Medical devices

First WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices

9-11 September 2010, Bangkok, Thailand


9 Sept: Parallel sessions

The role of medical devices to improve health service delivery

Track 1: Millennium Development Goals 4,5 and 6

Chair: Dr Joseph Mathew, Postgraduate institute of Medical Education and Research, India
Co-Chair: Dr Nicholas Adjabu, WHO

MDGs and the role of medical devices
Dr Helene Möller, UNICEF

Clinical Practice Guidelines
Dr Maki Esther Ortiz-Dominguez, Ministry of Health, Mexico
(Presentation not available for distribution)

Self care
Dr Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn, WHO, Mongolia

Track 2: Meeting the needs

Chair: Mr Mladen Poluta, University of Cape town, South Africa
Co-Chair: Dr Adham Ismail, WHO

The patient perspective
Mr Jeremiah Mwangi, International Alliance of Patients' Organizations

Sustainable intensive care unit for newborns
Mr Luciano Moccia, East Meets West Foundation

Improving the availability of medical devices, the Ghana experience
Mr John Zienaa, Ghana Health Service

Filling the human resource development gap
Dr Saide Jorge Calil, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Track 3: The convergence of e-health and medical devices: implications for the future

Chair: Mrs Jennifer Jackson, La Sapienza University and Bambino Gesie Hospital, Italy
Co-Chair: Dr Noboru Takamura, WHO

Telemedicine
Dr Marc Nyssen, International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering

Improving healthcare IT systems through interoperability
Ms Lisa Spellman, HIMSS - Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

eHealth for the Millennium Development Goals
Dr Kendall Ho, University of British Columbia, Canada


Safe, accessible and affordable medical devices

Track 1: Towards safe and appropriate radiation treatment

Chair: Dr Peter H S Smith, International Organization for Medical Physics
Co-Chair: Mr Pablo Jiménez, WHO

Radiation Safety
Dr Caridad Borrás, Universidad Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

Access to radiotherapy
Dr Joanna Izewska and Dr Graeme Morgan International Atomic Energy Agency
(Dr Izewska's presentation not available for distribution)

Palliative care and medical devices
Dr Barry Allen, International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine

Track 2: Safe medical devices for the patient, the health worker and the environment

Chair: Dr Renato Garcia, Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Co-Chair: Dr Selma Khamassi, WHO

Syringes
Dr Arshad Altaf, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health & Bridge Consultants Foundation, Pakistan

Mercury
Ms Faye V Ferrer, Health Care Without Harm Southeast Asia
Mr Prasert Surmsuk, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

Track 3: WHO call for innovative technologies that address global health concerns

Chair: Dr Kathleen Sienko, University of Michigan, United States
Co-Chair: Mr Björn Fahlgren, WHO

Selected technology representatives
- Mr Jorge Ernesto Odon, Argentina
- Mr José Carlos Lapenna, Brazil
- Dr Qimin You, China
- Mr Hermann Kranzl, Germany
- Dr Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya, India
- Mr Aman Midha, India
- Ms Sarah Burgarella, Italy
- Mr Mark Smith, New Zealand
- Mr Jens Petter Ianke, Norway
- Dr Rahul Panicker, United States
- Ms Anna Young, United States

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