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The Impact Of Digital Media On Children’s Health

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International Research Conference Draws Multi disciplinary Body of Experts to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Almost half of all teens are consistently online. Children as young as babies are constantly entertained by tablets, phones, and other digital devices. What will be the long-term impact of sustained screen time on children’s mental and physical health and how will it be effectively measured? How do we expand knowledge and hone research methodologies to improve understanding of risk and benefits?

Renowned experts from the National Institutes of Health and leading academic and research Institutions, nationally and abroad, will present at the Second Congress on Digital Media and Developing Minds. The conference, co-sponsored by Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, will be held on Oct. 15-18, 2018 at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Fake news, internet addiction, cognition, privacy, cyberbullying, digital media and relationships, the links between social media, violence, depression and suicide, and technology in schools will be among the topics addressed by leading neuroscientists, clinicians, social and data scientists, psychologists and educators as well as members of the media.

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is a nonprofit organization devoted to maximizing children’s health benefits and minimizing risks from digital media through interdisciplinary dialogue, public information, and rigorous, objective research bridging the medical, neuroscientific, social science, education and academic communities.

See the Congress agenda here.

 

When: October 15-18, 2018
Where: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, NY
What: Digital Media and Developing Minds is the only interdisciplinary research event dedicated to providing a trusted environment for medical researchers, neurologists, psychologists, educators, technologists, and policy-makers to collaborate with peers and explore in-depth knowledge.
Expo: The “Tools and Methodologies Exposition” runs concurrently with the Congress and showcases new and emerging technologies that can be leveraged to measure, track and analyze physiological and psychological impacts of digital media on infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers.

 

Details on Speakers:

Co-Chairs:
Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, DO, Children and Screens
David Stewart, PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Congress Committee:
Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH, University of Washington; Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Elizabeth Englander, PhD, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Bridgewater State University
Patricia Greenfield, PhD, Children’s Digital Media Center at Los Angeles, University of California Los Angeles
Carrie James, PhD, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Larry Rosen, PhD, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Christopher Starr, MD, FACS, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Melina Uncapher, PhD, University of California San Francisco
Ellen Wartella, PhD, Northwestern University
Paul Weigle, MD, Natchaug Hospital; American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Media Committee

Domestic Researchers:
Anissa Abi-Dargham, MD, Stony Brook University
Craig Anderson, PhD, Iowa State University
Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, PhD, University of Arizona
Jakki Bailey, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Rachel Barr, PhD, Georgetown University
Courtney Blackwell, PhD, Northwestern University
Brad Bushman, PhD, University of Ohio
Cordelia Carter, MD, New York University
Justine Cassell, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
Linda Charmaraman, PhD, Wellesley College
Jason Chein, PhD, Temple University
Sarah Coyne, PhD, Brigham Young University
Eric Dubow, PhD, Bowling Green State University
Serge Egelman, PhD, University of California Berkeley
Sherry Emery, PhD, University of Chicago
Elizabeth Englander, PhD, Bridgewater State University
Dorothy Espelage, PhD, University of Florida
Adam Gazzaley, PhD, University of California San Francisco
Douglas Gentile, PhD, Iowa State University
Madeleine George, PhD, Purdue University
Arnold Glass, PhD, Rutgers University
Lauren Hale, PhD, Stony Brook University
Richard Halverson, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Carolyn Heinrich, PhD, Vanderbilt University
Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, PhD, Temple University
Tom Hummer, PhD, Indiana University
Thomas Joiner, PhD, Florida State University
Sara Konrath, PhD, Indiana University
Ethan Kross, PhD, University of Michigan
Monique LeBourgeois, MD, University of Colorado Boulder
Steve Lee, PhD, University of California Los Angeles
Jennifer Manganello, PhD, University at Albany School of Public Health
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Yale
Tom Robinson, MD, MPH, Stanford University
Larry Rosen, PhD, California State University
Rachel Severson, PhD, University of Montana
Lindsay Squeglia, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
Joanne Broder Sumerson, PhD, Research Psychologist
Melina Uncapher, PhD, University of California San Francisco
Stephen Uzzo, PhD, New York Institute of Technology
Ellen Wartella, PhD, Northwestern School of Communication
Emily Weinstein, EdD, Harvard University
Michele Ybarra, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Kimberly Young, PhD, St Bonaventure University
Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD, Ohio State University.

International Researchers:
Susanne Baumgartner, PhD, University of Amsterdam
Daphne Bavelier, PhD, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Guilherme Borges, ScD, Universidad Nacional Autonoma, Mexico
Matthias Brand, PhD, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Zsolt Demetrovics, PhD, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest
Young-Sam Koh, Tongmyong University, Korea
Tijana Milosevic, PhD, University of Oslo
Mark Mon Williams, PhD, University of Leeds
Hans-Jurgen Rumpf, PhD, University of Lubeck, Germany
Klaus Wolfling, PhD, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Government Representatives:
James Griffin, PhD, National Institutes of Health
Paul Hambleton, MA, Formerly of Maine Department of Education
Edward J. Markey, U.S. Senator of Massachusetts; co-author of the CAMRA Act (via video); and more

Industry, Non-Profit, Authors and Media Speakers Include:
Sandra Calvert, PhD, Children’s Digital Media Center, Georgetown University
Hilarie Cash, PhD, LMHC, Internet/Computer Addiction Services
Patricia Greenfield, PhD, Children’s Digital Media Center at Los Angeles, University of California Los Angeles
Tristan Harris, PhD, The Center for Humane Technology
Anya Kamenetz, National Public Radio
Nicholas Kardaras, LCSW-R, Launch House Digital Detox
Trisha Prabhu, ReThink; Student at Harvard University
Vicky Rideout, MA, VJR Consulting
Michael Robb, PhD, Common Sense Media
John Silva, MEd, NBCT, The News Literacy Project
Brenda Wiederhold, PhD, MBA, BCB, BCN, Interactive Media Institute

 

SOURCE: Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development

 

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Alma Celebrates Its Platinum Anniversary – 20 Years of Global Leadership

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Alma, one of the top five global leaders of energy-based medical and aesthetic solutions, today announced global launch of its 20th anniversary celebrations, kicked-off in Milan, one of the world’s beauty capitals, during WCD tradeshow

From its early days, Alma has been at the forefront of medical and aesthetics technologies, carrying the torch of revolution in various arenas around the world, determined to become a market leader. Today, Alma is a world-leading provider of energy-based solutions for the surgical, medical aesthetics and beauty markets, delivering cutting-edge technologies to its partners and customers in over 80 countries.

Alma’s 20th anniversary events and activities will span around the world throughout 2019, celebrating our journey guided by our key values:

  • Wellbeing of body and soul, a positive celebration of life
  • Knowledge – harness the industry’s brightest minds to lead our endless engagement with science, technology, manufacturing and much more
  • People First – people are our power and passion
  • Daring – being first and doing things differently, constantly challenging ourselves and embracing change in this dynamic world we live in
  • Modern Life – crafting our work around the way people live today, seeking for authentic, inherent realities, identifying trends alongside timeless truths, welcoming the world’s diverse beauty with open arms

“We are delighted to announce our 20th anniversary and invite all of you to join our global celebration. With 20 years of successful and impactful operation behind us, we are excited and committed towards the future – for you, for life,” said Lior Dayan, Alma’s CEO.

 

 

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Learn more about Quantum Technology and Quantum Mechanics with Dr. André Xuereb at TCE2019 Prague

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Decades of research, laboratory curiosities, and world-changing effect notes are starting to be implemented worldwide and the age of quantum is here.

Whenever we are talking about the atomic clock (which already 69 years old) or supercomputers, everything in the natural world can be described by quantum mechanics.

Although, the theory was born a century ago, what is notable about the effort now is that the challenges are no longer scientific but have become matters of engineering. A new industry is born and the future definitely looks exciting as the quantum industry covers far more than just quantum computing. Quantum technology harnesses the strange behavior of tiny particles for a whole range of applications, including navigation tools, enhanced imaging technology, and extremely precise timing devices.

Quantum techniques can also be used to improve the efficiency and capacity of communication channels on a global scale and the method used is Photonics.

The method is focused on the use of light particles, photons, to transmit or carry information. This has been proved to be a less resource-intensive process, since photons are more accessible than other sources of energy, and fiber cables weigh around 40 times less than cables currently used for telephone lines and broadband internet.

During the inaugural PICANTE Tech Conference Europe, we are bringing together industry leaders, scientist and will discuss (among other topics) the investment opportunities in Quantum Technology and Nanotech.

The panel discussion which is titled “Discussions and Investment Opportunities in Quantum Technology and Nanotech” will be joined by Dr. André Xuereb, Professor of Atomic and Quantum Physics at the University of Malta.

About Dr. André Xuereb

André Xuereb is physicist from Malta. He read for an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Malta, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of Southampton in the UK, and a master degree in entrepreneurship at the University of Malta. He is a professor of atomic and quantum physics at the University of Malta, is Science Policy Officer of the Malta Chamber of Scientists, represents Malta on several European research networks, and was recently elected as the first Maltese member of the Global Young Academy. André has an active career in science, having established and leading the quantum research group at the University of Malta, and co-owns an educational software startup.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

REGISTER HERE or BROWSE THE AGENDA/PROGRAM!

Seats are limited (Super Early Bird Rate – valid through 30th of June)

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Elekta Wins 2019 ‘Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough’ Award From MedTech Breakthrough

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Annual awards program recognizes outstanding health and medical technology products and companies

Elekta (EKTA-B.ST), today announced that MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global health and medical technology market, has presented the “Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough” award in the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program to Elekta for its Elekta Unity MR-linac.

Elekta Unity combines two technologies: a state-of-the-art 1.5T MRI scanner and a best-in-class 7 MV linear accelerator, driven by breakthrough real-time adaptive radiotherapy software. It provides the ability to reshape the dose based on daily changes in shape, size and position of the tumor and surrounding healthy anatomy, as visualized with MRI, and then enables accurate dose delivery with real-time visualization of the tumor.

“We reserve our Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough award for recognizing transformative technology and Elekta Unity is a shining example of groundbreaking medical technology deserving of this designation,” said James Johnson, managing director, MedTech Breakthrough. “In addition to Elekta Unity displaying breakthrough engineering that combines precision radiation therapy and high-field MR imaging, Elekta Unity addresses one of the most critical healthcare issues in the world with a focus on providing the next generation of cancer care.”

The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including Robotics, Clinical Administration, Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records, mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

“It’s an honor for Elekta to win this prestigious award,” said Richard Hausmann, Elekta’s President and CEO. “The Unity system’s breakthrough technology demonstrates our leadership in precision radiation medicine and commitment to the needs of the patient and cancer care team delivering treatment.”

Robert Woolston, Managing Director at DCA Design International, Elekta’s design partner for the MR-linac system, commented, “Congratulations to all involved in the development of Elekta Unity. We are delighted to see this system winning award after award and most importantly to see it improving cancer patients’ radiotherapy experience and outcomes, as it ushers in a transformation in precision and personalized cancer treatment.”

Through Elekta Unity’s integrated and responsive software, tumors and surrounding tissue can be precisely located, their movement tracked, and treatment adapted in real time based on live information. This allows treatment plans to be adapted while the patient is on the table in response to changes in tumor position, shape, biology and the relationship to sensitive organs over time.

 

 

SOURCE: Elekta

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