Accept/reject notification Dec 19, 2019
Final submission deadline Jan 16, 2020
Full papers
Submission deadline Jan 23, 2020
Accept/reject notification April 10, 2020
Final Submission deadline April 30, 2020
1-page papers (Research Poster Papers)
Submission deadline April 17, 2020
Accept/reject notification April 28, 2020
Final submission deadline May 3, 2020

Call for Proposals

EMBC 2020 is calling for submissions of Workshops, Special Sessions, and Mini-Symposia.  You can find more information on the following pages:

Registration Information

Full Conference registration includes:  Access to all General Sessions, Access to Exhibits, Coffee Breaks & Refreshments, Welcome reception ticket for the registered attendee, Online access to conference proceedings, plus additional conference handouts and giveaways

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