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Med-e-Tel 2014

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Wed, 2014/04/09 to Fri, 2014/04/11
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LUXEXPO S.A., 10 circuit de la Foire Internationale, L-1347 Luxembourg

THE INTERNATIONAL eHEALTH, TELEMEDICINE AND HEALTH ICT FORUM for Education, Networking and Business

Med-e-Tel is an event of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), THE international federation of national associations who represent their country's Telemedicine and eHealth stakeholders.

The ISfTeH exists to facilitate the international dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine and eHealth, to provide access to recognized experts in the field worldwide, and to offer unprecedented networking opportunities. Med-e-Tel is one of the instruments that help the ISfTeH to realize this mission.

eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT are a tool at the service of medical and nurse practitioners, patients, citizens, healthcare institutions and governments. It involves many different stakeholders who need to be brought face-to-face to share aspirations, learn from research and experiences, show the possibilities, understand the market, discover new applications. Med-e-Tel is the meeting place with a proven potential for Education, Networking and Business among a global audience with diverse professional backgrounds.

EDUCATION
Attend the vast conference program featuring over 150 presentations and workshops, and learn from experience built up by experts from around the world. Hear about current applications and best practice examples, see a glimpse of future trends in Telemedicine and eHealth, and their effect on the healthcare system as a whole. Get an update on new developments that will allow you to stay ahead and make more effective and efficient use of technologies to improve quality of health, medical and social care.

NETWORKING
Med-e-Tel promotes and enhances cooperation opportunities, and is the place to establish partnerships and contacts, both globally and locally. Meet and network with healthcare and industry stakeholders, use the dedicated meeting areas and events at Med-e-Tel to exchange ideas. Attend meetings from a number of international and regional associations, and expand your network.

BUSINESS
Meet with industry representatives and see the solutions and technology at work in the expo and networking area. Participate in demonstrations that will give you a better view on the potential behind Telemedicine and eHealth tools.

Call for Participation within the "Open Source Village" @ Med-e-Tel 2014 (official announcement)

This is an invitation to demonstrate your Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) project or organization within a dedicated village at the Med-e-Tel 2014 conference. Either join us in Luxembourg to represent your project/organization in person or otherwise you are welcome to send in an overview in the form of a poster that will be shown at the FLOSS village.

The dissemination of knowledge and experience in the area of Open Source and Free Software has a long tradition at Med-e-Tel and has become an integral part of this International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum that is taking place annually in Luxembourg.

Advocates and adherers of Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) in the field of medical informatics have been participating in the conference since its start in 2002. In 2010 for the first time at a scientific/academic health ICT conference a dedicated conference track to this topical area was offered. The idea was to pool all related submissions, facilitate collaboration between its authors and offer an open forum for any interested participants. The so called "Benefits of Free/Libre Open Source Software in Health Care (FLOSS-HC)" track was well received by its participants and is since then an integral part of the Med-e-Tel conference, organized in cooperation with the Collaborative Care Team Open Source Working Group (CCTOS-WG) of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), the European Federation for Medical Informatics Free/Libre Open Source Working Group (EFMI LIFOSS WG), and the International Medical Informatics Association Open Source Working Group (IMIA OS WG).

Some of the past keynote speakers at Med-e-Tel have also been recruited from the worldwide FLOSS community like Joseph Dal Molin of WorldVista and Luis Falcon of GNU Health. In the scope of the FLOSS-HC track well-known projects have been presented like bika lims, DebianMed, iPath, OpenEMPI, OSOR.eu (meanwhile merged into Joinup) and Medfloss.org to name just a few.

This year, Med-e-Tel will again feature a FLOSS village right in the central expo area of the conference, in order to facilitate, advance and discuss the utilization of Open Source Software in health care. During the three days of the conference, related community projects, non-profit and commercial organizations are invited to present their projects, activities and services to the conference attendees that will gather there in between the various sessions, symposiums and workshops.

Participation Opportunities

Non-profit organizations and communities are invited to present their work in the form of information stands, banners/posters and/or flyers within the pavilion at no additional costs (apart from the regular registration fees). Participating organizations or community representatives should register here.

In case your organization or project cannot send a representative to Med-e-Tel, you are invited to send in a poster providing general information and key characteristics of your organization and/or project. The poster size should be DIN A0. Contact info@medetel.eu to arrange mailing/delivery of your poster. As the available space is limited only the best 5 posters will be shown at the pavilion. The nomination will be based on scope and quality of the poster, exclusion criteria are commercial interest and non-conformity of the underlying software license to the definition of Open Source and Free Software. Non-nominated posters will still be presented electronically at the pavilion. Members of the co-organizers (CCTOS-WG, EFMI LIFOSS WG, IMIA OS WG) will be present at the pavilion and forward any specific questions or inquiries.

Commercially oriented organizations and companies are also welcome and encouraged to present their FLOSS related projects and services in the village. For more information and registration, please refer here and clearly indicate that you want to join and/or support/sponsor the Open Source Village, or contact info@medetel.eu.

Deadline for application of all types of participation within the FLOSS pavilion will be February 21, 2014.

Registration

Click here to register for the Med-e-Tel conference, incl. access to the Open Source village and opportunity to present (poster or demo) your open source project or solution.

Venue

Luxexpo
10 circuit de la Foire Internationale
1347 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Click here for a local area map.

Hotel/Travel

For hotel information and reservation form, click here.
For special air travel deals (via Air France/KLM), click here.

Questions, suggestions and expressions of interest to participate are welcome at:
Med-e-Tel secretariat: info@medetel.eu

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