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Open Research day at Centre for e-health

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13 sep
kl 09:00 - 15:00

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11 sep




This event is open for anyone interested in e-health research! 

Registration opens at 08.30 at Ugland Stua (located by the back main entrance). Coffee/tea and lunch will also be served here during the breaks. 


9:00 AM - 9:15 AM - Welcome and a short presentation of the Centre for e-health by Elin Thygesen and Ragni M. Leifson, UiA

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - Perspectives on future trends and visions by keynote speakers;

- Donna Henderson, leader of the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Directorate’s International Engagement Team 

- Lene Rathe, Senior advisor from the Norwegian Directorate of e-health

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM - Break

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Digital health services
 - From user-controlled outpatient clinic to user-controlled digital follow-up of patients with HIV by Hege Mari Johnsen, Anita Øgård-Repål, UiA and Kim Fangen, SSHF/UiA

- How to prevent digital exclusion? By Margunn Aanestad, UiO/UiA

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - User participation in development and co-creation
- Ethical and lawful co-creation: Perspectives on user participation by Leonora O. Bergsjø, Santiago Martinez, and Marianne K. Bahus, UiA

- «Nothing about me – without me»: About user participation in development and research within e-health by Kim Fangen, SSHF/UiA

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Break

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM - Regional cooperation
- i4Health - an arena for research by Stian Westbye, Innovation advisor, i4Health AS

- Regional collaboration on research in e-health by Kathrine M. Holmerud, Head of Secretariat, Regional Coordination Group in e-health

12:15 PM -13:00 PM - Lunch break + guided tour of i4h facilities

13:00 PM - 13:40 PM - New technologies for health, coping and learning
- VR/AR/VS in education and health care by Sofie Wass and Chris Safari, UiA

- VR for mental health by Sanna Rimpiläinen, Head of Research, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre, Scotland

- AI in healthcare by Morten Goodwin, UiA

- Robotics in healthcare by Helinä Melkas, LUT Finland

13:40 PM - 14:00 PM - PhD Pitches

14:00 PM - 14:15 PM - Break

14:15 PM - 14:45 PM - Better use of health data
- The “Starting Right” project: Knowledge-based assessment of children and young people’s growth, development, mental health and quality of life for use as decision support in public health services by Thomas Westergren, UiA.

- Parents’/Guardians’ experiences with structured and digital mapping tools by Geir Inge Hausvik and Elin Thygesen, UiA.

- How to create understanding, motivation and trust through the visualization of health data by Martin Engebretsen, UiA

14:45 PM - 15:00 PM - The way forward / final comment by Elisabeth Holen-Rabbersvik, UiA / Kristiansand municipality 


15:30 PM - 16:30 PM - Free tapas & mingling in meeting room N3 049 Utsikten (i4h-building, 3rd floor). 

Practical information about accomodation and transport

Hotel in Grimstad:

40 rooms are reserved for participants at Scandic Grimstad Hotel from 12-14th of September. (NOTE: From 1st of September the hotel has changed owner to Strawberryhttps://www.strawberry.no/hotell/norge/grimstad/clarion-collection-hotel-grimstad/ ) 

Prices: Single room for NOK 1.200 or a double room for NOK 1.400. 

To get this price, please use the booking code: BUNI120923 ( valid until 30th of August!)

You go to www.scandichotels.com/grimstad and type in the code under "booking code". Put in the correct dates and press "refresh/update". 

Note that with the code you can cancel your reservation up until arrival date, and you pay when you check in. 

You might get a cheaper price as a Scandic member - but then you have to prepay and it is non-refundable. 



Parking at Grimstad Campus, UiA

There are several guest parking spots on campus. The rate is NOK 20/hour. Read more about parking at UiA. 

To Grimstad by bus 

The bus stop for express busses in Grimstad is called "Øygårdsdalen" and is located next to E18. From the busstop it will take 2 minutes by taxi to the Grimstad city centre, or a 15 minute walk.  

  • NOR-WAY bus express - https://www.nor-way.no/en 
  • Lavprisekspressen - https://www.lavprisekspressen.no/no 
  • Vy Express - https://www.vybuss.com/#!/ 

For local busses - see https://www.akt.no/english/ 

To Grimstad by air plane

Kristiansand airport Kjevik is approximately 4.5 miles from Grimstad.

The airlines Widerøe, Norwegian and SAS have several daily routes between Kjevik and the largest cities in Norway.

From Kjevik there is an airport bus to Grimstad