TITLE: "Multimodal classification of stressful environments in visually impaired mobility using EEG and peripheral biosignals"

DATE: Friday, 28th September 2018, 11:30 a.m.

VENUE: Medical Physics Laboratory, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(Entrance 8, Medical School - 3rd floor)

SPEAKER: Kyriaki Kalimeri, Computational Social Science Researcher, ISI Foundation (Turin, Italy) &  ISI Global Science Foundation (New York City, USA)

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A Few words about Kyriaki Kalimeri:

On Monday, 24th of September 2018, Associate Professor at the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy of McGill University of Canada, Joyce Fung and her close partner, Professor at the School of Physical Education & Sports Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) Vassilia Hatzitaki and member of her team visited the facilities of the AUTH Medical Physics Laboratory and met with Associate Professor of Medical Education Informatics Panagiotis Bamidis and researchers of the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Group

The Medical Physics Laboratory of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is pleased to announce that its Postdoctoral Researcher and exceptional partner Evangelos Paraskevopoulos will receive project funding by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) to conduct a three-year research, entitled “MusicPlast:  Neuroplasticity of multisensory cortical areas induced by computerized musical training, across the life span: a translational approach”.

In the framework of 2017-18 Erasmus+ staff mobility funding programme, the Medical Physics Laboratory of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki welcomed, on Tuesday, 19th of June 2018, a special guest from the University of Leeds; Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME) Technology Enhanced Learning Programme Manager Alisdair Smithies. Mr. Smithies visited Thessaloniki and spent a whole week with AUTH Medical Physics Lab Associate Professor and University of Leeds Visiting Professor Panagiotis Bamidis, exchanging know-how, especially in the field of Medical Education, and examining further cooperation and common activities between the two sides.

The Medical Physics Laboratory of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, WAVES Erasmus+ project partner, welcomes the WAVES network initiative to hold an event, this October, in London, to explore the uses and benefits of using Scenario-based learning for teaching and training. The event will showcase some examples of how Business and Higher Education have utilized a specific type of scenario-based learning called Virtual Scenarios.

Presentations have become indispensable in our everyday lives, whether at school, in college or at work. The SlideWiki project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 688095, started in 2016 with seventeen partners from Europe and Brazil using the award-winning open-source SlideWiki platform as a basis and aiming at creating a large scale accessible learning and teaching platform using educational technology, skill recognition and global collaboration.

A new faculty member has recently joined the staff of the Medical Physics Laboratory. Last September, Dr. Emmanouil Papanastasiou has been elected as an Assistant Professor of Medical Physics of the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and on May 2nd 2018 he assumed his position.

The Medical Physics Laboratory of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, partner of “AD-Autonomy” Erasmus+ project, attended the second meeting, held by SPOMINČICA – ALZHEIMER SLOVENIA on 28th-29th May 2018 in Ljubljana. AD-AUTONOMY is launched with the main objective of increasing the competences (attitudes, skills, knowledge) of Persons with Initial/Mild Alzheimer (PwA), Families and Caregivers, about how to improve their Quality of Life through Autonomy through an innovative training program.

On 12 and 13 April 2018, AIPD hosted the second meeting between partners participating in the European project DS LEISURE (the first meeting was on October 2017 in Craiova, Romania). The initiative is promoted by the Romanian association ALDO-CET Asociatia Langdon Down Oltenia, Centrul Educational Teodora; AIPD is one of the partner associations.

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