Day 2 :
Barcelona University, Spain
Time : 11:20-12:20
Tatiania Estapé completed her Degree in Psychology in 1988, in the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In 1988, she attended the first APT (Adjuvant Psychological Therapy) for cancer patients in the Royal Marsden Hospital, directed by Dr. Maggie Watson, chief of Psychological Medicine Department. She is Clinical Observer in September-October 1988 in the Royal Marsden Hospital. She is Postgrad in Statistical Methods in Health sciences, in 1989, Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is specialized in Clinical Psychology in 1991, in the Psychiatry Department, Clinic Hospital, Barcelona University. From 1992 to 1999 granted in the Oncology Department of the Hospital Clinic. She is de psycho-oncology director in FEFOC Foundation, Barcelona, Spain, from 1992 to present. She is associate professor in Open University of Catalonia, Manresa University and co-director of the Barcelona University Master on Psycho-oncology.
Cancer is a taboo disease that implies psychosocial repercussions on the patient and his family. These range from psychological problems such as anxiety and depression, to social, personal and relationship changes. Because of this, you do not have a disease that involves the affected person, but also the people in your environment. The family of the patient suffers the same psychosocial consequences, except physical suffering, besides having to take care of the sick person. It is very important to take into account the life cycle of the patient. One of the important focuses today is the attention when the sick person has to take care of their loved ones. No doubt this is the case when they have children. Today, motherhood in many western countries has
been delayed at later ages. This brings us to a scenario in which cancer sometimes appears when there are still small children. We refer to women with breast cancer, as it is coindiciendo the birth of the first child with a stage in which the disease has increased their risk. Thus we find women who are diagnosed with breast cancer while still having small children. It is a new facet that we must address as psychologists. We will explain the need to adapt the information according to the development age of each child, as well as to be attentive to those changes that may happen in the children and how to approach them according to the stage of the child's life and of the family itself.
CAPIS Biomedical R&D Department, Belgium
Time : 10:00-10:50
Amir A Sepehri has received his B S E E from Auburn University, USA and his PhD from Mons University, Belgium on Digital Audio Signal Processing. He has worked on a special research program on ‘Computerized Screening of Congenital Heart Disease for 16 years. He is currently the Director of CAPIS biomedical R&D department, with close R&D co-operation with scientific members of Innovation Design and Technology department of Mälardalen University in Sweden.
Heart defects are the most common types of birth defects. Statistical analysis shows that around 1% of children are born with Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD and CCHD), accounting for about 10% of all congenital anomalies and for more than 30% of all infant deaths due to birth defects. In Doppler echocardiography, disease diagnosis is based on direct and indirect measurements and calculations of the operator. Therefore, subjectivity is attributed to the approach even though, it has been objectively accepted by cardiology community, which is considered as a drawback of the approach that limits its application to the expert clinicians and access to such expert clinicians is not easy specially in the rural areas. Heart sound auscultation is therefore, employed in all medical settings as the first screening approach which a less expensive method. Due to progress in signal processing and artificial intelligence, many studies aimed to associate intelligence with heart sound auscultation techniques for improving screening accuracy in cardiac auscultation, especially in children where the accuracy is substantially impaired by innocent murmurs. A study in Johns Hopkins University, USA has shown that screening accuracy in pediatrics cases is as low as 40% in family doctors, which can be rather improved by using computer-assisted auscultation. After 21 years of research and development, based on our unique and internationally patented processing method on murmur characterization, the Arash-Band method and its derivatives, we have developed an original intelligent phonocardiograph, known as POUYA-Heart. The intelligent phonocardiograph has proven to have a highly accurate diagnosis response in children with heart diseases and 100% diagnostic accuracy with normal hearts with or without innocent murmurs. POUYA-Heart exhibits superior performance than a pediatric cardiologist who relies on conventional or computer-assisted auscultation and drastically reduces unnecessary use of echocardiography.