IEEE EMBS presents

EMBS Day 2021

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) invites you to celebrate EMBS Day on March 5th, 2021. On this day, in 1952, we held our first meeting of the IRE Professional Group on Medical Electronics. What better way to commemorate this day, than to get together with your colleagues for technical discussions, presentations, or simply, an evening of networking and socializing?

Ask the EMBS President

EMBS Fireside Chat with EMBS President Metin Akay


A New Therapy for Epilepsy – Luck, Timing, and Engineering
Official Inauguration of the Biomed 360
EMB Day, Bahawalpur Region 10
IEEE EMB DAY2021, organized by IEEE UCET Student Branch, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Grand Challenges at the Interface of Engineering, Medicine & Biology

Register here.

Fireside Chat with standard developers and leaders: IEEE P2650 “Standard for Enabling Mobile Device Platforms to be used
as Pre-Screening Audiometric Systems”
Special Student Workshop on 3D Modeling and Design: Create a DNA Helix Pencil Holder in OnShape!
Celebration of EMB day: First Meeting of IEEE EMB Chapter Presidents of Panama: 12 years contributing to the advancement of biomedical engineering in Panama
Distinguished Lecturer Dr. David Grayden (2021): Brain recording and stimulation with the Stentrode

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2021 Virtual Celebration

Gatherings look at lot different in 2021, We hope you can join, and be a part of the 2021 EMBS Day Celebration! 

How can you celebrate?

You own your EMBS Day event! IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and the technologies it represents can be celebrated in more than one way. The society encourages local chapters, student branch chapters, student clubs and other groups to get together and organize their own events on/around March 5th, 2021. This is also a great opportunity for the local chapters and student chapters to co-organize events.

Events could take the shape of:

  • Virtual Technical Talk
  • Virtual Industry Visits
  • Student Presentations
  • Prototype / Technology Demonstrations
  • Webinar
  • Virtual STEM / STEAM Events
  • Or any other items that best display the creativity of our EMBS Engineers

 Also, please take a lot of pictures from your event! We plan to reward the best ones.

We are asking all to please use the #EMBSDAY21 and #EMBSFAMILY on all items share related to this event.

IEEE Resources to plan a virtual event

IEEE MGA volunteers are seeking to run virtual meetings to continue activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. We recommend WebEx for IEEE Sections and Google Meet for Chapters, Affinity Groups, Student Branches and Branch Chapters.

NEW!   Cisco has announced the WebEx Meetings Free Plan.

  • Schedule meetings that last up to 50 minutes
  • Invite up to 100 people to a meeting
  • Start instant meetings in your Personal Room
  • Record meetings
  • Share content


WebEx Meetings (Premium) supports up to 1,000 participants.

WebEx is a web conferencing tool designed for real time online meetings, webinars, training, demos, and presentations. It allows you to communicate with meeting participants using audio and video, share your computer desktop and presentations with them, make recordings of your web conferences, and more. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and mobile platforms.

To be cost effective and efficient, IEEE MGA offers WebEx service to Geographic Sections in two different ways. Sections that have a need for 3-5 online meetings a year, can request a WebEx meeting to be setup for them. IEEE MGA staff will process the request and provide WebEx session information within 3 days.


Sections that have a need for more than 5 online meetings a year can request a dedicated WebEx account by an sending email HERE.

2021 Membership Renewals

Please remember to use this opportunity to encourage your chapter and club members to renew their IEEE and EMBS membership for 2021 if they have not already done so.

Membership can be renewed HERE

EMBS Day Leadership

Carolyn McGregor
Michael Markowycz
Khanita Duangchaemkarn
Lee Yoot Khuan

A special message from 2021 EMBS President, Metin Akay

Dear IEEE EMBS Members,

Happy EMBS Day to all!!

Engineering and technological innovations over the past few decades have rapidly increased the quality and accessibility of healthcare worldwide. Since 1952, IEEE EMBS has played a key role to highlight, promote and translate these broad and cutting-edge emergent technologies into healthcare practices, subsequently positively impacting education and the quality of life globally.

Now, there is an urgent need for biomedical engineers, clinicians, and healthcare industry leaders to work together to develop novel diagnostics and treatments. As the largest international organization that unites engineers, physicians, clinicians, healthcare leaders and scientists to address global healthcare challenges, we strive for equal access to healthcare innovations and discoveries.

We, the IEEE Engineering in Biology and Medicine Society, will continue strengthening our collective capability to exchange ideas and resources as well as share, access, and manage data and disseminate the latest discoveries to solve global healthcare challenges.