Stay Informed on Technologies and Trends in Biomedical Engineering, Build a Collaborative Network of Peers, Advance Your Knowledge and Career

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) brings together biomedical engineers from across campus, clinic and industry to focus on advancing technology and medicine to develop new devices and equipment for improving human health.

The Society is committed to advancing the research and development work of biomedical engineers in a broad range of subfields including Bioinformatics, Biomechanics, Biomaterial, Biomedical optics, Tissue engineering, Genetic engineering, Neural engineering, Pharmaceutical engineering, Medical devices, Medical imaging, Implants, Bionics, Biomedical sensors, Clinical engineering, Rehabilitation engineering, Regulatory issues and more.

By joining EMBS you will have access to research and publications, professional learning, flagship and special topic conferences (online and face-to-face), technical community groups, career development (peer mentoring, conferences, and volunteer opportunities)

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Discover EMBS as a Member

  • With a thriving community of more than 8,654 individuals and organizations in approximately 97 countries, EMBS advances diversity in perspective, opinion, and representation in the field of biomedical engineering. Stay Informed on issues, technologies, and trends in the field of biomedical engineering by accessing cutting-edge research and publications. Leverage the expertise shared in technical communities and flagship and special topic conferences.

    Advance your knowledge by participating in mentorship programs and professional development on a wide range of topics and career levels.

    Get Special Pricing for our conferences and publications. As a member, you’ll enjoy discounted pricing on all of our conferences, professional learning offerings, and Open Access fees.

  • Code of Ethics

    The EMBS AdCom approved the following Code of Ethics to provide a guideline of ethical consideration for all members and to establish its support for ethical conduct in research.

    Patients and Human Subjects
    1. Respect human dignity and privacy of patients and human subjects.
    1. Ensure proper safeguarding of all confidential information, including information pertinent to patients, subjects, commercial entities, and trade secrets.
    1. Promote a culture of cost-effectiveness.
    2. Support the preservation of a healthy environment.
    1. Engage in research aimed at advancing the contribution of science and technology to improving healthcare provision.
    2. Report research results with scientific integrity and proper due credit.
    3. Observe the rights of human research subjects and strive for a balance between benefits and potential harm.
    4. Ensure a responsible and humane use of animals in research.
    5. Conduct clinical research studies in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Clinical Practices (GCP).
    1. Hold in high regard the inter-disciplinary nature of healthcare delivery and research. Foster collegial inter-disciplinary relationships. Respect, value, and acknowledge the contribution of others.
    2. Encourage a culture of knowledge exchange and mentorship.
    3. Avoid or properly disclose conflicts of interest.
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  • The IEEE Young Professionals (formerly Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) program is an IEEE entity that provides benefits for young IEEE members after their Student Member status has expired. If you are an IEEE Member who graduated with your first professional degree within the last ten years, you are automatically part of IEEE Young Professionals. Around the world, there are over 47,000 members. The continuing goal of IEEE Young Professionals is to find out what students need from their Society at this particular stage of their careers and how their Society can in turn offer additional value for members.

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  • Students represent the next generation of leaders in biomedical engineering and the future of IEEE EMBS. Student chapters are a microcosm of IEEE EMBS, complete with their own voting representative on EMB’s Administrative Committee (AdCom), programming and needs for community, inspiration, and organization.

    Student Club and Chapter Benefits

    Forming an IEEE EMBS student club or chapter provides students with an essential link between student life and professional development. Guided by the Vice-President, Member & Student Activities, are part of a community of on-campus leaders that drive programming and events.

    Student members have access to leadership training and skills through their local club and chapter activities, connect directly with leaders in the field of biomedical engineering—both locally and internationally—and gain firsthand experience and exposure by volunteering at the annual International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference.

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Carolyn McGregor

VP EMBS, Members and Students

Carolyn McGregor

Professor Carolyn McGregor AM is the Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellness and a two-time Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics based at Ontario Tech University. She is the Founding Director of the Joint Research Centre in Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellness between Ontario Tech University and University of Technology, Sydney. Dr McGregor AM has led pioneering research in Big Data analytics, artificial intelligence, deep learning, internet of things, temporal data mining and cloud computing. She now progresses this research within the context of critical care medicine, precision public health, mental health, astronaut health and military and civilian tactical training. She is the inventor and lead on two international award-winning AI driven Big Data analytics platforms for health and wellness, Artemis and Athena.

She has over 180 refereed publications, 3 patents in multiple jurisdictions and has established two startup companies resulting from her research. In 2014 she was awarded membership in the Order of Australia for her significant service to science and innovation through health care information systems. In 2017 she was featured in the 150 Stories series commissioned by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the Government of Canada to commemorate the 150th year anniversary of Ontario. In 2018 she was named as a Women Leader in Digital Health by Digital Health Canada.

Professor McGregor has many years of service to IEEE EMBS and LSTC. She was the Founding Chair of the NSW EMBS Chapter in Australia before moving in 2007 to Canada to take up her Canada Research Chair appointment. She was the Canadian representative for the EMBS for 2009-14 and was the inaugural IEEE EMBS WiE liaison commencing that role in 2009. In 2015 she served as an EMBS representative within the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC). She was Chair of LSTC for 2016-17 and Past Chair in 2018-19. In 2020 she was the EMBS VP Elect Member and Student Activities and now serves as the EMBS VP Member and Student Activities for 2021-22.