BioEM was established in 2021 as a merger of The Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA). It is an independent organization of biological and physical scientists, physicians and engineers interested in the interactions of electromagnetic fields with biological systems. BioEM is an international society with members from approximately 40 different countries and regions around the world. It is incorporated as a non-profit organization in Zurich, Switzerland
The Society’s annual conference is the major meeting in bioelectromagnetics and offers participants numerous sessions, workshops and tutorials with platform and poster reports covering current scientific topics. Attendees also meet with other professionals in the field, in both formal and informal settings, to extend their network of scientific contacts.
The official journal of the Society is Bioelectromagnetics, a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on all aspects of the science of biological effects of electromagnetic fields (see the Journal tab at the top of this page).
The Society, recognizing the importance to its future of student interest in bioelectromagnetics research, encourages their participation in BioEM and especially in the Annual Meeting by providing travel assistance and reduced registration fees, and by rewarding the best student papers presented in both poster and platform categories.