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Welcome Announcement

pHealth 2011 Lyon, France,
Wed 29th June to Friday 1st July 2011

Organised with the collaboration of the EU's Microsystems and ICT for Health units since 2003, the personalized health forum seeks to identify and address the key challenges to successful "pHealth" provision, challenges which hinder the commercialisation and clinical uptake of viable healthcare solutions. This is achieved through the strategic bringing together of key players in the healthcare provision chain – researchers, industrialists, medical doctors, hospital administrators, healthcare policy makers and other interested bodies. pHealth is therefore not just another conference but rather a forum for interaction, discussion and action.

As a result, the pHealth conference has emerged as the leading international meeting on wearable micro and nano technologies for personalised medicine.  It has provided visibility to the tremendous potential of micro and nano technologies not only for the future of medicine, but also for the improvement of healthcare processes today. The event addresses converging technologies (NANO-BIO-ICT) and other non-technological issues that are critical for EU innovation & industry and for the EU citizen.

After highly successful prior meetings, most recently in Berlin in 2010, it will be our pleasure to welcome the pHealth community to the beautiful and dynamic city of Lyon, birth place of such notable scientists as Claude Bernard and André-Marie Ampere.

pHealth 2011 will take place in Lyon, 29th June to 1st July 2011 in the Espace Tête d'Or conference centre, 103 boulevard Stalingrad, 69100 Lyon, near the attractive "Tête d'Or" park.

Proceedings from pHealth 2011 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (to be confirmed).

Selected extended papers will have the opportunity to submit contributions for peer review to a Special Issue in IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.

Lyon is more than 2000 years old and, as a consequence, has exceptional cultural and tourist sites to visit such as the 3 Romans theaters, the cathedral, 29 museums and wonderful “Vieux Lyon”, one of the largest Renaissance quarters in Europe and now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lyon is the 'world capital of gastronomy' with an estimated 1500 restaurants (including the famous Bocuse restaurant). It is the birthplace of the cinema and is an international venue for leading-edge artistic events (dance festivals, contemporary art festivals to name but a few).

 Lyon is close to the Alps (200 km from Mont Blanc), Paris (2 hours by TGV) and the French Riviera (1.5 hours by car). It is in the heart of the vineyards of Beaujolais, Burgundy and the Rhône valley. It is traversed by two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, though the locals believe there is a third one: The Beaujolais River!

We look forward to welcoming to Lyon and trust that you will not only have a productive but also very pleasant visit.

General Chairs      Programme Chairs
Eric McAdams,     Norbert Noury
Claudine Gehin      Chris Nugent