International conference on digitalisation, medicine and health2018-04-27
Between June 18 and 21 Karlstad university will be hosting the 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, IEEE CBMS 2018. And there is a great interest – more than 200 contributions have been submitted. Selecting amongst the papers is hard work for the international committee of the conference. Bridget Kane, associate lecturer in informatics at Karlstad Business School, is organising the arrangement and she is pleased with all the interest shown.
CBMS stands for Computer-Based Medical Systems, and the conference brings researchers from a variety of fields together: computer science, informatics and engineering, as well as experts in medical technology active within both academia and the medical sector.
During the conference a wide array of topics will be discussed, such as e-health, big data, biomedical informatics, medical records systems, virtual reality in the teaching of medical students, sensor systems for neonatal care, analyses of medical data and many others.
– We’re organising this symposium together with IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which is an international organisation that’s been around since the early 1960s. At the symposium, researchers and medical-technical staff get together in order to get up to date with the absolute cutting-edge developments in digital health. Medical development and digitalisation go hand in hand in order to meet the needs of the future. It’s about advanced research and technology for finding practical solutions that can be applied in reality, Bridget Kane says.
Among the speakers are Kristin S Fuglerud, researcher and head of the e-Inclusion Group at Norsk Regnesentral – Norwegian Computing Center, Sabine Koch, who holds the strategic chair in health informatics at Karolinska Institutet and head of HIC. Health Informatics Centre, and Saturnino Luz, researcher at the University of Edinburgh focusing on communication and analysis of time-based modalities in healthcare.