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Here are the main activities and services undertaken and developed by the Foundation :

November 2007
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AMIA 2007 Annual Symposium November 10-14, 2007 - Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers Cityfront Center Chicago, IL
Paper - Combination of heterogeneous criteria for the automatic detection of ethical principles on health websites

September 2007
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For online trustworthy medical information September 18th, 2007 - Geneva

Round Table organized by the Institut University of Studies of Development (IUED) and HON on Tuesday September 18 in Geneva.

This round table is organized in order to present the results of the one year research project "Obtaining Reliable Medical Information Online: A Study Focusing on Francophone Africa" focuses on the stakes related to the globalisation of information of health and in particular the structural components of confidence in this information and the identification of competences necessary to the development of the télémédecine in developing countries. It was focused on the content intended for health professionals in French-speaking Africa, in particular in Mali.

Carried out jointly with the University of Geneva, the World Health Organization , the Foundation Health on the Net, the Institute of the social sciences of Mali, it was financed by the international university Network of Geneva (RUIG).

ePractice workshop: High Impact services September 10th, 2007 - Brussels

Deploying large scale services to millions of users is one of the key challenges ePractice professionals face. In the workshop you will have the opportunity to meet other high level practitioners from the eGovernment, eHealth and eInclusion domains and share experiences based on together examining real cases.

Three recognized best practices will be presented by their authors in order to identify the key problems and invite you to elaborate possible solutions.


Paul Timmers, Head of the eInclusion Unit in DG Information Society and Media, will deliver the keynote speech. The ePractice team will moderate the discussions with Magdalena Rosenmoller (Lecturer at IESE Business School), François Heidenryckx (Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles), Joe Cullen (eInclusion Consultant) and Baudoin de Sonis (Managing Director eForum).

August 2007
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Celia Boyer, Arnaud Gaudinat, Vincent Baujard, Antoine Geissbühler. Health On the Net Foundation: Assessing the Quality of Health Web Pages All Over the World - Medinfo2007 - Brisbane, Australia - 21st August 2007

Arnaud Gaudinat, Natalia Grabar, Célia Boyer. Machine Learning Approach for Automatic Quality Criteria Detection of Health Web Pages - Medinfo2007 - Brisbane, Australia - 23rd August 2007

    Program and Participants:
  • Towards higher quality health search results: Automated quality rating of depression websites. David Hawking (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia)
  • Presentation of various models of trust used at HON Foundation. Arnaud Gaudinat (HON, Switzerland)
  • WRAPIN: finding trusted health information on the Internet and empowering patients within personal health records. Michel Joubert (Lertim, France)
  • Text Categorization Models for Identifying Unproven Cancer Treatments on the Web. Yin Aphinyanaphongs (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • CISMeF: Catalog & Index of Health Resources in French on the Internet. Stefan Darmoni (CISMeF, France)
July 2007
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11th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 07) - 07-11 July 2007 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Machine Learning and Modelling approaches - Automatic retrieval of web pages with standards of ethics and trustworthiness within a medical portal: What a name page tells us - Arnaud Gaudinat, Natalia Grabar, Célia Boyer

May 2007
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"Briefing session and discussion organized in the context of the World Health Assembly", the 21st May 2007, at the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Towards trustworthy on-line medical information: a study of specificities in French-speaking Africa.

The purpose was to present the current results of a study of socio-cultural determinants of trust for online medical information, and, in particular, the specificities in French-speaking Africa. Proposed guidelines for the publication of trustworthy online medical information was presented and discussed.

This study is financed by the Geneva International Academic Network, and is a collaboration between Geneva University, the World Health Organization, the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, the Health On the Net Foundation, and the Institute for Human Sciences in Mali.

April 2007
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"eHealth Conference 2007 under the auspices of the EU German Presidency 2007"

HON participates on the 18th of April to the EU High-Level Conference on eHealth in Berlin, Germany:
Quality Labelling of Health WebSites – in the Internet – State of the Art

March 2007
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HON is invited to participate to "The 3rd Annual World Health Care Congress - Europe 2007" from the 26 to 28 March 2007 in Spain, Barcolona.

HON has organised the Executive Seminar "eHealth and Patient empowerment". The invited speakers were:

  • David Garwood, Secretary, Patients' and Citizens Task Force, EHTEL, United Kingdom
  • Dr Petra Wilson, Director, Public Sector Healthcare Europe, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems, Belgium
  • Alberto Sanna, Director, e-Services for Life & Health, Scientific Institute and University H San Raffaele; Project Manager, Personalized Information Platform for Life and Health Services (PIPS), Italy
January 2007
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HON is invited to participate to the "12e Journée Francophones Informatique Médicale" from the 11 to 12 January 2007 in Bamako, Mali.


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