PAHCE 2013 - a brief overview 
April 29 - May 4, 2013 Medellin, Colombia

Details: PAHCE 2013: Conference CD Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-6256-6; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1318G-CDR. Print Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-6255-9; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1318G-PRT.

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PAHCE 2013

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Welcome to Medellin

Welcome to Colombia

 

Welcome to the Eighth Pan American Health Care Exchanges Conference - PAHCE 2013, an international event which addresses technology oriented medical practices, biomedical and bioengineering progress, and recent advances, new techniques and applications in the health sciences. This event links the clinical sector, biomedical engineering and the hospital environment together with industry, research and development groups, related academic programs and professional organizations encompassing biomedical technology and health care sectors. The event provides opportunities to share recent developments and experiences in related fields and serves as an occasion to enrich the interaction between research groups, professionals in health care and related industry.

The event includes parallel activities in the three official languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), although it is recommended that the presented materials share information in formats assuring broad distribution.

We hope everyone will enjoy the activities of PAHCE 2013, in the beautiful city of Medellin - Colombia, known as the "city of eternal spring", a land of rich culture and natural beauty. This metropolitan city is located in the Central Cordillera of the Andes at 1600 meters above sea level and is home to nearly 3.600.000 residents. This city is renowned for its great dynamism and is highlighted as a major financial, industrial, commercial and service center of Colombia. It offers an excellent international and domestic travel network to enjoy historical and tourist attractions. It is also notable as a leading cultural and academic center of Colombia, one of the most sought destinations in South America.

With the warmth that characterizes our tropical climate, we open our doors and wish you a rewarding visit.

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Bienvenido a la Octava Conferencia Pan American Health Care Exchanges -¬ PAHCE 2013, un evento internacional en el que se tratan aspectos de la tecnología en el entorno de la práctica médica, biomédica y la bioingeniería, en el que se presenta y discute los avances más recientes, nuevas técnicas y aplicaciones en las ciencias de la salud. Un espacio que reúne al sector clínico, la ingeniería biomédica y el sector hospitalario con la industria, los grupos de desarrollo e investigación, los programas académicos y las asociaciones científicas que congregan los sectores de la tecnología biomédica y de la atención en salud. El evento promueve así oportunidades para compartir experiencias de desarrollo en el campo, así como brinda la posibilidad de enriquecer la interacción y cooperación entre los grupos investigadores, profesionales del área de la salud y la industria relacionada.

El evento incluye actividades paralelas en las tres lenguas oficiales (inglés, español y portugués). No obstante, se recomienda que el material de las presentaciones y de los Abstracts, sea en inglés, o comparta información en ambas lenguas, de modo que tenga mayor difusión.

Esperamos que todos disfruten de las actividades del PAHCE 2013, en la hermosa ciudad de Medellín – Colombia, conocida como ”la ciudad de la eterna primavera”, tierra de rica cultura y bellos paisajes naturales. Ubicada en la Cordillera Central de los Andes, a 1600 metros sobre el nivel del mar, tiene una urbe metropolitana que alberga casi los 3’600.000 habitantes. Ciudad notable por su gran dinamismo, siendo destacada como uno de los principales centros financieros, industriales, comerciales y de servicios de Colombia. Así mismo, es notable como uno de los principales centros culturales y académicos del país, y uno de los destinos más seleccionados en Sur América.

Con el calor humano que caracteriza nuestro trópico, abrimos las puertas para que tengan la mejor estadía.

John Bustamante, MD, PhD; PAHCE 2013 President
Mauricio Hernández, PhD; PAHCE 2013 Scientific Vice President
Jesús María Soto, MD; PAHCE 2013 Executive Vice President

General PAHCE management:
Dr. Lorenzo Leija Salas, PAHCE  Co-Editor 
Dr. Ron Leder, PAHCE Publications and Publicity Chair

Dr. Mario Cepeda, PAHCE Content Coordinator

and other members of the PAHCE Team

PAHCE 2013: Conference CD Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-6256-6; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1318G-CDR. Print Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-6255-9; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1318G-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 2013 CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

 

John Bustamante, MD, PhD; PAHCE 2013 President
Mauricio Hernández, PhD; PAHCE 2013 Scientific Vice President
Jesús María Soto, MD Esp.; PAHCE 2013 Executive Vice President

General PAHCE management:
Dr. Lorenzo Leija Salas, PAHCE  Co-Editor 
Dr. Ron Leder, PAHCE Publications and Publicity Chair

Dr. Mario Cepeda, PAHCE Content Coordinator

and other members of the PAHCE Team

Special sessions organizers:
Dr. Lourdes Brasil, Dr. Fabiano Schwartz, Dr. Ramos Antonio, Guillermo Avendaño C, Ing

Special recognition: María Bernarda Salazar (Executive Secretary), Juan Carlos Cruz (Leader of Logistics Operations), Olga Elena Diez (Financial Planning Manager), Catalina Calle (Graphic Designer) and Marcela Restrepo Bernal (Styles and Formatting Editor).

Technical Support:
Rubén Pérez Valladares, and other members of the PAHCE Team

PAHCE Review Board:  Dr. Mario Cepeda (Content Coordinator and Reviewer)Dr. Adeline Zbrzeski, Dr. Aldo Benavides, Dr. Ana Leiria, Ana Quintanar M.Sc., Dr. Andrés Vivas, Dr. Anthony McGoron, Dr. Antoni Ivorra, Dr. Antonio Miguel Cruz, Dr. Antonio Ramos, Dr. Arturo Vera, Dr. Carlos Muskus, Dr. Carmen Muller-Karger, Dr. César Teixeira, Dr. Christopher Druzgalski, Dr. Claudia Ossa, Cristina Soaz Ing., Dr. Daniel Sierra, Dr. Diana Marcela Escobar, Dr. Diego Suarez-Bagnasco, Dr. Edwar Romero, Dr. Emin Sunbuloglu, Dr. Enrique Chong, Dr. Enrique Leon, Dr. Fabiano Schwartz, Dr. Fernandes Marães, Dr. Fernando Coelli, Dr. Fernando S. Schlindwein, Dr. Gerardo Pizo, Guillermo Avendaño Ing., Dr. Hanna Hussain, Ibrahim Duhaini M.Sc., Dr. Isaac Chairez, Dr. Ivonne Bazan-Trujillo, Dr. Javier Chaparro, Dr. Joao Manuel Tavares, Dr. Josefina Gutierrez, Dr. Juan Carlos Briceño, Dr. Juan Carlos Cruz, Juan Diego Lemos M.Sc., Dr. Juan Nieto-Hipolito, Dr. Juan José Pavón, Dr. Juliana Uribe, Dr. Julio Hernandez-Pavon, Dr. Karla Bustamante Valles, Dr. Katia Neles da Silva, Dr. Lina Hoyos, Dr. Lorenzo Leija, Dr. Lourdes Brasil, Dr. Luay Fraiwan, Dr. Luis Fernando Rodríguez, Dr. Manuel Morales-Paliza, Dr. Marco Reyna-Carranza, Dr. Marcus Chaffim Costa, Dr. Margarida Madeira e Moura, Dr. Maria Ruano, Dr. Mario Cepeda Rubio, Dr. Marta Raquel Fontanilla, Dr. Martha Zequera, Dr. Mauricio Hernández Valdivieso, Dr. Miguel Bravo-Zanoguera, Dr. Nazeeh Alothmany, Dr. Nilia Abad, Dr. Pablo Vasquez, Dr. Pedro Mayorga, Dr. Pedro Melo, Dr. Roberto Hornero, Dr. Róbinson Torres, Dr. Ron Leder, Dr. Ruben Medina, Dr. Sebastian Graf, Sergio Ponce Ing., Dr. Sierin Lim, Dr. Sofia Espinoza, Dr. Vera Regina, Dr. Vesna Zeljkovic, Dr. Wagner Pereira, Dr. Walid Zgallai, Dr. Xabier Basogain Olabe.


Sponsors: Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia in partnership with CES, USM-Materialise, EMCO, GBarco, Medinistros, AMAREY, Smart Management Choice, Colcafé, Revista Semana, and Medellín Convention Bureau.

Acknowledgement: Facilities for the technical sessions courtesy of RUTA-N, and for the workshops courtesy Hospital San Vicente Fundación, Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, Specialized Centers of San Vicente Fundación – Río Negro, Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana.

PAHCE 2013 technically cosponsored by IEEE Morelos/Mexico EMB Chapter, IEEE Colombia Section, and IEEE LA EMB Chapter

PAHCE 2013 held jointly with V Colombian Conference on Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering (CCBIO). CCBIO webpage developed and hosted by PAHCE. See http://ccbio.pahce.org.

 

SPECIAL SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS

Hospital San Vicente Fundación – Medellín (WS1: workshop and tour)*, Intra-arterial chemotherapy for ophthalmic retinoblastoma and Esophageal pressure in mechanical ventilation (workshop and tour), 14:00 -18:00. Presenters:  Carlos Alberto Diaz, MD. and Diego José Duque, MD

 

Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe – Medellín (WS2: workshop and tour)*, Experience in the mounting of the PET-CT (workshop and tour), 14:00 -18:00. Presenter:  Oscar Saldarriaga, Ing.

 

Undergraduate programs in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering (TS1)*. Conference venue (Ruta N), Floor 0, 08:00 – 12:00. Presenters: Javier Alberto Chaparro, Ph.D. and Luis Eduardo Rodríguez, Ph.D.

 

E-health (TS2)*. Conference venue (Ruta N), Floor 1, 08:00 – 12:00. Presenter: Jose Fernando Flores, Ph.D.

 

Medical Robotics (TS3)*. Conference venue (Ruta N), Floor 0,  14:00 – 18:00. Presenter: Vera Zasúlich Perez, Ph.D.

Entrepreneurship in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering (TS4)*, Conference venue (Ruta N), Floor 0, 07:30 – 12:30. Presenter: Isnardo Torres MSc.

Nanomedicine (TS5)*. Conference venue (Ruta N), Floor 1, 08:00 – 12:00. Presenter: Juan Carlos Cruz, Ph.D.

Mimics and 3-matic seminar (WS5)*. Conference venue (Ruta N), 8:00 – 12:00, Presenters: Adria Muñoz and Ana Chimea

Specialized Centers of San Vicente Fundación – Río Negro (WS3: workshop and tour)*, Deep Brain Stimulation and What's new in Radiotherapy?, 14:00 -19:00. Presenters:  Harold Machado, MD and Luz Adriana López, MD

 

Psychophysiology - Discipline of Growing Importance in Biomedical Engineering (WS7)*   (Ruta N), 14:00 – 18:00, Coordinador and presenter:  Guillermo Avendaño C, Ing.

 

Mimics and 3-matic seminar (WS6)*. Conference venue (Ruta N), 14:00 – 18:00, Presenters: Adria Muñoz and Ana Chimea

 

Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana – CUB (WS4: workshop and tour)*, Newborn Cerebral hypothermia and intrauterine surgery, 14:00 -19:00. Presenters:  Andres Felipe Uribe, MD. and Jorge Enrique Sanín, MD.

 

 


RECOGNITIONS / AWARDS

 

PAHCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Advanced SPR and Piezoelectric Immunosensors based on Monoclonal Antibodies for Agri-Food, Environmental and Biomedical Applications, Angel Montoya, Ph.D.

Development of Cardiac Electrophysiology Devices, Dorin Panescu, Ph.D.

La Ingeniería Clínica en la Evaluación de Tecnología en Salud, Renato García, Ph.D.

Multichannel surface EMG as a non invasive method for the analysis of neuromuscular function: present and future, Miguel Ángel Mañanas, Ph.D.

Commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the Pacemaker. Colloquium about the history and development of the pacemaker, with the participation of Doctors Jorge Reynolds, Ignacio Escobar and John Bustamante.


PAHCE PROFESIONAL INITIATIVE AWARD 2013*

Dr. Reyna Marco, Mexico
Carmen Quevedo, Venezuela
Celeste Victoria Miquilena, Venezuela

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


PAHCE INSTITUTIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD 2013*

Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV) del IPN, Mexico
Team Members: Alonso Romero Alberto, Alvarado-Serrano Carlos, Barroso Ramírez Erika, Cantillo Jessica, Cuevas Jacobo Alejandro, Lorias Espinoza Daniel, Luna Alvaro,Piña-Aragón Marcos, Ramirez Espinosa Brian, Salas Lorenzo,Soto Breceda Artemio, Suaste Ernesto, Teja José, Trinidad Cotzareli.

University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil
Team Members: Brasil Lourdes,Cadena Camila,Cardoso Camila,Marães Vera, Mata Thiago,Oliveira Edgard, Pizo Gerardo, Schwartz Fabiano

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Team Members:  Amador Belkys, Lammardo Adriana, Linares Selena, Miquilena Celeste, Pelliccioni Orlando,Quevedo Carmen

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


PAHCE TRANSCONTINENTAL OUTREACH RECOGNITION 2013*  

Dr. Vesna Zeljkovic, China
Dr. Antonio Ramos, Spain

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


 

 

TRACK – C0 CHAIRS

Ángel Montoya, Carlos Alvarado-Serrano, Cepeda Rubio Mario,Claudia Ossa, Daniel Alfonso Sierra, Daniel Suárez, Dorin Panescu, Ernesto Suaste, Fabiano Schwartz, Guillermo Avendano, Joaquin Azpiroz Leehan, Jose Fernando Flórez, Juan Carlos Briceño, Juan Carlos Cruz, Juan José Pavón, Juliana Uribe, Lina Marcela Hoyos, Lorenzo Salas, Lourdes Brasil, Luis E. Rodríguez, Mario Cepeda Rubio, Martha Zequera, Miguel Ángel Mañanas, Pedro Mayorga-Ortiz, Ramos Antonio, Renato García, Reyna Marco, Robinson Torres, Robinson Torres, Vera Pérez, Vesna Zeljkovic.
                                        

  


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 2013: Conference CD Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-6256-6; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1318G-CDR. Print Version: ISBN: 978-1-4673-6255-9; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1318G-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); Luay Fraiwan (Middle East/Jordan); Marco A. Reyna (Northern Mexico); Mario Castaneda (Northern California); Miguel Gutierrez (Asia/the Philippines); Monique Frize (Canada); Nazeeh Alothmany  (Middle East/Saudi Arabia); Nelson Escobar (South America/Colombia); Ricardo Armentano (South America/Argentina/ Uruguay); Rocio Callupe (South America/Peru); 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.