Welcome to the pHealth 2016 international conference!
pHealth 2016 opens a new chapter in the success story of the series of international conferences on wearable or implantable micro, nano and biotechnologies for personalized health. Starting in 2003 with personal health management systems, pHealth has continuously extended its scope evolving to a truly interdisciplinary event by covering technological and biomedical facilities, legal, ethical, social, and organizational requirements and impacts, as well as necessary basic research for enabling the future proof care paradigms. Thereby, pHealth increasingly combines medical devices and eHealth based services with public health, prevention, social and elderly care, wellness and personal fitness to establish participatory, predictive, personalized, preventive, and effective care settings. Smart mobile systems, eHealth and telemedicine have become important enablers for ubiquitous pervasive health as the next generation health services. Social media and gamification has added even further knowledge to pHealth both as a business domain and as a community safety-net.
pHealth 2016 conference aims to further emphasize on the integration of biology and medical data, systems and information using mobile technologies through the development of micro-nano-bio smart systems for personalized health, virtual care, precision medicine, big bio-data management and analytics as well as security, privacy and safety issues.
Following a long-term tradition, pHealth 2016 is supported by the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) as well as the HL7 International.
We welcome you to the city of Heraklion on the beautiful island of Crete for the pHealth 2016 conference to share experiences and results and to open up for the future!
Why CreteCrete is the largest island in Greece. The spectacular natural beauty of its landscape, its sandy beaches and its mild Mediterranean climate attract visitors from around the world seeking rest, inspiration and to indulge in the original Mediterranean diet. It is an island of unique interest renowned for its historic importance and archaeological sites of the Minoan civilization. Exploring the ruins of Knossos and Phaistos and experiencing the famous Greek hospitality promises a wonderful setting for networking with colleagues.
Cutting-Edge Research: The Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)Crete is also known internationally for state-of-the-art research performed within a cluster of Universities and Research Institutions. This cluster includes the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), established in 1983. FORTH is one of the largest research centers in Greece with well-organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top-level research foundation worldwide.
The research and technological directions of FORTH focus on areas of major scientific, social, and economic interest, such as: Microelectronics, Lasers, Materials, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biotechnology, Computer Sciences, Bioinformatics, Robotics, Telecommunications, Computational Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Human and Social Sciences, Cultural Studies.
Looking forward to welcoming you all in Heraklion, Crete!
on behalf of the pHealth 2016 International Program Committee
Prof. Nicos Maglaveras
on behalf of the pHealth 2016 Local Organizing Committee
Prof. Electra Gizeli