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6th Nordic Conference on eHealth and Telemedicine — call for abstracts

17 March 2006

The 6th Nordic Conference on eHealth and Telemedicine, NCeHT2006 will be held in Helsinki, Finland, on August 31 and September 1, 2006 with the theme: "From Tools to Services". Website:

Call for abstracts deadline: March 31 2006. Instructions and further details are available at:

The NCeHT2006 conference is the biannual scientific meeting of the
Nordic Telemedicine Association. This year's event will have a unique profile, combining the insights from the Nordic countries, who have been pioneers in the fields of telemedicine and eHealth, with the experiences and outlook of a wider European and international audience.

Participation in NCeHT2006 will give you the opportunity to:

  • review latest experiences from various countries in Europe, as
    well as USA and Japan
  • demonstrate and discuss your successes and solutions
  • exchange ideas and viewpoints with decision makers, researchers and industry
  • explore future prospects
  • get acquainted with the latest technology solutions and products in eHealth.

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Kimmo Leppo, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
  • Dr. Octavian Purcarea, Scientific Officer, DG Information
    Society, European Commission
  • Ms. Gunn-Hilde Rotvold, Program Manager, Norwegian Centre for
    Telemedicine, Norway
  • Dr. Ursula O'Sullivan, IT/EU Manager, Health Service Executive,
  • Prof. Shankar Sastry, CITRIS Director, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Dr. Sumio Murase, President, Japanese Telemedicine and Telecare Association, Japan
  • Dr. Risto Roine, Chief Physician, Hospital District of Helsinki
    and Uusimaa, Finland

Main topics of NCeHT2006 include:

  • Clinical telemedicine
  • Integrated electronic patient records
  • ePrescription
  • Mobile applications
  • Bioinformatics/Biomedical applications
  • Emerging technologies
  • International collaboration and consultations
  • Citizen empowerment and citizen-centred services
  • Evaluation of effectiveness
  • Leadership and change management in eHealth
  • Organisational and social issues of eHealth and telemedicine

For more details see:

Conference publications:

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings Book to NCeHT2006 participants.

In addition, the NCeHT2006 Scientific Review Board is investigating the possibilities for post-conference publication of selected papers and is in the process of negotiating with relevant scientific journals.

Conference organisers

The NCeHT2006 is a co-operative effort of the following organisations:

  • the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and
    Health (STAKES), Finland
  • the Finnish Society of Telemedicine (STLS)
  • the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital Region (HUS)
  • the Finnish Social and Health Informatics Association (FinSHIA)

NCeHT2006 is supported by:

  • The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • TEKES, The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
  • The International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth

We look forward to welcoming you in Helsinki!

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