Monday, October 22, 2012

[EQ] Knowledge networks for SDOH - Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information CRICS9 22-24 October - WDC

IX Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information – CRICS9
: eHealth: Getting closer to universal access to health

22 to 24 October - CRICS9 Washington, D.C., USA. Headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization PAHO/WHO

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Main tracks:

CRICS9 will be an open forum for discussion on issues relevant to Public Health in the Americas, organized into five tracks:

ü       Information for health-related decision - information management, digital libraries and repositories, and information needs

ü       Strategies and policies - development and sustainability, technical cooperation among countries and governments

ü       Information and communication technologies - mHealth, interoperability, accessibility, and standards

ü       Telehealth - models and programs applied to primary care, telehealth services development integrated into national health systems

ü       Capacity building - communication for health promotion, use of social networks, and digital literacy.


CRICS 9 / CRICS9 Program

Monday, 22 de October de 2012

Opening Ceremony

Mirta Roses, Director, Pan American Health Organization

Marcelo D' Agostino, Manager, Knowledge Management and Communications,

Adalberto Tardelli, Director, BIREME/PAHO and President of CRICS9

Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, USA

Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association, USA

Key Address

eHealth – Reaching Universal Access to Health

Ariel Pablos-Méndez - Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID

Plenary Session 1: eHealth Strategy and Public Policies

Moderator: Marcelo D'Agostino - KMC Pan American Health Organization

David Novillo – KMC/KM Pan American Health Organization

René Prieto - Ministerio de Salud, Chile

Georges Benjamin - American Public Health Association, USA


Strategic alliances in eHealth

Democratization of the access to information and scientific knowledge

Knowledge translation

Information management in emergencies and disasters: from one way communication to social media

Public eHealth, Innovation and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean: The eSAC Project

Plenary Session 2: Telehealth: models, programs and services

Moderator: Rubén Torres - HSS Pan American Health Organization

Patricia Mechael - mHealth Alliance, USA

Ana Estela Haddad - Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Tomás J. Sanabria - Telesalud Internacional, Venezuela

Announcement of the Programs "Best Practices in Telehealth" in Latin American, Humberto Alves
 - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Courses and workshops

HINARI and Research4Life resources WHO

Improving the search in LILACS (in Spanish)

Instructional design: in the construction of the distance course applied to the Virtual Health Campus - part 1

EQUATOR Network: Guidance to encourage accurate and transparent reporting in health research publications

EQUATOR Network, United Kingdom


Tuesday, 23 de October de 2012

Plenary Session 3: Integrating Scientific evidence in health decision

Moderator: Luis Gabriel Cuervo – HSS Pan American Health Organization


Zulma Ortiz - UNICEF, Argentina

Kay Dickersin - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Lely Solari - Instituto Nacional de Salud, Perú

Jorge Barreto - Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Piripiri, Brazil

Isabel Noguer - Pan-American Health Organization


Information and communication platforms for the collaborative work in health

Interoperability and standards among health services

New paradigms for libraries

Experiences and tools for information management in emergencies and disasters

Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in health promotion


Plenary Session 4: Technologies of Information and Communication applied to the Health

Moderator: Luiz Augusto Galvão, Pan American Health Organization PAHO/WHO


When we know enough to recommend action on the social determinants of health?

Paula Braveman - Professor of Family and Community Medicine. Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco

Clement Bezold –Director Institute for Alternative Futures, USA

Manuel Urbina - Coordinador del Comité Permanente para el Estudio de los Determinantes Sociales Academia de Medicina en México

John Ruffin - Director of National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) at the US National Institute of Health

Paulo Marchiori Buss - Diretor Centro de Relações Internacionais em Saúde Fundação Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ Rio de Janeiro/RJ – Brasil


Exhibition – The Unified Health System of Brazil

Courses and workshops

Social Media: introduction to the basics of social media tools for knowledge management, dissemination and networking

Efficient access to Lilacs - in English

Instructional design: in the construction of the distance course applied to the Virtual Health Campus - part 2

Wednesday, 24 de October de 2012

Plenary Session 5: Capabilities development

Moderator: Ian S Brooks - University of Illinois, USA

Antônio Ivo de Carvalho - Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca, Brazil

Francisco Campos - Universidade Aberta do SUS, Brazil

Alexander Solís - Foundation for the Coordination of Information Resources for Disaster Prevention, Costa Rica

Roberto Zayas - Centro Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas, Cuba


Telehealth Experiences in Latin America

Open access policies and digital repositories

Evaluation and systems information

Democratization access for information and scientific knowledge

eLearning and educational telehealth


Sir Michael Marmot emphasizes the importance of networking and Knowledge networks

In a video especially recorded for CRICS9, Sir Michael Marmot, Chair of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, from World Health Organization (WHO), shares his experience in leading this initiative, emphasizing the importance of networking, consolidation of knowledge networks and learning with the realities of different countries.
Brazil, Chile, Canada, UK and other countries emphasize the role of examples in developing programs to improve the social determinants of health.

Sir Michael Marmot’s Video available at:



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