Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2nd European Health Literacy Conference

This conference in Aarhus, Denmark (10–11 April 2014) wants to promote health literate populations and societies.



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Artificial kidney Nephron+ in Dutch press attracts attention

On 31 January 2014 the regional Dutch newspaper "Eindhovens Dagblad" published a large article on the artificial kidney developed by the EU-funded Nephron+ project.



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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Section of the Journal of Biomedical Optics: Photonics in Global Health

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Section of the Journal of Biomedical Optics: Photonics in Global Health


Guest Editors:


Nimmi Ramanujam

Duke University

Biomedical Engineering Department

PO Box 90281

Durham, North Carolina 27708-0281

E-mail: nimmi@duke.edu


Aydogan Ozcan

University of California Los Angeles

Electrical Engineering Department

420 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, California 90095-8357

E-mail: ozcan@ucla.edu


Youseph Yazdi

Johns Hopkins University

Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design

Department of Biomedical Engineering

208 Clark Hall

3400 N. Charles Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21218

E-mail: yyazdi@jhu.edu


Medical devices are indispensable in health care as tools for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Despite the exponential growth of scientific and technological development in low- and middle-income countries, the availability of and access to appropriate and affordable health technologies in in these countries is significantly lagging compared to that in industrialized nations. Medical devices based on light have the potential for significant impact on health care in resource-limited settings. Light has historically been used to visualize microscopic features in cells. Optical endoscopes enable visualization of hollow cavities within the human body. Technologies based on absorption, fluorescence, inelastic, and elastic scattering processes are increasing the wealth of information that can be rapidly and nondestructively measured from tissue. The challenge in global health is to translate these attributes of light into technologies that can provide accessible and affordable health care. This call for papers on photonics in global health will focus on advances in technological innovations in photonic devices, and translation of optical techniques into global health solutions. Topics appropriate to this special section include various photonics technologies and related applications, such as:


Point-of-care diagnostics


Translational clinical studies in resource-limited settings


Microscopy and endoscopy


Spectroscopy


Cytometry


Opto-fluidics and microfluidics


Optical sensing


Computational imaging


Nanophotonics and plasmonics


On-chip imaging and diagnostics


Telemedicine and wireless health.


Submissions due 1 April 2014.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Barcelona - Day 2 - Final exploratory seminar on e-signatures for e-business transactions in the Southern Mediterranean region





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Barcelona - Day 1 - Final exploratory seminar on e-signatures for e-business transactions in the Southern Mediterranean region





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