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In its 4th year, the International eHealth Conference 2011 will bring together global healthcare organisations like WHO and ECDC with innovative eHealth companies, top medical practitioners and eHealth researchers in a unique, cutting-edge forum.
A number of distinguished speakers confirmed their presence including Corrine Marsolier of Cisco, Alberto Tozzi of Bambino Jesu, Rome, Jeremy Nettle of Oracle, Ciro Cattuto of ISI. The public health sector is represented by Anouk Berger of WHO and Josette Najjar of Fondation Merieux. Most importantly, the first keynote speaker is Dr Denis Coulombier from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the head of the surveillance and epidemic preparedness unit, discussing epidemic intelligence from European agency perspective: and the second keynote is Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam.
We have a great academic programme including papers, demos and posters and a lineup of industry and healthcare speakers confirmed.
On Wednesday 23rd November 0900- 1030 “Panic or Risk? How can the media and health agencies provide coverage that conveys the seriousness and risks of an outbreak without causing panic?” will be appearing via videoconferencing. The speakers from Imperial College London, ECDC and WHO.
This year we are repeating a very popular evening – the "Academic-Industry-Healthcare Speed Networking" event to bring together the three audiences in an effective and enjoyable way.
In the current economic situation it is essential to understand better the financial landscape supporting eHealth research, translational research and healthcare delivery. It has become ever more challenging to secure funding for eHealth and ICT services to improve national and global health. Shrinking national grants, agencies’ budgets and an increased pressure on researchers to create inter-disciplinary teams and deliver results with an impact on society and business interest created a completely new landscape for developing project consortia and partners. For this reason we created a special funding session at eHealth2011. We’re delighted that Jenny Tooth (Director of Angel Capitals) confirmed to deliver a talk at this special funding session.
The eHealth conference is on social media. You can follow our Twitter account (@eHealthconf) for the latest updates. We welcome online discussion and feedback – the official hashtag for the conference is #eHealth2011. We also have a Facebook page. And please take a look at our Flickr page for the poster presentations.
• Social Networks for Epidemic Intelligence Web Intelligence, social networks, techniques for harnessing and mining user-generated content, outbreak detection and early warning systems, data collection and analysis for surveillance and epidemiology.
• Web 2.0 in healthcare, well-being and online communities of practice - community of practice, Web 2.0, user support groups, blogs, personalisation and profiling, online support for healthy lifestyle, well-being and public interventions, provision of pertinent information to patients.
• Healthcare ontologies and knowledge management systems - annotation, health care ontologies, coding standards, personalisation.
• E-learning, educational tools and games, and the impact of information delivery to patients and professionals - using digital libraries in building online communities, moderated discussion groups, qualitative and quantitative evaluation studies.
• Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks - performance evaluation methodologies, patient/process flow models, sensor technologies and RFID tagging, mobile healthcare technologies.
• Privacy, trust and security - electronic patient records, models for trust and privacy, novel mobile encryption technologies, identity federation, role based access control, privacy enhancing technologies.