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 Health IT Workshop - 7th & 8th November 2019 

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 Emerging Technologies in Healthcare - Legal, Ethical & Social Aspects

Thursday 7th & Friday 8th November 2019
Middlesex University, London

You are invited to participate in a 1.5 day workshop on "Emerging Technologies in Healthcare - Legal, Ethical and Social Aspects" jointly organised by Middlesex University (UK), The University of Miami (USA), The Castlegate Consultancy (UK) and The European Centre for Ethics, Law and Governance in Health Information Technology (ECELGHIT).

The workshop will be held on Thursday 7th & Friday  8th November 2019 at Middlesex University, (Town Hall, Committee Room 3), Hendon campus, London, United Kingdom (see travel information below). 

Welcome: Prof Richard Comley, Director of Research, Middlesex University.

Speakers are updated weekly and include:

  • John Crawford, Managing Director and Health IT consultant at CrawfordWorks, former member of IBM’s global Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry team, and former President of EHTEL (European Health Telematics Association).

  • Dr Carlisle George, Associate Professor and Barrister, Middlesex University, Senior Legal Expert,  Milieu Ltd - Law and Policy Consulting. 

  • Prof Kenneth Goodman, Professor of  Medicine at The University of Miami (USA),  past chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Medical Informatics Association and Director of his institution's WHO Collaborating Centre in Ethics and Health Policy.
  • Mrs Sukhvinder Hara, Senior Lecturer (Middlesex University), ANEC former committee member of the European Commission’s Digital Society for Blockchain and Digital Ledger Technologies Standardisation Group -2017,  and founding member - Oxford Blockchain Foundation.
  • Dr Jasmine Leonce, Consultant Obstetrician, Clinical Director - Obstetrics at Lister Hospital, Stevenage, UK 
  • Dr Magda Rosenmöller, MD and Academic Director - IESE Business School, Barcelona Area, Spain. Expert adviser to the European Commission’s Health and Research DGs and the European Parliament.
  • Prof Stefania Montani, Professor of Computer Science, University of Piemonte Orientale Alessandria Area, Italy,  Expert in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Informatics.
  • Dr Joana Namorado, Medical doctor, Project Manager - Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (Ethics), former Policy Officer - European Commission - DG Research & Innovation, Health-Ethics.
  • Prof Harold Thimbleby, Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University, Wales. Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

  • Ms Diane Whitehouse, Director at The Castlegate Consultancy, Principal eHealth Policy Consultant at EHTEL (European Health Telematics Association) and former Chair - ICT & Society (IFIP TC9).


The workshop is free for all attendees, but you are expected to fund your own transportation, accommodation and workshop dinner costs. You will need to confirm your attendance via the confirmation form.

Day 1:  Thursday 7th November 2019 - 12:30pm - 5pm
Day 2:  Friday      8th November 2019 - 09:30am - 4pm

Theme of the workshop

The workshop will primarily focus on legal, ethical and social aspects of new and emerging technologies in healthcare as well as developments regarding regulatory and ethical frameworks including:

  • Machine learning and data science in healthcare
  • Blockchain technologies in healthcare 
  • Mobile Health Apps – development of guidelines and regulatory framework.
  • Advances in eHealth, mHealth, Telemedicine, Telecare and Telehealth
  • Privacy and Data Protection 
  • Data Sharing
  • Wider access to (personal) health data (e.g., in terms of personalised health; population health).
  • Threats to healthcare IT infrastructure (e.g., cyber security, network security).

The workshop will also consider wider legal, ethical and social issues related to ICT use in healthcare including:

- Bioinformatics, biorepositories - Internet and the World Wide Web
- Decision support systems & prognostic scoring systems - Liability
- Disability and health informatics - Mobile health
- Data security & integrity - Patients' rights
- Electronic health records - Personal health records
- Electronic prescribing - Public health informatics & policy
- Government regulation of health informatics tools - Privacy, confidentiality, data protection
- Health data (big data, security, secondary use, integrity)
- Remote presence healthcare & medical homes
- Health disparities, digital divides - Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
- Informed consent - Robots and digital/virtual companions
- Interoperability (technical, semantic, organizational, legal) - Social networking
- International issues, incl. harmonization, best practices - Software engineering & writing.


As with our previous workshops, the format will include invited speakers/experts, working sessions, panels and presentations.

Call for presentations 
We would like to invite participants interested in giving a 20 min presentation to submit a 1-2-page summary/position paper, giving an outline of their presentation and its relevance to the theme of the workshop. 
Please email your submissions before Friday 13th September 2019  to: diane.whitehouse[at]thecastlegateconsultancy.com.  

Short 1-2 page position papers (maximum of 1,000 words) should relate particularly to research being undertaken and applications being developed or more specifically deployed in a variety of jurisdictions: e.g., in the United Kingdom, European Member States, Canada or the United States of America. Use The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics format for your paper.


It is anticipated that the most interesting and striking papers will be selected for development into full papers for a special issues of a journal.



Submission of position paper:  As soon as possible but no later than Friday 13th September 2019

Notification of acceptance of position paper:  As soon as possible but no later than: Monday 7th October 2019.

Confirm attendance: As soon as possible but no later than  15th October 2019 (confirmation form).


A workshop programme will be published by the end of October 2019 (after acceptance of position papers).

Hotels in Hendon
Click here for a list of suitable hotels in Hendon, close to Middlesex University. We suggest staying at Hendon Hall subject to your budget.

Workshop Organisers/Committee
Dr. Carlisle George - Associate Professor Middlesex University, Barrister.
Ms. Diane Whitehouse -
Director - The Castlegate Consultancy, Principal eHealth Policy Consultant - EHTEL.
Prof  Kenneth Goodman
- Professor &
Director WHO Collaborating Centre in Ethics and Health Policy at University of Miami, USA.
Dr. Penny Duquenoy -  Associate Professor (Rtd), Middlesex University, Chair - BCS ICT Ethics Specialist Group.



Middlesex University Hendon campus in north London is located ten minutes from the Northern Line (Hendon Central) and Thameslink rail line (Hendon Station), either of which takes you to Middlesex from central London in under 30 minutes. 

Hendon Town Hall is right next door to the Hendon campus of Middlesex University. It is ten minutes' walk away from Hendon Central, an
underground railway station on the Northern Line. Click here for information on getting to Hendon Town Hall

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