Technical Program Committee chairs
Philip Dunham Reed Professor
College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin, USA
Topic: The state of the art in electrical impedance tomography
Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Topic: Making sense of non-sense: The study of magnetic alignment in vertebrates
Department of General Zoology, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Topic: Staying in Shape: Membrane Voltage as a Master Regulator of Tissue Shape During Regeneration
Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University, USA
- How bioelectrical signaling (membrane voltage and ion flux) controls both new tissue polarity and old tissue remodeling during regeneration.
- How bioelectrical signaling pathways interact with biochemical developmental signaling pathways.
- How regeneration is terminated, specifically in the nervous system.
Dr. Beane has received the B.S. in Biomedical Science from Averett University (Danville, VA) and the Ph.D. in Biology, Duke University (Durham, NC). She has worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Levin Lab of the Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology at Tufts University (Medford, MA) before joining Western Michigan University where she is currently an Assistant Professor.
Topic: Reception and learning of electric fields in bees
Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Dr. Blackman was one of six founders of the Bioelectromagnetics Society in 1978, served as president in 1990, on the Editorial Board (14 years), and has served twice on the Board of Directors (1979-1980; 2007-2010). He served on numerous national and international scientific committees, including the WHO (Environmental Health Criteria #137, 1993 - RFR health implications), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, Volume 80, 2002 - Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part 1: Static and Extremely Low-Frequency (ELF) Electric and Magnetic Fields; and IARC, Vol. 102, to be published in 2012: Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part II: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields), the ANSI/IEEE (1992, US Radiofrequency Radiation exposure guidelines), and the US National Council of Radiation and Measurement's committee (SC 79, chaired by Adey - health effects of ELF EMF). He has reviewed grant applications for 17 organizations and manuscripts for 60 organizations.
Dr. Blackman is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology, American Society for Photobiology, the Biophysics Society, Bioelectromagnetics Society, European BioElectromagnetics Association, and the Society for In Vitro Biology. He has authored or co-authored 65 peer-reviewed publications, 24 reviews & invited commentaries, 65 invited presentations, and 147 abstracts. He has mentored one scientist on sabbatical leave, four scientists as post-doctoral students, and 13 undergraduate students, and has been an external examiner for two doctoral theses.
BioEM2014 Program at a glance
|Sunday 8 June 2014|
|BEMS and EBEA Board meetings||08:00-17:00||Table Bay Hotel|
|Registration||17:00-19:00||The Pavilion Conference Centre, Clock Tower Centre|
|Welcome function||18:00-20:00||The Pavilion Conference Centre, Clock Tower Centre|
|Student ice breaker||19:00-21:00||TBC|
|Monday 9 June 2014|
|Scientific sessions||08:30-17:00||Table Bay Hotel|
|Tuesday 10 June 2014|
|Scientific sessions||08:00-18:00||Table Bay Hotel|
|Conference Dinner||19:00-23:00||BAIA Seafood Restaurant, V & A Waterfront|
|Wednesday 11 June 2014|
|Scientific sessions||08:00-13:00||Table Bay Hotel|
|Thursday 12 June 2014|
|Scientific sessions||08:00-19:00||Table Bay Hotel|
|Friday 13 June 2014|
|Scientific sessions||08:00-12:00||Table Bay Hotel|
|Closing ceremony||12:00-13:00||Table Bay Hotel|
|BEMS and EBEA Board meetings||14:00-17:00||Table Bay Hotel|
Welcome function: The Pavilion Conference Centre, Clock Tower Centre, V & A Waterfront @ 18:00
With the magnificent Table Mountain in the background and it's expansive views over Table Bay and the Waterfront, The Pavilion Conference Centre offers a glorious setting for business and private events. The Pavilion is conveniently locatedwithin Cape Town's expansive and internationally famous Waterfront, overlooking Cape Town's harbour, twenty minutes from Cape Town's International Airport and only five minutes from the Cape Town City Centre.
Conference Dinner: BAIA Seafood Restaurant, V & A Waterfront @ 19:00
Set in a prime spot at the Victoria Wharf, Baía (pronounced Ba-hia and meaning the Bay) enjoys spectacular panoramic harbour and ocean views. Baía specializes in the finest seafood from around southern Africa, the finest poultry, beef and venison and a renowned wine-list with rare Cape vintage wines and imported liqueur selection – and has earned the reputation as the place to indulge in the best seafood platter in the Cape.
All Congress delegates are encouraged to explore the beauty of Cape Town and surroundings during the afternoon at own leisure. Please click here for suggested half day tour options.