IEEE EMBS presents

Letter to YP Members for EMBS Day

Dear EMBS Young Professional (YP) Members

On behalf of the EMBS YP committee, we would like to welcome you to this new year of life and experiences. To commemorate the first EMBS Day on March 5th, we want to present the new members of our committee for 2021:

Dr. Marianna Laviola
Region 8 (United Kingdom)
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MSc. Lizeth Vega Medina
Region 9 (Colombia)
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Dr. Aishwarya Bandla
Region 10 (Singapore)
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Muhammad Hamza Ihtisham
Region 10 (Pakistan)
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Engr. Muzamil Mahmood
Region 10 (Pakistan)
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Dr. Sevde Etoz Niemeier
Region 1 (Maryland)
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As YPs, we are EMB professionals and post students who are within 15 years from our first professional degree (e.g. Bachelor’s degree). As a new committee, we want to let you know about the 2021 initiatives. 

We have planned several initiatives, specifically addressed to students who will soon graduate or have transitioned to be an YP member (within 1 year) as part of the Student Transition and Elevation Partnership (STEP) program andother initiatives for all YP members. Below some of them:

As part of the STEP program:

  • Webinar series for recent graduates titled “What can I do next?” (a). A series of online webinars for questions on career pathways. The first webinar will be held on March 26, 2021 (shortly it will be advertised on the EMBS social media)
  • Discount for the EMBC ’21 fee registration (TBC)
  • YPs Biomedical Design Project contest. An annual contest for industrial projects which results will be announced during the annual conference.

For all YP members:

  • EMBC YP Best Abstract
  • Webinars for improving our skills as ‘How to write a grant proposal’, ’Reading a paper with IEEE EMBS Editors’ and ‘Latest discoveries in Bioengineering’.
  • ‘YP spotlight’ on social media for YP EMBS members to be recognized.
  • (Virtual) Networking for our members in the different geographical regions of IEEE.

To accomplish these initiatives we also want to inform you that we are launching through this mail a call for EMBS YP volunteers from all regions and especially from regions 2 to 8 of IEEE, to be part of our committee, to gather more people that want to contribute to these initiatives and to EMB society.

Remember that the regions are: Region 1 (Northeastern US); Region 2 (Eastern US); Region 3 (Southern US); Region 4 (Central US); Region 5 (Southwestern US); Region 6 (Western US); Region 7 (Canada); Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East); Region 9 (Latin America); Region 10 (Asia and Pacific).

You can see the IEEE Regional World Map following this link: https://www.ieee.org/communities/regional-world-map.html.

With this, we want to express gratitude to the IEEE EMBS Administrative and Executive Committees, in particular to Prof Carolyn McGregor and Prof Steve Wright, for their continuous support.

Thanks in advance for being part of EMBS; we hope you can join us in all the initiatives and as a volunteer for your Region. Happy EMB Day!

Sincerely,
On behalf of the EMBS YP committee.