Preventing Heart Diseases in the children ages: prospects of using mEducator technologies in the CHILDRENHEALTH regional project

Abstract: 
Several assumptions regarding the onset of cardiovascular diseases have been made during the a Greece-Bulgaria cross-border collaboration project which run from 2006 to 2008, by assessing and eventually mitigating the problems from the increasing of obesity and cardiovascular diseases in the general population starting from the infancy. A recently initiated regional collaboration project aims to foster cross-border scientific collaboration between Greece and FYROM. All the data that will be recorded within this project (known and new clinical risk factors for obesity and cardiovascular diseases, statistical elaboration of clinical and genetic data in order to create individual risk profiles for the under study children and personalization of the intervention) will lead to (i) Informing the general population about the problems related to obesity and the health problems correlated to the accumulation of adipose tissue in a more targeted way, (ii) Informing and educating teachers and rural doctors, but also families about the possibilities of prevention and health education. The clinical study will be complemented by the use of state-of-the-art technologies and Best Practices arising from mEducator project. Web3.0 tools such as the semantic wiki for semantic tagging of findings which will allow the cross-institutional analysis of health-related issues will be initiated. To this extend the use of Web2.0 tools for effective communication between health professionals and cross-border populations as well as for collaborative learning will be exploited by the use of mEducator resources.
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Friday, 6 April, 2012 - 14:30 to 16:15