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Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Science, Dubai, UAE
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Panos Bamidis, PhD
Associate Professor Medical Education Informatics, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
In the last six years, Dr Bamidis has been the co-ordinator of five large European projects (SmokeFreeBrain.org; www.meducator.net; www.longlastingmemories.eu, www.epblnet.eu, www.childrenhealth.eu); and was principal investigator for a number of national and international funded projects. Among his specific research interests includes the use of virtual patients for medical education and training.
Mircea Focsa, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara
Mircea Focsa is a medical doctor and specialist in public health and healthcare management. His great attraction to the IT domain led his research to fields like database and knowledge management, bio-signals and image processing, biostatistics, and medical ontology. He earned his PhD in medical informatics and was involved as a member or team leader in several European and national research projects related to EHR systems (QREC, EHR-QTN, epSOS). He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara and recently became an Expert Evaluator of the European Commission for eHealth Projects.
Brian Mavis, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Office of Medical Education Research at Michigan State University (USA).
Dr Mavis' research expertise focuses on program evaluation in medical education, survey design, and performance evaluation.
Bertalan Mesko, MD PhD
Bertalan Mesko is known as "The Medical Futurist," author of "My Health: Upgraded" and other books, speaker, and refers to himself as a "geek doctor with PhD in genomics." While still a medical student, Dr. Mesko was one of the early adopters of social media for medical education.
Francois Modave, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Florida, USA
Dr. Modave is a computer scientist and associate professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida (USA). His research focuses on the development of algorithms and their informatics implementation for biomedical problems, with a particular emphasis on the understanding of medical decision-making processes and mHealth for physical activity and general well-being. Dr. Modave is/has been the recipient of awards from the National Cancer Institute, the National Science Foundation, Army Research Lab, NASA / Boeing, and IBM.
Christopher Ramnanan, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Innovation in Medical Education, Canada
Dr Ramnanan has been involved in promoting medical student scholarship (teaching and research skill development) and in medical anatomy education for nearly ten years, as part of the Teaching Faculty at three different institutions (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine). He has published over 30 articles, including medical education and basic science papers in top-tier journals such as Academic Medicine, Medical Education, Anatomical Sciences Education, Diabetes, and the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Aviv Shachak, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr Shachak is Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation and the Faculty of Information of the University of Toronto (Canada). Dr Shachak's work seeks to improve usage and realize the benefits of health information technology through end-user support, documentation, and educational interventions such as simulation-based training.
He is particularly interested in the education of health care professionals to practice in an environment that is profoundly affected by the availability of information and information and communication technologies (including both clinical and patient-directed technologies). Another area he is interested in is simulation (both low and high fidelity) as an educational tool.
Lorainne Tudor Car, MD MSc PhD
Assistant Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, LKCMedicine, NTU Singapore; Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London
Dr Lorainne Tudor Car is an Assistant Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at LKCMedicine, NTU Singapore and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London. Asst Prof Tudor Car is a Methods Editor for the Cochrane Public Health Group and Campbell Knowledge Translation and Implementation Group. She is a methodological lead for a global evidence synthesis initiative on digital education for health workforce development.
Upon graduating in medicine, Asst Prof Tudor Car completed a PhD on the effectiveness of the integration of public health interventions into health systems. Her PhD included an innovative evidence synthesis with modelling of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission uptake cascade and informed the UNICEF consultation on women and children’s health. An ensuing Executive MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science further strengthened her concentration on the intricate relationships between health systems’ performance, economics and population health. Asst Prof Tudor Car’s research focuses on the use of digital technology for knowledge translation, education and behaviour change in patients and health professionals. More specifically, her research explores the use of conversational agents for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and delivery of mental health interventions.