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Special Session
Special Session on
Designing Future Health Innovations as Needed
 - ClinMed 2020

24 - 26 February, 2020 - Valletta, Malta

Within the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2020


Lionel Pazart

Brief Bio
Lionel Henri Pazart is a Medical Doctor (MD), Masters in Public Health (MPH), and associated Professor in Pharmacy. He is currently medical coordinator of Inserm Clinical Investigation Center on Innovative Technology at the University Hospital Besançon and teacher at the University of Health Sciences and at the School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Franche Comte, France. He is also an entrepreneur who contributed to launching 3 Start Ups, exploiting his work and (14) patents. He authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific papers, and is a recognized expert at the National and European level. He leads the Tech4Health network which is a component of the French national infrastructure of clinical research (F-CRIN) dedicated to medical devices investigation.
Robert Picard
Forum LLSA – Forum of Living Labs in Health & Autonomy

Brief Bio
Robert Picard is the Health Advisor at the General Council of Economy, Industry, Energy and Technology (CGEiet), which is chaired by the French Minister of Economy. General Engineer of Mines, graduate of the École polytechnique and Télécom Paris, he is also a Doctor of Management Sciences. Since 2004, he has been leading or participating in high-level missions in the field of technologies and their use in the service of organizations, the economy and society, in the health and self-help sectors.


Patients expectations for care and care delivery are changing and force the industry to change. How to bring value with new ideas? How to lead them to maturity? How to get to the market in a sustainable way with a truly useful product? Innovation by Design refers to needs-driven projects that are created to address a recognised market need or societal problem, to deliver tangible results for citizens. Deciphering real needs by observing existing practices and discussing with end-users (patients, professionals) can contribute to the well design of new medical devices by providing the relevant technical specifications. The conference will take a multi-perspective view about what is needed in order to move technology along to real sustained and widespread use.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Co-Design with End-Users
  • Human Factor Engineering
  • High Risk Medical Device
  • Clinical Investigation on Medical Device


Paper Submission: December 19, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020 (expired)


Thomas Lihoreau, Clinical investigation center CIC INSERM 1431, CHU Besançon, INSERM CIC 1431, Centre d'Investigation Clinique, France
Claire Nassiet, EIT Health, France
Thomas Tannou, Centre de Recherche - Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Université de Montreal, Canada


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


BIOSTEC Special Sessions - ClinMed 2020