lunes, 6 de diciembre de 2010

eHealth Newsletter - 06/12/2010

6 December 2010
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eFuture: Creating Solutions for the Individual, Organisations and Society

12 June 2011 - 15 June 2011 Bled, Slovenia

This year's conference theme focuses on the impacts of e-initiatives and how they serve to shape the New eWorld. The deadline for submission of Research Papers is February 1, 2011. Business Track Proposals (panels, workshops, meetings) can be submitted until March 15, 2011.

epSOS Projectathon

(29 November 2010) The epSOS Projectathon was held in Bratislava, Slovakia from 22nd to 25th November, 2010. The Projectathon is a Connectathon-inspired event to test if the healthcare systems are ready to meet the epSOS specifications. The Projectathon was open to all epSOS Member States, the epSOS Industry Team, the epSOS II Enlarged Team and all interested vendors.

See also: ICT for sustainable and interoperable health services

Crossing boundaries in eHealth: the CALLIOPE think-tank and collaborative platform

(16 November 2010) The closing event of the CALLIOPE Thematic Network, a European platform for eHealth interoperability, took place at the European Parliament and was hosted by Mr Milan Cabrnoch, MEP. The purpose of the event was to feature the main outcomes of the 30-month-long project, the proposal for a European eHealth Interoperability Roadmap towards Sustainable Health as well as to provide an overview of the forthcoming Member State driven Initiative on eHealth Governance.

See also: More on eHealth

Digital Agenda: results of EU Telecoms Council, Brussels, 3 December

(6 December 2010) European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes warmly welcomed the support expressed by Ministers on the Commission's proposal to make spectrum available for wireless broadband by 2013 at the 3rd December EU's Council of Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Ministers in Brussels. Vice-President Kroes underlined to Ministers the importance of this proposal to meet the commitments made in the Digital Agenda for Europe of giving every European access to basic broadband by 2013 and fast and ultra-fast broadband by 2020). Ministers were also briefed about the forthcoming public consultation on EU roaming rules and adopted conclusions endorsing the Commission's Broadband Strategy. They also welcomed the Commission's proposals on modernising the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and adopted conclusions on cross-fertilisation between the Digital Agenda for Europe and the Innovation Union.

Digital Agenda: Kroes to urge EU Telecoms Council to agree rapidly on harmonised use of radio spectrum

(2 December 2010) European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes will urge the EU's Council of Telecoms Ministers in Brussels on 3rd December (starting at 15.00) to boost Internet access in Europe by agreeing to the Commission's September proposal to make spectrum available for wireless broadband by 2013. Wireless broadband is essential to meet the commitments made in the Digital Agenda for Europe to give every European access to basic broadband by 2013 and fast and ultra-fast broadband by 2020. Vice-President Kroes will also brief Ministers on a forthcoming public consultation on the Roaming Regulation and encourage the rapid adoption of the Commission's proposal to expand and modernise the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). In addition she will underline the importance of implementing the Broadband Strategy presented by the Commission in September and urge Member States to support the first European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

Research: OpenAIRE opens access to EU scientific results

(2 December 2010) EU researchers, businesses and citizens can have free and open access to EU-funded research papers thanks to OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe), which the European Commission launched today, at the University of Ghent in Belgium. OpenAIRE will provide a network of open repositories providing free online access to knowledge produced by scientists receiving grants from the Seventh Framework programme (FP7) and European Research Council (ERC), especially in the fields of health, energy, environment, parts of Information & Communication Technology and research infrastructures, social sciences, humanities and science in society. This is an important step towards full and open access to scientific papers that could, for example, allow patients with rare illnesses to have access to the latest medical research results, or provide scientists with real-time updates about developments in their field. Developing research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures, including those for scientific research results, with a view to boosting Europe's competitiveness, is a priority of both the Digital Agenda for Europe and of the Innovation Union initiative.

New in the Library

EU Health Journalism Prize: 2010 winners

30 November 2010

On November 30th, the three winners of the 2nd EU health prize for journalists were announced in Brussels. The winning article draws attention to "healing clinics" that offer expensive, but unproven, therapies to vulnerable patients suffering from chronic diseases.

See also: EU Health Prize for Journalists website

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, Unlocking the digital future through Open Innovation

4th pan-European Intellectual Property Summit, Brussels, 3 December 2010

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