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Two more hospitals are joining the #epSOS piloting phase in Italy!

Italian hospitals Gavardo and Manerbio have just entered the epSOS piloting phase (ePrescription and Patient Summaries)! The list of healthcare points of care willing to provide the epSOS services is growing! This is a good news as the holiday season is approaching. Take a look on the map on the epSOS website to see where you can find them. More Points of Care will follow soon, stay up-to-date! As well do not forget that you can now download the European Health Insurance Card on your smartphone!

Wearable Devices for the Monitoring and Treatment of Chronic Diseases - Call for papers - DDL 27/07/2012

Researchers are invited to submit research articles which address the new research and development of wearable devices, which can be used for the monitoring and treatment of patients suffering from chronic diseases. Of particular interest are papers which consider a set of sensors, algorithms for physiological signal processing, collection of environmental data, data fusion, detection and quantification of symptoms, decision support for the medical doctors, and communication of the patient with the doctor. All systems must be accompanied by a description of their validation and trials on patients in real conditions.

EU Prize for Women Innovators

During the Innovation Convention, the winners of the EU Prize for Women Innovators, Gitte Neubauer, Fabienne Hermitte and Ilaria Rosso, were awarded - see the winners's related videos. The European Commission has launched this contest to reward women innovators who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The prize aims to inspire and raise awareness of the need for more women innovators and entrepreneurs. The contest was open to all women who have at some stage participated in the EU Framework Programmes.

Competition for the best eHealth solution developed by an EU SME. Call for Country Coordinators

The objective of the Competition is to support business success of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by giving them visibility together with marketing opportunities to attract customers, partners and external capital. SMEs will compete first at national level. The champion of each country will then enter into the European Final, to be celebrated during the eHealth Week 2012 in Copenhagen (Denmark) on the 7th May 2012. The organizer is looking for country Coordinators to support Competition management.

4th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics

ICT is the most important enabler and driver of efficiency in transport logistics. The conference will translate results from conceptual research into practical solutions. Shippers, logistics providers and authorities will see for themselves the tangible benefits which ICT system interoperability brings to logistics operations. EURIDICE, Europe's Intelligent Cargo research flagship project, will showcase, in cooperation with other logistics projects, how ICT can help the sector to increase energy efficiency, reduce lead time and generate cost savings. The traget audience of the conference includes everybody involved in ICT for transport logistics.

How are Doctors using Social Media, Apps, and Web 2.0 Tools to work with Patients, Colleagues, Governments, Industry, Payers?

This conference will be devoted to the understanding of how physicians use New Technologies, Web 2.0 tools, Social Media to communicate with other health care professionals, patients, payers, pharmaceutical companies, public agencies. Those who decide on or benefit from e-services to physicians (professional and patient associations, pharmaceutical companies, governments, payors) are expected to participate in this event.

ETNO Innovation Day on e-health

The aim of the event is to discuss how e-health applications can contribute to address key societal challenges such as the growth of chronic diseases and the ageing population. The main obstacles to the take up of e-health applications in Europe will also be highlighted. In the spirit of the Digital Agenda, this event aims to contribute to identifying actions needed at EU or national level to enable a wider usage of e-health applications by the medical community and users. To that end, a debate will be organised with representatives from the medical community, national health systems, patients and operators.

EU project "Microactive" develops 'in-office' health test system

One of the most nerve-racking things about being tested for some medical condition is the long wait you endure while you wait for your results to come in. It could take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to know your results. But EU-funded researchers are changing all this. The EC DG INFSO ICT for Health MICROACTIVE ('Automatic detection of disease related molecular cell activity') project has developed a microchip that allows physicians to diagnose a patient's condition right in their office. MICROACTIVE received EUR 1.6 million under the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).

epSOS participates to "Open Government" 2010 conference

epSOS is an eHealth (“electronic Health”) interoperability project funded by the European Commission. It aims at improving medical treatment of citizens while abroad by providing Healthcare Professionals (HCP) with the necessary electronic and safe patient data. It will be present at the Plenary Session 6: Putting the internal market in practice.

Are you willing to do Research abroad? Check the open call for secondment!

UNITE Project is a EU-FP7 funded Coordination Action gathering 5 institutions that are committed in increasing the level of excellence of ICT research across an Enlarged Europe by promoting active secondment of research teams and strengthening cooperation in community supported research. The secondment or mobility of PhD, post-graduate students, researchers and other IT experts within the enlarged Europe is seen as a major action to achieve sustainable knowledge sharing. The project aims to support the flow of skilled people among universities, research institutions, and business-related companies of the enlarged Europe at 27. One solution to acquire and disseminate knowledge in such a framework is to meet other partners in multiple environments, during more or less long periods of time depending on the experience of the researchers through mobility program. This integrating activity must allow cross-fertilisation of an organization to another, thus ensuring common understanding of concepts and enabling new research developments.

Digital Agenda Stakeholder Day

The Digital Agenda, Europe's new strategy for the digital economy, was published in May and it is now time to discuss how to put it into practice. The 101 actions announced in the Digital Agenda are not just a "to do" list for the European Commission – it is a call for everyone to join in. The idea is to create a broad movement to make the Digital Agenda evolve as a dynamic instrument to meet the challenges of the information society: copyright, broadband, privacy, security, health, research, etc. You are invited to join the debate together with Vice-President Neelie Kroes on how to make the Digital Agenda a reality.

Enabling our future: experts to advise Commission on upcoming technologies

Hardly anybody would have forecast 10 years ago that the business world would look as it does today. We use no typewriters any more and most information is available and exchanged electronically. How will the industrial world look in 10 years time? Which products and technologies will we use to produce goods, to do business, to learn, to live and to communicate? To better explore the potential that these technologies can offer, European Commission Vice-Presidents Antonio Tajani, Neelie Kroes and Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn have launched the high-level expert group on key enabling technologies. Key enabling technologies, such as nanotechnology, micro- and nanoelectronics including semiconductors, advanced materials, biotechnology and photonics are of exceptional importance for shaping the industrial future of the EU. The work of this group will eventually contribute to a European strategy for the industrial deployment of such technologies.

Guided press tour at the exhibition of the Transport Research Arena Europe (TRA) 2010

Transport Research Arena Europe (TRA) 2010 is taking place in Brussels from 7 to 10 June 2010. Contributing to safer, greener and smarter transport, TRA 2010 will feature a conference and exhibition uniting researchers and practitioners from all corners of road transport. Directorates-General Information Society (INFSO), Research (RTD) and Mobility (MOVE) are organising a guided exhibition tour for journalists to present six of their most successful projects to the media. The tour will take place at 16h00 on 9 June 2010. After the tour, at about 17h15, journalists will be invited to a 90-minute pre-view of TV documentary "Thinking Cars" produced by H3B media in the framework of a DG INFSO project. Prior registration at the e-mail address given here below is mandatory.

The European RTD Framework Programmes: From Economic Recovery to Sustainability

The conference is a high-level public event featuring a series of new public-private partnerships, notably Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings and the European Green Cars initiative. This conference will be a platform for the European Commission to launch a 4th public-private partnership on FUTURE INTERNET. Be part of it – come to Valencia!

Conference "The European RTD Framework Programmes: From Economic Recovery to Sustainability"

The Spanish EU Presidency in collaboration with the European Commission organises in Valencia on 13/14 April 2010 the conference "The European RTD Framework Programmes: From Economic Recovery to Sustainability". In addition to the role DG Information Society plays in the ongoing public-private partnerships of the recovery package, notably Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings and the European Green Car Initiative, the Commission will launch on 14 April a new public-private partnership on Future Internet. Opened by Ms. Cristina Garmendia, Minister of Science and Innovation, Government of Spain, high-level participants from public and private stakeholders will debate the state-of-play and trends in the different public-private partnerships initiated by the European Commission. The conference will close with a speech by Commissioner Neelie Kroes. Following the conference, on 15/16 April, DG Information Society will hold in the same premises the open 5th Future Internet Assembly (FIA) conference which will bring together some 350 participants from more than 90 projects working on the Future of the Internet.

Call for Proposals for Networking sessions at ICT 2010

The ICT 2010 event, taking place in Brussels on 27-29 September 2010, will host a limited set of networking sessions designed to facilitate contacts between researchers and innovators, engineers and investors from all fields of digital innovation. You can propose your networking session, help the Commission focus the agenda of ICT and build future partnerships. Deadline: 15 April 2010.

ICT Policy Support Programme - 4th call for Proposals

This call for proposals was launched on 21 January under the 2010 Work Programme of the Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007 to 2013). The Work Programme 2010 focuses on 6 themes: ICT for a low carbon economy and smart mobility; Digital Libraries; ICT for health and inclusion; Open innovation for future Internet-enabled services in smart cities; ICT for improved public services for citizens and businesses; Multilingual Web.

Workshop "More women, better jobs and boosting growth"

This gender workshop aims to take stock of the progress made and present new initiatives and actions. Brainstorming sessions are also organised to work on a new agenda for Women in ICT. Commissioner Reding will launch the Directory of Women in ICT, an interactive platform bringing together relevant initiatives and information. The Commissioner will also present the new signatories of The Code of Best Practices for women in ICT. Participation in the Workshop is free of charge but there is a limited number of places.