Wednesday, January 16, 2008

ICT4Health 2008: International Symposium On ICT For Health

Photo Caption: Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) is located in Katipunan Avenue,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Photo by Raffy Saldaña.


Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has an important role in healthcare delivery, especially in many developing countries and communities.

The International Symposium on ICT For Health (ICT4Health 2008) aims to provide a forum for research and information exchange among healthcare practitioners, ICT professionals, researchers, faculty, students and various institutions engaged in ICT and Health (academia, government, industry, NGOs, etc.)

It will be held on February 29 to March 1, 2008 in the Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

ICT4Health 2008 will be held in conjunction with the 4th ONCO-MEDIA Project Meeting in Asia. ONCO-MEDIA ( is international research collaboration on biomedical applications of Grid technology funded by the ICT Asia Regional Program of the French Government. The aim of ONCO-MEDIA project is to deploy a medical image semantic content-based application on a large scale grid test bed, by taking into account the context of the user and of the navigation / query and by matching semantic visual concepts extracted from the medical image with those (textual) extracted from the associated medical reports.

ICT4Health 2008 will also feature a Workshop on Apoptosis (Cancer).


ICT4Health 2008 will include (but is not limited to) the following topics:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Applications of Grid Computing
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Computational Methods and Algorithms for Biomedical Applications
  • ICT-facilitated Collaboration in Biomedical/Health Research
  • ICT in Disease Prevention and Epidemiology
  • Improvement of Healthcare Delivery Through ICT
  • Information Retrieval/Data Mining for Health Applications
  • Medical Databases
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Ontology
  • Mobile and Wireless Applications for Health
  • Modeling and Simulation in Medicine
  • Using ICT in Remote Consultation, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Using ICT to Improve Public Health Systems
  • Using ICT to Improve Medical Health Facilities

For more information, contact:

Dr. Rafael P. Saldaña
Convenor, ICT4Health 2008
c/o Grid and High Performance Computing Group
School of Science and Engineering
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Telephone Numbers: (+63 2) 4266125, (+63 2) 7090907
Fax.: (+63 2) 4266125
Mobile: +63 928 5043121

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