Preliminary Program

Program book

Plenary Sessions

Plenary 1: Title to be provided
Monday September 27, 2021 • 09:00 - 10:00

Speaker: Rahim Tafazolli (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK)

Plenary 2: Exploring the potentials of EM waves from body-scale to nanocommunications for healthcare applications
Tuesday September 28, 2021 • 11:30 - 12:30

Speaker: Akram Alomainy (Department of EECS, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK)

Plenary 3: A comparison between the recently released IEEE standard and ICNIRP radiofrequency guidelines: What are the differences, and do they make a difference?
Wednesday September 29, 2021 • 12:00 - 13:00

  • New IEEE C95.1-2019 standard and ICNIRP 2020 guidelines
    Speaker: C. K. Chou (C-K. Chou Consulting, Dublin, CA, USA)
  • Difference of exposure restrictions between new IEEE C95.1 standard and ICNIRP guidelines
    Speaker: Akimasa Hirata (Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan)

Plenary 4: Electrogene transfer: challenges and recent advances in DNA-based vaccines
Thursday September 30, 2021 • 11:15 - 12:15

Speaker: Simona Salati (IGEA Biophysics Laboratory, Carpi, Italy)


Workshop 1: Local exposure in the context of risk assessment: Theory and practical demonstration
Monday September 27, 2021 • 17:00 - 19:00

Chair: Peter Jeschke

Workshop 2: Effects of low-intensity RF on thermal regulation
Tuesday September 28, 2021 • 15:00 - 16:30

Chair: Rene De Seze

Workshop 3: Ultraweak and weak static, ELF, and RF field effects on biological systems
Wednesday September 29, 2021 • 14:30 - 16:30

Chairs: Frank Barnes & Ben Greenebaum

Workshop 4: Sensitivity to EMF: The Present and The Future
Thursday September 30, 2021 • 14:30 - 16:00

Chair: Dariusz Leszczynski


Tutorial 1: Endogenous bioelectric networks underlie embryogenesis, regeneration and cancer: from basic mechanisms to electroceuticals
Tuesday September 28, 2021 • 17:45 - 18:45

Speaker: Michael Levin (Allen Discovery Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA)

Tutorial 2: Systematic reviews in Bioelectromagnetic research
Thursday September 30, 2021 • 09:45 - 10:45

  • Assessing health risks from exposure to RF-EMF: The WHO approach
    Speaker: Emilie van Deventer (Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Introducing COSTER: recommendations for conducting systematic reviews of environmental health questions
    Speaker: Paul Whaley (Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK)

Tutorial 3: Study Quality and Reproducibility – Pillars for safety assessments and medical applications in Bioelectromagnetics
Thursday September 30, 2021 • 12:15 - 13:15

  • Quality analysis in EMF research, where are we and why does quality matters?
    Speaker: Myrtill Simko(SciProof International AB, Östersund, Sweden; Institute for Advanced Studies, Strömstad Akademi, Strömstad, Sweden)
  • Implications of “metascience” research to improve the quality of bioelectromagnetics research
    Speakers: Vijayalaxmi (Department of Radiology, San Antonio, TX, USA) & Kenneth Foster (Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA)