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The First International Conference on
Global Health Challenges


October 21 - 26, 2012 - Venice, Italy


The papers listed below have been selected as "Best Papers" based on the reviews of the original submission, the camera-ready version, and the presentation during the conference. For the awarded papers, a digital award will be issued in the name of the authors.

Awarded Papers

A Case Study of a Practical Use of "MusiCuddle" that is a Music Therapy System for Patients with Dementia
Chika Oshima, Naoki Itou, Kazushi Nishimoto, Kiyoshi Yasuda, Naohito Hosoi, Hiromi Yamashita, Koichi Nakayama, Etsuo Horikawa

Application of Structural Equation Modeling for Inferring Toxicity-Dependent Regulation in Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Sachiyo Aburatani, Wataru Fujibuchi

Heath Kiosks as an Equal Opportunity Resource for Better Health: A Systematic Review
Ashish Joshi, Kate Trout

Improving of Medical Imaging by the Use of Noninvasive Optical Technologies
Anna Cysewska-Sobusiak, Grzegorz WiczyƄski

Introducing the Global Advocacy Leadership Academy (GALA): Training Health Advocates Around the World to Champion the Needs of Health Care Consumers
Gary Kreps, Paula Kim, Lisa Sparks, Linda Neuhauser, Carol Daugherty, Mollie Rose Canzona, Wonsun Kim, Jungmi Jun


The following papers have been selected on the basis of their contents, specificaly for lending themselves to an interesting extended work. The authors of these papers are receiving invitations to submit an extended article version to one of the IARIA Journals.

Papers Invited for IARIA Journals

Development of an e-Healthcare System for University Students
Yoshiro Imai, Eiichi Miyazaki, Hiroshi Kamano, Tomomi Mori, Hironari Kohno, Kayo Ikeshita, Mitsunori Sugihara, Yuhko Ogata

Fundamental Study to New Evaluation Method Based on Physical and Psychological Load in Care
Shunji Shimizu, Hiroaki Inoue, Noboru Takahashi, Hiroyuki Nara, Takeshi Tsuruga, Fumikazu Miwakeichi, Nobuhide Hirai, Senichiro Kikuchi, Eiju Watanabe, Satoshi Kato


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