[Blueboard] Asian Medical Grid Network

Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit fdayrit at ateneo.edu
Wed Feb 11 10:41:46 PHT 2004

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Philippine-Japan Symposium on the Medical Applications of Grid Technology
Building the Foundation Towards an Asian Medical Grid Highway

16 February 2004
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rm 102, PLDT Convergent Technologies Center
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST),
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

About the Symposium

Grid computing is a new form of computing that seeks to make it possible
to easily pool together and share computing resources such as data and
computing power around the world.  Through grid computing, users will no
longer be limited to using their own computers and their own local
databases, but can now tap into a world-wide "grid" in order to get the
information and the computing power that they need.

The potentials of grid computing are many.  In this symposium, we discuss
the potential applications of Grid computing to the medical field, such
as real-time computing for functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
and support for the National Health Information infrastructure. The goal
of this symposium is to lay the groundwork for an "Asian Medical Grid
Highway" that will form a Grid allowing Asian countries, such as Japan
and the Philippines, to share computing resources for medical

The speakers will include experts from Japan and the Philippines,
including members of a newly-formed research project on Medical Grid
applications.  There will also be a panel discussion and open forum
wherein practitioners and researchers from both the IT and medical fields
encouraged to share their inputs and participate in this project.
The proposed Asian Medical Grid Highway should be of interest to a diverse
number of fields, including computer science, telecommunications, fMRI,
brain research and psychology, public health, and medical informatics. 

For further information, please contact the Department of Information
Systems and Computer Science, School of Science and Engineering, 426-6001
extension 5660. 

Attendance is free and open to the public.

Building the Foundation Towards an Asian Medical Grid Highway
16 February 2004, 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm
Rm 102, PLDT Convergent Technologies Center
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

10:00 -- 10:10	Welcome and Opening Remarks: 
   Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit 
   Dr. Tetsuo Moriya, Director, Life-Electronics Research Lab, AIST,
10:00 -- 10:20	The Medical Grid Project
   Dr. Toshiharu Nakai, Life-Electronics Research Lab, AIST, Japan
Morning Session: Chair: Dr. Pablo Manalastas, Ateneo de Manila University

10:20 -- 11:10	Trends in Grid Technology
   Dr. Yoshio Tanaka, AIST, Japan
11:10 -- 12:00	Grid Computing and XML Web Services
   Dr. Luis F. G. Sarmenta, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

12:00 -- 13:30	Lunch Break

Afternoon Session: Chair: Dr. Innocencio Maramba, University of the
13:30 -- 13:45	An fMRI Study on Written Language Processing
   Dr. Kayako Matsuo, AIST, Japan
13:45 -- 14:30	Real-time fMRI on Grid
   Dr. Epifanio Bagarinao, AIST, Japan
14:30 -- 15:15	National Health Information Infrastructure
   Dr. Herman Tolentino, University of Philippines, Philippines
15:15 -- 15:30	Coffee Break
15:30 -- 16:15	Medical Information Network
   Dr. Noriaki Hagiwara, Hitachi -- Medical, Japan
16:15 -- 16:50	Panel Discussion
   Chair: Dr. Epifanio Bagarinao; Co-Chair: Dr. Luis F. G. Sarmenta	
16:50 -- 17:00  	Closing Remarks

Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit
Dean, School of Science & Engineering
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights
1108 Quezon City, Philippines

Mailing address: 
P.O. Box 154, Manila Central Post Office
0917 Manila, Philippines

Tel: (632) 426-6001 ext 5600
Fax: (632) 426-5985
Email: fdayrit at ateneo.edu

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