International Society for Bioelectromagnetism
9th ICBEM, 2013, September 5-8 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
The electric and magnetic fields recorded from the body or cells are generated by the same phenomenon: the electrochemical activation of the cells and tissue. Similarly, electric field and current are induced in the volume conductor by the electric or magnetic stimulation. This excites the tissue and cells.
The electric and magnetic fields are interrelated through the Maxwell equations. On the other hand, the electric and magnetic lead fields are mutually independent as stated by the Helmholtz's theorem. Thus it is important to discuss the biomagnetic phenomena and bioelectric phenomena and the tools to analyze and model the signals and sources and the biological systems generating the fields..
Bioelectromagnetism is a discipline that examines the electric, electromagnetic, and magnetic phenomena which arise in biological tissues. These phenomena include:
· The behavior of excitable tissue (the sources)
· The electric currents and potentials in the volume conductor
· The magnetic field at and beyond the body
· The response of excitable cells to electric and magnetic field stimulation
· The intrinsic electric and magnetic properties of the tissue.
The Purpose of the Society
The Purpose of the International Society for Bioelectromagnetism is to promote the advancement of the science of Bioelectromagnetism and in furtherance thereof:
· To facilitate the dissemination of new knowledge in bioelectromagnetism
· To encourage new research in bioelectromagnetism
· To sponsor International Congresses on Bioelectromagnetism
To assist with satellite meetings
related to bioelectromagnetism
International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism, IJBEM
The Society established in 1999 the International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism, IJBEM. It is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of bioelectromagnetism. It is available on the Internet free of charge to all persons interested. A printed version of the Journal is also available.
International Congresses on Bioelectromagnetism, ICBEM
The Society sponsors the organizing of International Congresses on Bioelectromagnetism.
Full list of the conferences may be found from the links.
For more information and for applying for membership, please contact:
Secretary General of ISBEM
Tampere University of Technology
P.O. Box 692, FIN-33101 Tampere