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NEXT WEEK!! Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (C-SHALS) Feb 25-27, 2009

From: Joanne Luciano <jluciano@genetics.med.harvard.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 16:53:50 -0500
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Next week!

Registration is still open!  Register now while there is still space.

C-SHALS 2009, Cambridge/Boston, USA, February 25-27
Call for Poster Abstracts; Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities;  
Registration Now Open!

ISCBís Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences is this  
coming week.  There's still time to register. This conference is a  
must-attend for anyone wishing to understand which areas of advanced  
intelligent information technologies can have the greatest impact in  
Pharmaceutical R&D and improved healthcare. The inaugural 2008  
conference was well received by participants from pharma and academia  
alike, and 2009 promises to deliver even more of the latest  
technologies that researchers can implement in their own labs  
immediately. Visit the conference website to view the program and  
register for the conference.

Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (C-SHALS)  
Cambridge/Boston, MA  February 25-27, 2009


Register Now for C-SHALS 2009!  http://www.iscb.org/cms_addon/conferences/cshals2009/

With the success of the first C-SHALS Conference in 2008, the  
International Society for Computational Biology is happy to present C- 
SHALS 2009. This conference focuses on the continued evolution of  
pharmaceutical applications using Semantic Technologies. We have  
presentations and discussions of practical semantics-based approaches  
to Drug R&D and Healthcare, organized along specific topics and  
moderated to induce interactive discussions around key questions. This  
conference is valuable to anyone wishing to understand which areas of  
advanced in intelligent information technologies can have the greatest  
impact in Pharmaceutical R&D and improved Healthcare.
	C-SHALS Keynotes Announced

The conference organizers are pleased to announce keynote presenters  
for C-SHALS 2009:

Tim Berners-Lee
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Clark Golestani
Vice President, Information Technology
Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc.

John Reynders
Vice-President and Chief Information Officer
Life Sciences Division, Johnson & Johnson
	Introducing the W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences  
Interest Group Tutorial
	Poster submission site is closed but late posters may still be  
considered, space permitting, and have them contact steven@iscb.org.
	Read what C-SHALS 2008 attendees had to say

C-SHALS themes include:

   * Clinical Information Management
   * Clinical Decision Support
   * Discovery Information Integration
   * Translational Medicine / Safety
   * Integrated Healthcare and Semantics in Electronic Health Records
   * Search and Document Management
   * Text Mining/ Information Extraction
   * Pharmacovigilance

Conference participants discuss and explore the following technology

   * How are Semantic Web standards being best used?
   * What technologies exist for automated reasoning and search agent?
   * How well do semantic tools enable the visualization and  
utilization of information and knowledge?

A special half day "W3C Health Care and Life Science" tutorial will be  
held Wednesday, February 25 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Register Now for C-SHALS 2009!

Agenda-at-a-glance:  http://www.iscb.org/cms_addon/conferences/cshals2009/at-a-glance.php

As of February 10, 2009. Schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, February 25
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 	Registration 	
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 	W3C HCLSIG Tutorial 	
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 	Break
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 	W3C HCLSIG Tutorial continues 	
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 	Registration 	
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 	Poster & Exhibitor Reception 	

Thursday, February 26
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 	Registration 	
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 		Breakfast (continental)
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 		Welcome & Opening 	Eric Neumann, Conference  
Chair, Clinical Semantics Group
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 	Keynote 1 	Tim Berners-Lee, W3C
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 	Break
10:30 a.m - Noon 		
	Moderated Forum 1: BioMedicine 	
		- Tim Clark, Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical  
School,Director of Informatics,
						MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease Core Member,  
Harvard Initiative in Innovative Computing
		- Parsa Mirhaji, MD, Director, The Center for Biosecurity and Public  
Health Informatics Research, The School of Health Information Sciences
						The University of Texas Health Science Center
Noon - 12:10 p.m. 		Tech Talk 1 	Dr. Jans Aasman, CE0, Franz Inc.
12:10 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. 	Tech Talk 2 	
12:20 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 	Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 	Moderated Forum 2:
		Semantic Web in Pharma
			- Dr. Philip Ashworth, Principal Research Scientist, UCB Pharma
			- Ranga Chandra Gudivada, Biomedical Informatics Scientist, Eli  
Lilly and Company
			- Jaime Melendez, Merck and Co., Inc.
			- Therese Vachon, Novartis Pharma AG, NIBR/NITAS, Head of Text  
Mining Services
3:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m. 		Break
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 		Moderated Forum 3:
		Biomarkers & Compounds 	
			- Jonas S. Almeida, Abell-Hanger Distinguished Professor,  
University of Texas
			- Thomas N. Plasterer, PhD, Director, Project Planning & Data  
Interpretation, BG Medicine
			- Antony J. Williams, ChemZoo Inc.
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 	Keynote 2 	John Reynders, Johnson & Johnson
5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 	Discussion Forum & Daily Closing Remarks
6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m. 	Poster & Exhibitor Reception

Friday, February 27
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 	Registration 	
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 		Breakfast (continental)
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. 		Review - Previous Day 	
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 		Keynote 3 	Clark Golestani, Merck and Co., Inc.
9:30 a.m - 10:00 a.m. 		Discussion Forum 	
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 	Break
10:30 a.m - Noon 		Moderated Forum 4:
			- Marco F. Ramoni, PhD, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
			- Larisa Soldatova, University of Wales
			- Nigam Shah, Stanford University
Noon - 12:25 p.m. 	Advanced Tech Talk 	Mark Wilkinson
12:25 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 	Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 	Moderated Forum 5:
		Knowledge Bases 	
			- Ted Slater, Pfizer
			- Bruce Aronow, Ph.D. Professor of Pediatrics;, Scientific  
Director, Center for Computational Medicine, Biomedical Informatics
				Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of  
			- Will Loging, Director, Electronic Biology, Boehringer Ingelheim  
Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 	Closing Summary Discussion 	
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 	Conference Closing Remarks & Future Actions 	
3:45 p.m. 	Conference Ends 
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