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eHealth research on cancer brings together academics and health professionals in Dublin


The University College Dublin will host the CATCH Orientation Conference from 6th to 9th June 2017, presenting their research on Connected Health and activating technologies for patients surviving cancer.

CATCH Orientation Conference is part of the training programme for CATCH – Cancer: Activating Technology for Connected Health which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under a Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant. There will be presentations by Professionals from the academic, healthcare and industry sectors as well the 8 Early Stage Researchers involved with CATCH introducing the public to research being conducted within the project.

For four days, topics such as connected health, health literacy, the patient perspective, use of ICT tools in health and ethical aspects to be considered in research, will be addressed. CATCH Orientation Conference has free entry and touches global themes related to research and eHealth, which make this event attractive to all professionals in the academic, health and industrial sectors.

To address these issues CATCH Orientation Conference has the following eHealth expert speakers:

Ailish Daly: Ms.Daly is a Clinical Specialist in Oncology and Palliative Care and a Lymphedema Therapist at the Beacon Hospital. She has more than 15 years of experience working in areas ranging from post-surgical care, intensive care and neuro-rehabilitation. Her areas of interest are rehabilitation during and after a cancer treatment and management of physiotherapy to reduce the side affects of cancer treatment, including lymphedema.

Kristin B Munksgaard: Associate Professor at University of Southern Denmark. Her research and teaching focuses on business interaction and innovation management. Since 2009 she has been co-developer and part of the Food Architect Program, and since 2014 she has lead the on-going education Project “Camp GetCloser”, a week-long event involving 600 students and 15 companies.

Luis Fernandez Luque: eHealth researcher at Qatar Computing Research Institute and co-founder of Salumedia, a company specialising in the design and development of digital health interventions. He has more than 80 publications and is a reviewer in several journals and conferences, including JMIR, JMIR mHealth and BMJ. He is also a professor in the Master of Telemedicine in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Shabbir Syed Abdul: Assistant Professor and Health IT Consultant at Taipei Medical University. He is a researcher and Project manager for several Health IT projects including TrEHRT, LabPush, Sana-Mongolia and Sana-Swaziland. His areas of research are mHealth, Personal Health Record, and integrating it into the Electronic Medical Record of Hospital Information System. He has more than 70 publications.

Brian Caulfield: Prof. Caulfield is a director of Insight Centre for Data Analytics, an initiative created in 2013 that cooperates with the industry to develop next generation data acquisition and analysis solutions. In addition he is a senior researcher at the ARCH Centre (Applied Research for Connected Health), a technology centre that trains cross-sectional research to benefit the Irish Connected Health industry. He is the co-author of more than 180 research publications and has six patents.

Diego Villalón: Co-founder and president of ‘Fundación Más que Ideas’, a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to promote initiatives that benefit people with illnesses and generate knowledge and ideas in the field of health. He is the author and collaborator of ROSE magazine, aimed at women with cancer.

This event will bring together eight PhD students enrolled in the CATCH program, representatives of CATCH consortium members, cancer patient advocates, cancer patient organizations and other members of the academic, health and industrial sector.

For tickets register in the event in Eventbrite.

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© 2016 CATCH. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement 
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