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Future Patient Opening Seminar

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The purpose of this research program is to develop and test new welfare technology solutions and programs based on new self-tracking technologies. The goal is to reduce the number of readmissions, ensure individual treatment and enhance quality of life for patients. The target groups of the project are patients with heart failure and patients who have undergone knee surgery. Heart failure is a common disorder that affects 26 million people and results in over one million hospitalizations per year in Europe and the United States. The disease is chronic and restricts patients in their daily functions and reduces their quality of life when the heart cannot pump enough blood to the body. Furthermore, the admissions related to heart failure take up a large part of the health budget. The costs of rehabilitation of patients undergoing knee surgery are also expensive for the healthcare system. Worldwide 149 out of every 100,000 persons undergo knee surgery each year. However, telehealth and telerehabilitation projects have not always proven as economically advantageous as the technology needed by the patients is too expensive, and often the training programs are not tailored to the individual patient.


11 September 2015 from 12.30 - 15.30


Associate Professor Birthe Dinesen


Moderator: Birthe Dinesen, Associate Professor & Head of the Laboratory for Assistive Technologies - 
Telehealth & Telerehabilitation, SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University 
12:30: Welcome by Lars Hvilsted Rasmussen, AAU 
12:40: Perspectives for the research programme: “Future Patient" by Kim Dremstrup,  AAU 
12:50: Who is tomorrow's patient? by Steffen Groth
13:00: Keynote speaker: The future of the Connected Healthcare System by Kamal Jethwani,  USA 
13:45: Coffee break and poster session
14:15: "Future patient - individual smart welfare technologies and services" by Birthe Dinesen 
14:30: Telehealth and heart failure patients - challenges and opportunities in the future by Olav W. Nielsen, Bispebjerg og Frederiksberg Hospitals
14:45: Telerehabilitation and orthopaedic patients - challenges and opportunities in the future - by Ole Simonsen, AUH
15:00: Kick-off of the research program: “Future Patient” by Kim Dremstrup 
15:05: Reception & Networking 

See the full invitation here


Please register here no later than September 3, 2015 at 12 pm.


SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7B, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark, Room: B3-104


Lone S. Andersen
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Phone: +45 9940 8827

Therapeutic Development: Target Validation and Biomarkers


March 30, 31, and April 1, 2015


Associate Professor Parisa Gazerani, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Denmark


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Biomarkers are essential elements in translational medicine and play an important role in therapeutic discovery and development. Biomarker selection, validation, and application are critical for several steps, such as target validation, assessments of safety and efficacy, pharmacodynamic or pharmacokinetic responses, patient selection, clinical endpoints, and understanding of the mechanism of disease progression and therapeutic intervention during the course of therapeutic developments. Successful application of validated biomarkers is the key strategy to improve the drug discovery and development towards new medical entities.

Form and presentations

The course is arranged over three days, and speakers are national and international key scientists from academia and pharmaceutical industries actively engaged in the field.

Target audiences and expected outcome

The seminar is designed to attract both clinicians and researchers in the field. PhD students, residents, clinical fellows, and graduate students are encouraged to participate.


Basic understanding of drug development phases and principles of preclinical evaluations


Regular: DKK 500 (The registration fee includes light lunch as well as coffee/tea during the course). A participation certificate will be provided.

Fellows and students: Free


Click here to register (deadline for registration: March 15, 2015). Ph.D. students should also register via Moodle.


Only for PhD Students: Completion of a small project (written essay) in association with target validation and biomarkers in therapeutic development


Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI) Aalborg University
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7B
9220 Aalborg
Room: Auditorium B3-104


Lone Schødt Andersen
Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI)
Aalborg University
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, Bld. D3
9220 Aalborg, Denmark
Phone: +45 9940 8827
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Health Technology Festival 26 January 2015

The Health Technology Festival presents the results of various innovative projects aiming towards finding new and improved solutions for health and welfare technology in North Denmark.

All projects are based on collaboration between the private and the public sector and are supported by The North Denmark Region. The following main projects and institutions are facilitators and initiators of the projects. Together they will host the Health Technology Festival:

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Inspirational speakers will present and share their knowledge and experiences at the festival. Keynote speaker Anders Hvid, author, entrepreneur and ambassador of Singularity University of Denmark will present his views on how our future is shaped by the technological development.

The Health Technology Festival is directed at public and private decision makers with an interest in developing and implementing new health technology solutions – and offers great opportunity to establish new partnerships.

We hope to see you at North Denmark's Health Technology Festival on 26 January 2015 at Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre.

Please visit the website, see the full program, and register here 



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