CHaT

Children's Health and Technology
An International Forum
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Developments in technology have the promise of advancing children’s health. Children’s Health and Technology (CHaT) is the first international forum for sharing information on this exciting area. The themes of the meeting will range from research examining what is currently happening to cutting edge ideas on what could be done. The forum will bring together technology experts and child health experts.

The interface between technology and child health spans topics ranging from the next generation of handheld devices to the delivery of care over telephones to public education via the Internet. Issues of concern also include the policy, clinical, economic and regulatory barriers to advancing children’s health using technology.

The Forum will include international Keynote lectures, featured speakers, full paper presentations, short abstract presentations, and posters. All presentations will be peer reviewed and published in digital proceedings available on CD and on the Internet.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

•Technology for parent and child education
•Interventions over telephone or web
•Visionary applications of advanced technologies
•Results of field studies
•Technology for long term treatment plans for children
•Innovative applications of Web or telephone technologies
•Examples of current applications
•Ethical, legal and regulatory issues

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: MARCH 1, 2006

Organizing Committee:

Anthony Otley, pediatric gastroenterologist, Associate Professor, Head, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University
Carolyn Watters, computer scientist, Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
Patrick McGrath, clinical psychologist, Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre