Track 3. Technological Applications in Medical Training and Practice


As has been demonstrated throughout the last decades, the development and utilisation of new technological developments in prevention, diagnosis and patient recovery has a direct impact on health outcome indicators, as well as on the safety of healthcare processes. However, although advances in technologies are more and more being introduced within the health and care provision fields, many of the technological developments still have not evolved from an end user-centric perspective, and others just stay as mere proofs of concept.

Providing health ecosystem actors with a holistic view of new technological developments in the field is therefore not only advisable but necessary. This may allow them to obtain a broader perspective in the adoption of technology for health and care provision, as well as participate in the design, development and implementation process of not only medical care provision management, but also the different related technological components involved in providing said services (hardware, software, platforms, protocols, ontologies, etc.).

In addition, the use of state-of-the-art technologies in medical education has proven to be greatly effective, as it allows to create realistic learning environments to experience with procedures and devices that will become common in medical practice and thus increasing future patients’ safety. The accelerated technological advances in our society are causing great transformations in the systems, which make it possible to carry out additional methodologies of training.

The aim of this track is to collect state of the art technological developments in the province of the Health Sciences. Therefore, this track provides an excellent opportunity for the promotion and exchange of innovative experiences in both biomedical training and clinical practice.


    • Learning and Teaching Methodologies
    • Academic Research Projects
    • Research Methodologies
    • Links between Education and Research
    • New projects and Innovations
    • Mobile Learning
    • Online/Virtual Laboratories
    • Virtual Universities
    • Mobile/Wireless Technologies (PDA,SmartPhones, etc)
    • Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia
    • Technology-Enhanced Learning
    • Advanced Classroom Technology
    • Web Classroom Applications
    • Computer Software in Education.
    • Learning Tools
    • Educational Software Experiences
    • Videos for Learning (YouTube Generation)
    • Medical engineering
    • Robotics in Healthcare (Surgical, social, etc.)
    • Clinical and Surgical simulators and virtual reality environments
    • 3D vision environments of radiological medical images
    • Software for biomedical imaging processing
    • 3D printing in medicine
    • Stereoscopic vision
    • Augmented Reality
    • 360 Vision Clinical Imaging Systems
    • Clinical simulation techniques
    • Finite Element Analysis and simulation in biomedicine
    • Animation and 3D Systems
    • Orthopaedic and biomedical product design
    • Industrial design and ergonomics
    • Artificial intelligence in medicine

Track Scientific Committee

Juan A. Juanes Méndez (University of Salamanca, Spain) – Chair
Samuel Marcos Pablos (Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain) – Chair
Joaquim Armando Pires Jorge (University of Lisboa, Portugal) – Chair
Alessandro Ruggiero (University of Salerno, Italy)
Ferrán Prados Carrasco (Centre for Medical Image Computing, United Kingdom)
Petr Valášek (Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic)
Kheng Lee Koay (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
Miguel Castelo Branco Sousa (Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal)
Matteo de Notaris (San Pio Hospital, Italy)
Fernando Blaya Haro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Carlos Alberola López (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Enrique Soriano Heras (University of Carlos III, Spain)
Roberto D’Amato (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Francisco Pastor Vázquez (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Piedade Barros (Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)
Alberto Prats Galino (University of Barcelona, Spain)
María José Rodriguez Conde (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
Rodrigo de Luis García (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Fermín Viejo Tirado (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Anna Puigdellívol-Sánchez (Universidad de Barcelona, Spain)
Joan San Molina (Universidad de Girona, Spain)
Pablo Ruisoto Palomera (University of Navarra, Spain)
Juan David Cano Moreno (University of Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Jorge Cerqueiro Pequeño (University of Vigo, Spain)
Higinio Rubio Alonso (University of Carlos III, Spain)
Luis Tomás Gallego Morales (University of Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
Guadalupe Soria Rodríguez (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Federico Simmross Wattenberg (University of Valladolid, Spain)