Summer School on User-Centered Design of e-Health and m-Health Systems – closing date for apps 17.03.2017

*** Applications now open ***

The 2017 EIT Health/ACM SIGCHI Summer School on User-Centered Design
of e-Health and m-Health Systems

Description: The school will bring together the e-health researchers
and innovators from Human-Computer Interaction, Technology, Health
Sciences and Psychology, and give them a grounding in qualitative and
quantitative methods which can be used to design and validate e-health
systems, practical experience in the refinement of application
designs, an introduction to the technology transfer process which
should accompany the translation of research findings into medical
practice, and how it can operate in e- health.

> Alongside lectures, case studies and invited talks form international
experts, hands-on design exercises, including work with patients will
form a major component of the summer school. Working in teams,
participants will both develop and refine design ideas and then
explore the appropriate means to research and validate these designs,
using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Participants
will get the opportunity to discuss their work, build their professional network, and learn new skills.

> The goal is to give innovators from a range of disciplines the
complementary skills required to execute a high quality user-centered
design process, and the parallel programme of clinical validation
which both informs the ongoing refinement of designs and increases the
likelihood of successful technology transfer.

> Target: 36 PhD/M.Sc. students and postdoctoral fellows from Human-

> Computer Interaction, Computer Science and Engineering, Health

> Sciences and Psychology with an innovation-entrepreneurial mind-set.

> Applicants should have a fluent level of English and basic computer skills.

> Where: Dublin, Ireland and Stockholm, Sweden.

Important dates:

> Deadline for applications: Friday 17th March

> Notification date: Wednesday 22nd March

> First Week of Summer School: 26th-30th of June (Dublin)

> Second Week of Summer School: 21st-25th August (Stockholm)

> Website:

> Apply:

We encourage submissions from PhD students and postdoctoral fellows
working across a wide range of HCI, e-Health and m-Health areas, including but not limited to: user-centred design, medical device
design, ethics and privacy in e-health, health behaviour change,
mobile and wearable devices for health, data analytics for health,
pervasive and ubiquitous computing, affective computing, health
information technologies, research methods in e-health.

> To apply please prepare a 4 page pdf document including the following

> information:

  • A description of your PhD research topic and work to date (max 2 pages).
  •  A statement of why you want to participate in the Summer School (max 1 page).
  • A short CV (max 1 page).

> An online link for applications can be found on the EIT Health website.


> design-e-health-m-health-systems/

> Please indicate in your PDF application whether you are applying for a bursary or not.

Costs and Support

Registration is available at a discounted rate of 300 euros and a > student rate of 100 euros. A substantial number of bursaries will be  available through the SIGCHI (for SIGCHI members and student members)  and EIT Health sponsorship to assist in covering travel costs and  accommodation. The maximum travel bursary for any participant > (eligible for both SIGCHI and EIT Health funding), who has to travel internationally for both legs of the Summer School is expected to be approximately 1000 euros, paid in two instalments at each leg of the summer school. For those students with sufficient independent research  funding covering travel, we would ask you not to claim a bursary to enable participation by those with less funding.

Bursaries are subject to the eligibility requirements of the sponsors > of the summer school, and will be allocated based on the quality of > the application, with need taken into account. Further details will be provided to successful applications, details regarding location and accommodation can be found on the practicalities page.

> Gavin Doherty, Trinity College Dublin
> Alexis Pacquit, Trinity College Dublin
> Gaye Stephens, Trinity College Dublin
> Jan Gulliksen, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm
> Åsa Cajander, Uppsala University.
> Joakim Blendulf, Stockholms läns landsting
> Conor Linehan, University College Cork,
> John McCarthy, University College Cork
> David Coyle, University College Dublin.

Preliminary list of Contributors (subject to change)
> Geraldine Fitzpatrick, University of Vienna,
> Ann Blandford, University College London
> Heleen Riper, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
> Anja Thieme, Microsoft Research Cambridge
> Predrag Klasnja, University of Michigan,
> Cecily Morrison, Microsoft Research Cambridge
> Derek Richards, SilverCloud Health Ltd.
> Ruth Kearney, Innovation Academy, Trinity College Dublin.
> Madeline Balaam, OpenLab, University of Newcastle.

Partners: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (TCD), Kungliga Tekniska
Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden; Stockholms Läns Landsting, Sweden.

This summer school is sponsored by EIT Health, ACM SIGCHI and the
Adapt Centre at Trinity College Dublin, with co-operation from the
Innovation Academy at TCD, IPPOSI, and The Centre for Practice in
Healthcare Innovation.
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is a unique EU
initiative that spurs innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.
EIT Health is a consortium of more than 50 core partners and 90
associate partners from leading businesses, research centres and
universities from across 14 EU countries. The goal of EIT Health is to
contribute to increasing the competitiveness of European industry,
improve the quality of life of Europe’s citizens and the sustainability of healthcare systems.

> ACM SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction) is
the premier international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology & human-computer interaction (HCI).

> The ADAPT research centre focuses on developing next generation
digital technologies that transform how people communicate by helping
to analyse, personalise and deliver digital data more effectively for
businesses and individuals.

The Irish Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science and Industry
IPPOSI) is a unique, patient-led partnership between patient groups,
scientists, clinicians, industry and other key decision makers, which
builds consensus on issues relevant to all involved in delivering
health innovations to people with unmet medical needs.

Contact person: Dr. Gavin Doherty,

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