Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network International Scientific Conference 2023

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Description

Internationally, the COVID-19 pandemic has put extreme stress on the healthcare workforce. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes this as a ticking timebomb. Countries around the globe face severe challenges related to the healthcare workforce. The pandemic–combined with problems related to an ageing healthcare workforce, retirements, and burnout and stress from high workload, high work acuity and fast paced industry changes–has contributed to an ever-shrinking labour force (WHO, 2022). The industry is not expected to rebound soon, simply because there are not enough people with healthcare backgrounds applying for open positions. These workforce shortages and maldistribution also contribute heavily to emotional and mental health challenges in the healthcare workforce (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ASPE Issue Brief, 2022).

Now is the time to take stock of the role that technologies play in supporting and/or challenging health care systems. What lessons have we learned about implementing new digital health technologies? What needs to be learned and improved? How can regional digital health experiences contribute to international solutions?

To address these crucial questions, the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN), in collaboration with the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth and Aalborg University, invites you to the international scientific conference entitled: “An International Perspective on Building Capacity in Health Care through Technology” to be held at the University of California, in Berkeley, California, USA, on August 22-23, 2023. The conference is supported by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS).

Aims of Conference

- To present and share research on building capacity in health care through technology;
- To identify and communicate lessons learned about building capacity in health care through technology in an international context;
- To identify knowledge gaps for research around building capacity in health care through technology;
- To stimulate exchange of ideas across disciplines for the next steps of digital health and identify research collaboration;
- To give early career researchers within digital health the opportunity to present their work and expand their international network

Conference Organizers:
The conference is co-sponsored by the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, and organized by the TTRN, CITRIS, UC Berkeley, the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth, Aalborg University and Odense University Hospital.

Members of the Program and Scientific committees are listed below.

Program Committee:
- Gale Berkowitz, DrPH, Associate Director CITRIS Health, UC, Berkeley, CA, USA (local convenor)
- Birthe Dinesen, Professor, Laboratory for Welfare Technologies – Digital Health & Rehabilitation, Sport Sciences -Performance and Technology, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University (AAU), DK (head)
- Kristian Kidholm, Professor, CIMT – Center for Innovative Medical Technology, Odense University Hospital, DK
- Frederic Lievens, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), Brussels
- David Lindeman, PhD, Director, CITRIS Health, UC Berkeley, USA local convenor)

Scientific Committee:
- Veronica Ahumada-Newhart, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Informatics & Human-Robot Interaction, University of California, Davis, USA
- Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FHFSA, FAAN, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Nursing Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Health System and Adjunct Professor AAU
- Nick Anderson, Ph.D., Cardiff Professor of Informatics, Chief, Division of Health Informatics, Department of Public Health Sciences, Chair, Health Informatics Graduate Group, University of California, Davis, USA
- Gale Berkowitz, DrPH, Associate Director CITRIS Health, CITRIS, UC, Berkeley, CA, USA
- Birthe Dinesen, Professor, Laboratory for Welfare Technologies – Digital Health & Rehabilitation, Sport Sciences -Performance and Technology, Department of Health Science and Technology, AAU, DK
- Lars Dittmann, Professor, Department of Photonics Engineering, Networks Technology and Service Platforms, Danish Technical University, DK
- Kristian Kidholm, Professor, CIMT – Center for Innovative Medical Technology, Odense University Hospital, DK
- Katherine Kim, PhD, MPH, MBA, Principal, Consumer Health Informatics and Health Science at MITRE
- James Marcin, MD, MPH, Professor, Pediatric Critical Care, Director, Center for Health and Technology, University of California, Davis Health, USA
- Heather Young, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Professor and Dean Emerita, National Director, Betty Irene Moore Fellowship Program for Nurse Leaders and Innovators, USA
Period22 Aug 202323 Aug 2023
Event typeConference
LocationBerkeley, United States, CaliforniaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational