[SE06-MED] The New Roles and Challenges of Technology in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases

DAY 3 – Wednesday 4 May – 11:45-13:15
Swiss Tech | Room 1B | Level Garden

Session Leader | Summary | Panelists and Abstracts

 

Session Leader

Walter Karlen
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Walter Karlen is an Assistant Professor in the Department for Health Sciences and Technology heading the Mobile Health Systems Laboratory at ETH Zurich since October 2014. He received an MSc degree in micro engineering and a PhD in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He has worked extensively on mobile phone implementations of biomedical sensors for global health applications and developed novel algorithms for the automated analysis of biomedical signals and diagnosis of infectious diseases.

     

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Nora Engel, Maastricht University, Netherlands, Barriers to Point of Care Testing in India and South Africa

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Iveth J. González, FIND, Switzerland, Supporting the Development and Implementation of Improved Diagnostic Solutions for Malaria Control and Elimination [invited speaker] [PDF Extended Abstract]

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Javier Perez-Saez, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Integrating Waterborne Disease Modeling in a Participatory Approach to Tackle Schistosomiasis in Burkina Faso [PDF Full Paper]

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