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Current EAMBES Governance and the past Executives of EAMBES.
A follow-on meeting to the Munich Round Table on Medical Technology was organized in Brussels on November 24th, 2011 by the Capital Region of Denmark (creoDK), the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Danish Research Office (DANRO) and EAMBES, with the aim of increasing research support for our field.
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In occasion of the last General Council election, the representative of IPEM -Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, David Simpson, was nominated Councillor of the Alliance and then unanimously elected Secretary General by the new Council. In the next lines we will try to discover something more about our newly elected Secretary General, his background, his ideas and goals for the future.
Well informed sources suggest that Biomedical Engineering will be amongst the focus disciplines of the European Commission’s “Working Paper for Health Research in 2013”.
In occasion of the last General Council election, Patricia Lawford, the representative of University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) was nominated Councillor of the Regulatory and Industrial Affairs of the Alliance. The following interview will reveal us some more information about Patricia, her involvement in the BME and the way she plans to contribute to the future of EAMBES.
In occasion of the campaign for the membership renewal, Marco Viceconti, President of the Alliance, makes a summary of the activities undertaken during the past year, which saw the full re-establishment of the EAMBES organisation and a dedicated Council actively involved in many strategic activities.
EAMBES is working hard to increase awareness in the European Commission and Parliament of the potential of Biomedical Engineering to address the key societal challenges that have been set, including active and healthy ageing, delivering care where needed, reducing the burden of health care systems and improving Europe’s industrial competitiveness, as well as strengthening Europe’s science base. EAMBES aims to speak with a single voice at the EU level on behalf of our community.
In occasion of the last
Council meeting, the Councillor for Academic Affairs, Maria Siebes
presented a proposal to activate the Division of Fellows, an essential
component of the EAMBES Statute that was never initiated.In occasion of the last Council meeting, the Councillor for Academic Affairs, Maria Siebes presented a proposal to activate the Division of Fellows, an essential component of the EAMBES Statute that was never initiated.
During the recent General Council meeting, it was decided that the future PAWG conference calls will be open to the delegates of the member organisations who wish to be closely involved in the Policy Affairs initiatives. PAWG activities are growing and bearing fruit, with EAMBES increasing the visibility of Biomedical Engineering through diverse channels within the European Union and Commission.
The Call for Nomination officially opened on the 1st of October 2011 and will last to the end of the month. Anyone who wishes to participate to the electoral round can send their candidature to the EAMBES Manager.
The second annual meeting of the General Council of EAMBES took place in Budapest during the 5th European IFMBE Conference. The meeting was very productive and effective: the collaborative and dynamic atmosphere confirmed once again that the Alliance has returned with energy and strategic vision!