Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 8th World Congress on Healthcare and Medical Tourism Dubai UAE.

Day 2 :

Conference Series Health Congress 2016 International Conference Keynote Speaker Robert S. H. Istepanian photo
Biography:

Professor Robert Istepanian is recognized as one of the leading authorities and pioneer of the area of mobile healthcare and the first scientist to have coined and defined the concept of ‘m-health’. He completed his PhD studies from Loughborough University, UK.  Since them has held several academic and research posts in UK and Canada.  He lead numerous clinical trials and research studies in the areas of mobile health and diabetes management and is considered a leading authority  in the area . He published more than 200 papers and several books in this area.

Abstract:

The alarming prevalence of diabetes is the Middle East and North Africa Region ( MENA) and particulary in the Gulf states is becoming a major health challenge with social and economic impact. According to the latest WHO statistics, the prevalence of diabetes in the Middle East region has seen one of the highest, soaring from 5.9% of adults in 1980 to 13.7% in 2014, with the Gulf counteries including KSA, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait having higher prevalnce rates. According to IDF estimates, healthcare spending on treating diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa region was US$16.8bn in 2014; this is set to reach US$24.7bn by 2035. Clinically, diabetes self management is increasingly beccoming an important approach for better mointoring and management of diabetes both for Type-1 and Type-2. Increasing clinical studies advocated the evidence and benefits of mobile diabetes management using smart phones as viable approach for effective lowering of HbA1c levels particulary for Type-1 and also for Type-2 patients. However, there is dearth of similar studies and clinical work in this region and the Gulf counteries and mostly as small pilot studies.

Considering the tranformative role of mobile health as an important healthcare service delivery mechanism being endorsed from major global institutions such as the WHO, ITU and the World Bank, supported with major investments and support from global mobile and pharmacutical and medical devices industries. This is combined with massive increase and penetration of mobile and Internet usage by the patient population in the region. It is is timley for this  lecture and special workshop to discuss the clinical aspects, evidence sofar and the challenges relevant to the diabetes self management. This lecture and workshop will aim bring together leading clinians speakers and from academia, industry from the region to present and discuss these challenges, lessons learnt and relevant critical issues to increase awareness to this important health area. 

Conference Series Health Congress 2016 International Conference Keynote Speaker Kinda Khalaf photo
Biography:

Dr. Kinda Khalaf received her B.S. (Summa Cum Laude with Distinction) and M.S. (Honors) degrees from the Ohio State University, USA. Her Ph.D., also from OSU, is in Biomechanics/Computational Biomechanics, specializing in Biomaterials, and Dynamic modeling and control. Dr. Khalaf has held faculty appointments in Engineering and Medicine at several prestigious universities including the University of Miami and the American University of Beirut, and currently serves as associate chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. She has numerous publications in the areas of Orthopedic Biomechanics, Computational Biomechanics, biomaterials, and neuromusculoskeletal modeling and control Dr. Khalaf is on the list of International Who Is Who of Professionals. She has been awarded various awards and honors including the prestigious National Merit Scholar. She is currently the chairperson of the UAE branch of IEEE, EMBS, in addition to her membership is several professional organizations.

Abstract:

Two issues are presented in this paper: (i) A perspective on the development of computationally- based representation, modeling, control, and animation of human movement; and (ii) the role played by rigid body dynamics. The central nervous system (CNS) in humans is the most advanced and amazing natural system in existence. One needs all the tools: experimental, psycho-physical, developmental, neuroscience-based, and physiological methodologies, in addition to the computational method, if there is to be any hope of understanding such a system thoroughly. With respect to the computational method, study of movement is simpler than the study of other brain attributes: vision, speech, memory, learning, hearing, etc. Movement is distributed and spread over the body. It is more easily accessible to detailed observation. It is also subject to easier invasive and noninvasive measurement. Computational studies of human movement should facilitate the understanding of the spinal cord, and possibly the design of artificial spinal cords for robots, humanoids and the injured. The spinal cord, in turn, being a rich two way access to the brain for distributed control, signal processing and signal transmission, should help in better understanding of brain function. One is led to computational models that are systematic and imitate natural human motion at different levels of complexity and physiological accuracy. The models should allow for the insertion of ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and soft tissues. Particular representations of rigid body dynamics are needed for modeling the skeleton and joints with different degrees of freedom. Rigid body dynamics are also required for implementing contact and connection with the environment, or objects in the environment, as well as other attributes of human movement in work, dance, competition, locomotion, etc. Needless to say, the models are expected to support and complement experimental and other studies that deal with human posture and movement.

Conference Series Health Congress 2016 International Conference Keynote Speaker David Tobey photo
Biography:

Dr. David H. Tobey is an Assistant Professor of Managemenat at Indiana University South Bend. Dr. Tobey leads a research team investigating and implementing new techniques for competent aging. These techniques seek to: 1) shorten learning curves during the early stages of adult development to develop new skills, facilitiate behavior change, and increase engagement in health promotion activities; 2) facilitate lifestyle changes necessary to improve population health and vitality during early and middle adulthood; and 3) reinvigorate brain growth during late adulthood to increase brain health and mitigate or reverse mental decline associated with neurological disease.

Abstract:

Pandemic viruses like Dengue Fever, H1N1, MERS-CoV and SARS challenge health services to ensure affected populations are adequately prepared and ready to change behaviors necessary to control spread of the disease. This article focuses on the role of affect and efficacy in reducing the impact of pandemics on the global public health. We report findings of a systematic review of 63 studies that apply social-cognitive theory to understand the psychological factors that determine population behavior in response to a pandemic. This evidence-based analysis reveals the importance of information selection, perception of risk and health self-efficacy, and emotional response to the pandemic in determining population health during an outbreak. Results suggest that health literacy development may need to shift toward health skills training and emphasize the importance of affective communication to motivate behavior change required to mitigate spread of the disease. We conclude with implications of study findings for literacy campaigns associated with population health and medical tourism. Finally, we discuss application of evidence-based argumentation analysis, a rhetorical technique for conducting systematic and meta-analytic reviews, to improve healthcare research and healthcare management practice.