About ICBME Conference Series

About ICBME Conference Series


The ICBME is a series of international conference in biomedical engineering held in Singapore. Our past conferences have been successful in attracting over 700 participants from more than 30 countries. The next conference will be hosted from 7–10 December 2016 in Singapore.

Biomedical engineering is applied in most aspects of our healthcare ecosystem. From electronic health records to diagnostic tools to therapeutic, rehabilitative and regenerative treatments, the work of biomedical engineers is evident. Biomedical engineers work at the intersection of engineering, life sciences and healthcare. The engineers would use principles from applied science including mechanical, electrical, chemical and computer engineering together with physical sciences including physics, chemistry and mathematics to apply them to biology and medicine. Applying such concepts to the human body is very much the same concepts that go into building and programming a machine. The goal is to better understand, replace or fix a target system to ultimately improve the quality of healthcare.

With this understanding, we have created the International Conference in Biomedical Engineering to offer a single platform for individuals and organisations working in the biomedical engineering related field to gather and network with each other in so doing create the catalyst for future development of biomedical engineering in Asia.


Recap of the 15th ICBME conference

The last conference concluded with much in-depth discussions and extensive knowledge-sharing. Some keynotes and plenary speakers include:


    UCSD Jacob School of Bioengineering
    Professor of Bioengineering
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University
    John W. Cox Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering
    Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering, Rice University
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering/Department of Bioengineering/Department of Medicine
    Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore
    Institute of Biomechanics
    Graz University of Technology
    A*STAR-NUS Clinical Imaging Research Centre (CIRC)
    Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering
    University of Illinois
    Department of Precision Engineering/Department of Bioengineering
    School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

    The 2013 event also hosted two awards to encourage continuous effort in pushing boundaries to explore innovative ideas in the field of biomedical engineering. The two awards were

    • Young Investigator Award
      The Award recognizes the efforts and contributions of researchers in their early career who have demonstrated creativity and research excellence in biomedical engineering.
    • BES-SEC Design Award
      Jointly organized by the Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore) (BES) and the Society of Engineers for the Community (SEC), this award focused on designing of a low-cost medical device to improve healthcare in resource-scarce communitiies.

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