Thematic Breakout Session: Health & Biomedical Data & Metadata. Report by: Bill Anderson. . Session Chair: Number of attendees : 12. Questions. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Thematic Breakout Session: Health & Biomedical Data & MetadataReport by: Bill Anderson
Number of attendees : 12
What are some of the most promising existing models or mechanisms for providing such access?
To built nets to integrate, to facilitate the collaboration and to faster the contacts among institutions.To promote courses and events to discuss policies and rules to the open and permanent access of data base informationTo create financial support towards the objectives for this new policyTo promote a intensive program to improve the discussion on these matters to better inform the responsible for the museums on the advantages of this new policy that could be built to serve all institutionsTo implement courses to create professionals able to use the new technologies on this mattersTry to sensibilize politicians about all difficulties the restrictive laws are causing in scientific issues
What are some potential realistic cooperative activities in Latin America to help address the challenges and barriers that have been identified?1. Ecosystems, climate & health projects [partner GEOSS]Demonstration project linking PAHO public health indexes with climate indexes (e.g., Dengue fever and temperature) Activities would include, for examplebibliography of LA papers on dengue fever Monitoring disease vector (transmission) activityuse legacy and new data types Digitize old climate & health records and make availableGenerate scenarios for interventions (local, national, regional) Write a proposal:Stakeholders: OTCA, FIOCRUZ, PAHO, INPE, NOAACoordinators: Lais Costa (FIOCRUZ), Janette, Aguirre (OTCA)
What are some potential realistic cooperative activities in Latin America to help address the challenges and barriers that have been identified?2. Telehealth University network LA Based on national telehealth programs of Brazil and Mexico Based on telehealth initiatives in Columbia, Ecuador, Chile Orgs: REDClara, RNP, CENTEC, CEDIA, FUNDATEL, RENATA, FIOCRUZ, OTCA, PAHO, & IDB, WBPractical steps:form working group on telehealth under REDClaranetworking institutionsvideo conference sessionseach LA country submit member proposal (strengthening national and local capacity) write a final proposal Coordinators: Luiz Ary Messina, Carlos Castillo-SalgadoStart date: 1 June 2007End date: 30 August 2007
What are some potential realistic cooperative activities in Latin America to help address the challenges and barriers that have been identified?3. Capacity building and training in health & biomedical datainternships with young professionals, sabbaticals with experienced professionals (International, interdisciplinary sabbaticals)Link virtual campuses in Latin AmericaList available online programs on health and environment
RecommendationNational Academies recommend support for the sustainability of fundamental initiatives, such as REDClara[Financial support from the EU has increased.]Help build political support and provide advice for these kinds of sustainable activitiesCan the NA help build relations with the private sector?
How can such new or improved initiatives specifically be implemented and who should be involved?HOW?WHO?