Track 6. Impact of state-of-the-art technologies on medical training processes and clinical practice

Presentation

The aim of this track is to collect some of the most innovative technological developments applied to both the contexts of medical training and clinical practice, as well as in other fields related to Health Sciences; providing an excellent opportunity for the promotion and exchange of innovative experiences in the health field, especially those based on the use of state-of-the-art technology.

The introduction of new medical technology in prevention, diagnosis and patient recovery has a direct impact on health outcome indicators, as well as on the increase in life expectancy and quality of life, and the safety of healthcare processes. In addition, the use of state-of-the-art technologies in medical education has proven to be greatly effective, as it allows to create realistic learning environments to experience with procedures and devices that will become common in medical practice and thus increasing future patients’ safety.

In this sense, although recent advances in technologies have spurred the health and care provision field, expanding the possibilities of providing better and more reliable technological solutions for patients, many of the current developments still have not evolved from an end user-centric perspective. For that reason, it is important to have a comprehensive vision of the health and care assistance ecosystem as a whole (encompassing many different areas of research), in order to obtain an overview of the needs of the rest of the ecosystem actors involved (patients, doctors, authorities, researchers technological providers, etc.) and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the research presented to date, which in turn will point out the possible future research directions along with their potential applications, stakeholders and market.

Topics

  • TECHNOLOGIES IN MEDICAL TRAINING:
    • Learning and Teaching Methodologies
    • Academic Research Projects
    • Research Methodologies
    • Links between Education and Research
    • New projects and Innovations
    • Mobile Learning
    • Online/Virtual Laboratories
    • Virtual Universities
    • Mobile/Wireless Technologies (PDA,SmartPhones, etc)
    • Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia
    • Technology-Enhanced Learning
    • Advanced Classroom Technology
    • Web Classroom Applications
    • Computer Software in Education.
    • Learning Tools
    • Educational Software Experiences
    • Videos for Learning (YouTube Generation)
  • TECHNOLOGIES AND SOFTWARE IN HEALTH SCIENCES :
    • Medical engineering
    • Clinical and Surgical simulators and virtual reality environments
    • 3D vision environments of radiological medical images
    • Software for biomedical imaging processing
    • 3D printing in medicine
    • Stereoscopic vision
    • Augmented Reality
    • 360 Vision Clinical Imaging Systems
    • Clinical simulation techniques
    • Finite Element Analysis and simulation in biomedicine
    • Animation and 3D Systems
    • Robotics in Healthcare (Surgical, social, etc.)
    • Orthopaedic and biomedical product design
    • Industrial design and ergonomics
    • Artificial intelligence in medicine

Track Scientific Committee

Juan A. Juanes Méndez (University of Salamanca, Spain) – Chair
Samuel Marcos Pablos (University of Salamanca, Spain) – Chair
Michael Walters (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom) – Chair
Alessandro Ruggiero (University of Salerno, Italy)
Ferrán Prados Carrasco (Centre for Medical Image Computing, United Kingdom)
Petr Valášek (Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic)
Kheng Lee Koay (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
Miguel Castelo Branco Sousa (Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal)
Matteo de Notaris (San Pio Hospital, Italy)
Fernando Blaya Haro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Carlos Alberola López (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Enrique Soriano Heras (University of Carlos III, Spain)
Roberto D’Amato (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Francisco Pastor Vázquez (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Piedade Barros (Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)
Alberto Prats Galino (University of Barcelona, Spain)
María José Rodriguez Conde (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
Rodrigo de Luis García (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Fermín Viejo Tirado (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Anna Puigdellívol-Sánchez (Universidad de Barcelona, Spain)
Joan San Molina (Universidad de Girona, Spain)
Pablo Ruisoto Palomera (University of Navarra, Spain)
Juan David Cano Moreno (University of Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Jorge Cerqueiro Pequeño (University of Vigo, Spain)
Higinio Rubio Alonso (University of Carlos III, Spain)
Luis Tomás Gallego Morales (University of Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
Guadalupe Soria Rodríguez (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Federico Simmross Wattenberg  (University of Valladolid, Spain