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Scientific Program

Health. Technology. Humanity.

The Scientific Committee is well under way in planning the program for the IUPESM World Congress 2015. We look forward to bringing you a highly educational program that you don’t want to miss.

 

Congress Themes

  • Global Health Challenges
  • Evidence and Health Informatics
  • Women in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
  • Urban Health and Future Earth
  • Next Generation Medicine

 

 

Congress Tracks

TRACK 1: IMAGING

Topics:
  1. X-ray Imaging/ Mammography
  2. Digital Tomosynthesis
  3. Cone Beam CT
  4. Computed Tomography
  5. Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Spectroscopy
  6. Ultrasound Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography
  7. Molecular Imaging (SPECT and PET and Optical)
  8. Multi-Modality Imaging
  9. Imaging Bio-impedance and Bioelectric Sources
  10. Optical Imaging and Microscopy
  11. X-ray Phase Contrast Imaging
  12. Imaging Detector Technology
  13. Digital Phantoms and Monte Carlo Methods
  14. Quantitative Imaging for Diagnosis and Treatment
  15. Image Processing, Display and Visualization
  16. Pathology Imaging
  17. Computer Aided Diagnosis
  18. Imaging (Other)

TRACK 2: BIOMATERIALS AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

Topics:
  1. Biomaterials for Cell and Organ Therapies
  2. Artificial Skin, Bones, Joints, Teeth and Related Biomaterials
  3. Biofilm-Material Interactions
  4. Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering
  5. Current Advances in Stem Cell Biology
  6. Models of Regeneration
  7. Molecular Mechanisms of Regeneration
  8. Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering
  9. Bioreactors in Tissue Engineering
  10. Functional Tissue Engineering
  11. Organ Printing
  12. Other Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine

TRACK 3: BIOMECHANICS AND ARTIFICIAL ORGANS

Topics:
  1. Cardiovascular Biomaterials, Artificial Heart and Cardiac Assist Devices
  2. Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  3. Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics
  4. Dental Mechanics
  5. Tissue Mechanics
  6. Cellular and Molecular Mechanics
  7. Mechanobiology
  8. Human Movement Biomechanics
  9. Other Biomechanics and Artificial Organs

TRACK 4: RADIATION ONCOLOGY

OCAIRO

Topics:
  1. Beam Delivery Technology
  2. Imaging for RT Planning (Contouring, Segmentation, Fusion, Registration, Deformation)
  3. RT Planning: Strategies (Biological/Physical Optimization, Motion Management, Remote Dose Planning)
  4. Dose Calculation Methods (Analytical, Monte Carlo)
  5. Biological/Functional Imaging in Radiotherapy
  6. Brachytherapy
  7. Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
  8. Proton Therapy
  9. Special Treatment Strategies (Intraoperative, Stereotactic Treatments, Hypofractionation)
  10. Assessment of Radiotherapy Responses (Imaging and Outcomes)
  11. Quality Assurance of the Planning & Treatment Delivery Process
  12. Radiation Program Quality Management
  13. Patient Safety
  14. Image-Guided RT
  15. Motion Management
  16. Other Radiation Oncology

TRACK 5: DOSIMETRY AND RADIATION PROTECTION

Topics:
  1. Dosimetry in Therapy (Experiments, Calculations)
  2. Dosimetry in Imaging (Experiments, Calculations)
  3. Dosimetry in Nuclear Medicine (Experiments, Calculations)
  4. Dosimetric Techniques and Phantoms
  5. Guidelines and Radiation Protection Reference Levels for Patients and Personnel
  6. Shielding Design
  7. Micro and NanoDosimetry
  8. Remote Dose Monitoring, Risk and Dose Optimization
  9. Dosimetry and Calibration
  10. Radiation Protection Optimization
  11. Patient Exposure Tracking
  12. Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies
  13. Other

TRACK 6: NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT

Topics:
  1. Adaptive Radiation Therapy (ART)
  2. Real-Time Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
  3. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Therapy
  4. Target Ablation by Using Microwave, Radiofrequency, Cryotherapy, etc.
  5. Nanotechnology in Radiation Therapy and Imaging
  6. Systemic Therapy
  7. Small Animal Research Technologies
  8. Hyperthermia Therapy
  9. Laser Therapy
  10. Light Ion Radiotherapy
  11. Robotics and Mechatronics in Cancer Diagnostic and Therapeutics
  12. Other

TRACK 7: SURGERY, COMPUTER AIDED SURGERY, MINIMAL INVASIVE INTERVENTIONS, ENDOSCOPY AND IMAGE-GUIDED THERAPY, MODELLING AND SIMULATION

Topics:
  1. Image-Guided Devices and Systems
  2. Virtual Reality in Medicine
  3. Soft Tissue and Vessel Based Navigation
  4. Endoscopy and Endoscopic Interventions
  5. Robots and Manipulators in Therapy
  6. Minimal Invasive Surgery and Instruments
  7. Modelling and Simulation
  8. Other

TRACK 8: BIOSENSOR, NANOTECHNOLOGY, BIOMEMS AND BIOPHOTONICS

Topics:
  1. Biosensors and Nanobiosensors
  2. Nanoparticles/Nanotheranostics
  3. Lab-on-chip/Biochips
  4. Hydrogels for BioMEMS and NEMS, BioMEMS-based 3D Scaffold Fabrication
  5. Nanotoxicology Characterization, Dosing and Health Effects
  6. Drug Delivery and Control Release
  7. Body Sensor Networks
  8. Other

TRACK 9: BIOSIGNAL PROCESSING

Topics:
  1. Bio-signal Processing and Physiological Modelling
  2. Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Biomedical Signals
  3. Signal Pattern Classification
  4. Adaptive and Parametric Filtering
  5. Time-frequency Analysis
  6. Connectivity and Causality
  7. Blind Source Separation
  8. Bio-magnetism
  9. ECG
  10. Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  11. Other

TRACK 10: REHABILITATION MEDICINE, SPORTS MEDICINE, REHABILITATION ENGINEERING AND PROSTHETICS

Topics:
  1. Translational Medicine in Rehabilitation
  2. Rehabilitation Engineering
  3. Sports Medicine
  4. Prosthetics
  5. Rehabilitation Robotics
  6. Other

TRACK 11: NEUROENGINEERING, NEURAL SYSTEMS

Topics:
  1. Neural Interfaces and Regeneration
  2. Brain Computer/Machine Interfaces
  3. NeuroProstheses
  4. Deep Brain Stimulation
  5. Motor Learning and Neural Control
  6. Brain Physiology and Modelling
  7. Neural Signal Processing
  8. Functional Neuroimaging and Neuronavigation
  9. Neurological Disorders
  10. Transcranial Magnetic and Electric Stimulation
  11. Epilepsy Monitoring
  12. Blood Brain Barrier & Pharmacokinetics
  13. Collaborative Databases in Brain Research
  14. Other

TRACK 12: MEDICAL DEVICES

Topics:
  1. Workflow, Patient Specific Modelling
  2. Diagnostic Devices and Instrumentation, General
  3. External/Internal/Implanted Therapeutic Devices, General
  4. Catheter, Laser and Ultrasound Interventions
  5. Medical Device Design and Standards
  6. Device integration and interoperability
  7. Development/deployment in resource-poor nations
  8. Point of Care Devices and Systems
  9. Other

TRACK 13: INFORMATICS IN HEALTH CARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Topics:
  1. Epidemiological Studies
  2. Pattern Classification, Data Mining and Analysis, Machine Learning
  3. Knowledge Translation and Sharing
  4. Decision-support Tools in Healthcare
  5. Electronic Patient, Medical, or Health Records
  6. Global Health Data Acquisition, Management and Visualization
  7. Data Models and Representation
  8. Information Quality, Privacy, Security, and Ethics
  9. Intelligent Data Analysis
  10. Public Health and Informatics
  11. Sensing Systems in Disaster Medicine and Pandemic Diseases
  12. Other

TRACK 14: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY AND MANAGEMENT

Topics:
  1. Medical Informatics Technology
  2. Health Information Systems
  3. Healthcare Communication Networks and Environments
  4. Interactions with Health Information Technologies
  5. Healthcare Modelling and Simulation
  6. National and International Health IT Efforts and Implementation
  7. Engineering and Physics Issues with Clinical Trials
  8. Cybersecurity
  9. Telemedicine, Distant monitoring, Tele-homecare, and Domotics
  10. Healthcare IT Standards: PACS, DICOM, IHE, HL7, etc.
  11. Other

TRACK 15: BIOINFORMATICS

Topics:
  1. Imaging Informatics/Radiomics
  2. Proteomics
  3. Sequence Analysis
  4. Genome Projects and Annotation
  5. Computational Evolutionary Biology
  6. Genetic Algorithms
  7. Analysis of Gene Expression
  8. Comparative Genomics
  9. Network and Systems Biology
  10. Patient Decision-support Systems
  11. Other

TRACK 16: CLINICAL ENGINEERING, CLINICAL PHYSICS, AND PATIENT SAFETY

Topics:
  1. Technology Management Programs
  2. Usability and Human Factors Engineering for Medical Device and System Design
  3. Patient Safety, Medical Errors and Adverse Events Prevention related to Health Technologies
  4. Health Technology Assessment and Economics
  5. Cost Effective Technologies for Developing Countries
  6. Biomedical Engineering in Space, Space Physiology and Biology
  7. Telemedicine in Developing Countries
  8. Productivity and Benchmarking
  9. Equipment Management Systems
  10. International Standards (e.g. IEC)
  11. Management of Surgical Instruments
  12. Clinical Process Analysis and Optimization
  13. Incident Analysis and Management
  14. Clinical Engineering Certification and Education
  15. Disaster Preparedness
  16. Other

TRACK 17: EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Topics:
  1. Educational and Training in Medical Physics
  2. Education and Training in Biomedical Engineering
  3. Education and Training in Clinical Engineering
  4. Mentorship Programs
  5. Accreditation, Certification and Licensure Issues
  6. Regional/Geographical Educational and Professional Issues and Experiences
  7. Women’s Training Initiatives
  8. Career Development – Applying for an Academic or Hospital Positions
  9. Medical Physics in Developing Countries
  10. Technology Enhanced Education
  11. Radiation Protection Education and Training of Health Professionals
  12. Other

TRACK 18: GENDER, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Topics:
  1. Reproductive Technologies, Cloning, Designer Babies
  2. Inequality in Clinical Testing and Healthcare Provision
  3. Breast Cancer Screening
  4. Social Determinants of Health
  5. Research and Issues on Osteoporosis
  6. Interactions between Gender and Technology Development
  7. Gendered Innovations
  8. Biographies of Women in Science or Engineering
  9. Archives of Women’s Contributions: What is it Important to Keep?
  10. Gender Issues in Science and Engineering
  11. Personal Experiences and Stories of Women in Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering
  12. Other

TRACK 19: BIOPHYSICS AND MODELLING

Topics:
  1. Physics of Cancer
  2. Biological Modelling
  3. Transport and Physiological Modelling
  4. Computational Biology
  5. Radiobiological Modelling
  6. Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
  7. Biological Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation
  8. Hemodynamics
  9. Other

 

The IUPESM World Congress 2015 Program offers Scientific Sessions and Educational Sessions. The tracks and topics for the Scientific Sessions are developed by the Scientific Program Committee. The Educational Sessions are developed by the Continuing Education Committee and Professional Standards Committee. Members of the Congress Organizing Committee and the International Advisory Committee have reviewed and provided input for the tracks and topics for both the Scientific and Educational Sessions. The Educational Sessions will offer streams specific to biomedical engineers and to medical physicists, as well as joint sessions where topics of interest to both groups will be covered. As this is an international congress, there will be a number of  Educational Sessions for medical physicists offered in French and Spanish. More details on the different topics, sessions, and speakers will be available at a later date.

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