World Congress 2012 on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Dear colleagues,

It is our great honor to invite you to participate in the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in Beijing, China from May 26 to 31, 2012. This is a triennial congress of the International Union of Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM), which is the peak organisation for the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) and the International Organisation for Medical Physics (IOMP).

Promoting Human Health is an everlasting and dynamic topic that is driven by the change of disease spectrum, economic and social development and personalized health management. The progress on medical physics and biomedical engineering provided a powerful backup to realization of personalized medicine and translational medicine based on trans-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaboration as well as information sharing. The triennial World Congress may function as a platform for these activities

During the World Congress 2012, the participants will share the latest information on global health challenges, advanced technologies and innovative applications. It will be a window to show participants the up-to-date picture of research, education development and industrial contribution in the field of medical physics and biomedical engineering. Beijing has hundreds year history as the capital of China and is the key city with academic and economic functions. She is also a hub of international/domestic traffic communication. I am sure that you may have a wonderful experience of visiting this city during the Congress.

We look forward to meeting you in Beijing, 2012.
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Signals And Signaling Mechanisms In The Central Nervous System
Erwin Neher, PhD
1991 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
Professor of Membrane Biophysics
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Göttingen, Germany>>click for more

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Global perspectives of health technologies

Adriana Velazquez Berumen
Responsible Officer, Collaborating Centre for Diagnostic Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
WHO, USA >>click for more



Recent Developments in Photon and Light Ion Therapy
Anders Brahme, PhD
Professor of Medical Radiophysics
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden >>click for more



Biochip Enabled Clinical Translational Medicine

Jing Cheng, PhD
Cheung Kong Professor, Tsinghua University School of Medicine
Director, National Engineering Research Center for Beijing Biochip Technology
Member, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China >>click for more



Safety and Quality Assessment of Medical Technologies

William R. Hendee, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Editor, Medical Physics, USA >>click for more



Caloric Restriction and Cardiovascular Protection

Depei Liu, PhD
Professor of Medical Molecular Biology
President, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
President, Peking Union Medical College, China >>click for more




THEME KEYNOTE SPEAKER


TBD

Yubo Fan, PhD
Professor of Biomechanics
Director, Key Laboratory for Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Ministry of Education
Dean, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering
Beihang University, Beijing
President, Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering >>click for more



State of Art, Next Generation Radiation Therapy Treatment Unit - Three Cross Firing Beam (TCFB) X(γ) Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Unit

Prof. Yimin Hu
Department of Radiation Oncology
Cancer Institute & Hospital, CAMS
Beijing, China
President, Chinese Society of Medical Physics >>click for more



Computational Physiology and the VPH/Physiome Project

Peter Hunter, FRS
Professor of Engineering Science
Director, Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland
New Zealand >>click for more



A Medical Physicist’s Role in Radiation Therapy of Cancer

C-M Charlie Ma, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Radiation Oncology
Director, Radiation Physics
Fox Chase Cancer Center, USA >>click for more



Clinical Implementation of Advanced technology in radiotherapy

Ben Mijnheer, PhD
Professor of Medical Physics
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Professor, Medical Technology in Oncology
Inholland University of Professional Training, Netherlands >>click for more



Uncertainties When Predicting the Dose Delivered to Proton Therapy Patients

Harald Paganetti, PhD
Director of Physics Research
Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School
USA >>click for more



TBD

Xiaochuan Pan, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Professor of Radiation and Cellular Oncology
Committee on Medical Physics, and the College
Comprehensive Cancer Center
The University of Chicago, USA >>click for more



Pushing the Limits of Positron Emission Tomography

Jinyi Qi, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California – Davis, USA >>click for more



Biomagnetism--Past, Present and Future--

Shoogo Ueno, PhD
Professor, Kyushu University
Dean, Faculty of Medical Technology, Teikyo University
Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo, Japan >>click for more


Lessons from Modeling the Neural Circuitry of the Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus

Herbert F. Voigt, PhD
Professor of biomedical engineering
Boston University, USA
President, International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering >>click for more


Can We Forward Engineer a Living Brain? Advances Neural Culture Technology

Bruce Wheeler, PhD
Bruce Wheeler, PhD Professor and Acting Chair
J. Crayton Pruitt Family
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Florida, USA >>click for more



Physical / Molecular Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer

Lisa X. Xu, PhD
Distinguished Professor in Biomedical Engineering
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China >>click for more


26 May - 31 May 2012
beijing
China
meeting website