Tutorials and Special sessions
Participation in tutorials and special sessions is free for all workshop's registrants.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 9:00 AM
Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 1:30 PM
Natural Language Processing
LIMSI - CNRS, Orsay, France
Pierre Zweigenbaum has been CNRS Senior Researcher at LIMSI since 2006 and Associate Professor at INALCO since 2004;
he was previously a researcher at Assistance Publique - Paris Hospitals since 1984.
Pierre Zweigenbaum holds two engineering degrees from the École Polytechnique and from the École Nationale
Supérieure des Télécommunications, and a PhD in Computer Science from the École Nationale Supérieure
His research topic is Natural Language Processing, focusing on information extraction, computational terminology,
and multilingual data, with applications to the medical domain.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11:00 AM
Bio Search Computing
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Marco Masseroli, PhD in biomedical engineering in 1996, from Universidad de Granada, Spain,
is Assistant Professor at the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione of Politecnico di Milano,
and lecturer of Bioinformatics and BioMedical Informatics.
His research activities are in the application of Information Technology to the medical and biological
sciences in several Italian and international research centers. He has also been Visiting Professor at
the Departamento de Anatomía Patológica, Facultad de Medicina of the Universidad de Granada - Spain,
and Visiting Faculty at the Cognitive Science Branch of the National Library of Medicine, National Institute
of Health, Bethesda - US.
His research interests are in the area of bioinformatics and biomedical informatics, focused on distributed
Internet technologies, biomolecular databanks, controlled biomedical terminologies and bio-ontologies to
effectively retrieve, manage, analyze, and semantically integrate genomic information with patient clinical
and high-throughout genetic data. He is author of more than 140 scientific articles.
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 3:15 PM
Why clinicians need e-Health
School of Human Health Sciences, University of Tasmania,
and Department of Medicine, Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, Australia
Terry Hannan is a Consultant Physician and Health Informatician. He has been President of the Australian College
of Health Informatics in 2007-2009.
In this talk, Hannan will cover such topics as clinical computing in 1976-2011,
future demands on clinical decision making,
technology aspects of computing,
translocating health information technologies across communities, nations and internationally,
meeting the needs of scalability from thousands to millions of patients (with billions of observations),
the value and role of the dynamic collaborative work between involved professionals to meet the demands of modern health care.
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 4:30 PM
Interoperability - HL7
IBM Research Lab, Haifa, Israel
Amnon Shabo (Shvo), PhD, heads the Healthcare & Life Sciences Standards Program in IBM. He holds leading positions in HL7,
an organization developing standards dedicated to health information.
He also leads the contribution of its group to the Hypergenes project (EU project on genetic background of essential hypertension).
He has promoted the idea of Independent Health Record Banks (IHRBs) for many years and he gave a talk on the new legislation
introduced on IHRB at a special briefing to Congressional Policy Stuff (2007) at the US Congress.
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