Looking back on a successful BioCAS 2010 in Cyprus, the BioCAS Steering Committee is gradually looking forward to bids to host BioCAS 2013. Looking at the activities in the Netherlands by companies, such as Medtronic, Philips Healthcare, Twente Medical Systems, a.o., and academia in the Medical Delta, viz. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University and Delft University of Technology, the recent Dutch Innovative Medical Devices Initiatives and of course our own activities in the field of Biomedical Electronics, I think hosting BioCAS 2013 in Delft or Amsterdam would be great! I am currently ramping up the first discussions on this with prospective members of my organizing team.
One thing that we, unfortunately, cannot beat is the very fine weather we encountered at Cyprus. See the picture below of Cees-Jeroen, Mark, Marijn and Wannaya enjoying lunch at BioCAS 2010 in the bright sun. On the other hand, the Netherlands have lots of other good stuff to offer and usually the weather isn’t too bad in November. So stay tuned, to hear more about whether and how these plans come to fruition.