BBEMG - Belgian BioElectroMagnetics Group

Belgian BioElectroMagnetics Group

Organisation chart

Organisation chart

Prof. Luc Verschaeve, President

J. Wytsmanstreet 14
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium

Tel : 32 (0)2 642 54 36
Fax : 32 (0)2 642 52 24
e-mail

Functions:

  • To represent the BBEMG to the public, scientists, leading authorities and electricity companies;
  • To organise BBEMG research guidelines;
  • To manage debates and scientific meetings within the BBEMG.

Annemarie Maes, PhD, Coordinator

J. Wytsmanstreet 14
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium

Tel : 32 (0)2 642 52 60
Fax : 32 (0)2 642 52 24
e-mail

Coordination activities are undertaken in close collaboration with BBEMG's president.

Functions:

  • To ensure representation of the BBEMG;
  • To organise information exchanges among BBEMG teams : preparing scientific meetings and the management committee; drafting reports and internal BBEMG "Newsletters";
  • To assume the administrative secretariat of the BBEMG (contracts, financing, correspondence);
  • To collaborate in preparing information for the public on the health effects of extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields e.g. preparation of television broadcasts, public discussions, courses and conferences for general practitioners and specialist doctors, drafting of documents and publications for the press;
  • To coordinate the answers to questions emanating from private individuals, associations of districts, political leaders, or electricity companies. When an answer requires the expertise of another scientist, the coordinator directs the question to the qualified expert internal or external to the BBEMG;
  • To organise the research and analysis of reports and articles in the scientific literature;
  • To establish contacts with national and international experts;
  • To take part in congresses and meetings devoted to electromagnetic fields;
  • Scientific coordination of BBEMG's Internet site.

Management committee

The BBEMG is administered by a management committee composed of:

  • Prof Luc Verschaeve, WIV-ISP Brussels, President;
  • Prof Maurice Hinsenkamp, ULB - Dr Maurits De Ridder, UGent - Prof Christophe Geuzaine, ULg;
  • Markus Berger, Ingvild Van Lysebetten, Didier Meerts - Elia;
  • Dr Luc Quaeghebeur, Scientific adviser;
  • Annemarie Maes, WIV-ISP Brussels, BBEMG coordinator.

Functions :

  • To ensure link between scientists, the media, the political world and electricity companies;
  • To coordinate scientific activity and to evaluate research programs. Committee meetings take place twice a year and, by exception, at the request of one member pending approval of the president.

Scientific committee

The scientific committee meets once a year. It comprised persons in charge of each research team (L. Braeckman, M. De Ridder, C. Geuzaine, M. Hinsenkamp, L. Verschaeve), L. Quaeghebeur, scientific adviser and A. Maes, coordination.

Functions :

  • To organise the communication of results obtained by each team during the annual meeting;
  • To harmonise research teams' work: on the basis of the annual report written by each team, the scientific committee elaborates the program of future research activities.

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Latest update on 21/04/2015

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