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FIRST WORLD CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

24-28 April 1994
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Austin, Texas

compmed94@chpc.utexas.edu
(this notice may be reposted/cross posted/circulated)
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*Conference Chair: Matthew Witten, UT System Center For High Performance
Computing, Austin, Texas - m.witten@chpc.utexas.edu

*Conference Directorate: Regina Monaco, Mt. Sinai Medical Center * Dan
Davison, University of Houston * Chris Johnson, University of
Utah * Lisa Fauci, Tulane University * Daniel Zelterman,
University of Minnesota Minneapolis * James Hyman, Los Alamos
National Laboratory * Richard Hart, Tulane University * Dennis
Duke, SCRI-Florida State University * Sharon Meintz,
University of Nevada Los Vegas * Dean Sittig, Vanderbilt
University * Dick Tsur, World Bank and UT System CHPC *
Dan Deerfield, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center * Istvan
Gyori, Szeged University School of Medicine Computing Center


*Conference Theme: The appearance of high-performance computing environments
has greatly enhanced the capabilities of the biomedical modeler. With
increasing frequency, computational sciences are being exploited as a means
with which to investigate biomedical processes at all levels of complexity,
from molecular to systemic to demographic. The emergence of an increasing
number of players in this field has lead to the subsequent emergence of a
new transdisciplinary field which we call Computational Medicine and Public
Health. The purpose of this congress is to bring together a transdisciplinary
group of researchers in medicine, public health, computer science, mathematics,
nursing, veterinary medicine, ecology, allied health, as well as numerous
other disciplines, for the purposes of examining the grand challenge problems
of the next decades.

Young scientists are encouraged to attend and to present their work in this
increasingly interesting discipline. Funding is being solicited from NSF,
NIH, DOE, Darpa, EPA, and private foundations, as well as
other sources to assist in travel support and in the offsetting of expenses
for those unable to attend otherwise. Papers, poster presentations, tutorials,
focussed topic workshops, birds of a feather groups, demonstrations, and other
suggestions are solicited in, but are not limited to the following areas:

*Visualization/Sonification
--- medical imaging
--- molecular visualization as a clinical research tool
--- simulation visualization
--- microscopy
--- visualization as applied to problems arising in computational
molecular biology and genetics or other non-traditional disciplines

*Computational Molecular Biology and Genetics
--- computational ramifications of clinical needs in the Human Genome,
Plant Genome, and Animal Genome Projects
--- computational and grand challenge problems in
molecular biology and genetics
--- algorithms and methodologies
--- issues of multiple datatype databases

*Computational Pharmacology, Pharmacodynamics, Drug Design

*Computational Chemistry as Applied to Clinical Issues

*Computational Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
--- Single cell metabolic models (red blood cell)
--- Cancer models
--- Transport models
--- Single cell interaction with external factors models (laser,
ultrasound, electrical stimulus)

*Computational Physiology and Metabolism
--- Renal System
--- Cardiovascular dynamics
--- Liver function
--- Pulmonary dynamics
--- Auditory function, coclear dynamics, hearing
--- Reproductive modeling: ovarian dynamics, reproductive
ecotoxicology, modeling the hormonal cycle
--- Metabolic Databases and metabolic models

*Computational Demography, Epidemiology, and Statistics/Biostatistics
--- Classical demographic, epidemiologic, and biostatistical modeling
--- Modeling of the role of culture, poverty, and other
sociological issues as they impact healthcare

*Computational Disease Modeling
--- AIDS
--- TB
--- Influenza
--- Other

*Computational Biofluids
--- Blood flow
--- Sperm dynamics
--- Modeling of arteriosclerosis

*Computational Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Prosthetics

*Computational Veterinary Medicine
--- Computational issues in modeling non-human dynamics such
as equine, feline, canine dynamics (physiological/biomechanical)

*Computational Allied Health Sciences
--- Physical Therapy
--- Neuromusic Therapy
--- Resiratory Therapy

*Computational Radiology
--- Dose modeling
--- Treatment planning

*Computational Surgery
--- Simulation of surgical procedures in VR worlds
--- Surgical simulation as a precursor to surgical intervention

*Computational Cardiology

*Computational Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
--- Brain modeling
--- Single neuron models
--- Neural nets and clinical applications
--- Neurophysiological dynamics
--- Neurotransmitter modeling
--- Neurological disorder modeling (Alzheimers Disease, for example)

*Computational Biomechanics
--- Bone Modeling
--- Joint Modeling

*The role of alternate reality methodologies
and high performance environments in the medical and
public health disciplines

*Issues in the use of high performance computing
environments in the teaching of health science
curricula

*The role of high performance environments
for the handling of large medical datasets (high
performance storage environments, high performance
networking, high performance medical records
manipulation and management, metadata structures
and definitions)

*Federal and private support for transdisciplinary research
in computational medicine and public health


*Contact: To contact the congress organizers for any reason
use any of the following

Electronic Mail - compmed94@chpc.utexas.edu
Fax (USA) - (512) 471-2445
Phone (USA) - (512) 471-2472

Compmed 1994
University of Texas System CHPC
Balcones Research Center, 1.154CMS
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78758-4497


*Submission Procedures: Authors must submit 5 copies
of a single-page 50-100 word abstract clearly discussing the
topic of their presentation. In addition, authors must clearly
state their choice of poster, contributed paper, tutorial, exhibit,
focussed workshop or birds of a feather group along with a
discussion of their presentation. Abstracts will be published
as part of the preliminary conference material.
To notify the congress organizing committee that you would like to
participate and to be put on the congress mailing list,
please fill out and return the form that follows this announcement.
You may use any of the contact methods above.

*Conference Deadlines: The following deadlines should be noted:
1 October 1993 - Notification of interest in participation
1 November 1993 - Abstracts for talks/posters/workshops/birds of a
feather sessions/demonstrations
15 January 1994 - Notification of acceptance of abstract
15 February 1994 - Application for financial aid

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