Gunther Eysenbach MD, MPH, FACMI
Adjunct Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria (Canada)
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Panagiotis Bamidis, PhD
Medical Education Informatics and Innovation, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Panagiotis Bamidis's research interests are within technology enhanced learning in medical education (web2.0, semantic web and open linked data, serious games, virtual patients, PBL and scenario based learning, learning analytics), affective and applied neuroscience, affective and physiological computing, multimodal interaction and HCI, health information management, and bio-medical informatics with emphasis on neurophysiological sensing, signal analysis, and imaging of human emotions. He is also actively researching assistive technologies for active and healthy aging, as well as special education/developmental disorders, and silvergaming/exergaming/silver-science and the associated use of semantic technologies and IoT.
Panagiotis Bamidis is currently Associate Professor in the Lab of Medical Physics, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has founded and has been leading four research groups, namely, in Medical Education Informatics, in Assistive Technologies and Silver Science, in Applied and Affective Neuroscience, and in Health Services Research. In the last 7 years, he has been the coordinator of five large European projects (SmokeFreeBrain.org; www.meducator.net; www.longlastingmemories.eu, www.epblnet.eu, www.childrenhealth.eu) as well as the principal investigator for a number of national and international funded projects. His publication record consists of more than 90 international refereed journal papers, and over 330 international peer reviewed conference papers, as well as several book chapters/edited conference proceedings volumes and over some 1200 citations (h-index>20). In addition, he has been acting as a referee in more than 30 journals, and as Guest Editor in some 25 journal special issues. He is a member of the Editorial Board in 6 journals, Editor in Chief of the Int.Journal of Bioelectromagnetism and Associate Editor in the prestigious series of JMIR journals. He is the President of the Hellenic Biomedical Technology Society (ELEBIT), a member of the Administration Boards of the Society of Applied Neuroscience, the Greek Federation of Alzheimer’s Associations and Related Disorders, the Greek AeroSpace & Space Medicine Research Association, a member of the Life Sciences Division of the International Academy of Astronautics and past member of the Innovation Zone of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is/has been the Chairman/Organiser of nine international conferences (iSHIMR2001, iSHIMR2005, MEDICON2010, GASMA2010, SAN2011, MEI2012, ΜΕΙ2015, SAN2016, CBMS2017) and several national Biomedical Technology conferences. He is the Conference Producer of the Medical Education Informatics Conferences and associated Spring/Summer School Series in Internet Sharing Technologies and Open Data. He is a visiting scientist at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation and a founding member of Chapter Greece. In 2009, he was awarded the Prize of the AUTH Research Committee for the Best Track Record in funded research projects among AUTH young academic staff. In 2015, he was awarded the title of the Honorary Professor of Karaganda State Medical University, Kazakhstan, as well as the Pospelov Medal for his contributions to Medical Education development by the same University. Since 2012 he has established LLM Care ecosystem (www.llmcare.gr), the business exploitation of the LLM project, which is a candidate reference site of the EIP-on-AHA. In 2013 he established the Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab in Thessaloniki (ThessAHALL; http://www.aha-livinglabs.com/) which in 2016 became an adherent member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).
Vadim Dedov, MBBS, PhD
MDXD Pty Ltd, Australia
Dr Vadim Dedov is a founder and director of MDXD Pty Ltd (Sydney, Australia), which has been established to develop practical solutions for the routine application of exercise intervention in patient rehabilitation and disease prevention. Prior to MDXD, he worked as a medical researcher at the University of Sydney and UNSW, where his publications covered a broad range of topics, including the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Amit Garg, MBBS, MD, PDCR, MBA, FCR
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, India
Amit Garg's areas of interest include patient-oriented research, behavior change research, and Internet-based patient surveys.
Dr Amit Garg is the medical director at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories in Hyderabad, India. He has experience in late phase/real-world research and a passion to integrate technology with research.
Walter Karlen, PhD
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland
Walter Karlen's research focus lies in the sensing at the point of care. This sensing can enable diagnosis, monitoring, and treatments as well as real-time closed-loop interactions with users. His current projects include the implementation of biomedical sensors on mobile phones for global health applications. He works on the improvement of clinical decision support with the design of adaptive systems, smart alarms, and optimized user-machine interaction. He covers mostly the technical aspects of mobile health and point-of-care devices such as real-time biomedical signal processing, mobile computing, sensors and systems design, and quality control. With a technology background and many years of clinical experience, his expertise also lies in the clinical validation of biomedical systems.
Walter Karlen is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) where he is heading the Mobile Health Systems Lab. His research focuses on the technical aspects of mobile health and point-of-care devices such as real-time biomedical signal processing, mobile computing, sensors and systems design, and quality control with applications to global health challenges.
Arun Keepanasseril, MDS, MSc
Project Manager, Canadian Hemophilia Assessment and Resource Management System (CHARMS), McMaster University, Canada
Arun Keepanasseril is an eHealth specialist with a background in life sciences, specializing in knowledge reviews and advanced e-applications in hemophilia/bleeding disorders.
Tanjir Rashid Soron, MD, MPH
Tanjir Rashid Soron's research interests include Facebook-based interventions for mental illness and effectiveness of telepsychiatry in developing countries.
Dr. Tanjir Rashid Soron received his MD in Psychiatry from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Bangladesh. He completed his MPH from Northern University. He is currently working as Head of Mental Health Service at SynesisIT, which provides a nationwide mental health service by phone in Bangladesh. He is the leading author of Facebook and mental health research in Bangladesh. He completed many certified courses on research methodology, statistics, psychology of Web and other psychiatric issues from various national and international institutions. He is interested in Facebook addiction, Facebook-based interventions, and psychometric scale validation. Another domain of his interest is to develop innovate mental health service for the developing countries. He is on the editorial board many journals including Journal Clinical Psychiatry, Central African Journal of Public Health, Journal of clinical Depression and Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health (JNBH).
Pediatric’s Hospital Bambino Gesù-Rome, Italy
Irene Tagliente's areas of focus include telemedicine, follow-up of patients with eHealth solutions, and solutions for disease and comorbidity analysis.
Irene Tagliente is a scientific research coordinator of scientific research projects on telemedicine and PhD student.
Athanasios Vasilakos, PhD
Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
Athanasios V. Vasilakos is a Professor at Lulea University of Technology. He has served and is serving as an editor for many technical journals, such as the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, IEEE Transactions on Cloud, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He is also General Chair of the European Alliances for Innovation (http://www.eai.eu).
Han Wu, MSc
Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, United States
Han Wu manages the research computing and development of IT resources at the Office of Research, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, and New Jersey Cancer Cente at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He oversees the development, operations, and infrastructure of various frameworks, platforms, web applications, and databases pertaining to IT solutions to support and facilitate scientific and clinical research.