Technology Lecture on Mobile e-Health for Disease Surveillance

Date: 03 Apr 2006 - 03 Apr 2006

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Level 3, Tower Block

Course Introduction

e-Health has been endorsed by the recent WHO plenary as a potential strategy to overcome the digital divide in the world. Hence many UN agencies, such as the ITU-D are now working towards incorporating e-Health in their reference application framework for telecommunications to overcome the digital divide in the world today. Wireless mobile communications play an important role in achieving this objective and they raise the vision of ubiquitous healthcare (healthcare anywhere at any time). In view of the potential threat of pandemics (e.g. bird flu), it has now become essential for the world to have effective strategies for disease control based on emerging technologies. This seminar will present some emerging developments of mobile e-health with reference to various international initiatives that the presenter is involved in.


Prof Pradeep Ray is a senior member of the academic staff in the School of Information Systems, Technology and Management at the University of New South Wales. He is the founder and the Advisory Committee Chair of IEEE Healthcom, an annual event that brings together IT and Healthcare/medical sciences professionals and researchers in different parts of the world. A senior member of the IEEE, Pradeep has been the Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Enterprise Networking. He is the co-chair of the IEEE/ITU-D Mobile e-Health Initiative for developing countries. He is currently leading the new Ubiquitous Healthcare (u-Health) initiative to showcase the use of broadband technologies for healthcare. This initiative mainly involves countries, such as South Korea and Taiwan that boast of the highest broadband coverage (80%) of the population in the world today. Pradeep and his co-authors have published a number of articles in journals and conferences on telemedicine/telehealth and e-Health. Pradeep has been active in the field of the integrated management of networks, systems and services over more than a decade. More details are available at Pradeep's home page (http:/

For Whom

Healthcare industry practitioners, researchers, university & polytechnic staff members.


Admission is free. All are welcome. Seats are available on a first- come first-served basis. Pre-registration for the technology lecture is necessary. 

Please register by 31 March 2006.