workshops



PW01 Neurofeedback for ADHD, AUTISM & Developmental Coordination Disorder


Date

8 December 2016

Venue

  UKM Health Science Faculty

Duration

8 hrs

Type

Lecture and Hands-on

Speaker(s)

Dr Beverly and Tony Steffert

synopsis

The basics of the brainwaves associated with specific learning difficulties such as ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Developmental coordination Disorder, and other psychopathological states, such as depression. These reflect the arousal levels in various parts of the brain that can be measured by the frequency and amplitude of brainwaves. Neurofeedback aims to restore sub-optimal brainwaves to normal levels. Participants will learn how to recognise the brainwave patterns of these conditions as well as the psychological and behavioural consequences of these specific learning difficulties. The 10/20 system of electrode placement will be covered and each participant will have sufficient hands-on experience to be able to run a neurofeedback session competently.


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PW02 WORKSHOP ON Machine Learning for Healthcare Big Data


Date

8 December 2016

Venue

  UKM Health Science Faculty

Duration

8 hrs

Type

Lecture and Hands-on

Speaker(s)

Dr Allan Hanbury

synopsis

Big data is a broad term use to describe the high volume, rate of production/change of (velocity) and variety of data that is current applicable to many different fields (Gartner, 2012). This is true of healthcare today, where much of the data is now digitised. Healthcare itself represents a growing multi-trillion dollar industry internationally with many facets (Forbes, 2014). Many innovations and improvements are needed in the intersection of these two fields and researchers need to be aware and involved to realise its full potential. This workshop will introduce some aspects of big data in healthcare and the challenges it poses of its use and interpretation. The general tool of machine learning will be introduced for learning inferences from such data which includes hands-on experience with the Python programming language. Familiarity with these topics is not a prerequisuite but will be an advantage.


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keynotes



KN01 Informatic and implementation challenges associated with translating genomic knowledge into clinical practice.


Speaker

Dr. Elizabeth Worthey

Affiliation

Dr Liz Worthey has degrees in Immunology, Genomics, and Genetics and has studied at leading Universities including Glasgow, Birmingham, Oxford, and Stanford Universities, Imperial College London, and the University of Washington. She has more than 20 years of experience in the development and application of tools, methods, and algorithms to extract knowledge from large genomics and other research and clinical datasets. Dr. Worthey performed the first analyses that successfully used genomic data to change medical treatment and together with colleagues built the first Genomic Medicine program in the world. She has been invited to give talks around the world on this topic. At HudsonAlpha she is the head of the Software Development and Informatics (SDI) Group.

E-mail

lworthey@hudsonalpha.org

Abstract

Despite significant advances in our understanding of the basis of human disease, the molecular cause underpinning the majority of human diseases remains fully or partially unknown. The advent of genome wide sequencing has altered how and how quickly molecular changes are identified and has transformed research and the practice of medicine. Extraction of this knowledge requires application of cutting edge sequencing and informatics techniques. This talk will focus on how genomics data, informatics methods, and software applications are being used to practice genomic medicine as well as discussing the challenges that still remain in these areas.




KN02 Big Data in Medicine


Speaker

DR. Allan George Hanbury

Affiliation

He was born in George, South Africa in 1974. He was awarded the B.Sc. degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics in 1994, the B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Physics in 1995, and the M.Sc. degree in Physics in 1999, all from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics in 2002 from the Mines ParisTech, France, and the Habilitation in Practical Informatics from the TU Wien, Austria, in 2008.

E-mail

hanbury@ifs.tuwien.ac.at

Abstract

The practice of medicine generates huge amounts of data. A hospital with 250.000 active patients generates one Terabyte of text data per year. 30% of the world storage capacity is occupied by medical images. This data implicitly contains insights that can contribute to improving the practice of medicine but, for various reasons, these are seldom made explicit and used. This talk presents some examples of the extraction of such insights from medical data, and also discusses barriers to wider adoption of such techniques.





KN03 Subtypes of ADHD distinguished by Quantitative EEG and ERP's


Speaker

Dr. Beverly Steffert

Affiliation

Beverly is a Chartered Psychologist. She has a clinic in Cambridge specialising in specific learning difficulties and perceptual difficulties. In addition to working with clients she remains actively involved in academic research. She acts as Consultant Psychologist to the Dyslexia Institute and is a lecturer in brain- behaviour relationships at London University. She is EEG Spectrum trained in neurofeedback and is an accredited EEG Spectrum Instructor. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and the International Society for Neuronal Regulation. She sits on the training & certification committee of the Society of Applied Neuroscience.

E-mail

b.steffert@fce.bbk.ac.uk

Abstract

Abnormalities in quantitative Electroencephlogram and Event Related potentials, (ERPs) in ADHD (and ADD) patients have been reported for some decades; an extensive review of the literature was published in 1991 and a meta-analysis appeared more recently. This keynote will focus on the typologies of ADHD (as well as symptoms that can mimic ADHD) that can be distinguished using a quantitative EEG and ERP analysis. Each responds to different prognosis and treatment. Some subtypes indicate a pathology while others suggest a simple maturation delay.





KN04 Challenges in MR Imaging for Early Onset & Monitoring of Knee Osteoarthritis.


Speaker

Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani

Affiliation

Professor Ir. Dr Ahmad Fadzil Mohd Hani received his PhD in Image Processing from University of Essex, UK in 1991. He is currently Deputy Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). He also currently heads the Centre for Intelligent Signal & Imaging Systems Research (a National Center of Excellence) at UTP. Previous to that he was the Dean of the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at USM (1992-1996), Dean of Engineering Studies at UTP (1997-1999), Director of Academic Studies at UTP (1999-2003) and Director of Postgraduate Studies at UTP (2003-2006). During his appointment as General Manager (Frontier Technology) at PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd (2007-2009), he also headed R&D on frontier/ renewable technologies. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, a registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and a Senior Member of the Institution of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Inc., USA. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.

E-mail

fadzmo@petronas.com.my

Abstract

The content of talk will cover the last 6 years of work on knee OA from early detection culminating in automatic monitoring of knee OA progression that was began at CISIR, UTP then in MRB, Germany and recently at Kollings Institute, Sydney.





KN05 Proposal of an effective e-healthcare for prevention and prediction of cardiovascular diseases.


Speaker

Prof. Toshiyo Tamura

Affiliation

Toshiyo Tamura, Ph.D. born in Chiba in 1949, received his Ph.D. degree in 1980 at Tokyo Medical and Dental University . From 1980 he has served as a research associate in the Institute for Medical and Dental Engineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University . In 1984 he spent a year and half at a Department of Biomedical Engineering, Linkoping University . Linkoping. , Sweden , under Professor P.A. Oberg. During this period he was involved in the research regarding peripheral blood flow measurement. From 1991 to 1993, he was an Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yamaguchi University , Ube, Yamaguchi. Form 1993 to 1998, was an Associate Professor at Institute for Medical and Dental Engineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University . From 1998, he served as a director, Department of Gerontechnology, National Institute for Longevity Sciences. His research and teaching activities have been focused on biomedical transducers involving noninvasive apparatus and biosignal analysis. His scientific work is represented more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals. He is also an active member in several national and international societies and has presented numerous lectures at international meetings.

E-mail

tamurat@aoni.waseda.jp

Abstract

We tested a new scenario of healthcare that involves monitoring physiological parameters to improve team-based healthcare. The system consisted of unobtrusive monitoring, a database, and interventions by health professionals. An unobtrusive blood pressure (BP) estimation system, and web-based care system, including its database, were designed and tested. This presentation discusses the core technologies used, focusing on those involved in monitoring. The core technologies operated well. The proposed system may prove effective for home-based healthcare. Further studies are needed to evaluate the entire care system. Additionally we present current cuffless BP monitoring as an unobtrusive device. BP was estimated with a cuffless BP monitor combined with electrocardiography and photoplethysmography. The estimated BP was enough accurate compared with the cuff-based BP. The process of regulation will be discussed.





KN06 Biomimetic Interfaces: the Future of Next Generation Neural Prostheses


Speaker

Scientia Prof. Nigel H. Lovell

Affiliation

Nigel Lovell received the B.E. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. He is currently at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering UNSW where he holds a position of Scientia Professor. He has authored 230+ journal papers and been awarded over $80 million in R&D and infrastructure funding. His research work has covered areas of expertise ranging from cardiac modeling, telehealth technologies, biological signal processing, and visual prosthesis design. Through a spin-out company from UNSW, TeleMedCare Pty. Ltd., he has commercialised a range of telehealth technologies for managing chronic disease and falls in the older population. He is also one of the key researchers leading an R&D program to develop in Australia a retinal neuroprosthesis or ‘bionic eye’. For 2017 and 2018 he will be the President of the world’s largest biomedical engineering society – the IEEE EMBS.

E-mail

n.lovell@unsw.edu.au

Abstract

A critical consideration in designing an implantable neuroprosthesis is the interface between the biology and the technology – often called the neural interface or brain-machine interface. With an annual $20 billion global market and over half a million patient implantations every year, devices that rely on a neural interface are both highly prevalent but also growing at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 15%. A functional neural interface is especially needed for the design of a visual neuroprosthesis or a bionic eye whereby improved visual acuity is based on sufficient stimulation channels forming a stable, long-term, low impedance interface between the stimulating electrodes and the neural tissue. This talk will explore both traditional neural interface approaches comprising current steering, neuromodulation and electrode patterning techniques as well as potentially disruptive technologies based around optrode constructs, gene-regulated interfaces to promote neurite growth towards electrodes, and living electrodes whereby a conductive hydrogel layered construct is seeded with neuroprogenitor cells in an extracellular matrix to facilitate synapsing between the native neural tissue and the electrode.





KN07 Wearable MINDS: The Performance Evaluation of Continuous Cuffless Blood Pressure Measuring Systems


Speaker

Prof. Yuan-Ting Zhang

Affiliation

Prof. Yuan-Ting Zhang is the founding Director of the Key Lab for Health Informatics of Chinese Academy of Sciences (HICAS) and the Chief Scientist of the CAS Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology. He served as the Director of the Joint Research Center for Biomedical Engineering and the first Head of the Division of Biomedical Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was the Sensing System Architect in Health Technology at Apple in California, USA. Prof. Zhang was the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine and IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. He served as Vice Preside of IEEE EMBS. Prof. Zhang is currently the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, Technical Program co-Chair for EMBC'17 in Korea, Chair of 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Advanced Health Informatics, Chair of the Working Group for the development of IEEE Standard on Wearable Cuffless Blood Pressure Measuring Devices, and Chair of 2016 IEEE Award Committee in Biomedical Engineering. Prof. Zhang's research interests include cardiovascular health informatics, unobtrusive sensing and wearable devices, and m-e-u-pHealth technologies. He won a number of international awards including the IEEE-SA 2014 Emerging Technology Award. Prof. Zhang is IAMBE Fellow, IEEE Fellow and AIMBE Fellow.

E-mail

ytzhang@ee.cuhk.edu.hk

Abstract

High blood pressure (BP), a.k.a. hypertension, is the leading cause of cardiovascular events and mortality – the No.1 killer worldwide. Continuous cuffless BP measurement facilitates prevention and timely intervention of hypertension and its associated cardiovascular diseases. The continuous and unobtrusive measurements capture potentially extensive hemodynamic information, including not only BP values commonly used in clinics, trending data, beat-to-beat variation, but also BP waveforms which can be further processed to provide additional and important insights into stroke volume, arterial stiffness, cardiac output, dynamic fluid responsiveness parameters, etc. Unobtrusive continuous BP measurement systems have emerged since the early 2000s when the functionality of cuffless BP devices was demonstrated on daily objects such as sleep cushions, chairs, weighing scales, and wearable gadgets such as watches, shirts, eyeglasses, finger rings, and mobile phones. Accurate measurement of BP and its derived cardiovascular indexes are essential to identify risks and guide management so as to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The evaluation of accuracy performance for continuous cuffless BP systems is therefore of paramount importance.





forums



FM01 Connecting EMB with Medical Physicians


Date

5 December 2016

Venue

  Pullman Hotel

Duration

1.5 hrs

Moderator

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aamir Saeed Malik, CISIR, UTP

Speaker(s)

Prof. Dr. Teo Soo Hwang, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Sobri Muda, Dr. Mohammed Faruque Reza, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Felix Boon Bin Yap and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chee Piau Wong

synopsis

The theme for the 2016 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES) conference is Connecting EMB with Medical Physicians: Challenges towards Better Healthcare and Life Quality. As such, it is important to listen directly from the medical physicians and understand issues and challenges that they face in their workplace. This will allow the engineers to come up with solutions to cater the requirements of medical physicians. To facilitate this interaction between the engineers and medical physicians, a special forum is being arranged with the aim to address the above mentioned conference theme. This forum will have speakers from the medical fraternity.


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invited lectures



IL01 Bioengineering human senses – developments and trends.


Speaker

Dr. Christopher Druzgalski

Affiliation

Dr. Christopher Druzgalski is a Professor Electrical Engineering and of Biomedical/Clinical Engineering at the California State University, Long Beach; President of ACSUP (Association of California State University Professors – an independent professional organization); Chair of Pan American Health Care Exchanges (PAHCE) which in cooperation with different international entities is linking health care needs across the continents; Chair of IEEE LA EMB, and a senior member of IEEE. Also, he is a member of Faculty Consensus Group (FCG) of CSUPERB (California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology). In addition, he served as an Adjunct Faculty of Medicine, a member of the editorial boards and/or a reviewer. His academic experiences are complemented by his earlier work as a project engineer and a technical consultant in industry in Europe and United States, His current research interests focus on biosensors, acoustics and bioacoustics, pulmonary mechanics, sensory functions – multiple disabilities, healthcare delivery technologies and modalities, circuits/data acquisition systems, telemedicine and Internet based medical technologies and applications. He received a Fulbright Award to lecture in Brazil, as well as served as a consultant in China, Egypt, Honduras, Panama, and other countries. In addition, he lectured, including keynote presentations, in other countries of Central and South America, Asia, and Europe besides US and Canada. He is actively involved in international professional activities and cooperative linkages.

E-mail

christopher.druzgalski@csulb.edu

Abstract

Within the broad spectrum of medical device activity, sensors and transducers very often represent a critical element and define the capabilities of diagnostic, therapeutic, or assistive technologies. This is particularly crucial in sensory related patient diagnosis and possible replacements of failed sensory functions. Engineering efforts and advancement in the development of substitutes and/or supplemental systems have primarily focused on the design of assistive devices for human hearing and vision. New technologies allow overcoming barriers of engineering design and adding development of evaluation techniques and assistive devices associated with the senses of human touch, smell, taste, and balance thus addressing a broader range of human sensory perceptions and needs. Specifically this presentation focuses on selected topics including sensory related patient diagnosis and possible replacements of failed sensory functions. It will incorporate introductory fundamentals, current status, future trends and needs in applicable sensor design as well as challenges in sensor -neural interface. Additionally, it is supplemented with a discussion of non-medical applications for related sensor technologies which can be exemplified by a broad range of potential applications for the e-Tongue or the Electronic Nose or as well as other sensory oriented devices which go beyond human capabilities. Some of these senses enhancers/substitutes will become a part of our portable electronics.





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chapter chair meeting



We are pleased to invite you to the Chapter Chair Meeting on the 5th of December, 2016, at Pullman Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in conjunction with the IEEE EMBS Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (the 4th IECBES or IECBES2016). The conference will be held from the 4th to the 8th of December 2016. Kindly visit the conference official website – www.iecbes.org for further details.


Agenda:


If you are attending the IECBES, we hope that you will attend the Chapter Chairs meeting to share of your current activities and your vision for EMBS global activities with your fellow Chapter Chairs and incoming IEEE EMBS President Elect (2016), Professor Nigel Lovell, who will be attending the meeting.

Please note that in collaboration with EMBS Malaysia Chapter and IECBES 2016, your conference registration fee will be waived if you are attending this Chapter Chair meeting. Please note that we do not have funds to support your travel or other expenses at the meeting, but hopefully the waived registration fee will help with your participation.

Should you require any further information on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Lee at leeyootkhuan@salam.uitm.edu.my.

We would appreciate very much if you could inform Dr. Lee of your availability as soon as possible at the same email address, so that they may better plan this event. Of course, please feel free to contact me or the executive office at any time about more general matters concerning your service to EMBS and our membership as a chapter chair! I can be reached by e-mail at smwright@tamu.edu.



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IEEE EMBS





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