Medical Working Group

Chair : Shuji Shimizu [ shimizu AT surg1.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp ]
Co-Chair : Ho-Seong Han [ hanhs AT snubh.org ]
Co-Chair : Rungsun Rerknimitr [ rungsun AT pol.net ]
Secretary : Ryoko Yoshida [ryoko-y AT tem.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp]
Mailing List: 
medical AT apan.net
Secretariat Website: 
http://www.temdec.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp/


Introduction

No one argue against the fact that there has been very rapid development in communication and information technology (CIT) in the world. Medical fields, however, have not necessarily caught up with the engineering advancement. Because image quality is a key in telemedicine and moving images are so helpful both in clinics and medical education, broadband and high-speed network is essential for medical telecommunication.

Medicine is one of the most important subjects for human being, and it is quite natural to organize a medical working group in APAN. WG focuses more on applications and local settings with the support of network engineering people. Our ultimate goal is to provide patients with better healthcare by exchanging our medical views and experiences using advanced CIT.

Objectives

  1. To organize a cooperating team of medical and engineering people.
  2. To provide the best quality transmission of various medical contents.
  3. To expand advanced telemedicine systems in Asia-Pacific regions.
  4. To keep the system improved constantly with developing technology.
  5. To have worldwide collaborations.
  6. To promote medical standardization ultimately to provide patients with better healthcare.

Milestones/Actions

  • 2012.02 - An additional co-chair position was established
  • 2011.08 - Special Interest Group was organized
  • 2011.08 - Homepage was revised
  • 2011.02 - Medical WG was incorporated in to newly formed e-Science area
  • 2007.01 - Medical WG was extended to a new term
  • 2005.08 - Medical WG setup proposal was formally approved.
  • 2005.01 - Formally started Medical BoF at Bangkok 2005 meeting, Thailand.
  • 2003.08 - Participated and Presentation in APAN, Busan, Korea

Available Technology

  1. DVTS: Digital Video Transport System
    SD-quality, free software, 30Mbps
    1. 1.1 QualImage/Quatre: 4 points connection devise for DVTS
      We have 3 servers.
      1. Kyushu U (Okamura K)
      2. KOREN: NIA (Kim SG)
      3. APAN-JP (Kitamura Y): This is for public use in our community.
    2. 1.2

      DVTS-plus: Multi-point connection software for DVTS


  2. H.323 Video Conference Systems: Polycom, Sony, Cisco, Lifesize, etc.


  3. Vidyo: Client-server style Video Conferencing Software


  4. Tele-pointer: visual collaborative pointing interface for telepresence
    http://www.temdec.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp/data/Tele-pointer_setup_procedure.pdfs

SIG (Special Interest Group)

Special Interest Groups (SIG) in APAN Medical Working Group

SIG Lists

2012 2013 2014 2015

  

We have reviewed the collaborating groups and would like to reorganize them as Special Interest Group (SIG). The basic concept is as follows.

  1. This is "application" group which uses APAN for research and educational purposes.
  2. This is sub-working group in APAN Medical Working Group (APAN-MedWG).
  3. SIG is revised every year.
  4. To organize a new SIG, registration to APAN Med WG is necessary.
  5. SIG meeting is to be held every year at Asia Telemedicine Symposium (ATS) in December or other appropriate occasions, to discuss activities, problems, etc.
  6. SIG is supposed to have continuous activities, but could have only one special event in a registered year.
  7. SIG can join the monthly program committee (PC) meeting of APAN-MedWG to plan their activities .
  8. Activities are basically international ones in Asia-Pacific, but domestic or other regional ones using academic network are also welcome .
  9. Contact person of the group is the one who can properly communicate, not necessarily the president or representatives of the group .

If you would like to apply to form a new SIG, please download the application form, and return it by email to the secretariat of the APAN Medical WG, Ms. Ryoko Yoshida, at ryoko-y AT tem.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp.

News

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038%2Fnj0397 (Scroll to the middle of the page; in the list of expandable topics, choose "Telemedicine in practice")

Collaboration Wanted

Ophthamology at Veterans Memorial Center, Manila, the Philippines http://www.vmmc.gov.ph/

Last Updated: 

2016 Dec 08