EMF-Med 2018

1st EMF-Med World Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetic Fields 

Split, 10-13 September 2018

Contribute  to development and optimization of innovative EMF-based medical devices  and procedures, which will be safer, more efficient and less invasive!  

Conference news:

  • 19/03/2018: All dates extended
  • 19/03/2018: Conference endorsed by the International Neuromodulation Society (INS)
  • 07/03/2018: Conference endorsed by the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)
  • 28/02/2018: Conference endorsed by Croatian Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics Society
  • 23/02/2018: Conference endorsed by the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS)
  • 22/02/2018: Conference papers will be indexed in IEEE Xplore! Paper format is set to 2-page length, using IEEE A4 2-column template. Papers will be permanently available in IEEE Xplore Digital Library, starting soon after the conference, and therefore accessible in other major indexing and databases as well.

1st EMF-Med World Conference

The conference is organized to promote systematical research and development of EMF-Med topics: beneficial biomedical interactions and applications of electromagnetic fields (EMFs)

Inspired by promising recent studies, EMF-Med focuses on medically applicable effects of EMFs, aiming for breakthrough results, new discoveries and innovative biomedical technologies.  

The systematical approach to EMF-Med applications requires a dedicated community - a world-wide concerted R&D network - to sustain the required interdisciplinary knowledge: underlying biological mechanisms, knowledgable engineering, reliable setups - having medical applications and patient benefit as the final goal.


The conference is also the outcome and the final event of a 4-year research coordination project COST EMF-MED: European network for innovative uses of EMFs in biomedical applications, involving 35 countries and 350+ researchers. 

COST EMF-MED – the very first research initiative in the world to systematically and comprehensively approach the topic of beneficial effects of EMFs – provides a cooperative framework to support the research on beneficial biological effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and their use in biomedical applications.

Conference topics

Cancer/Non-cancer EMF interactions and applications; EMF dosimetry – in silico tools & measurements:

  • Thermal and non-thermal EMF-based cancer interactions and applications 
  • EMF stimulation of excitable and non-excitable tissues - electroceuticals, bioelectronic medicine
  • EMF and neuromodulation – CNS and PNS electrostimulation  
  • EMF-based neural repair and regeneration 
  • Electromagnetic hyperthermia  
  • Electromagnetic (RF, microwave) thermal ablation  
  • Electroporation 
  • Novel modalities for non-thermal EMF-based cancer treatment 
  • EMF-based (microwave) medical imaging 
  • EMF and immune response 
  • Genes and cellular mechanisms involved in biological EMF interactions 
  • EMF-based tissue regeneration 
  • EMF applications in aesthetic medicine 
  • EMF-mediated drug delivery 
  • Nanoparticles in EMF-Med applications 
  • Functionalized, integrated, multi-level anatomical models and tools 
  • Dielectric properties of biological tissues 
  • Neural tissue electromagnetic models 
  • EMF microdosimetry 
  • Experimental setups for EMF-Med related research 
  • other medical procedures, applications, and technologies that are essentially and functionally based on EMFs.

Industry participation is welcome.

Conference Info


  • Convened Session / Special Session / Workshop proposal deadline: 30 March 2018
  • Tutorials and Short Courses proposals deadline: 30 March 2018

Download the template for Convened Session / Special Session / Workshop / Tutorial / Short Course proposal and send it to: COST-EMF-MED@fesb.hr

  • Paper submission deadline (2 pages, IEEE A4 template): 25 May 2018  
  • Notification of acceptance, early registration: 22 June 2018 
  • Camera-ready submission deadline: 6 July 2018
  • Conference dates: 10-13 September 2018
  • Co-located side-event: 1st EMF-Med Training School on Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetic Fields, 13-15 September 2018

Paper submission will be open soon.

Organizing Committee

  • Antonio Šarolić (Croatia), Conference Chair  
  • Mirjana Moser (Switzerland), Conference co-Chair 
  • Gerard van Rhoon (The Netherlands)
  • Lluis Mir (France)
  • Niels Kuster (Switzerland)
  • Stavros Koulouridis (Greece), student and young researcher activities


Support from related societies and organizations is welcome (please contact the conference organization).

Organized by:

FESB, University of Split

Co-organized by:

  • COST EMF-MED (COST Action BM1309)
  • European BioElectromagnetics Association
  • School of Medicine, University of Split

Endorsed by:

  • International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)
  • International Neuromodulation Society (INS)
  • The Bioelectromagnetics Society
  • IEEE Croatia Section
  • Croatian Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics Society
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Croatia Chapter
  • IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society Croatia Chapter
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Croatia Chapter
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Croatia Chapter 

Registration fees

Early rate (before 30 June 2018):

  • Academic: 150 EUR
  • Student: 120 EUR
  • Industry: 300 EUR

Registration is not yet open.

Late rate (from 1 July 2018):

  • Academic: 200 EUR
  • Student: 150 EUR
  • Industry: 400 EUR

All fees include:

  • Attendance to all conference sessions
  • Light lunches and coffee breaks on all conference days
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Conference gala dinner
  • Conference materials with proceedings

VAT (25%) is not included and will be charged on top of the fee.

Venue and contact

FESB, University of Split, CROATIA

Fesb, R. Boškovića 32, Split, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, Croatia

Tel. +385 21 305 700

CONTACT: cost-emf-med@fesb.hr

Local Info

Travel and Accommodation

Split is a highly popular tourist destination, served by Split Airport. With ever increasing popularity of the destination, there is a wide selection of airlines during the summer season (September included). 

September is high season for tourist visits, so plan your accommodation as early as possible.


Split is situated at the Adriatic coast and features a typical Mediterranean climate with warm summers. September is practically a summer month, providing plenty of beach time with more pleasant temperatures (less heat) than July and August (see weather statistics).

Tourist info

Tourist Board of Split: official website

Tourist Board of Dalmatia: official website

Tourist Board of Croatia: official website

Split: Awarded Croatia's Best City Break Destination and Best Destination of the Year 2017

Centrally located on the Adriatic coast and well connected, Split provides the most convenient base to visit nearby beatiful Dalmatian islands, national parks, and other popular destinations like Dubrovnik, Trogir, Sibenik, Zadar etc.