Mobile Health Panel


Luis Kun


Professor of National Security Affairs
William Perry - Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS)
National Defense University
Fort Lesley McNair Washington, DC 20319

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Dr. Luis Kun graduated from the Uruguayan Merchant Marine Academy.  He got his BSEE, MSEE and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from UCLA School of Engineering.  Since 2003 Kun has been at the National Defense University, where he is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies.  He spent 14 years at IBM and later became the Director of Medical Systems Technology and Strategic Planning at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  As senior IT advisor to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Kun led HPCC and Telehealth efforts. As a Distinguished Fellow at the CDC, he wrote the IT vision as the Acting Chief Information Technology Officer for the National Immunization Program.  

He lectures and writes extensively, in the intersection of Public Health, Healthcare, IT and Global Security and serves(d) in the Distinguished Visitor Program for the IEEE: Computer; Engineering in Medicine and Biology and the Society for Social Implications of Technology.   A Fellow of the IEEE and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Kun received AIMBE’s first ever Fellow Advocate Award (2009). His (2002) IEEE-USA Citation of Honor reads “For exemplary contributions in the inception and implementation of a health care IT vision in the US.” The Administrator’s Award of Merit “For exceptional dedication and professional achievement that have greatly enhanced the recognition of AHCPR’s research in the HPCC Program.”

Universidad Favaloro from Argentina, named him “Profesor Honoris Causa” (2009).  He received the Golden Core Member Award from the IEEE CS (2011).

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José L. Monteagudo

Head of Telemedicine and eHealth Research
Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid Spain

Speaker abstract

José is PhD on Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Now he is leading the national Platform of Innovation Clusters on Telemedicine and e Health (PITEHS) for Chronic Care applications in Spain.

He has been involved in  European research projects, and he has also served in various committees and working groups of the European Commission concerning research programs on e-Health. He is currently member of the Content Working Group of the  AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) Joint Programme and participates in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

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Alejandro (Alex) R. Jadad


Founder, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation
Canada Research Chair in eHealth Innovation
Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; and Department of Anesthesia; and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University Health Network and University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Jadad holds the Canada Research Chair in eHealth Innovation at the University of Toronto and the University Health Network, where he is the Founder of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation and Principal Investigator, Techna . He is also a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

He is a physician, innovator, educator and public advocate whose mission is to optimize health and wellness for all, thorough the innovative use of information and communication technologies.

His research and innovation work focuses on virtual tools to support the encounter between the public and the health system (with emphasis on the management of polypathologies); interactive tools to promote knowledge translation and mentorship of health professionals and the public; and online resources to support social networks, to respond to major public health threats (e.g., chronic conditions, pandemics), to support international collaboration, and to enable the public (particularly young people) to shape the health system and society.

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Ricardo L. Armentano

Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, 

Ricardo Armentano is currently Dean of the Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, of the Universidad Favaloro; class 1 researcher by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Technology of the República Argentina, Co-Director of the Cuiidarte project and Grade 5 Investigator of the PEDECIBA (United Nations Program for the Development of Basic Sciences), within the project URU/84/002 of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay and level 2 researcher of the national agency of research and  innovation ANII.

He received the Engineering degree in 1984, by the end of 1994 he qualified as Doctor of the University of Buenos Aires in Physiological Sciences and in 1999 he obtained the PhD degree from Université de Paris VII Denis Diderot, for the Doctorat de Biomecanique: Mecanique de Systèmes Biologiques. In 1994 he was appointed Principal Investigator of the Basic Science Research Institute of the Favaloro Foundation, and since then he is the leader of the Project Arterial System Dynamics, to which he has dedicated most of his efforts.

In 1996, he was appointed Director of the Master of Biomedical Engineering. In 2005 he was chosen Director of the PhD programs in Signal Processing in the National Technological University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was President of the Argentine Society of Bioengineering (1996-1999). In 2001 he was elected as a Senior Member, and in 2005 Chair of the Argentine Chapter of the EMBS of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He was the Conference Chair of the 32nd EMBC IEEE International Conference Buenos Aires 2010. Ricardo Armentano has done a thorough, remarkable work in the field of arterial dynamics, from its theoretical fundamentals to its application in clinical practice.

Given that poverty, malnutrition and enviromental degradation may increase the propensity to cardiovascular diseases, Professor Armentano focused their work to model cardiovascular dynamics in these high-risk groups. Ricardo Armentano has dedicated, throughout his carreer, a considerable amount of time to prepare and qualify a research group, aware of the importance that an adequate working environment has over the final results.

He created a team consisting of young students, engineers, medical doctors, physicists, mathematicians and other specialists. He centered his attention in human resources to spread out his latest advances and potentially increase the whole research line motivation. He is a Member of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology since 2010