IEEE EMBS Conference on Info TYech in Biomedicine

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
SPECIAL TOPIC CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN BIOMEDICINE
(ITAB '98)
MARRIOTT HOTEL, MAY 16-17, 1998, WASHINGTON DC
CONFERENCE THEME: CURRENT PROGRESS AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
 ADVANCE TECHNICAL PROGRAM



SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1998  (8 AM - 5:30 PM)


8 AM  CONFERENCE OPENING
Chairs: Swamy Laxminarayan, Conference Co-Chair  (USA) 
             Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou, Conference Co-Chair  (USA)
             Christian Roux, International Chair & EMBS VP for Conferences 
(France)
 
TRACK 1:  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES
 Chair:  Michael Ackerman, National Library of Medicine, Washington DC, USA
                      
8.20  AM
Information Technology and Infrastructure Advances: The Next 
Generation Internet Initiatives
George O. Strawn Ph D. [INAUGURAL ADDRESS], National Science Foundation

9.0  AM
Advances in Wireless Communications Technologies and their Potential Biomedical
 Applications                    Allen Chen, Ph D. [INVITED], Lucent
Technologies, Whippany, NJ, USA

9.30 AM
The European Commission Life Sciences and Technologies Programs
Olivier Le Dour, Ph D [INVITED], European Commission DGXII-E3

10.0  AM    COFFEE AND POSTER BREAK*  

TRACK 2: COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGIES - I
Chair:  Seong Ki Mun, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA     

10.45 AM
Virtual Reality Training for the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer 
G. Burdea Ph D [INVITED], G. Patounakis, V. Popescu, R. Weiss, Rutgers
University, Piscataway, USA 

11.15 AM    
Telemedicine: Information Can Help Cure
Michael Ackerman, Ph D, [INVITED], National Library of Medicine, USA

Wavelet Compression of Ultrasound Video Streams for Teleradiology [POSTER]
Rex K. Andrew, Brent Stewart, Steve Langer, K.C. Stegbauer, University of
Washington, USA

The Organization and Management of a Wide Environment of DICOM Compliant
Devices: the Dicom Domain Management Service Class [POSTER]
F. Fioravanti, G. Valenzin, P. Inchingolo, Universita degli Studi di Trieste,
Trieste, Italy

TRACK 3: BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES: 
                      OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE (PANEL)
Chair:  Luis Kun, Agency for Health Care Policy Research, Washington DC, USA
                 
11.55  AM
Biomedical Information Technology: Opportunities for the future
Luis Kun, Ph D [INVITED], Agency for Health Care Policy Research, Washington
DC, USA 

12.10 PM 
Disease Management and Prevention: Prevention will Rely on Delivery of "Just in
Time"
Information 
Martin LaVenture, MPH [INVITED], Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota, USA
Lael Gatewood, Ph D, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA

12:25  PM
Information Technology Impact on Health Services Research       
Carolyn M. Clancy, MD [INVITED], Agency for Health Care Policy Research,
Washington DC, USA

12.40 PM
Information Technology Applications in Biomedical Research 
Robert Martino, Ph D [INVITED], National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

12.55 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION

1.15  PM  LUNCH AND POSTER BREAK

TRACK 4: HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING MODELS
Chair:  Ivan Krekule, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic  
                      
2.15   PM
Computer Models of the Heart: From Single Beat to Fatal Arrhythmias 
 Nitish Thakor, Ph D. [INVITED], Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
USA

2.45  PM 
High Performance Computing in Molecular Biology 
Jacob V. Maizel, Jr. , Ph D [INVITED], National Cancer Institute, Frederick

Fractals for Hybrid Orbitals in Protein Models [POSTER]
Francisco Torrens Ph D , Jose Sanchez-Marin, Ignacio Nebot-Gil, Universitat de
Valencia, Spain

Distant Processing of Medical Image Data [POSTER]
Ivan Krekule, Ph D, M. Capek, M. Spunda, Academy of Sciences of the Czech
Republic

3.15 PM     TEA AND POSTER BREAK*

TRACK 5: DIGITAL LIBRARIES AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Chair:  Nabil Adam, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA
                    
4.15  PM     
Concept Based Query of Digital Library Objects
Nabil Adam, Ph. D [INVITED], Richard Holowczak Rutgers University, Newark, USA

4.45 PM
Digital Libraries in Medicine
Parvati Dev, Ph.D [INVITED], P. Robert Hubbs, Paul J. Godin, Mark Tsai, William
H. Wood, Patricia Youngblood, Thomas C. Rindfleisch, Kenneth L. Melmon,
Stanford University School of Medioine

5.15 PM     
A Web-Based Approach to Distance Learning and Student Collaboration
Rafael Alonso, Ph D [INVITED], David Sarnoff Research Center, Princeton, NJ,
USA

VRML Based Anatomical Teaching (VAT): Work in Progress [POSTER]
Philip Warrick, Robert J. Funnell, McGill University, Canada

5:45 PM     END OF SESSIONS

6.30 -7.30 PM  CONFERENCE RECEPTION


SUNDAY MAY 17, 1998  [8 AM - 6 PM]


TRACK 6:  EMERGING TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
Chair:  Robert Martino, National Institutes of Health, Bathesda, USA 
                       
8.00 AM
Information Technology Applications in Biomedical Research
Robert Martino, Ph.D [INVITED], National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

8.30 AM
Information Technology in Biomedical Functional Imaging
David Dagan Feng PhD [INVITED], University of Sydney, Australia

9.00 AM
Computers in Surgery and Diagnostic Procedures
Evangelia Micheli Tzanakou, Ph D [INVITED], Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ,
USA

Mechatronics Devices in Medicine and Surgery [POSTER]
Peter Brett, Ph D, Bristol University, Bristol, UK

Iconographic Display of Mammographic Features for Computer-Aided Diagnosis of
Breas Cancer [POSTER], Rangaraj M. Rangayyan Ph D, Marcelo K. Zuffo, University
of Calgary, Canada and Sao Paulo University, Brazil

2.45 GHz Telecontrol for Cross-Band Biomedical Radio Transponder Application
[POSTER]
G.C. Crumley, N.E. Evans, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Computerized Biofeedback Systems for Treating Dysphagic Patients for
Traditional and Teletherapy Applications [POSTER]
N.P. Reddy, PhD, V. Gupta, A. Das, R.N. Unnikrishnan, G. Song, D.L. Simcox,
H.P. Reddy, S.K. Sukthankar, E.P. Canilang, University of Akron and Edwin Shaw
Hospital, Akron, Ohio, USA
 
TRACK 7:  COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGIES - II
Chair:  Christian Roux, ENST-Bretagne, Brest, France

9.15  AM
Will Telemedicine Take Off?
Ann Strauss, PhD, [INVITED] University of Paris, France

9.45  AM 
Impact of Telematic Technologies on Image-Guided Medicine      
Heinz Lemke, Ph D [INVITED], Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Evaluation of a Telemedicine Platform in a Burn Unit [POSTER]
C. Serrano, Laura Roa, Ph D, B. Acha, University of Sevilla, Spain

Medical Image Compression and Characterization using Vector Quantization: An
Application
of Self Organizing Maps and Quadtree Decomposition [POSTER]
Guy Cazuguel, Ph D, Andras Cziho, Basel Solaiman, Christian Roux,
ENST-Bretagne, Brest, France

Home Based Monitoring of Cardiac Patients [POSTER]
Juan E. Vargas, Ph D, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

10.15 AM  COFFEE AND POSTER BREAK*

TRACK 8: HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT AND CLINICAL INFORMATION 
                   SYSTEMS
Chair:  Olivier Le Dour, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
                      
11.15  AM      
Distributed Object Technology for Health Care Information Management
Stephen T.C. Wong, Ph.D, PE [INVITED], University of California School of
Medicine

11.45  AM     
Clinical Information as a Primary Information Source
Christopher G. Chute, Ph D [INVITED], Mayo Clinic, USA
   
Web-Based Monitoring of Asthma Severity: A New Approach to Ambulatory
Management [POSTER]
Joseph Finkelstein, MD Ph D, Manuel R. Cabrera, George Hripcsak, Columbia
University, NY, USA

Workflow Models of Hospital Discharge Communications [POSTER]
R. Summers, Ph D, A.P. Cloke, D. Nurse, and J.D.S. Kay, City University,
London, RMCS, Shrivenham, Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Information Technology and the Multi-dimensional Clinical and Surgical
Platforms 
[POSTER]
Joseph Tritto, MD Ph D, Saint-Luis Hospital, Rome Italy

12.15 AM     LUNCH AND POSTER BREAK

TRACK 9: INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
                   (WORKSHOP)
Chair:  Bijoy Khandheria, Mayo Clinic, USA
                      
1.15  PM     
Barriers to Achieving an EMR or Integrated Clinical Information System
David Mohr, MD [INVITED], Mayo Clinic

1.45 PM     
Critical Clusters for Integrated Clinical Care Systems
Carolyn Byerly [INVITED], Mayo Clinic

2.10 PM     
Benefits of Integrated Clinical Systems
Bijoy Khandheria, MD [INVITED], Mayo Clinic

2.35 PM     DISCUSSIONS

3.00 PM     TEA AND POSTER BREAK *

TRACK 10: SECURITY, AND  GLOBAL INFORMATION
                      INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS 
Chair: Stellios Orphanoudakis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece

4.00 PM  
Security, Privacy, Confidentiality: Smoke and Mirrors or Real
Bijoy Khandheria [INVITED], Mayo Clinic, USA
                      
4.30 PM     
Health Information Infrastructure in Developing Countries
Mike McDonald [INVITED], Global Health Initiatives

5.00 PM     
Deployable Teleradiology: Bosnia and Beyond
Seong K. Mun, Ph D [INVITED], George Washington Medical Center, Washington, USA

5.30 PM     THE END

* ALL POSTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY


CONFERENCE CONTACTS

Swamy Laxminarayan, Conference Co-Chair		Evangelia
Micheli-Tzanakou, Co-Chair
Tel: 609-419-0531, ext: 203, Fax: 609-419-0530		Tel: 908-445-3155, Fax:
908-445-3753
Email: S.N.Laxminarayan at ieee.org			Email:
etzanako at biomed.rutgers.edu

Christian Roux, International Chair			Sally Chapman, EMBS
Secretariat
Tel: +33 2-98-00-13-62, Fax: +33 2-98-00-10-98		Tel: 613-993-4005, Fax:
613-954-2216
Email: Christian.Roux at enst-bretagne.fr			Email: soc.emb at ieee.org

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 
SPECIAL TOPIC CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN BIOMEDICINE
(ITAB '98)
MARRIOTT HOTEL, MAY 16-17, 1998, WASHINGTON DC
CONFERENCE THEME: CURRENT PROGRESS AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
 ADVANCE TECHNICAL PROGRAM



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