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CTIT Symposium 2007: “Enabling Sustainable and Personalised Healthcare with ICT”, Wednesday May 9th, 2007

“Enabling Sustainable and Personalised Healthcare with ICT”.

At May 9th, CTIT organizes its annual symposium. This year the theme is "Enabling Sustainable and Personalised Healthcare with ICT". With a challenging and varied programme featuring renowned international and national speakers we hope to present a lively and inspiring programme for representatives from academia, industry, and healthcare organizations. Amongst others there will be presentations by Prof. Yuval Shahar (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel) and Prof. Jan H. van Bemmel (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam). Furthermore, a panel discussion and a poster competition for PhD students will be organized.

Our current world is facing the challenge of delivering healthcare to citizens at high quality and affordable costs. Prolonged medical care for the ageing population, increasing expenses for managing chronic diseases, and the need for personal health systems are prevalent trends in this information intensive domain. The emerging situation necessitates a change in the way healthcare is delivered to the patient, and related information and processes are managed. ICT will be key to implement these changes. It will further contribute to reduce medical errors, to facilitate active participation of patients, and – in particular – to enable personalisation of care.

This CTIT symposium deals with different facets of personal health systems and healthcare information systems. It gives insights into the challenges, applications, and perspectives emerging for ICT in this context. Addressed topics include the optimisation of healthcare processes, the computerized support of medical guidelines, personalised (tele-)monitoring, and new “context-aware” ICT services in healthcare.

Scientific Programme


9.45 hrs

Registration and welcome



10.15 hrs

Opening by Prof.dr. Peter Apers, University of Twente



10.30 hrs


Prof.dr. Jan H. van Bemmel

Medical Informatics, Erasmus MC Rotterdam

Knowledge and descisions in healthcare



11.30 hrs

Prof.dr.ir. Hermie J. Hermens

Roessingh R & D & University of Twente

Smart systems to enable remote patient monitoring and remotely supervised training



12.15 hrs

Lunch and poster session



13.45 hrs

Dr.ir. Erwin Hans

Operational Methods for Production and Logistics (OMPL), UT

Process optimisation in healthcare - research activities at UT



14.15 hrs

Prof.dr.ir. Anton Nijholt

Human Media Interaction Group, Universiteit Twente

Virtual Coaches for Prevention, Therapy and Rehabilitation



14.45 hrs

Coffee/tea break



15.15 hrs


Prof. Yuval Shahar, Ph.D.

Medical Inf. Research Center, Ben-Gurion Univeristy of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

A comprehensive framework for automated support to clinical-guideline-based care

16.15 hrs

Panel discussion



17.05 hrs

Closing by Prof.dr. Peter Apers



17.15 hrs

Reception and prize distribution for the poster session

Registration is free, but we kindly ask you to register in view of lunches and coffee.


For questions or registration please mail your name and affiliation: office@ctit.utwente.nl

Please check our website http://www.ctit.utwente.nl/ctit_symposium2007/ frequently for the latest updates!