The International Center for Scientific Research and Studies (ICSRS) was founded in 2007 as a non-governmental, non-profit organization and academic center. The areas the ICSRS is intended to serve include:
Bioinformatics is a new and revolutionary field that can serve as a representation of deep intertwining of different sciences together to serve biology, these include- but not limited to- computer sciences and applications, mathematical sciences, probability and statistics.
To employ all these fields together, it becomes mandatory to have a deep understanding of biological concepts as well as every single other field that is involved. We, and in line with ICSRS aims and scope, are bringing all these fields and many more together at one site with the determination of serving our mission as scientific colleagues and delivering our purpose for the benefit of everyone.
The Founding Members:
Hisham Mohammed Musa Eldai
Amal Othman Handli
King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Hisham Mohammed Musa Eldai
The third E-health conference took place on 2-4 May 2010, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; this biennium event is organized by the Saudi Association for Health Informatics in collaboration with King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. participants from international companies such as Oracle, SAP, IBM, CISCO, Microsoft and national institutes and universities including KACST, NGHA, KFSH and KSU have all joined together in the three days event and exchanged their expertise and discussed the current challenges facing the e-Health effective implementation in the Middle East in general and in Saudi Arabia in particular.
The conference covered topics in health informatics and medical informatics, supply chain management and biobanking among many other interesting themes and hosted speakers from different International companies and institutes addressing areas pertaining to Intelligent Healthcare, Clinical Performance Management, Public Health Informatics, and Healthcare Supply Chain Management.
Countries experiences were showcased in different presentations, Trevor Hodge who is the senior vice president of the Investment Strategies and Alliances Canada Health Infoways illustrated the potential to adopting E-health strategies, Dr. Antoine Geissbuhler from the University Hospitals of Switzerland emphasized the importance to approach planning e-health strategies by interacting and exchanging experiences on a global scale.
On the final day of the conference, it was announced that the Nature Middle East, an offshoot of the scientific publishing group Nature, has become sponsored by The King Abdullah International Medical Research Center. The Nature Middle East functions as a portal for information and news on scientific and medical research in the Arab world at large and reflects the dynamism of the regional research community and its activities.
The conference concluded in recommendations geared towards supporting the Ministry of Health efforts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with regard to introducing a comprehensive e-health plan and giving priority to train and build specialties in the field of Health Informatics, another dimension to these recommendation is the undertaking to support research in areas such as Bioinformatics and Health informatics thus underscoring their importance in sustaining public health efforts.