viernes, 30 de octubre de 2009

Richard Stallman will be at IWEEE 2010 !

We are very happy to have Richard M. Stallman at IWEEE 2010.

No doubt that Richard Stallman is one of the most important and influential people in the history of Free Software. He has developed tools that we've been using for decades, such as the excellent GCC ( GNU Compiler Collection , at the beginning, the GNU C Compiler).

But Richard Stallman is way more than that. He created the GNU Operating System, that together with the Linux kernel is in all GNU/Linux variants ; he created the GPL license, and most importantly, he has been figthing for decades for free software, making it a reality today, when not that long ago it was utopia.

There is no doubt on my mind that Richard Stallman will be a key player to help us who are working to introduce the free software philosophy  to the healthcare industry. Health MUST be universal, and so should be the software that takes care of the patients. Free software in healthcare is a right that every doctor, hospital and patient should have access.

We are looking forward to sharing with Richard his experiences, views and opinions on how to keep introducing Free Software in the healthcare and schools in the developing world.

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Luis Falcón
GNU Solidario Project

jueves, 29 de octubre de 2009

Professor S. Yunkap Kwankam at IWEEE 2010

We are honored to have Professor S. Yunkap Kwankam at IWEEE 2010

S. Yunkap Kwankam is CEO of Global eHealth Consultants, a Swiss consulting firm based in Geneva. He is also Executive Director of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH). From 2004 until August 2008 he was Coordinator eHealth, at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, where he was responsible for overall coordination of eHealth work across the Organization. In this role, he oversaw a number of WHO programs on the use of ICT in health. His work covered issues such as development of appropriate frameworks and tools to support policy and practice improvements in ICT-based knowledge management and sharing in countries; creation of, and support to, networks to assist countries in building national capacity for effective and efficient use of ICT in their health systems; and development of the evidence base and best practices in the area. He also directed the development of new policies and their implementation and provides authoritative advice in relation to policy and procedures as they relate to eHealth [...]

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miércoles, 28 de octubre de 2009

IWEEE 2010 - What's On in Gran Canaria

IWEEE 2010 will give you the opportunity to discover Gran Canaria, its culture, history and entertainment.

Gran Canaria has become a cosmopolitan island with numerous cultural events throughout the year, including international music, dance, theatre and cinema festivals and the many carnival celebrations, plus a long list of festive activities and religious feasts that take place all over the island. As the inhabitants of the Canary Islands are deeply devoted to tradition, the origin of some of these fiestas goes back as far as Guanche times [...]

[...] Besides much entertainment and fun for young and old, these fiestas always offer a full programme of traditional activities, folklore performances, sporting events, such as lucha canaria wrestling and stick fighting competitions, and much more.

With all these fiestas happening around the island, you’d be very unlucky if you didn’t come across at least one or two while touring the island [...]

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martes, 27 de octubre de 2009

IWEEE 2010 - Welcome to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria!

IWEEE 2010 will be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

When you'll attend IWEEE 2010, you will be able to discover Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and all its beauty.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria commonly known as Las Palmas is the capital (jointly with Santa Cruz) and the most populous city in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands and the ninth largest city in Spain, with a population of 381,123 in 2008 [...] It is also the fifth most populous urban area in Spain with a population of around 700,000[1] and (depending on sources) ninth or tenth most populous metropolitan area in Spain with a population of 625,892[2], 640,000[3] or 741,826[4]. Las Palmas is the largest city of the European Union outside Europe. Located in the northeast of the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, about 150 kilometers (~93 miles) off the northwestern coast of Africa[5] within the Atlantic Ocean.

Las Palmas enjoy a Subtropical climate, season with the summer temperatures lasts throughout the year. According to a study carried out by Thomas Whitmore, director of research on climatology at Syracuse University in United States, the Las Palmas enjoys "the best climate in the world".[6]

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lunes, 26 de octubre de 2009

Dr. O.Ferrer-Roca at IWEEE 2010

We are very happy to welcome Dr. O.Ferrer-Roca at IWEEE 2010.

Dr. O.Ferrer-Roca MD. PhD. Born in Barcelona, studied Medicine in the Central University of Barcelona from 1966-1972 with Honors. Got the PhD with “Cariotyping and tissue culture of tumors” in 1974 with Honors. Specialized in Pathology in 1974 being trained in Paris, Milwakee-USA and London.

Working as pathologist in the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona since 1972 got the Assistance Professorship in Pathology in 1974 and the Chair of Pathology of the University of La Laguna in 1982 [...]

Founded the CATAI association in 1993, being the president since then. Got the UNESCO Chair of Telemedicine in 1999 for the University of La Laguna. Since 1996 train on Telemedicine the students of medicine and Computer Science, creating the European Master of Telemedicine and Bioengineering applied to Telemedicine in 2004, at distance [...]

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lunes, 19 de octubre de 2009

Mr. Lemoene Smit at IWEEE 2010

We are glad to announce that Mr. Lemoene Smit will attend IWEEE 2010.

Lemoene Smit holds B Sc Physics / Applied Maths degrees. Lemoene is the Project Manager and LIMS Analyst at Bika Lab Systems. He is the Director Bika Health Foundation.

Lemoene has 25 Years experience in IT, mostly at scientific institutions such as the CSIR’s Magnetic Observatory, Namibian dept Water Affairs laboratory, in oil exploration at Petrosa and at Bika lab systems. In the commercial sector amongst others at Media24 and Barings Amsterdam [...]

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domingo, 18 de octubre de 2009

Thomas Karopka at IWEEE 2010

We are very pleased to announce that Thomas Karopka will be attending IWEEE 2010.

Thomas Karopka has more than 15 years of experience in ICT. After 10 years in the telecomunication industry in different positions he became a researcher at the Medical Faculty of the University of Rostock where he worked in bioinformatics for 5 years. Since 2007 he works for the IT Science Center Rügen gGmbH, a non profit company that works as a knowledge transfer center in informatics for the Universities of the State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, where he is responsible for the health care sector.

He is currently chair of the European Federation for Medical Informatics Libre/Free Open Source Working Group (EFMI LIFOSS WG) and vice-chair of the International Medical Informatics Association Open Source Working Group (IMIA OS WG).

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sábado, 17 de octubre de 2009

Ans de Jager at IWEEE 2010

Ans de Jager
holds master degrees in psychology and cultural anthropology; she has more that 15 years of experience in development work in South and Central America, Africa, the Balkans and other regions.

Ans has developed, managed and evaluated a range of different programmes in the areas of primary health care, education, disaster preparedness and child protection. She currently lives in Uganda and holds the position deputy country director for War Child Holland, an international NGO. Among other interventions Ans manages a project in rural Northern Uganda, involving youth affected by conflict in ICT and new media, to enhance their education levels, provide a wide range of services and information to the community and bridge the digital divide [...]

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viernes, 16 de octubre de 2009

Registration is Open


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Dr. Moses Isyagi at IWEEE 2010

Dr. Moses Isyagi is a Senior Lecturer at Kigali Health Institute, Department of Dentistry, Kigali, Rwanda. Prior to this he was a lecturer in the Department of Dentistry, School of Allied Health Sciences, Makerere University College of health Sciences, Kampala Uganda [...] His interests are E-pathology especially in resource constrained health care settings and the use of IT in teaching in similar environments, oral pathology and managerial issues.

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lunes, 12 de octubre de 2009

IWEEE 2010 : Event program

We already have the preliminary program for IWEEE 2010.

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Luis Falcon