The IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Healthcare Innovations & Point-of-Care Technologies will be held in Mexico from 9-11 November 2016

The IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Healthcare Innovations & Point-of-Care Technologies will be held in Mexico from 9-11 November 2016 150 150 IEEE EMBS

This conference will focus on healthcare innovations and point-of-care technologies, and their clinical translation to address challenges in global quality healthcare. The proposed conference will provide an international forum with clinicians, healthcare providers, industry experts, innovators, researchers and students to define clinical needs and technology solutions towards commercialization and translation to clinical applications across different environments and infrastructures. Panel discussions and open forum sessions along with research presentations will focus on the development, clinical translation, commercialization, implementation and user-compliance of innovative healthcare and point-of-care technologies in clinical (hospital, emergency, acute, chronic and primary care), non-traditional (consumer) and under-resourced settings.
Conference themes would include a topical coverage of (but not limited to):

  • Healthcare Innovations: Devices, Systems and Services with applications to monitoring, diagnosis, therapeutic, surgical, emergency care and interventional protocols.
  • Point-Of-Care (POC) Technologies Clinical Translational of Healthcare Innovations and POC technologies
  • POC Technologies in Under Resources Settings
  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • Devices for Molecular Epidemiology
  • Compliance and Acceptance of POC Technologies
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Personalized, Preventive and Precision Medicine
  • mHealth Innovations
  • Wireless Communications and device data control and fusion
  • Critical Care
  • Medical and Healthcare Data Communication, Security, Privacy
  • Infrastructure Independent Care
  • Integration of innovations and point of care diagnostic devices into systems of healthcare
  • Regulatory challenges (US and International)
  • Global Healthcare Challenges

Important Dates:
4 Page Papers

  • Submission Opens—————-May 9, 2016
  • Submission Deadline————-July 15, 2016
  • Accept/Reject Notification—– August 5, 2016
  • Final Submission Deadline—– August 19, 2016

1 Page Papers

  • Submission Opens—————-May 15, 2016
  • Submission Deadline——— —-July 29, 2016
  • Accept/Reject Notification—– August 8, 2016
  • Final Submission Deadline—– September 2, 2016

Student Paper Award

  • Submission Deadline————July 15, 2016


Keynote Speaker

  • Roderic Pettigrew, MD, PhD Director, NIBIB, NIH

Invited Speakers and Panelists

  • Steve Schachter, MD, CIMIT, Harvard Medical School
  • Jim Gallarda, PhD, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Julian Goldman, MD, MGH and Partners HealthCare
  • Paul Pearlman, PhD, NCI
  • Jie Chen, PhD, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Erica Forzani, PhD, Arizona State University

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Atam P Dhawan, PhD, NJIT
  • Paul Pearlman, PhD, NCI

Program Co-Chairs

  • Ki Chon, PhD, University of Connecticut
  • Emilio Sacristan, PhD, CI3M, Mexico

International Program Co-Chairs

  • Srini Tridanadpani, MD, PhD, Emory University
  • Thomas Penzel, PhD, Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Arturo Forner-Cordero, PhD, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Silvestro Micera, PhD, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Program Committee

  • Tiffani Lash, PhD, NIBIB
  • Mary Rodgers, PhD, NIBIB
  • Erin Iturriaga, MSN, NHLBI
  • Amy Kraftt, PhD, NIAID
  • Christine Kelley, PhD, NIBIB

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