20th anniversary of EMBS Conference celebrated in Hong Kong

Amsterdam 22 April 1998 On behalf of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Professor Zhang Yuan Ting invited the ITIS'98 attendants to join the celebration of the 20th anniversary of their annual international conference, taking place in Hong Kong for the first time, during the week of 29 October - 1 November 1998. As the official programme chair, he properly defined the telemedical items which will be called attention to during this festive event.

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On behalf of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Professor Zhang Yuan Ting invited the ITIS'98 attendants to join the celebration of the 20th anniversary of their annual international conference, taking place in Hong Kong for the first time, during the week of 29 October - 1 November 1998. As the official programme chair, he properly defined the telemedical items which will be called attention to during this festive event.

Professor Zhang Yuan Ting sounds the praises of Hong Kong as an international city in fast development, situated at the centre of Asia. The newly expanded Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, located at Victoria Harbour, has been chosen as the conference's venue. EMBS'98 will encompass a great variety of mini-symposia, workshops and technical programmes with over 60 different tracks, covering all major areas of biomedical engineering.

One of the workshops at EMBS'98 has been entitled "Recent Advances in Health Care Applications" and will be entirely dedicated to telemedicine and Virtual Reality. The mini-symposium on "Collaborative Learning Approaches to Biomedical Engineering Education in Computer-Aided Learning Environments of the 21st Century" will highlight the incorporation of modern interactive net-based tools using the World Wide Web and Java in biomedical engineering education. Finally, the Technical Programme hosts a theme on Biomedical Informatics including several tracks related to telemedicine and Virtual Reality.

The EMBS'98 chairman reveals himself as an excellent promoter, since the music sounds good, the pictures of the Hong Kong skyline look promising, and the conference programme offers a well balanced impression. Seems like telemedicine addicts are offered several good reasons to absolutely be there. Why not check out the EMBS'98 Conference site for detailed information?


Leslie Versweyveld

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