Distinguished Lecturers Program

The IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturers Program provides high quality speakers to EMBS Chapters and Student Branch Chapters. Speakers are chosen by the Distinguished Lecturer Program Committee, who recruits from the international community and industry to keep members on the cutting edge of trends and developments in biomedical engineering.

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Request a Distinguished Lecturer

Hosting a Distinguished Lecturer is easy! Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Decide which lecturer you would like to invite and email them with a copy to the Executive Office. DO NOT BOOK until approval has been given from the Executive Office.
  2. Estimate the expenses involved. You can apply for up to $1000 in matching funds from EMBS, with EMBS providing up to twice the amount raised from some other sources (your academic department, a local BME company or IEEE Section).
  3. Contact the EMBS Executive Office for approval of funding.
  4. After receiving the approval confirmation code from the executive office, you may now officially invite the Distinguished Lecturer to your event.

After Approval

  1. Invite the DL to your event
  2. Publicize the event: emails, posters and announcements by professors in class are all effective
  3. Confirm arrangements with the DL
  4. Promote in the EMBS Newsletter and on EMBS Social Media

EMBS funding must be acknowledged at the event in the following manner:

  1. The EMBS chapter that receives the DL funding must acknowledge/announce that the speaker is an EMBS DL.
  2. The EMBS chapter must also acknowledge/announce the DL funding received (e.g. “This seminar was sponsored by the EMBS Distinguished Lecturers Program”).
  3. The EMBS chapter that receives the DL funding is expected to provide membership application forms to the attendees at the DL funded activity.

After Event

  1. Complete the Distinguished Lecturer Claim Form and send it to the EMBS Executive Office with expense receipts and the report of the event for reimbursement.