EHB 2024 Workshops & Special sessions

       





 

HTA and Economic Issues in Medical Devices

Moderators:
Assoc. Prof. Vladimir ROGALEWICZ, CSc.
Assist. Prof. Vojtech KAMENSKY, Ph.D.

About workshop:

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) applied to medical devices, as well as various economic issues concerning medical devices require special attention and careful modifications of general methods. This session will highlight several specific issues with a focus on specialties in their use in medical devices. Particularly, HTA in relation to the regulation of medical devices, elicitation methods for early stage HTA, international cost comparison using purchasing power parity, cost-effectiveness analysis, and value proposition concept will be shown and illustrated by case studies from the field of medical devices.

Organizer:
  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Technology
 
 
 





 

Big Data and Models for Better Health

Moderators:
Assoc. Prof. Ales TICHOPAD, Ph.D.
Assist. Prof. Gleb DONIN, Ph.D.

Ales Tichopad is an associate professor and leader in the CzechHTA team. He has been working on HTA (Health Technology Assessment) and health economics since 2003. He also works on anonymization of health data and their analysis using artificial intelligence. Between 2001 and 2013 he was involved in the development of molecular diagnostic methods based on real-time PCR, especially algorithms for working with data. He has been working in the CzechHTA team with a three-year break since 2013. Previously, he worked in international research organizations IMFORM (now Premier Research), Kendle (now Syneos Health) and CEEOR (from 2015 to 2018 Kantar Health). Ales received his PhD in Life Science from the Technical University of Munich in 2004. He has authored more than 50 international publications in impacted journals with more than 5000 citations.

Gleb is a long-term researcher of the CzechHTA team. He defended his doctoral thesis in 2018 in the field of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering. At present, he mainly deals with analytical modeling in HTA and health economics and studies patient-centric care concepts. Prior to that, he addressed the issue of evaluating the benefits of medical devices, the effectiveness of their purchase and operation, as well as the management of medical technology. At FBMI, Gleb participates in teaching HTA, clinical and economic evaluation of health technologies and information resources in health care. In its activities, it places a strong emphasis on data science and big data processing.

About workshop:
Cutting-edge approaches to health data and health-economics modeling use cases will show how they can contribute to reshaping the healthcare decision-making process, improving patient care, and form the future of health data utilization.

Organizer:

  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering.
 
 
 




 

Determining the Value of Emotional and Behavioural Characteristics by Processing the Biosignals of the Human Body

Moderators: 

Prof. Titi PARASCHIV, PhD
Prof. Felix ADOCHIEI, PhD

About this workshop:
The papers are presenting the results obtained by researchers in the field of human body biosignal processing with classical and data science specific methods. There are papers from the following fields:

  • Brain Computer Interface (BCI);
  • Neurophysiology and Psychophysiology;
  • Cognitive and Emotional Robots;
  • Neuromarketing, Neuroeconomics;
  • Neurolaw and other fields using biosignal processing, regardless of scientific perspective.

It is a fundamental field for neuroscience because it links the biosignals that represent the alphabet with which the brain works to the amount of information encoded by them.


Organizer:

  • Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania
  • National University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Measurements, Electrical Devices and Static Converters.
 
 
       





 

Design of Devices and Methods for Biomedical Practice

Moderators:
Assoc. Prof. Martin ROZANEK, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Petr KUDRNA, PhD

About workshop:

Technological advances in the design of biomedical devices, development and optimization of new techniques, and monitoring of patients or patients treatments, contribute to the improved safety of the patients and speed up the healing process. The workshop deals with novel methods and approaches in biomedical engineering that could be used in developing new devices for tissue engineering or medical devices and equipment for clinical practice. The workshop will be focused on biosensors, biomedical methods in research, measurement of biosignals in clinical practice and modelling and simulation in biomedicine.

Organizer:
  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Technology
 
 
 






 

Harnessing IoT Innovations for the Future of Healthcare 

Moderators: 

Prof. George Călin SERIȚAN, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Felix-Constantin ADOCHIEI, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Bogdan-Adrian ENACHE, PhD

About this workshop:
In an era where technology intertwines with medicine, the Internet of Things (IoT) presents unparalleled opportunities to reshape and elevate patient care, clinical outcomes, and the operational efficiency of healthcare systems. " Harnessing IoT Innovations for the Future of Healthcare" is a cutting-edge workshop dedicated to diving deep into the transformative potential of IoT in the realm of medicine.
This workshop will cover:

  • Fundamentals of IoT in Healthcare: Delve into the core concepts of IoT and its significance in modern medical practices;
  • Real-world Applications: Case studies showcasing how IoT revolutionises patient monitoring, diagnostics, treatment, and post-care;
  • Emerging Trends & Innovations: Explore the horizon of possibilities, from wearable tech and remote monitoring to smart hospital environments;
  • Integration & Implementation: Strategies for healthcare providers to integrate IoT solutions seamlessly and ensure their successful adoption;
  • Future Forecasts: Engage in visionary talks on how the synergy of IoT and medicine could redefine global healthcare landscapes.


Organizer:

  • National University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Measurements, Electrical Devices and Static Converters.
 
 



 

Human-Machine Interfaces based on Gaze Detection

Moderators:
Prof. Radu-Gabriel BOZOMITU, PhD
Lect. Gabriel BONTEANU, PhD

About workshop:
The development of the human-machine interfaces field is important to make technology more accessible, efficient and enjoyable for users and to bring significant benefits in a variety of fields and industries. At a time when communication is more important than ever and computers are more present than ever in everyday life, an effective interface allows users to interact with technological devices in an intuitive and efficient way, increasing productivity and user experience.
This workshop will be focused on implementations of gaze detection algorithms in Python (AI based and non AI based) as well as demonstrations of real-time operation of eye tracking systems.


Organizer:

  • “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Romania
 
 




 

Medicine and Informatics

Moderators: 

Prof. Marcel COSTULEANU, MD, PhD
Assoc prof. Adina Carmen ILIE, MD, PhD

About workshop:
The goal of the workshop is to establish a collaborative interdisciplinary research environment, by using the appropriate set of mechanical, electronics and bioengineering sciences, in order to develop aerospace applications. Gathering specialists from all these fields of interest will result in future innovative research and cross-border studies with real impact on everyday life. The current technological challenges of the space industry, as well as the international ESA program, bring the need for innovative research programs, requiring highly qualified experts and a broad interdisciplinary vision. The development of these technologies is possible only through intense collaboration between the technological sectors corresponding to the exact and biomedical sciences, with a broad view into new fundamental research problems that arise with every little discovery made in the aerospace field. We align with the current global trend of bringing valuable contributions, through research towards sustaining and improving life in space.


Organizer:

  • Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Iasi, Romania