Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Information technology for people with Down’s syndrome

Today is the International day of people with disabilities. This article explains how ICT can help people with Down’s syndrome become more independent in their daily lives. It is about an EU research project (POSEIDON), developing visual and touch apps.



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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Call for Abstracts: Pathways Into Health 8th National Conference

Call for Abstracts: Pathways Into Health 8th National Conference


October 12-14, 2015 Seattle, Washington


Submission Deadline: February 20, 2015


Pathways Into Health invites abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 8th National Conference on October 12-14, 2015 in Seattle, WA. The theme of the 2015 conference, Uniting and Sustaining Pathways into Health Professions, explores opportunities to unite, enhance, and sustain new and existing pathways into health professions for American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and communities.


The purpose of this conference is to bring together a diverse group of individuals and organizations to contribute to the cultivation of a robust American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) healthcare workforce. The conference will present and discuss educational methodologies for AI/AN health professions encouraging Native individuals to pursue health careers by creating awareness among the youngest community members and providing opportunities for adequate preparation and support to succeed.


Our aim is to make the Pathways Conference the premier venue for cutting-edge educational methodologies for engaging AI/AN populations in health professions and for making findings useable by non-scientists. The 2015 conference agenda will have four core concepts of focus:


Cultural Attunement


Interprofessional Education


Distance Learning/Telehealth Technologies


Health career development through the life span


Pathways welcomes abstracts related to successful implementation of programs, initiatives, and policies that engage AI/AN individuals and communities in health professions. We particularly encourage abstracts that address the conference theme and inform strategies for uniting and sustaining pathways into health professions.


Abstracts must focus on one or more of the four core concepts. The abstract should establish that the project is well-developed. Objectives should be stated and abstracts should show concrete results with practical applications.


Abstracts are invited in the following categories:


oral presentations: panel, concurrent breakout sessions


posters: will be accepted from undergraduates, graduate/medical students, and professionals; accepted student posters will be entered into a poster competition*


Questions? Contact us at PathwaysIntoHealth@gmail.com.


Identification of ICT specifications - results

The technical specifications are identified through public consultations. The consultations are based on the advice provided by the European Multi Stakeholdes Platform on ICT standardisation, an advisory expert group on all matters related to ICT standardisation.



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