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Information Technology for Public Health Seminar 2006

IBM Haifa Labs

Invitation Program Registration Abstracts

June 21, 2006
Organized by IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel

Seminar's program PDF version for printing (62 KB)

09:30 Arrival

09:45 Opening Remarks,
Boaz Carmeli, IBM Haifa Labs

10:00 Information for Public Health Decision-Making: The Influenza Pandemic Case,
Dr. Ran Balicer, Consultant, Pandemic influenza planning, Israel

10:30 Today's US Public Health Lab and Common Reporting Challenges,
Sondra R. Renly, IBM Almaden Research Lab

10:50 Public Health: From Data to a Wealth of Information,
Dr. Alex Leventhal, Director, Public Health Services, and Dr. Ruthi Yishai, Director, Central Labs, Jerusalem, MOH Israel

11:30 Break

11:45 Biomedical Information Integration for Clinical Genomics,
Simona Cohen, IBM Haifa Labs

12:15 IBM's Global Pandemic Initiative (GPI) and the Spatio-Temporal Epidemiological Modeler (STEM),
Dr. Daniel Ford and Dr. James Kaufman, IBM Almaden Research Lab

12:45 Online Linkage to World Outbreaks,
Dr. Lea Valinsky, R&D Director, Central Labs, Jerusalem, MOH Israel

13:15 Lunch

14:15 Keynote: Biological Threats: The Need for Cooperation, Collaboration, and Transparency,
Mark S. Smolinski, M.D., M.P.H. Director, Global Health and Security Initiative, Vice President, Biological Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative

14:45 Using Information Technology for Epidemiological Research of Infectious Diseases,
Tomer Ziv, MHA, MBA, PhD Candidate, Tel Aviv University

15:15 Mosquitoes and West Nile in Israel: A Five Year Survey (2001-2005),
Dr. Laor Orshan, Director, Entomology Lab, Central Labs, Jerusalem, MOH Israel

15:45 Break

16:00 HL7 V3 Standards for Public Health and the Clinical-Genomics Standard for the CDC NHANES Nutrition Project,
Dr. Amnon Shabo, IBM Haifa Labs

16:30 Public Health System Based on Present and Future IHE Initiatives,
Boaz Carmeli, IBM Haifa Labs, and Sarah Knoop, IBM Almaden Research Lab

17:00 Concluding Remarks,
Oded Cohen, Director, IBM Haifa Labs


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