Sunday, September 18, 2011

Keep Up-To-Date:Wireless Health 2011

The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) will hold their second annual scientific conference “Wireless Health 2011” October 10-13 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Researchers from MIT, University of Edinburgh, UCLA, and other leading universities will share their best new research and advances in wireless health technologies with thought leaders not only from academia, but also from government and industry. This high level of expertise will be on hand to discuss the new field of wireless health that is rapidly moving forward with new health products and services.

Keynote presentations will be presented by:

• Paul Jacobs, Chairman & CEO Qualcomm

• Gene Frantz, TI Principal Fellow and Business Development Manager, Digital Signal Processing Semiconductor Group, Texas Instruments

• Bruce Dobkin, MD, UCLA Medical Center

• Farnam Jahanian, PhD, Director, NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering

• Chris Van Hoof, PhD, Director HUMAN++, IMEC

• William Riley, PhD, Program Director, NHLB

An outstanding set of peer-reviewed papers, interactive workshops, industrial and academic application demonstrations, with a world-renowned group of invited speakers presenting will be available,” said Robert B. McCray, WLSA President & CEO. “This is a perfect opportunity for learning and networking with engineers, scientists, clinicians, researchers, and government funding agencies such as NIH and NSF.”

The Conference Agenda will incorporate three days of topical panel sessions covering the breadth of the wireless health research landscape. Topics will include:

• Wireless health in the field

• Health and Wellness connectivity services in vehicles on the go

• Innovations to reduce heart failure readmissions

• Advances in biomedical sensing for wireless health

• Context guided wireless health monitoring and classification

• New initiatives and program opportunities in wireless health research

• Energy computing and bandwidth resource efficiency in wireless health systems

In addition to the main conference, a full day of pre-conference sessions will provide technology tutorials. Daily sessions will address wireless health research challenges and other opportunities in computer science, medical informatics, signal processing, human factors, and device technology.

Conference sponsors include the Association for Computing Machinery, Biomedical Engineering Society, University of California San Diego Institute of Engineering in Medicine, and Qualcomm.

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