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Healthcare and Life Sciences Seminar 2007

IBM Haifa Labs

Invitation Program Registration Abstracts Call for Papers

October 18, 2007
Organized by IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel

The Healthcare and Life Sciences group in IBM Haifa Research Lab, in collaboration with Ben Gurion and Haifa Universities, cordially invites you to participate in a one-day Leadership Seminar on health informatics and information technologies, to be held Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the Haifa Research Lab, located on the University of Haifa campus in Haifa, Israel.

This full-day seminar provides a forum for the research and development communities from both academia and industry to share their work, exchange ideas, and discuss issues, problems, and work-in-progress, as well as future research directions and trends.

The Leadership Seminar will take place in the auditorium of the IBM Haifa Research Lab. Participation is free of charge but registration is required. A detailed agenda and participation information will be distributed at a later date. The official language of the seminar is English. For more info see

Please register by Tuesday, June 19, 2007, via the workshop website:

The seminar will feature several renowned speakers:
  • A keynote speech will be given by Prof. Reinhold Haux, who is currently Vice-President and incoming President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and editor of the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics and of the journal Methods of Information in Medicine. He is also a professor of Medical Informatics and Director of the respective institute at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, as well as Adjunct Professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg.
  • An invited speech will be given by Dr. Dipak Kalra, a clinical senior lecturer in the Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education (CHIME) at UCL (University College Lond). He plays a leading international role in research and development of electronic health record architectures and systems. His interests include the requirements and models needed to ensure the robust long-term preservation of clinical meaning and protection of privacy. He leads CEN and ISO Task Forces producing an international Electronic Health Records Communications standard.
  • An invited speech will be given by Prof. Yuval Shahar, who is an Associate Professor at Ben Gurion University and head of the Medical Informatics Research Center. He specializes in artificial intelligence in general, and in its uses within medical domains in particular. His research focuses on temporal reasoning and planning in general, and in clinical decision-support applications in particular.


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