PAHCE 2012 - a brief overview 
March 26-31, 2012 Miami, Florida

Details: PAHCE 2012: Conference CD  Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-1133-5 ; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1218G-CDR. Print Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-1132-8; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1218G-PRT

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 PAHCE Team

 

                                                                                                                                                      

 


   

PAHCE 2012

 


 

 

Welcome

Welcome to the Pan American Health Care Exchanges Conference, PAHCE 2012, a meeting designed to create opportunities for cooperation, linkages and mutual enrichment especially among researchers and professionals of health care delivery and related technologies.

The PAHCE 2012 meeting takes place in Miami, Florida, Gateway to the Americas. Miami is a large cosmopolitan city offering year-round warmth and sunshine attracting visitors hoping to capture a little sun and relaxation. World-famous South Beach, located on the southernmost part of Miami Beach, attracts a colorful mix of visitors to its Art Deco Historic District. Celebrities, artists, and International supermodels frequent the trendy boutiques, restaurants, bars, and art galleries that make up South Beach. For the nature lovers, enjoy a board-walk or airboat ride view of alligators and other exotic wildlife in the one-of-a-kind on earth Everglades National Park. Try snorkeling in the Biscayne National Park, or hike in Big Cypress National Preserve, each less than one hour drive from Miami.

The program will include activities in three official languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese) and the presenters will continue to share their work in the mode and format so everybody will become aware of the latest research and developments independently where it took place. We hope you all will enjoy PAHCE 2012 activities,  spend some time in getting to know each other and that it will open the  doors to professional collaborations and linkages.

Conference 2012 President: Dr. Anthony J McGoron

Dr. Ana Gaby Gallardo, PAHCE  Co-Editor
Dr. Lorenzo Leija Salas, PAHCE  Co-Editor
Dr. Ron Leder, PAHCE 2012 Publications and Publicity Chair
Sofia Espinoza, MSc., PAHCE 2012 Administrative Coordinator 

and other members of the PAHCE Team

PAHCE 2012: Conference CD  Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-1133-5 ; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1218G-CDR. Print Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-1132-8; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1218G-PRT


THE PAHCE

An independent forum for emerging medical technologies and innovations in procedures and techniques, equipment and appliances, which brings health care industries together with medical personnel, engineering and technical professionals, and those engaged in medical information technologies in the academia, hospital and clinical settings, and related sectors.



CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
PAHCE 2012 CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

 

Dr. Anthony J McGoron, PAHCE 2012 President
Dr. Ana Gaby Gallardo, PAHCE  Co-Editor
Dr. Lorenzo Leija Salas, PAHCE  Co-Editor

Dr. Ron Leder, PAHCE 2012 Publications and Publicity Chair
Sofia Espinoza, MSc., PAHCE 2012 Administrative Coordinator
and other members of the PAHCE Team

Workshop chairs and organizers:
Rafael Almeida MBA, Dr. Wagner Coelho A. Preira, Ana Marian Chinea, MSc., Dr. Vesna Zeljkovic.

Technical Support:
Dr.
Marco Antonio Reyna, Aldo José Fontes Pereira M.Sc.,  Dr. Wagner Coelho A. Pereira, Rubén Pérez Valladares, and other members of the PAHCE Team

PAHCE Review Board:
 M.Sc. Sofia Espinoza (Administrative Coordinator and Reviewer), Dr. Ana Leiria, Dr. Antonio Ramos, Dr. Arturo Vera, Dr. Carmen Muller Karger, Dr. César Teixeira,  Dr. Christopher Druzgalski, Dr. Enrique Chong, Dr. Fernando Coelli, Dr. Fernando S. Schlindwein, Dr. Flavio Nobre,  Ing. Guillermo Avendaño, M.Sc. Israel Sánchez Domínguez, Dr. Javier Pérez Turiel, Dr. Joao Manuel R. S. Tavares,  Dr. John Collins, Dr. Josefina Gutierrez, Dr. Karla Bustamante Valles, Dr. Lorenzo Leija, Dr. Manuel Morales-Paliza, Dr. Maria Ruano, Dr. Miguel Bravo, Dr. Marco A Reyna, Dr. Nilia Abad,  Dr. Pedro Mayorga, Dr. Roberto Hornero, Dr. Ron Leder, Dr. Ronney Panerai, M.Sc. Sofia Espinoza,  Dr. Vesna Zeljkovic, Dr. Wagner C A Pereira.

Acknowledgement: Facilities for the workshops courtesy of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Also assistance of Onelia G. Lage, MD is very much appreciated.

Miami Logistic Support Team:  Leaders: Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez,  Karina Bunetska,  Members: Tingjun Lei, Romila Manchanda, Abhignyan Nagesetti, Supriya Srinivasan, Vinay Bhardwaj, Joshy John, Andrew Milera.

Initiated in cooperation  with international and national organizations -  see main menu for a complete list of involved organizations.

PAHCE 2012 technically cosponsored by IEEE Morelos/Mexico EMB Chapter, IEEE Miami EMB Chapter, and IEEE LA EMB Chapter

 

 

SPECIAL SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS

Welcome address - medical developments and services at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute by  Eduardo C. Alonso,M.D., Director, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Coordinated by Onelia G. Lage, M.D. 10:15–11:15.

Patient care services and technology support - Tour of the clinical facilities at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.  Coordinated by Onelia G. Lage, M.D. Presenters: Aida Grana and Maria Isabel Rams.

Portable Gamma Camera with Molecular Imaging for use  in the OR, NM, ER,ICU. Presenters:  BMeng.   Andres  Pena  and Rafael Almeida MBA; Aplimed Supplies Inc. Florida

Ultrasound Application in Medicine and Biology. Presenters: Dr. Wagner Coelho Pereira, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Dr. Arturo Vera, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico City, Mexico.

Design of customized implants / Diseño de implantes personalizados. Presenter: Ana Marian Chinea, MSc. Mimics Innovation Suite, Materialise Latinoamérica Caracas – Venezuela, Leuven – Belgium.

Medical Image Analysis - Applications and Techniques.
A. One Dimensional Spectral Analysis of Blood and Other Bio-Specimens B. Two Dimensional Analysis of Blood Samples Exposed to Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy C. Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Osteoporosis and Related Bones. Presenter: Dr. Vesna Zeljkovic, New York Institute of Technology, Nanjing Campus.


RECOGNITIONS / AWARDS

 

PAHCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

New Methodology to Assess Brain, Pain or Psychological Illnesses or Injuries. Lauren Whitehead, Psy.D., J.D., International Assessment Systems, Inc.

Molecular Imaging in Cancer.  Seza A. Gulec, MD, FACS; Professor of Surgery, Radiology/Nuclear Medicine and Biomedical Engineering   


PAHCE PROFESIONAL INITIATIVE AWARD 2012*

Dr. Wagner Pereira, Brazil
Dr.
Carmen Muller-Karger,
Venezuela
Dr.
Pedro Mayorga-Ortiz, Mexico

*Recognition of the earliest formal registration, submission of recognized work, and conference contribution.


PAHCE INSTITUTIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD 2012*

Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV) del IPN, Mexico

Leader and Members: Dr. Arturo Vera Hernández, Álvaro Altamirano, Rosa Figuerola, David Gamino, Rubén Pérez Valladares, Gabriel Zamora.

* institutional recognition of an  exceptional participation and  substantial range of scientific/ clinical contributions.


PAHCE TRANSCONTINENTAL OUTREACH RECOGNITION 2012*  

Dr. Vesna Zeljkovic, China
Drs. Jackrit Suthakorn and Weeraporn Suthakorn, Thailand

* A selected recognition of contribution  from beyond  the Pan American continent.

 

 

TRACK – C0 CHAIRS

Dr. Marco A. Reyna, Dr. Arturo Vera, Dr. Jackrit Suthakorn,  Dr. Vesna Zeljkovic, Dr. Carmen Müller-Karger, Ing. Katia Silva Cilene, Dr. Wagner Coelho Pereira, Ing. Ana Silva,  Dr. Pedro Mayorga.
                                        

  


THE PAHCE

An independent forum for emerging medical technologies and innovations in procedures and techniques, equipment and appliances, which brings health care industries together with medical personnel, engineering and technical professionals, and those engaged in medical information technologies in the academia, hospital and clinical settings, and related sectors.

References: ISBN 970–94677–0–0(2006), ISBN 970–94677–2–7 (2007), ISBN 978-1-60585-006-1 (2008), ISBN (2009) (978-1-4244-3669-9) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™; CMA Certification in CME ; PAHCE 2009: ISBN 978-1-4244-3669-9; Library of Congress: 2008911781; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP0918G; Proceedings (Print) (Prod #: CFP0918G-PRT ISBN: 9781424436682). Digital Library. PAHCE 2010: Conference CD-ROM Version: ISBN: 978-1-4244-6293-3; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1018G-CDR.  Print Version: ISBN: 978-1-4244-6292-6; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1018G-PRT. PAHCE 2011: Conference CD  Version: ISBN: 978-1-61284-917-1; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1118G-CDR.  Print Version: ISBN: 978-1-61284-916-4; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1118G-PRT. PAHCE 2012: Conference CD  Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-1133-5 ; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1218G-CDR. Print Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-1132-8; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1218G-PRT

PAHCE LIAISONS and COUNTRY PROFILE EDITORS

PAHCE LIAISONS: Andrei Issakov (Europe/Switzerland); Antonio Ramos (Europe/Spain); Arturo Vera (Mexico); Baset Khalaf (South Africa); Carmen Müller-Karger (South America/Venezuela); Carola Yucra (South America/Bolivia); Christiane Beyer (Europe/Germany); Ernesto Suaste (Mexico); Esther Rodriguez-Villegas (Europe/England); Fabiano Schwartz (South America/Central Brazil); Guillermo Avendaño (South America/Chile); Hana Husain (Middle East/Kuwait); Honren Liao (Asia/Japan); Ibrahim Duhaini (Middle East/Lebanon); Jackrit Suthakorn (Asia/Thailand); João Tavares (Europe/Portugal); Juan Carlos (Central America/El Salvador); Kátia Neles (South America/Coastal Brazil);  Kim Kyeong (Asia/Korea); Marco A. Reyna (Northern Mexico); Mario Castaneda (Northern California); Miguel Gutierrez (Asia/the Philippines); Monique Frize (Canada); Nelson Escobar (South America/Colombia); Rocio Callupe (South America/Peru); Sabina Figari (South America/ Argentina); Salah Aiesh (Middle East/Jordan); Tobey Clark (Eastern US); Toh Siew-Lok (Asia/Singapore); Tom Judd (Central US); Yousef  Al-Assaf  (Middle  East/UAE); PAHCE Team (Southern California and all other regions) 

COUNTRY PROFILE EDITORS: Dr. Alvarez Joaquin Ernesto; Dr. Alvarado Rosa Isabel; Dr. Arriola Héctor Gerardo; Avendaño Cervantes Guillermo E., BME Eng.; Batista Ricardo, MD. MSc.; Calil Saide Jorge, Ph. D; Callupe Rocío, M. en IB; Castro Luis, M.Sc.; Carola Yucra, Eng.; Ciani José L.; Druzgalski Christopher, Ph.D.; Dr. Escobar Juan Dario Ortigoza; Flores José Maria, Eng.; Dr. Gonzalez Gaston; Dr. José María Maya; Dra. Gonzalez de Karina Navarro; Guerreiro da Silva Walter, M.Sc.; Lara Alvarado Carlos, M. en Ing.;  Ortigoza Juan Nicolas, Est. de Ing.;  Pino Alea José Raúl Ponce;  Ponce Juan Carlos, BSCSE; Dr. Reyna Marco Antonio; Dra. Raphael Zurich Thelma; Dr. Snyder Richard; Dr. Juan Esteban Valencia.