Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Call for abstracts: 5th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, Internet and Web 2.0 in Medicine, Health, Biomedical Research

Call for Abstracts
Medicine 2.0'12 @ Harvard, Boston 
Sept 15-16, 2012 

Medicine 2.0 is the annual academic World Congress on Social Media in Medicine and Health, this year with a new focus on mobile health applications. Last years' 2011 World Congress at Stanford was attended by 450 participants from 26 countries, with over 100 speakers, and sold out.

Medicine 2.0 is about the future of medicine using emerging technologies such as mobile apps, social media and Internet-based approaches for public health and medicine, and looks beyond the hype of other health 2.0 conferences, by focussing on an evidence-based, data driven approach. Medicine 2.0 is the only conference in this area with a research focus (although we also have a practice and a business track).

Full papers of conference presentations can be PubMed-indexed and may be eligible for publication in the leading ehealth/mhealth journal, the Journal of Medical Internet Research (Impact Factor: 4.7).

As a published researcher or potential speaker in this field we hope that you will submit an abstract in the following areas:
  • Blogs and Twitter in Health 
  • Building virtual communities and social networking applications for health professionals
  • Building virtual communities and social networking applications for patients and consumers
  • Business models in a Health 2.0 / Web 2.0 environment
  • Science 2.0, collaborative biomedical research, academic / scholarly communication, publishing and peer review
  • Consumer empowerment, patient-physician relationship, and sociotechnical issues
  • Ethical & legal issues, confidentiality and privacy
  • Health information on the web: Supply and Demand
  • Innovative RSS/XML applications and Mashups
  • Personal health records and Patient portals
  • Public (e-)health, population health technologies, behavior change applications
  • Digital Disease Detection and Biosurveillance using Twitter and other social media/mhealth/Internet sources
  • The Quantified Self: tracking behavior and health
  • Search, Collaborative Filtering and Recommender Technologies
  • Semantic Web ("Web 3.0") applications
  • The nature and dynamics of social networks in health
  • Usability and human factors on the web
  • Virtual (3D) environments, Second Life
  • Web 2.0 approaches for behaviour change and public health
  • Web 2.0 approaches for clinical practice, clinical research, quality monitoring
  • Web2.0-based medical education and learning
  • Wikis
  • Business modelling in eHealth
  • Communities in health care
  • Digital Learning
  • e-Coaching
  • Health disparities
  • Human-Computer Interface (HCI) Design
  • Online decision technology
  • Participatory health care
  • Persuasive communication and technology
  • mHealth Applications
  • Ubiquitous, pervasive ehealth; domotics; Internet of things
  • New and emerging Technologies
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