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Med-e-Tel 2015 Conference Program

The Med-e-Tel 2015 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 eHealth and telemedicine opportunities and experiences.

Below is the 2015 conference program, listed per day and per conference room (with links to the abstracts and actual presentations).

Click here for a general overview of the Med-e-Tel 2015 schedule of events.


Go to Monday 20 April 2015 - Pre-conference meetings
Go to Tuesday 21 April 2015 - Pre-conference sessions
Go to Wednesday 22 April 2015
Go to Thursday 23 April 2015
Go to Friday 24 April 2015


Monday 20 April 2015 - Pre-conference meetings
Conference Room 6
09:00-17:00
EHTEL/ELO Network Meeting

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - Pre-conference sessions
Conference Room 1
09:00-17:00
Expanding Health Data Interoperability Services

Conference Room 5
09:00-17:00
GET Bootcamp: Business Models and eHealth Innovation Routes

Conference Room 6
09:00-10:00
EHTEL/ELO Network Meeting

10:30-13:00
PARENT (Cross-Border Patient Registries Initiative) Meeting

13:30-19:00
The SocialMe: A Master Course for Healthcare Professionals

Wednesday 22 April 2015
Conference Room 1
09:30-10:00
Opening Ceremony

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

Chair: Yunkap Kwankam, Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH)
14:00-17:30
IHE Symposium: Interoperability in Practice for eHealth and mHealth

Conference Room 2
14:00-15:30
Smart Technologies for Independent/Assisted Living, Ageing Well and Wellbeing (1)

Chair: Carlos Medrano, EduQTech, University of Zaragoza, Spain
16:00-17:45
Smart Technologies for Independent/Assisted Living, Ageing Well and Wellbeing (2)

Chair: Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Conference Room 3
14:00-15:30
eRehabilitation

Chair: Adesola Odole, Dept. of Physiotherapy, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
16:00-18:00
Lessons Learned from National Telemedicine and eHealth Initiatives

Chair: Marc Lange, EHTEL, Belgium
Conference Room 4
14:00-15:45
Primary Care

Chair: Marcus Lindlar, German Aerospace Center, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Department of Flight Physiology, Germany
16:00-17:45
eLearning

Chair: Saroj Mishra, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Conference Room 5
09:30-17:30
EXPAND Project: Expanding Health Data Interoperability Services

19:00-20:30
UNWIREDHealth Project: Market Consultation

Conference Room 6
14:00-15:30
Workshop: Funding eHealth and H2020

16:00-17:30
International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

Exhibition Hall
13:00-14:00
Roundtable: Open Source Software in Healthcare - Benefits and Issues

17:00-18:00
Poster Session

Chairs: André Petitet, CATEL, France & Richard Scott, University of Calgary, Canada & Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Thursday 23 April 2015
Conference Room 1
09:00-10:30
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Update (2)

Chair: Yunkap Kwankam, Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH)
11:00-13:00
Empowering Women in eHealth and Telemedicine through Education

Chair: Veronique Thouvenot, WeObservatory & Millennia2025 Foundation
13:00-14:00
Roundtable: BRICS Telemedicine Working Group

14:00-18:00
Meeting of the Minds on the Phenotype Data Set (PDS) - Streamlining Data for Better Decision-making in Health (1): Interoperability

Conference Room 2
11:00-13:00
Smart Technologies for Independent/Assisted Living, Ageing Well and Wellbeing (3):
Roundtable: Challenges, Needs, Technologies and Services

Moderators: Jean-Christophe Vanderhaegen, Vice-President, European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA) & Bruno Salgues, Institut Mines-Télécom (France)
14:00-15:30
Smart Technologies for Independent/Assisted Living, Ageing Well and Wellbeing (4):
Roundtable: Role of Universities in the Silver Economy Context

Moderator: Malcolm Fisk, Coventry University, UK

16:00-18:00
Smart Technologies for Independent/Assisted Living, Ageing Well and Wellbeing (5)

Chair: Mario Macedo, Universidade Atlantica, Portugal

Conference Room 3
11:00-13:00
Disease Management and Treatment Adherence

Chair: Gianfranco Mochi, Praxis Telemedicine & ISfTeH Chronic Disease Management WG, Spain
14:00-15:30
Telecardiology

Chair: Nico Bruining, Erasmus MC (University Medical Center Rotterdam), The Netherlands
16:00-18:00
eHealth Applications in Surgery & Emergency Care

Chair: Vesselin Gueorguiev, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Conference Room 4
11:00-13:00
Home Healthcare & Remote Patient Monitoring (1)

Chair: Miguel Castelo-Branco Sousa, Centro Hospitalar Cova da Beira, Portugal
14:00-15:45
Home Healthcare & Remote Patient Monitoring (2)

Chair: Miguel Castelo-Branco Sousa, Centro Hospitalar Cova da Beira, Portugal
16:00-18:00
eHealth for Low Resource Settings and Developing Countries

Chair: Richard Scott, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Conference Room 5
11:00-13:00
Advancing Telemedicine Interoperability: The Role of Policy

Moderator: Elinaz Mahdavy, Orange & Continua Health Alliance 14:00-15:30
Evidence Based Telemedicine/Telehealth

Chair: Bruno Salgues, Institut Mines-Télécom, France
Exhibition Hall
10:30-11:15
Roundtable Discussion about H2020 SME Instrument

13:00-13:30
Social Media Meetup

13:30-14:15
Roundtable Discussion about COST

17:30-18:30
Poster Session

Chairs: André Petitet, CATEL, France & Richard Scott, University of Calgary, Canada & Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Friday 24 April 2015
Conference Room 1
09:00-13:00
Meeting of the Minds on the Phenotype Data Set (PDS) - Streamlining Data for Better Decision-making in Health (2): Value Creation

14:00-15:00
Social Media

Chair: Harris Lygidakis, VDGM, Italy 15:00-16:00
Social Media 101: Getting Ready to Redefine Healthcare Communication and Interaction

Chair: Harris Lygidakis, VDGM, Italy
Conference Room 2
09:00-10:30
Promoting Telemedicine/eHealth Practice: ISfTeH Student Videoconference Session and Contest

Chair: Adolfo Sparenberg, Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
11:00-13:00
eHealth Economics

Chairs: Masatsugu Tsuji, University of Hyogo, Japan; Christine Huttin, ENDEPUSresearch, USA
14:00-16:00
Roundtable: eHealth Economics

Chair: Masatsugu Tsuji, University of Hyogo, Japan
Conference Room 3
09:00-13:00
Pharmacy and m/eHealth

Chair: Jamie Wilkinson, Director of Professional Affairs, Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union
14:00-16:00
Telenursing

Chair: Claudia C. Bartz, International Council of Nurses & University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Conference Room 4
09:00-13:00
eHealth: Ethical/Legal Issues, Standards, Security, User Requirements

Chair: Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Faculty of Nursing, Université Laval, Canada and Ronald Buyl, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
14:00-16:00
Roundtable: Education, Training and Skills Development in Telemedicine & eHealth

Chair: Saroj Mishra, Dept. of Endocrine Surgery & School of Telemedicine & Biomedical Informatics, Sanjay Ghandi PG Institute of Medical Sciences, India