APCMBE2020 Change to Online Conference
The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. After evaluating the current COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to transform the in-person component of APCMBE 2020 into an all-digital conference experience. Therefore, APCMBE 2020 will no longer take place in Okayama, Japan this year.
The conference dates will remain the same: May 25 to May 27, 2020. Proceedings will not be cancelled, and publications will continue as planned. The program will be held online using the video conference system ZOOM. The use of ZOOM is supported by NIHON IKO-MONOZUKURI Commons. We will work closely with the rest of the organizing committee and JSMBE to ensure a smooth online experience. Details on the virtual conference will be provided soon.
We apologize in advance for any unexpected problems that may happen due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. We will do our best to make the Online Academic Congress as successful as possible. We appreciate your support for and participation in APCMBE 2020.
Ichiro Sakuma, Ph.D.
11th Asian Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering (APCMBE 2020)
Announcement Regarding COVID-19 on March 29, 2020
With the recent spread of the new coronavirus infection, we are currently considering holding this event online.
We will post them on the website as soon as the details are determined, so we apologize for the inconvenience, but we ask for your understanding.
We hope the new corona virus infection problem will converge as soon as possible.
Announcement Regarding COVID-19 on March 14, 2020
The 11th Asian Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering (APCMBE2020) is scheduled to take place as planned May 25-27, 2020 in Okayama, Japan.
Over the last few weeks, a number of academic conferences have been canceled due to COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. The Organizing committee of APCMBE 2020 continues to monitor the situation closely. At present, the APCMBE 2020 is scheduled to take place as planned on May 25-27, 2020.
The organizing committee of APCMBE2020 is taking necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of attendees. The committee is actively monitoring the developments concerning COVID-19, and staying abreast of updates from health organizations responsible for tracking and responding to the virus, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW).
Dear Colleagues of Asian Pacific Working Group of IFMBE and all the members of IFMBE
It is a pleasure to invite you to contribute to the development of the scientific program of APCMBE 2020, the 11th Asian Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering. The conference will be organized by IFMBE Asian Pacific Working Group and the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering. The conference will be held at Okayama Convention Center, Okayama, Japan, from 25 to 27 May 2020.
The topics of the conference covers all traditional MBE areas as well as new and emerging fields, such as Artificial Intelligence in Health Care, Medical IoT, Medical/Healthcare Robotics, and Regenerative Medicine. The conference will be held together with the 59th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Roll of medical and biological engineering has become more and more important as academic activities, basis for innovation for new industries, and solution to problems in healthcare. We would like to exchange our knowledge on MBE, and to discuss what MBE can contribute to improve quality of life of the people. We hope that the conference will promote future international collaboration in MBE research and development through the conference.
I sincerely appreciate your active participation in APCMBE 2020 in Okayama.
Ichiro Sakuma, PhD
Regional representative to IFMBE Administrative Council form Asian Pacific Region
Chair, Asian Pacific Working Group of IFMBE
School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Date & Venue
May, 25-27, 2020 / Okayama Convention Center