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Med-e-Tel 2012 Conference Program

The Med-e-Tel 2012 conference program featured presentations of successful business cases, research activities, pilot projects, practical experiences from health and social care providers, and panel discussions, offering both local and international perspectives on telemedicine and eHealth opportunities and experiences.

The Med-e-Tel 2012 Opening Session included welcome addresses and keynote presentations by:

An ISfTeH Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Prof. Louis Lareng (France) at the occasion of the Med-e-Tel 2012 Opening Ceremony.

Another plenary session on the second day of Med-e-Tel 2012 provided a further update on some global telemedicine and eHealth initiatives by:

Topics and thematical sessions of the overall Med-e-Tel 2012 program included:

Below is the Med-e-Tel 2012 conference program, listed per day and per conference room.

Click here for a general overview of the Med-e-Tel 2012 schedule of events.


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Wednesday 18 April 2012

Conference Room 1

09:30-10:00
Opening Ceremony

11:00-13:00
Opening Session: Global Telemedicine and eHealth Update (1)

Chair: Frank Lievens, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

14:00-15:30
Global eHealth Strategies Symposium - Policy, Implementation and Deployment (1)

Chair: Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, ICT for Health, DG Information Society, European Commission

16:00-17:30
Global eHealth Strategies Symposium - Policy, Implementation and Deployment (2)

Chair: Yunkap Kwankam, Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

Conference Room 2

14:00-15:45
Mobile Health Solutions (1)

Chair: Shariq Khoja, AKDN eHealth Resources Centre (eHRC), Aga Khan University, Kenya

16:00-17:30
Mobile Health Solutions (2)

Chair: Valery Stolyar, Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia

Conference Room 3

14:00-15:45
Innovative Technologies for Mental Healthcare

Chair: Brenda Wiederhold, Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Belgium

16:00-17:45
Evidence of Telehealth Outcomes (1)

Chair: Birthe Dinesen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Conference Room 4

14:00-15:30
Telecardiology (1)

Chair: Birthe Dinesen, Aalborg University, Denmark

16:00-17:30
eHealth in Hospital Care

Chair: Thomas Lux, Competence Center eHealth Ruhr, Germany

Conference Room 5

14:00-15:30
Telenursing

Chair: Claudia C Bartz, International Council of Nurses, USA

16:00-17:30
Security and Standards

Chair: Uwe Roth, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

Thursday 19 April 2012

Conference Room 1

09:00-10:30
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Update (2)

Chair: Steve Normandin, Vice-President, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

11:00-13:00
eHealth Economics

Chair: Masatsugu Tsuji, Graduate School of Applied Informatics, University of Hyogo, Japan

14:00-15:30
Evaluating Telehealth Startup Initiatives

Chair: Bart Collet, HealthStartup Europe, Belgium

16:00-17:45
International Telemedicine and eHealth Initiatives and Developments (1)

Chair: Frank Lievens, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

Conference Room 2

11:00-13:00
Innovative Policies and Solutions for Healthcare

Chair: Stefan Cecil, Seibersdorf Laboratories, Austria

14:00-15:30
Management of Chronic Diseases - Development of New and Innovative Assisting Technologies (1)

16:00-17:30
Management of Chronic Diseases - Development of New and Innovative Assisting Technologies (2)

Conference Room 3

11:00-13:00
Homecare and Telemonitoring (1)

Chair: Laurent Billonnet, ENSIL, University of Limoges, France

14:00-15:45
Homecare and Telemonitoring (2)

Chair: Markus Lindlar, German Aerospace Center (DLR) - Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Germany

16:00-17:00
eHealth in Support of Routine Healthcare Practice (1)

Chair: Frederick North, Mayo Clinic, USA

Conference Room 4

11:00-13:00
Evidence of Telehealth Outcomes (2)

Chair: Richard Scott, University of Calgary, Canada

14:00-15:30
Image Transfer: Challenges and Achievements

Chair: Antonio Marttos, University of Miami, USA

16:00-17:30
Setting Standards and Guidelines for Telehealth Services

Chair: Malcolm Fisk, Health Design and Technology Institute (HDTI), Coventry University, UK

Conference Room 5

09:30-17:30
Session régionale de formation:
Le Retour sur Investissement Réel des Investissements en eHealth

Conference Room 6

11:00-13:00
International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

Board Meeting

Exhibition Hall

17:00-20:00
Poster Session

Chair: Andre Petitet, CATEL, France
Chair: Richard Scott, University of Calgary, Canada

Friday 20 April 2012

Conference Room 1

09:00-10:30
International Telemedicine and eHealth Initiatives and Developments (2)

Chair: F. Lievens, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

11:00-13:00
Regional Initiatives in Telemedicine and eHealth (1)

Chair: Anton Vladzymyrskyy, Association for Ukrainian Telemedicine and eHealth Development, Ukraine

14:00-15:30
Regional Initiatives in Telemedicine and eHealth (2)

Chair: Richard Scott, University of Calgary, Canada

Conference Room 2

09:00-10:30
Promoting Telemedicine/eHealth Practice: ISfTeH Student Videoconference Session

Chair: Maurice Mars, South African Telemedicine Association, South Africa

11:00-13:00
eLearning

Chair: Cavit Avci, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Turkey

14:00-16:00
eHealth for Low Resource Settings and Developing Countries

Chair: Diane Whitehouse, EHTEL

Conference Room 3

09:00-10:30
Telecardiology (2)

Chair: Ryszard Krzyminiewski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

11:00-13:00
eHealth in Support of Routine Healthcare Practice (2)

Chair: Saskia Timmer, Webber autismcare2.0, Dr. Leo Kannerhuis, The Netherlands

14:00-16:00
Distance Consultations

Chair: Sam Surka, Medical Research Council, South Africa

Conference Room 4

09:00-10:30
Benefits of Free/Libre Open Source Software in Health Care (FLOSS-HC) (1)

Chair: Thomas Karopka, BioCon Valley, Germany

11:00-13:15
International Workshop on Biomedical Informatics (BmI’12)

Chair: Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Professor of Computer Science, Head of Biomedical Informatics & Knowledge Engineering Research Unit, Faculty of Computer and Information sciences, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

14:00-15:30
Benefits of Free/Libre Open Source Software in Health Care (FLOSS-HC) (2)

Chair: Thomas Karopka, BioCon Valley, Germany