Wireless Health 2010 Assembles Global Academic Innovators to Share Advances in Wireless Life-Science Technologies

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Conference will showcase best of global research in wireless health

LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), announces the first annual Wireless

Health 2010 conference, where researchers from global institutions like MIT, University of Edinburgh, UCLA, and other leading universities, will share the latest research being conducted, along with other significant advances in wireless health technologies to thought leaders from academia, medicine, government and industry. The conference is scheduled for Oct. 5-7, 2010 at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.  Conference sponsors include the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute for Engineering in Medicine at UCSD, Johnson & Johnson and QUALCOMM.

Wireless Health 2010 has a unique focus on the convergence of all aspects of wireless life-science research, technology and clinical practice.  Through panel discussions, keynote presentations and technical demonstrations, members of the wireless health community will share their visions for improving health through the convergence of wireless communications and life sciences technologies.

"The mission of Wireless Health 2010 is to gather together and promote the international community that is creating a new vision for improving health and wellbeing," said Robert McCray, WLSA President & CEO. "This is a great opportunity for networking with engineers, scientists, clinicians, researchers, government; whose works and funding span every aspect of wireless health."

Featured keynotes and speakers include:

  • Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Founder, QUALCOMM
  • Dr. Chris Toumazou, Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College of London and Founder, Toumaz Technologies, speaking on "Towards Disposable Healthcare: A Paradigm Shift"
  • Dean Kamen, Prolific Inventor, Founder, DEKA Research
  • Dr. Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, Associate Center Director, Post Market Operations, CDRH at FDA
  • Dr. Eric Topol, Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chief Innovation Officer, West Wireless Health Institute; Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
  • Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO of Abraxis Health, and
  • Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at NIH, speaking on funding opportunities

Daily sessions will enlist attendees to address wireless health research challenges and other opportunities in computer science, medical informatics, signal processing, human factors and device technology.  Influential industry executives and academia from leading institutions like UCLA, The University of Texas – Dallas, the West Wireless Health Institute and Qualcomm will facilitate these workshops.

Additionally, panel discussions focusing on wireless health in developing regions, clinical applications of wireless health, and a discussion led by COL. Ron Poropatich on the US Army's Telemedicine And Technology Research Group's efforts to engage and educate the wireless-life sciences community.

Technical demonstrations, which will highlight the many innovative solutions in wireless health, include two tiers:

  • Wireless Health Research Advance Demonstrations: These demonstrations primarily include academic, government, and industrial research advances representing new technologies and prototype systems intended to create novel and important solutions.
  • Wireless Health Products and System Demonstrations: These demonstrations primarily include new commercial products and systems developed by the wireless health government and industry community.  

Additional information about speakers and details of Wireless Health 2010 will be released in the coming weeks. For more information, visit www.wirelesslifesciences.org or contact Karen Winston. For media inquiries, contact Sue Huss at +1 619-379-4396.

About WLSA

The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) is a special purpose trade organization for innovators, globally relevant companies, scientists, physicians, and policy makers. The WLSA is dedicated to creating value and improving health, globally, through the convergence of communications technologies, consumers, caregivers and all sectors of the life sciences and technology environment. WLSA partners and companies all over the world are using wireless health innovations to better manage chronic conditions, preempt disease and improve the lives of the elderly and under-served populations around the world.

SOURCE Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance

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