Workshops

Workshops

Pre Conference Workshop: EMF exposure from 5G equipment: the state of art of research and standardization


Chair

Kenneth Joyner, Australia.


Content

Although networks utilizing frequency bands below 6 GHz will still constitute the backbone of mobile communications, new wireless access technologies, such as 5G, will operate also in higher bands. This workshop will present the increasing amount of studies addressing millimeter wave EMF exposure. It will also discuss novel compliance assessment methodologies and procedures that have been developed and are being standardized for both base stations and portable devices.


Speakers

To be announced.

 

Pre Conference Workshop: MURI/AFOSR Workshop on Nanoelectropulse-induced electromechanical signaling and control of biological systems


Chair

Andrei Pakhomov, Old Dominion University, VA, USA.


Content

Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grants are awarded by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to support fundamental, cutting-edge research that crosses traditional science and engineering boundaries. The Workshop will focus on fine mechanisms of how nanosecond PEF cause multiple bioeffects from molecular to cellular levels, summarize experimental and modelling studies, advances in instrumentation, and novel applications of complex nsPEF signals. The workshop welcomes all BioEM participants and does not require registration.


Speakers

To be announced.

 

Workshop 1: Transferring Evidence from Research and Case Reports into Policy and Society


Chairs

Stefan Dongus, Swiss TPH, Switzerland, and Jürg Fröhlich, Fields at Work, Switzerland.


Content

While hundreds of scientific studies are published worldwide each year investigating a wide range of related aspects and topics, the challenge is to translate the results for policy and for a wider public. This workshop will provide examples for existing approaches of synthesizing research for policy and society, consideration of precautionary measures and its implication for the society, experiences from policy makers providing guidelines for regulatory limits, and insights from medical practitioners dealing with affected individuals on a daily basis, closing with a roundtable discussion.


Speakers

To be announced.

 

Workshop 2: EMF and Cancer: Interaction Mechanisms Leading to Hazardous or Beneficial effects


Chairs

Isabelle Lagroye, Université de Bordeaux, France, and Mirjana Moser, Switzerland.


Content

To be specified.


Speakers

To be announced.

 

Workshop 3: Advanced Approaches for Analysis of Biological Effects of Pulsed Electric Fields


Chairs

Michal Cifra, Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czechia, and Lluis M. Mir, CNRS, University Paris-Saclay, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France.


Content

Novel and advanced technologies and methods to obtain fundamental insight of mechanisms of how intense pulsed electric fields act on biological systems will be presented, for improving the knowledge and applicability of future medical applications. The focus will be on technologies based on advanced chemiluminescence techniques, advanced linear and nonlinear optical and imaging techniques (Raman, CARS and THz microspectroscopy), numerical microdosimetry and molecular dynamics modelling.


Speakers

To be announced.