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IEEE EMB Greece chapter
The IEEE EMB Greece chapter is part of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), which in turn is part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The chapter and society's field of interest is the application of concepts from the physical and engineering sciences to the fields of medicine and biology. EMBS and chapter members are not necessarily electrical engineers, but come from a variety of backgrounds including computer science, medicine, bioengineering and biomedical engineering.

The Chapter is currently chaired by Prof. Dimitrios I. Fotiadis from the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina.

Objectives of the IEEE EMB Greece Chapter
  • To encourage the development, dissemination, integration, and utilization of knowledge in biomedical engineering and other allied fields among students, faculty, and industry in Greece.
  • To expose biomedical engineering students to non-technical issues that they may encounter in the workforce as professional biomedical engineers.
  • To act as a link between biomedical engineering students and biomedical engineering faculty and industry.
  • To attract industry involvement in chapter activities, by providing a forum for the members to meet others who share their interests, as well as network with professionals in academia and industry, both formally and informally.
  • To provide chapter members with up-to-date information about new developments and improvements in biomedical engineering and other allied fields, consistently; therefore, giving them a competitive edge over their peers in the job market.
  • To provide support to Student events at EMBS conferences. EMBS hosts a number of conferences each year, including its annual meeting which covers a broad spectrum of topics, as well as special topic conferences on subjects such as neural engineering and information technology. The IEEE EMB Greece Chapter will support students' events during these meetings and conferences.
  • To provide support to EMBS summer schools. EMBS hosts four summer schools, providing a great opportunity to learn about topics in biomedical engineering from world experts. Each summer school lasts for one week, bringing together undergraduate students, postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and attendees from industry and academia.
  • To support students' projects. The IEEE EMB Greece chapter will support students in project ideas, including the creation of a network of biomedical engineering students at nearby universities, or an online journal for students.
  • To provide high quality lectures with the use of the Distinguished Lecturers Program. Through the Distinguished Lecturers Program, the chapter can invite a world-renowned speaker to give a talk at their own university, with financial support from EMBS. EMBS Distinguished Lecturers are all recognized experts in their fields, and known to be wonderful presenters.