43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

New Dates: October 31 – November 4, 2021, Virtual

Changing Global Healthcare in the Twenty-first Century

EMBC 21 Going Virtual

The global impacts of COVID-19 continue to present restrictions on travel for many individuals planning to attend EMBC 2021 in Guadalajara, Mexico  With this, the EMBC 2021 Organizing Committee has made the decision to go fully virtual.  We are now focusing on creating a virtual experience that will be beneficial to all participants.  In the meantime, please check out the new extended submission dates that have been taken into consideration to accommodate this change in format.

About the Conference

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is pleased to announce the 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society to be virtually, October 31-November 4, 2021 . The theme of the conference is “Changing Global Health Care in the Twenty-First Century”. As the world’s largest international biomedical engineering conference. A broad array of scientific tracks will cover diverse topics of cutting 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.

Important Dates

Sessions Proposals, Mini-Symposia, Workshops, and Special Sessions
Submission OpensJuly 27, 2020
Submission deadlineJan 15, 2021
Accept/reject notify Feb 25, 2021
Final submission deadline Mar 12, 2021

Full papers
Submission OpensJuly 27, 2020
Submission deadline May 3, 2021 (final extension)
Accept/reject notifyJuly 16, 2021
Final Submission deadline July 30, 2021

1-page papers (Research Poster Papers)
Submission OpensJuly 27, 2020
Submission deadline July 23, 2021
Accept/reject notify Aug 9, 2021
Final submission deadlineAug 16, 2021

All deadlines are 11:59pm USA ( Pacific Coast Time)

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

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair: Emilio Sacristan, UAM | CI3M
Program Chair: Joaquin Azpiroz, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-CI3M
Program Co-Chair:  Roberto Lavarello, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
President CORAL (Latin American Conference on BME): Elliot Vernet
Conference EIC: Riccardo Barbieri, Politecnico di Milano
SOMIB EIC:  Cesar Gonzalez,  Instituto Politécnico Nacional 
Diversity & Student Activities Chair:  Carolyn McGregor AM, Ontario Tech University
Diversity & Student Activities Co-Chair:  Fabiola Martinez, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
Finance Chair
: Christopher James, University of Warwick

Local Activities Committee
Eduardo Méndez, U. de Guadalajara
Aldo Mejía, U. Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Bersaín Reyes, U. Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Guadalupe Dorantes, U. Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Alejandro Garcia-Gonzalez, Tecnologico de Monterrey

Theme Contributors

Registration Information

Watch this space for registration information

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