U-Health approach to deliver quality and
affordable health care to the citizens has been gaining popularity in
Korea and other industrialized nations. To achieve this objective,
advances in information technology (IT), biotechnology (BT) and the
emerging field of nanotechnology (NT) are critical. More importantly,
practical implementation requires convergence of these disciplines. The
Division of IT Convergence Engineering (ITCE) has been established at
POSTECH as part of the World Class University (WCU) Program to address
this fundamental need by bringing together Distinguished Visiting
Faculty from abroad and domestic experts at POSTECH.
To celebrate the establishment and opening
of our new WCU Division of ITCE at POSTECH, we have organized the first
International Symposium on IT Convergence Engineering which will be held
on October 16-17, 2009 at POSCO International Center, POSTECH, Pohang.
We are very pleased to invite you to this symposium where world-class
experts on Autonomics, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Healthcare are
scheduled to speak. Industrial vision for U-Health will be provided by
speakers from LG Electronics, KT, CHT and medical perspectives will be
covered by leading doctors from Seoul St. Mary��s Hospital and Dongsan
Medical Center. In addition, we have international list of invited
speakers from U.S., Canada and China, as you will see in the enclosed
We are sure that you will find the
symposium interesting and productive in terms of raising and addressing
key issues in U-Health. We look forward to seeing you in Pohang.