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EURO Mini Conference 2015 on Improving Healthcare: New Challenges, New Approaches

Publication date: 31-01-2014 20:28



Coimbra, Portugal, 30 March - 1 April 2015

We would like to welcome you to Coimbra, a beautiful city in Portugal, and its University recently recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Scope and objectives

Recent advances in medicine allow us to live longer and healthier lives. These advances have been made possible through the joint contribution of very different scientific fields. Healthcare is nowadays better understood as a multidisciplinary field, with increasing number of challenges that can be better tackled by joint collaboration of researchers with different scientific backgrounds.

The challenges that Healthcare is facing have not only to do with the ability of providing better services to all (treatments, preventive medicine, better diagnosis tools), with an increased focus on improved personalized treatment options, but also with the need to tackle an increased pressure felt by Healthcare systems: increased number of patients, some of them requiring expensive treatments, with a consequent increase in the workload for health institutions that most of the times have to deal with important budget restrictions.

The Conference will provide a forum in which researchers coming from different scientific disciplines can discuss and share their experience regarding methodological approaches to tackle different Healthcare challenges. Contributions from operational research, industrial engineering, medicine, medical physics, management, computational biology, bioinformatics, health economics among others are welcomed.


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Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Sally Brailsford, University of Southampton

Ben Heijmen, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute and Erasmus University Rotterdam

Alexandre Quintanilha, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar

Structure of the conference

The Conference will be held at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, during three days, 30 March - 1 April 2015.

Important Dates:

Submission of Abstracts/Short Papers: 17 October 2014

Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2014

Final abstract/paper due: 09 February 2015

Early Registration Deadline: 02 March 2015