It is with great pleasure that I can announce the 8th Dutch Conference for Biomedical Engineering (https://www.bme2021.nl/), to be held on January 28 and 29, 2021. This time we will not meet in Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee; the 8th edition will be virtual and divided over two afternoons.
This conference provides you the one and only opportunity to meet with a wide diversity of other scientists in the Netherlands working in the field. You are invited to present your latest work (which might already have been presented before at another conference), to give an overview of recent developments in the Dutch Biomedical community. The goal of the conference in 2021 is to get updated on the progress in the Dutch biomedical engineering community and to discuss new (funding) opportunities within the Netherlands to initiate new research. PhD students are especially encouraged to submit their work, or even their plans. Also in this virtual edition we will provide ample opportunities for oral and poster presentations. For PhD students it is an opportunity to start building their own network with peer PhD students at other universities.
We will organize sessions covering the broad field of biomedical engineering, e.g. in cardiovascular modelling, image acquisition and processing, surgical instruments, tissue and cell engineering, neural modelling, robotics, telemedicine, biosensors, diagnostics and stimulation, bionanotechnology, data processing and visualization (https://www.bme2021.nl/conference-topics/).
The field of Biomedical Engineering is a rapidly developing field, with many breakthroughs at the edge between medical and technical sciences. Therefore, medical scientist as well as engineering scientists are explicitly invited to this conference to discuss their latest insights and discoveries. Scientists from University Medical Centres as well as from the Technical universities will participate.
You will all understand we can’t organise our usual Snert and Stamppot dinner on the beach, the bowling competition or the beer & wine party this year. The good news is that instead of having two years in between editions, we plan the 9th edition to be held in January 2022, in real life, hoping that the Covid-19 pandemic will be over.
I hope to meet you all virtually at the 8th Dutch BME conference!
On behalf of the organization committee,