4 - 7 December 2003
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December, 7-9 2003

Special MedNet issues!


Online abstracts and presentations are avalaible solely at authors' discretion; HON could not be considered responsible for their content. To access abstracts and presentations, just click on the title.

Live webcasting graciously recorded by WorldHealthCom.Net * and available online by clicking on "Live Webcasting" for each presentation recorded.

MedNet: Thursday 4 Friday 5 Saturday 6 Sunday 7 OSHCA 7-9

Thursday 4 december
13H00 Welcome and registration
13H30 Introduction - Antoine Geissbühler - Professor and Chairman, Service of Medical Informatics, Geneva University Hospitals
14H00 Two thematic parallels sessions
14H00 ISABEL: The Use of a Web-Based clinical support system
Briggs J.S., University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth UK
Live webcasting
14H00 Digital-divide in eHealth applications in the city of Chicago
Ramaprasad A., University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago United States
14H15 A Framework for Medical Costanalysis in XML and Cocoon
Elsner C., Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig Germany
Live webcasting
14H15 Improving access to on-line health information for Australian men with prostate cancer
Pinnock C., Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park Australia
14H30 Universal accessibility to personal medical data: issues for future development of health services
Hurtado J.M. de, Fundacion Hospital Alcorcon, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
Live webcasting
14H30 Complementary and alternative medicine and the Internet
Schmidt K., Peninsula Medical School, Complementary Medicine, Exeter United Kingdom
14H45 Design and Implementation of a Real Concept-Based EMR for the Heart Failure Patient Management
Purin B., ITC-irst, Centre for Scientific and Technology Research, Trento Italy
Live webcasting
14H45 Consumer Informatics: The Elderly and the Internet
Campbell R.J., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh United States
15H00 Speech Acts, Documents, and Medical Phenomena: An Investigation in the Ontology of Organizations.
Vizenor L., Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Infromation Science and University at Buffalo, Leipzig / Buffalo Germany / USA
Live webcasting
15H00 Empowering patients and professionals by moving electronic health learning into other media to increase access, relevance and equity.
Baldwin B., NHSDirectOnline, Hedge End England
15H15 workshop
Suicide and the Internet
Hsiung R.C., University of Chicago, Chicago USA Barak A., University of Haifa, Mount Carmel Israel, and Silber D., Basil Strategies, Paris France
15H15 Patients use of health information on the Internet: the impact on primary care consultations
Dolan G.C., University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd UK
15H30 Internet and Patient Education: the current evidence for chronic disease management
Doupi P., Centre of Excellence for Information & Communication Technology, OSKE/STAKES, Helsinki Finland
15H45 Disseminating evidence-based health information - bytes, paper or both?
Lampe K., Finnish Office for Health Care Technology Assessment (FinOHTA), Finland
16H00 Coffee break
16H15 Two thematic parallels sessions
16H15 Misinformation on the NET: Using Hereditary Hemochromatosis as a Model
Alexander R.S., Iron Disorders Institute, Greenville USA
Live webcasting
16H15 GlycoScience.com: The Nutrition Science Site: Innovations in Web-based scientific literature reviews for scientists, health professionals, and the public at large.
Vennum E., Mannatech, Inc, Coppell USA
16H30 A descriptive analysis of strategies in Spain for internet biomedical content evaluation
García S., Health on The Net Foundation, Geneva Switzerland
Live webcasting

Low cost telemedicine using cable TV Network & TV Set
Junaid M., Kongu Engiineering College, Erode India

16H45 Use of and Trust in Health Information on the Internet among the Finnish Population
Ek S., Department of Social and Political Sciences/Information Studies, Abo Finland
Live webcasting
16H45 Status of the telemedicine under its various aspects application in Mali. What are the expected outcomes from this discipline.
Bagayoko C. O. , keneya Blown, Mali
17H00 The Initial Development of the WebMedQual Scale: Domain Assessment of the Construct of Quality of Health Web Sites
Provost M., Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, The University of Georgia, USA
Live webcasting
17H15 WRAPIN (Worldwide online Reliable Advice to Patients and Individuals)
Gaudinat A., Health on The Net Foundation, Geneva Switzerland

Web Service to Support the Prostate Cancer Diagnosis using Expert System

Marcos Aurelio Pereira, Jefferson Luiz Brum Marques, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Florianopolis, Brazil

16h15 Workshop: Workshop and Tutorial on the Use of Open-Source Software in HealthCare Applications
Elsner C., Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig Germany

Keynotes speaker: Richard Smith (Editor, BMJ)
Live webcasting

Richard Smith, editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), will present his vision of the future of electronic biomedical publishing. The speaker will address ethical issues including
partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and the role of advertising, research misconduct and evolution of the peer-review process.

18H15 Opening reception

Don't forget other events following directly our conference in Geneva:
Sunday 7 december (14 H)
Wednesday 10 december

Scientific Sessions: The parallel scientific sessions will begin with introductory lectures by the keynote speaker, followed by presentations with selected abstracts for oral delivery. The overall program includes about 70 oral presentations.
Meeting Language: The official language of the congress is English.
Oral presentation+discussion: 15 mn     Workshop: 45 mn

The Mednet 2003 congress is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education of
20 credits, acting on mandate of the AMG (Association of the doctor of Geneva).

* 1. Due to the last minute change in venue for the conference, we were not able to tie directly into the room's audio or slides and sometimes the timing of slides may be slightly off. In some presentations, the speaker made last minute changes to slides that may not appear in the recording.
2. Viewing of recordings is possible only on a PC and not on MACs. When you begin to view a recording, you will be asked if you want to use the Participant Application (a special viewer software) or a Java Application. If you choose the Java Application, you must wait several seconds for the Java software to download. There is no installation on your computer. You must be Java enabled. If you select to use the Participant Application, you will download the software and must install it on your computer. You will need to do this only once. When this application is installed, you can enter recorded (or live) events without waiting for the download and when viewing the presentation you have additional viewing options, such as going directly to any slide or portion of the presentation. Otherwise, the experience of viewing the recording is the same.


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