Med-e-Tel 2007 program highlights

Med-e-Tel 2007 ConferenceMed-e-Tel offers great networking opportunities. It is the perfect forum to share experiences and knowledge and a chance to gain new insights and to establish new contacts and partnerships. The Med-e-Tel 2007 conference program will again feature speakers from around the world, presenting on a wide variety of ehealth and telemedicine topics.

Program highlights will include:

  • A session on"Ageing Services Technologies: Lessons from Providers and Consumers" presented by the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA), focusing on the use of technology as a possible solution to the challenges facing consumers, caregivers and government in the specter of an ageing population and a dwindling workforce. The session will provide an overview of the type of innovation taking place in Europe and the United States in an effort to meet the needs of consumers, family caregivers and ageing service providers.
  • A session by the World Academy of Biomedical Technologies (WABT/UATI-ICET/UNESCO) on "Bio-Informatics and Bio-Economy for Human Life - Bio-Knowledge Sharing for Health eLearning". The World Academy of Biomedical Technologies aims at creating a forum where scientists, engineers, doctors and industrial leaders can exchange views in a cooperative manner to assist in the discovery and transfer of information in the field of biomedical technologies.
  • Extensive focus on business models, experiences and technological solutions in the field of "Homecare Applications and Maintaining Quality of Life for Elderly, Disabled and People with Special Needs", covering topics such as video communication, digital TV, integrated home healthcare systems, remote monitoring and management of long term conditions (diabetes, hypertension, COPD, heart failure, coronary artery disease, etc.), smart home technologies, ambient assisted living, and more.
  • A workshop on the topic of "User Experience Guidelines for eHealth Telecare Services (ETSI Industry Consensus Workshop)" by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Specialist Task Force 299. The Task Force's primary focus is on the delivery of client-centred healthcare services over new channels, such as fixed and mobile broadband services in- and outside the home, and on the establishment of human factors and user experience design guidelines for the specification, design, development, implementation, deployment, delivery, use, integration, maintenance and replacement of telecare/ehealth services.
  • A regional (BeLux) seminar organized by the Luxembourg CRP-Santé (Public Institute for Research in Healthcare, Public Health and Biotechnology) about "How to Improve Performance and Quality with New IT Tools?", with business case presentations by leading IT companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, C-Consult, Cisco, Erne Consulting, Hippocad, IBM, IRIS, Vocalcom.
  • An overview of "International Telemedicine & eHealth Initiatives and Developments" by members of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), focusing on the current state of telemedicine and ehealth in a.o. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Denmark, France, Georgia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine.
  • A session on "eHealth for Developing Countries: Lessons Learned", presided by the World Health Organization's eHealth Coordinator and showing ICT's contributions to healthcare delivery and capacity building in the developing world.
  • On a related subject, there will also be a workshop on "International Resource Sharing for Telemedicine/eHealth Projects in Low Resource Settings" bringing together funders, implementors and people from developing countries, to present and discuss actually implemented projects and workable solutions. The workshop is organized with assistance from the Rays of Hope Foundation (Switzerland) and HealthSpan International (USA).
  • Various sessions on Successes in Telecardiology, eHealth for Diabetes Management, Advanced Systems Strategies for eHospitals, Mobile eHealth Solutions, Efficiency in eHealth, eHealth Support to Surgery and Traumatology, eHealth in Daily Practice, eLearning, Best Practices in European eHealth Expertise, showing what works and what doesn't, as well as what exists or what is under development in telemedicine, ehealth and health ICT systems and solutions.
  • A session on "Telepaediatrics: Telemedicine and Child Health Experiences and Success Factors" in cooperation with the UC Davis Children's Hospital (California, USA), demonstrating child health experiences and success factors in USA, Israel, Russia, and Bulgaria, with obvious relevancy for many other medical specialties and the use and implementation of telemedicine in general.
  • Meetings of a Belgian "Care Domotics/Telecare" Project Steering Committee, and also of the ISfTeH Board of Directors.

Med-e-Tel also offers the opportunity to see and evaluate actual products, technologies and services and to find out how they can be beneficial for you, your organization, or your health system.

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