Friday, August 22, 2014

Stakeholder Consultation for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge "Health, demographic change and wellbeing"

In the context of implementing Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation framework programme, and the development of the work programme 2016-2017 - Societal challenge "Health, demographic change and wellbeing", we would like to ask for input from your organisation via a short online questionnaire. In view of our tight time table the deadline for this exercise is 20 September 2014.



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Monitoring methodologies for Web accessibility in the European Union - SMART 2014/0061

A call for tenders is launched by the European Commission for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 250 000. The objective of the study is to collect information on the monitoring methodologies for verification of compliance with Web accessibility requirements in the different Member States.



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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seminar on Integrated Care for European regions

The event will be an opportunity to attain significant information on the implementation of Ehealth practices, share experiences with peers and for regions to engage for political action at European level. Many regions are already implementing innovative policies to encourage the growth of the silver economy and build inclusive societies. Interregional cooperation and mutual learning approaches are therefore key to fast track age-friendly innovation in Europe.



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Webinar: The Access to Risk Finance under the European Funding Programmes

This webinar aims to provide a first insight on how Horizon 2020 and COSME will help companies and other types of organizations engaged in research and innovation (R&I) to gain easier access, via financial instruments, to loans, guarantees, counter-guarantees and hybrid, mezzanine and equity finance.



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Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics supplemented for 21st century care robots

Isaac Asimov famously devised three laws of robotics that underpinned a number of his science fiction books and short stories. Professor Tom Sorell of the University of Warwick has helped develop a new set of rules that they believe will be needed for 21st century care robots. In the context of the EU-funded project ACCOMPANY, Professor Sorell, in collaboration with Professor Heather Draper of the University of Birmingham, has produced six values to be used in properly-designed care-robots.



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Could a smart mirror save your life?

Looking in the mirror in the morning can help us assess when we are under the weather. Now researchers are using modern technology to capture information about physical appearance to assess the state of health of elderly people. Smart mirrors equipped with low-cost wireless video cameras that monitor a person’s emotional and physiological state are being developed as part of the EU-funded project USEFIL.



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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Healthcare Technology Letters: Wearable Healthcare Technology

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Healthcare Technology Letters: Wearable Healthcare Technology


Submission deadline: 13th October 2014


Wearable technology is all around us and is having an increasing impact on our everyday lives. Healthcare is undoubtedly one of the greatest applications of this technology. Wearable healthcare technology revolves around communicating and interfacing with devices of many different types, and educating end-users including practitioners.


From the design of software for smartphones to use existing sensing technologies; and digital ‘plasters’ that sense physiological wellbeing; through to inferring behaviour from multiple wearable sensing technologies; wearable healthcare technology is an exciting area where the full potential is only just being realised.


In this special issue we want to showcase cutting edge wearable technologies that are enabling better healthcare management and delivery, and defining new trends in patient self-monitoring.


To this end, we are welcoming submissions in areas including:


-- Novel sensors for wearable technology


-- Use of existing and novel platforms for sensing/acquiring/processing health data


-- Novel communication techniques for high volume data management


-- Wearable sensor networks


-- Implantable/subcutaneous sensing solutions


-- Wearable solutions for physiological measurement


-- Disruptive technologies in wearable healthcare


Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under review by other journals or conferences/symposia/workshops. Papers previously published as part of conference/workshop proceedings can be considered for publication in the special issue provided that they are modified to contain at least 40% new content and no passages of text are identical. Authors of such submissions must clearly indicate how the journal version of their paper has been extended in a separate letter to the editorial office at the time of submission. Moreover, authors must acknowledge their previous paper in the manuscript and resolve any potential copyright issues prior to submission.


Papers should be a maximum of 6 pages and formatted according to the Healthcare Technology Letters Author Guide. Submissions should be marked as being for the Wearable Healthcare Technology Special Issue. All submissions are subject to the journal’s peer-review procedures.


Important dates


Submission deadline: 13th October 2014


Author notification: 1st December 2014


Final manuscripts: 12th January 2015


Publication: February 2015


Mobile Apps for Independent Living

Mobile apps have a huge potential to help older people live independently at home and stay mobile. Many AAL projects are making use of the opportunities offered by mobile operative systems. Mobile applications are likely to become more and more accessible for older people over the next few years. This workshop, organised in the context of the AAL Forum, will go further into the opportunities and challenges when it comes to developing mobile apps for supporting older people in their daily life.



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eCommerce Expo

This event focuses on different areas of ecommerce, such as marketing, platforms, payments, delivery & logistics, customer service and the more generalist topics affecting overall ecommerce and multi-channel strategies.



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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Call for Presentations and Posters: American Association of Physician Specialists 63rd House of Delegates and Annual Scientific Meeting

Call for Presentations and Posters: American Association of Physician Specialists 63rd House of Delegates and Annual Scientific Meeting


June 26-July 1, 2015 Clearwater Beach, Florida


The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., welcomes your proposals for presentations and posters for the 63rd House of Delegates and Annual Scientific Meeting to be held June 26-July 1, 2015, at the Hilton Clearwater Beach in Clearwater Beach, Florida.


The 2015 meeting will focus on Changing Trends in Medicine, including a one-day EM track – Changing Trends in Emergency Medicine. Consider sharing your expertise on this timely and relevant topic by submitting your completed abstract.


The deadline for abstract submissions is September 19, 2014.


Benefits of speaking at the AAPS Annual Meeting include:


• Presenting your work before your peers.


• Earning credit towards requirements for the Degree of Fellow.


• Receiving a discount on your meeting registration.


• Enhancing your professional standing and sharing your expertise.


• Helping your specialty Academy contribute to educational content.


• Contributing to the success of the 2015 Annual Meeting.


Suggestions for Topics


These are just a few of many possible topics on this theme.


• Gadgets & Technology


• Affordable Care Act


• Robotic Surgery


• Social Media


• Healthcare Policy


• Health Informatics


• ICD & Coding


• Electronic Medical Records


• Roles of Allied Health Professionals


If you have questions, please contact the CME Department at 813-433-2277 Ext. 30 or 42.