Georgi CHALTIKYAN, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Germany

Digital Health Revolution: Has the Future of Medicine Arrived Yet?

Georgi Chaltikyan, MD, PhD is professor of Digital Health, eHealth, Telemedicine and [Cross-Border] Healthcare Management, and coordinator of the study program Master of Medical Informatics (MMI) at European Campus Rottal-Inn, a branch of Deggendorf University of Applied Science (Deggendorf Institute of Technology, DIT) in Bavaria, Germany, and president of Armenian Association of Telemedicine (AATM). Georgi Chaltikyan is a graduate of Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia. He has been trained as general surgeon and spent about 15 years in clinical practice in general and laparoscopic surgery. He has extensive experience in healthcare education, research and management; in 2001-2009 he has served as associate professor at the Department of Surgery of Yerevan State Medical University, and has taught medicine and surgery to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has nearly 10 years of work experience in the field of Healthcare Information and Communication Technologies. As the founding president of a non-governmental organization Armenian Association of Telemedicine (the national member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and the European Federation for Medical Informatics, and an international partner of the American Telemedicine Association) he has been instrumental in design and implementation of a number of successful eHealth and telemedicine projects with international participation. Prof. Chaltikyan joined the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences of Deggendorf University in 2015; he is the coordinator of the master’s program in Medical Informatics, and is responsible for several other study courses in the healthcare domain. He has publications on different aspects of eHealth and telemedicine, and is involved in several research projects in digital health.

 
 

 

Marius George LINGURARU, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System in Washington, DC, USA

AI in Pediatric Medical Imaging: Digital Dysmorphology for Diverse Populations with Genetic Syndromes

Marius George Linguraru, DPhil MA MSc loves working with multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, scientists and engineers to help children grow healthy and happy. He is Principal Investigator in the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System in Washington, DC, where he founded and directs the Precision Medical Imaging Group. Dr. Linguraru is also Associate Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics and Secondary Professor of Biomedical Engineering at George Washington University. He co-founded PediaMetrix LLC, a company focused on infant well-being by creating solutions to improve the management of conditions of early childhood. He joined the Sheikh Zayed Institute from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, where he maintains an appointment as Associate Investigator. He completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford and holds masters degrees in science and in arts from the University of Sibiu. He held fellowships at the French National Institute of Research in Computer Science and at Harvard University. 
Dr. Linguraru is the recipient of numerous awards, including a prize for Excellence in Engineering by a Younger Engineer at the Houses of Parliament in London, UK. He is a member of the Technical Directors Board Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Vice-Chair of the Technical Committee on Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and served as Distinguished Lecturer of the society. He is the General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging 2019 in Venice, Italy.

 
 

 

Enrico G. CAIANI, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

e-Health and patient empowerment

Enrico G. Caiani (MS 1996, PhD 2000) is Associate professor at the Electronics, Information and Bioengineering Dpt., Politecnico di Milano, Italy, where he teaches the classes of “Biomedical Image Processing Laboratory” and “E-health: methods and applications”, and he is member of the PhD Board in Biomedical Engineering. In 2000 and 2003 he was Visiting Research Associate at the Dept. of Medicine, Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratories of the University of Chicago, IL, USA (tutor Proff. RM Lang and V Mor-Avi). In 2002, he received the Rosanna Degani Young Investigator Award (Computers in Cardiology Society) e in 2007 the A.E. Weyman Young Investigator Finalist Award (American Society of Echocardiography). In these years, he has been involved in several Italian, EU, ESA, and other international agencies funded research projects. Currently, he serves as Chairperson (16-18) for the e-Cardiology Working Group of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), he is part of the Advocacy group of ESC, and represents the ESC at the European Commission eHealth Stakeholder group. His main research interests include e-health solutions and m-health applications in the field of cardiology, and space physiology.

 
 

 

Alexandru MOREGA, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania

Numerical Modeling of Bio-Heat Transfer

Alexandru M. Morega (M’90, SM’2007, IEEE-EMB, IEEE-IAS) was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1955. He received the B.E. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania (1980), the doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (1987), and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Duke University of Durham, North Carolina, USA (1993). In 1983, he joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest as an Assistant Professor, and in 1998 he became Professor. He was the director of the Department of Bioengineering and Biotechnology (UPB, 2002-2012), one of the founders of the Faculty of Medical Engineering (UPB, 2012) and of the IEEE-EMB national chapter (2007). His current research interests include electromagnetism, heat and mass transfer, field-substance interactions, energy conversion and sources, structural optimizations, multiphysics modeling. He is Member of the American Soc. of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, M’90) and Chair of the IEEE-EMB national chapter.

 
 

 

Mihail POPESCU, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

Employing eldercare technologies for over a decade in TigerPlace: what worked and what didn’t

Dr. Popescu is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA. His research areas are pattern recognition, biomedical decision support and eldercare monitoring systems. In the patient activity monitoring process, a large amount of data (big data) is produced. He is currently developing new summarization and visualization methodologies to address the healthcare big data problem and improve chronic disease management. Dr. Popescu published over 130 referred publications (h-index=20), two books and he holds two US patents. He is a senior IEEE member.