We have pleasure in inviting you to participate in MEDNET
2003 - the 8th Annual World Conference on the Internet and
Medicine with the theme
Internet in Health for All
It will be organized this year by the Health
On the Net Foundation (HON) in Geneva, prior to and in connection
with the World Summit On the Information Society (WSIS), which
will take place in Geneva the 10 - 12 December 2003.
for abstracts and tutorials is closed !
The required forms are:
Author, Presenter and Co-author (if applicable) and contact
information. Title, Abstract text and Comments (Objectives,
Study Design, Methods, Results, and Conclusions). The
keywords have to be selected from the proposed list. Disclosure
of any commercial interests (required even if no interests).
All communications including pre-registration, submission
and notification of acceptance will be made through the Web
The accepted abstracts will be published in the conference
MEDNET 2003 major themes:
The Internet provides unprecedented access to health and
medical information, a domain traditionally reserved for
specialists. MEDNET will explore the implications of this
access and the means of realising its full potential.
- Access to health and medical information
- Promoting access for the disabled
- Knowledge management - Information
- Basic and clinical research, bioinformatics using
- Internet usage statistics and demographics
- Mobile web
The widespread availability of sensitive information requires
that measures be taken to counter abuse and protect citizens
within a technical, legal and ethical context which resists
attempts at regulation. MEDNET invites participants to
discuss these issues.
- E-health and quality issues
- Ethical, privacy and legal issues
- Internet Security
- Internet technologies and standards
Consumers have embraced the Internet, and health-oriented
web sites are among the most popular destinations, providing
guidance on prevention, nutrition, drugs and treatments.
MEDNET will discuss the role of the Internet in the strengthening
the doctor-patient relationship.
- Empowering the patient & the
- Promoting health literacy
Fully realising the benefits of new information technologies
means sharing information and knowledge among nations
and peoples. MEDNET will be an opportunity to present
innovative approaches to the challenge of distribution
of information and technology.
- Internet and the developing World
- Internet and medical information
- Intranet for medical applications
- International medical collaboration
- Medical education and teaching
- Medical libraries
The topics listed under each theme
are for guidance only and are not restricted to the list above.
Queries about additional topics may be sent