HEIC Symposium

HEIC Symposium

First International HEIC Workshop

Khalifa University’s Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center (HEIC) is pleased to invite you to the First International HEIC Workshop, to be held at KU Main Campus from 25th – 26th November 2019.

The HEIC seeks to develop novel methodologies, devices, and tools for the diagnosis, intervention, treatment, and rehabilitation of the wide spectrum of health challenges associated with cardiovascular diseases. The center also has the framework to tackle other relevant health challenges in the UAE. We are organizing the HEIC workshop under the themes of vision on healthcare, innovation, and value creation.

This workshop will represent a unique opportunity for local and international researchers and healthcare professionals to address challenges related to healthcare innovation, with a particular focus on cardiovascular diseases. Subjects explored will include patient needs, clinical challenges in term of diagnosis, intervention, therapeutics, and rehabilitation. HEIC researchers and international speakers will present their projects, achievements, and latest research findings. Also, key local stakeholders from the healthcare industry will anticipate future challenges for the local, regional, and international healthcare industry.

Monday 25th November 2019 – Strategy

9.00am-10.00am Welcome and introduction Welcome note from KU Leadership

Dr. Georg Petroianu – Associate Dean of Research – College of Medicine and Health Sciences – Khalifa University

Prof. Cesare Stefanini – Director of Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center and Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department – Khalifa University

10.00am-10.30am  Coffee break
10.30am-12.30pm Stakeholder presentations and round table
Participants:
10.30am-10.45am Dr. Ali Al Obaidli – Chief Academic Affairs Officer, SEHA
10.45am-11.00am Mubadala Healthcare
11.00am-11.15am Dr. Murat Tuzcu – Professor of Medicine, Chief Academic Officer, Chairman, Heart and Vascular Institute, Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
11.15am-11.30am Prof. Tim McGloughlin – Chair Advisory Board of Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center – Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Limerick
11.30am-12.30pm Round Table Session
12.30 pm -3:00 pm Lunch break—Poster Session and Networking 
3.00pm-5.00pm HEIC Theme 1: Diagnostics
3.00pm-3.40pm Prof. Andreas Voss – Director, Institute of Innovative Health Technologies IGHT, University of Applied Sciences, Jena
3.40pm-4.20pm Prof. Luca Mainardi – Professor, Electronic, information and BioEngineering Department, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
4.20pm-4.40pm Project 1: Care4myheart_1 – Prof. Leontios Hadjileontiadis – Professor and Acting Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering Department, Khalifa University
4.40pm-5.00pm Project 2: Care4myheart_2 – Prof. Ahsan Khandoker – Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, Khalifa University

Tuesday 26th November 2019

9.00am-11.00am  HEIC Theme 2: Intervention and Therapeutics
9:00am-9.40am Prof. Paolo Dario – Professor, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
9.40am-10.20am Dr. Massimiliano Simi – Executive VP Engineering and R&D MMI SpA, Italy
10.20am-10.40am Project 3: A New Generation of Continuum Robots for Force and Stiffness Control in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery – Dr. Federico Renda – Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Khalifa University Robotic Institute, Khalifa University
10.40am-11.00am Project 4: Nanotechnology-based Smart Delivery Systems for Cardiovascular applications – Dr. Sung Mun Lee – Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, Khalifa University
11:00am – 11.30am  Coffee break – Poster Session
11.30am-1.30pm HEIC Theme 3: Rehabilitation
11.30am -12.10pm Prof. Maria Chiara Carozza – Professor of Biorobotics, The Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
12.10pm-12.50pm Dr. Domenico Campolo – Associate Professor – Director of Robotics Research Centre – School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Nanyang Technological University – Singapore
12.50pm-1.10pm Project 5: q-STROKE – Dr. Kinda Khalaf – Associate Chair, Biomedical Engineering Department, Khalifa University
1.10pm-1.30pm Project 6: r-STROKE – Dr. Dongming Gan – Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Khalifa University
1.30 pm –2.30 pm Lunch Break
2.30pm-4.00pm Presentations from other UAE Universities and round table
2.30pm-2.50pm Prof. Homero Rivas – Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean of Innovation and the Future, MBR Medical University Dubai
2.50pm-3.10pm Dr. Sohmyung Ha – Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NYUAD Electrical and Computer Engineering
3.10pm-3.30pm Dr. Hasan Al Nashash – Professor and Director of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, American University of Sharjah
3.30pm-4.00pm Round Table Session

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Submission deadline is 18th Nov 2019

Khalifa University,
Main Campus

25th – 26th November 2019.