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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Healthcare

17 Feb–3 Mar 2022

Healthcare, Regenerative Medicine, Sports and Health, AI and Health, Diagnostics, Vaccines
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Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that the IECH 2022 Best Student Award, sponsored by Healthcare, has been granted to :

Samin Poudel - A Study of Disease Diagnosis Using Machine Learning.

Congratulations to the winner!

Registration | Live Session

Welcome! You are invited to join in IECH 2022 | Live Session.

It is totally free to attend. You only need to register for the live session you want to join. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterward. Please register by clicking the button below.

Artificial Intelligence: Prof. Tin-Chih Toly Chen, 17 February 2022 at 3:00 am Basel Time.

Regenerative Medicine: Dr. David Harris, 22 February 2022 at 5:00 pm Basel Time.

Sport Performance: Dr. Alyx Taylor, 23 February 2022 at 3:00 pm Basel Time.

COVID-19 Update (Diagnostics and Vaccines): Prof. Roberto Verna, 3 March 2022 at 9:00 am Basel Time.

IECH 2022 Live Sessions Programs

The detailed program is listed below. Please keep updated with this.

IECH 2022 | Artificial Intelligence

Live-Streaming on 17 February 2022 at 3:00 am

Chaired by Prof. Tin-Chih Toly Chen



Time in CET

Application of Artificial Intelligence in Labor's Workload Evaluation

Invited Speaker

Prof. Dr. Hsin-Chieh Wu

03:00 am – 3:30 am

Smart Medicine, Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction

Invited Speaker

Prof. Dr. Chris K.W. Su

3:30 am- 4:00 am

Use of Machine Learning to Predict the Glycemic Status of Patients with Diabetes

Selected Presentation

Dr. Angelo Leogrande

4:00 am – 4:20 am

Modeling and Visualization of clinical texts to enhance meaningful and user friendly information retrieval

Selected Presentation

Dr. Jonah Kenei

4:20 am – 4:40 am

IECH 2022 | Regenerative Medicine

Live-Streaming on 22 February 2022 at 5:00 pm

Chaired by Dr. David Harris



Time in CET

Collection, Processing and Banking of Adipose Tissue for Use in Regenerative Medicine

Session Chair

Dr. David Harris

5:00 pm -5 :30 pm

Clinical use of whole cryopreserved adipose tissue

Invited Speaker

Dr. Michael S. Badowski

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Adipose derived Stem Cells Improve Contour deformity related Hyperpigmentation of face

Invited Speaker

Dr. Afzaal Bashir

6:00 pm – 6 :30 pm

Development of a novel coaxial wet-spinning method to produce AAPV-loaded fibers for chronic wound care

Selected Presentation

Dr. Catarina Miranda

6:30 pm – 6 :45 pm

Cerasomes in treatment of Diabetes

Selected Presentation

Dr. Riya Saikia

6:45 pm – 7 :00 pm

IECH 2022 |Sport Performance

Live-Streaming on 23 February 2022 at 3:00 pm

Chaired by Dr. Alyx Taylor



Time in CET

Visual skills of elite athletes: A screening study

Invited Speaker

Dr. Zoe Wimshurst

3:00 pm -3:15 pm

Exploring the specific psychological challenges experienced by para-snow sport athletes

Invited Speaker

Mr. Phill Heritage & Professor Stewart Cotterill

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

From assistance to enhancement: high-performance prosthetic limbs

Invited Speaker

Prof. Bryce Dyer

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

The correlation between different types and intensities of physical activity and children's Sports performance Research

Selected Presentation

Dr. Xiao Luo

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Research on the influence of Taijiquan on College Students' inhibition control based on fNIRS Technology

Selected Presentation

Dr. Tongtong Hao

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

The effect of sleep quality, perceived stress and athlete quality of life on dual-career student-athletes’ athletic engagement and academic confidence

Session Chair

Dr. Alyx Taylor

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

IECH 2022 |COVID-19 Update (Diagnostics and Vaccines)

Live-Streaming on 3 March 2022 at 9:00 am

Chaired by Prof. Roberto Verna



Time in CET

The total testing process of Sars-CoV-2 testing

Invited Speaker

Dr. Elisabetta Stenner

9:00 am -9:25 am

Italian mortality time series underline hidden dynamics that reveal unexpected links between COVID-19 epidemic and North-South divide

Invited Speaker

Dr. Mariano Bizzarri

9:25 am – 9:50 am

Inflammatory cascade in COVID-19: Looking at the storm from the right window

Invited Speaker

Dr. Gaetano Zizzo

9:50 am – 10:15 am

Anti-IL6 treatment of serious COVID-19 disease

Invited Speaker

Dr. Laura Castelnovo

10:15 am – 10:40 am

Diabetes an COVID 19: the impact of Telemedicine

Invited Speaker

Dr. Ilario Stefani

10:40 am – 11:05 am

IECH 2022 | Live Sessions Recordings

Live Session 1

Artificial Intelligence

Live Session 2

Regenerative Medicine

Live Session 3

Sport Performance

Live Session 4

COVID-19 Update

List of accepted submissions (17)

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sciforum-057441 Use of Machine Learning to Predict the Glycemic Status of Patients with Diabetes

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Submitted: 13 Jan 2022

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sciforum-057812 Modeling and Visualization of clinical texts to enhance meaningful and user friendly information retrieval

Submitted: 25 Jan 2022

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sciforum-055491 The promising shadow of nanohybrid liposomal Cerasomes towards the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus , , , N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-057414 Research on the influence of Taijiquan on College Students' inhibition control based on fNIRS Technology

Submitted: 12 Jan 2022

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sciforum-056074 How to improve customer loyalty in the health industry?

Submitted: 06 Dec 2021

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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Healthcare (IECH2022). The conference is organized by the MDPI open access journal Healthcare (Impact Factor 2.645) and will be held online from 17 February to 03 March 2022.

Healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health. An efficient healthcare system can contribute to a significant part of a country's economy, development, and industrialization. This conference will provide leading scientists working in the field with an online platform on which to share their latest research and engage in exciting discussions. The main topics and sessions of the conference are:

  • Artificial Intelligence: Prof. Tin-Chih Toly Chen (live-streaming on 17 February 2022);
  • COVID-19 Update (Diagnostics and Vaccines): Prof. Roberto Verna (live-streaming on 03 March 2022);
  • Regenerative Medicine: Dr. David Harris (live-streaming on 22 February 2022)
  • Sport Performance: Dr. Alyx Taylor (live-streaming on 23 February 2022).

This online event will bring together researchers from all over the world with no concerns of travel or other related expenditures. Participation and “attendance” to the IECH2022 are free of charge.

The conference invites submissions for abstracts that will be reviewed by the conference chair and committee. The authors of accepted contributions will be invited to submit a conference paper along with a slide or poster presentation of their work. All participants will have the opportunity to examine, explore, and critically engage with research findings published in Sciforum during the conference.

Moreover, during the conference, a number of internationally renowned speakers will share their current state-of-the-art research, through a series of pre-recorded talks and free live-streaming sessions, which will also include a Q&A session to allow audience participation.

The accepted proceedings papers from the conference will most likely be published in a dedicated issue of the MDPI journal Medical Sciences Forum. Please note that before publication, Proceedings Series Journals will review accepted papers using the powerful text comparison tool: iThenticate. This procedure aims to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism. Articles with a high repetition rate and lack of novelty will not be published in the conference proceedings. In addition, all participants will be encouraged to submit an extended full manuscript to Healthcare with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC).

We hope that you will join this e-conference to exchange ideas, start fruitful collaborations, and make this conference edition a success.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Roberto Verna
Chair of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Healthcare


World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy

Since 1986, Prof Roberto Verna has been Professor of Clinical Pathology, Department of Experimental Medicine – Faculty of Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome. He has also been President of World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; President of World Pathology Foundation; Member of the ExCo of CIOMS; Member of the Board of FISMeLab; Member of the Board FISM; Past President of SIPMeL. He was appointed the Chair of Clinical Pathology at the University of L’Aquila and then Rome. He was Director of the Clinical Research Center of the University of Rome from 2004 to 2011, and Director of the Center for Sports Medicine and Management from 2012 to 2017. He is a Member of the Board of several Scientific Societies and Organisations, a Member of the Commission for the Monitoring and Control of Doping and the Protection of Health in Sporting Activities, Ministry of Health, and President of the Commission of the Ministry of Health for Soccer Synthetic Surface Fields Representative of WASPaLM to WHO. Prof. Roberto Verna is the author of more than 150 publications on the main international Journals and the author of 12 scientific books. His field of interest is focused on the science of sports activity; aging; dyslipidemias; endocrinology and metabolic diseases; clinical value of laboratory and molecular oncology.

Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. Tin-Chih Toly Chen

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Tin-Chih Toly Chen received the PhD in industrial engineering from National Tsin Hua University. Dr. Chen is currently a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at National Chiao Tung University. He is also an Ambient Intelligence Association of Taiwan (AIAT) fellow. He has won more than 18 awards, published more than 40 articles in internationally journals and at least 3 books. His research interests include fuzzy and neural computing, competitiveness analysis, cloud and ubiquitous manufacturing, operations research, semiconductor manufacturing, ambient intelligence, and smart healthcare.

Dr. Alyx Taylor

School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology, AECC University College, Bournemouth, UK

Dr Alyx Taylor undertook her PhD research at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, and continued postdoctoral research at Imperial College London. She is the Research Lead for the School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology, and Research Convener for the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Science (CHESS), at AECC University College, Bournemouth. Dr Taylor’s research arises from her work on the neuroendocrinology of affective disorders. She has a special interest in factors affecting the human stress response and how this impacts physical and mental health. Her research interests include human stress response; mental health; neuroendocrinology; HPA-axis; neurophysiology; affective disorders; gene x environment interactions; child development; interventions for stress management; multi-modal rehabilitation for stress. Her current projects include exploring the facilitators and barriers to exercise referral schemes for those at high risk of, or diagnosis of cardiovascular disease; the role of exercise in the management of ADHD symptoms in children; the effects of perinatal stress exposure on HPA-axis function and neurodevelopment; effectiveness of novel psychological interventions for stress management.

Dr. David Harris

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Dr. Harris is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he obtained Bachelor of Science degrees (cum laude) in Biology, Mathematics and Psychology in 1978. He earned a Masters of Medical Sciences (summa cum laude) from Bowman Gray Medical School in 1980 and his Doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology (magna cum laude) from Bowman Gray Medical School in 1982. From 1982-1985 Dr. Harris was a Post-doctorate Fellow at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1985 he joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. In 1989 Dr. Harris joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in Tucson as an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. In 1996 Dr. Harris was promoted to Professor of Immunology. Dr. Harris established the first cord blood bank in the USA in 1992. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the University of Arizona Biorepository, Quality Director of the GMP Laboratory, is a member of the Arizona Cancer Center, a member of the Children’s Research Center, and a member of the Arizona Arthritis Center. Dr. Harris’s research interests include stem cells and regenerative medicine, cancer research/stem cell transplantation and gene therapy.

Conference Committee

Centro TISP, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy, The Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy

Research Keywords
Telemedicine and e-Health; mobile health; domotics; digital health

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Research Keywords
health behavior research; health promotion; stress and coping

Dermatology Unit, Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Research Keywords
special populations; stigmatization and psychodermatology; hidradenitis suppurativa; systemic inflammation; dermatoepidemiology; multi-omics integration; machine learning; artificial intelligence; big data; biologics; systemic treatments

Centre for Health Technology, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK

Research Keywords
artificial intelligence in health and care; explainable machine learning/deep learning; health informatics; population health data analytics; epidemiology; biomedical signal processing

UOC Medicina, Fatebenefratelli Hospital of Naples, Naples, Italy

Research Keywords
immunology; vascular medicine; cardiology; infectious disease; neurology; coagulation and clinical laboratory

Department of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Research Keywords
mental health; mindfulness-based therapies; depression; anxiety; wellbeing; psychological first aid

Foundations of Economic Analysis (PTUN), University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

Research Keywords
decision-making; social choice

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Research Keywords
artificial intelligence; semantic analysis; Emotion Recognition; affective computing; Deep Learning; Transfer Learning; link prediction; similarity measures; Social Network Analysis; e-learning technologies

Department of Biosystems Engineering, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznan, Poland

Research Keywords
image analysis, artificial neural networks, computer image processing

Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA

Research Keywords
motivation; personality; physical activity; Sport; achievement

LUM Enterprise (LUM University ) S.S. 100 KM 18 - Casamassima (BA), Italy

Research Keywords
e-health; artificial neural network; multilayer perceptron; smart health; homecare assistance management; telemedicine architecture; patient health status prediction; KNIME

Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, School of Sport and Leisure, Portugal

Research Keywords
sports sciences; sports training; sports performance; sport and health; sports technology

Paderborn University, Management Department, Paderborn, Germany

Research Keywords
organizational and Sports; sport economics

Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, School of Biomedical Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Research Keywords
regenerative medicine; biomaterial; tissue engineering; Microfluidics; stem cell; micro-/nano-technology; hydrogel

Università degli Studi del Molise, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Campobasso, Italy

Research Keywords
heart failure; malnutrition; elderly

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Research Keywords
transcriptomics; circular RNA; microRNAs; tRNA fragments; alternative splicing; apoptosis; anticancer drugs; colorectal cancer; hematological malignancies; tumor biomarkers

Jackson State University, Jackson, United States

Research Keywords
Health Economics; Healthcare Finance; Public Health; Global Health

Department of Artificial Intelligence Method and Applied Mathematics in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland

Research Keywords
Artificial intelligence; l-r-type generalized fuzzy numbers; multi-criteria group decision-making (mcgdm); characteristic objects method (comet); fuzzy sets; hesitant fuzzy sets

Call for Submissions

Dear scientists, researchers, and authors,

Healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health. An efficient health care system can contribute to a significant part of a country's economy, development, and industrialization. In this edition of healthcare conference, we think we have covered some important aspects with your help in four different "Sessions" of this conference. We aim to have a discussion relating to healthcare, covid-19, diagnostics and vaccines, AI and health, sports and health and regenerative medicine, etc.

We proudly invite the global community of scholars to join IECH2022 to present their latest health research and share novel ideas on healthcare topics. Thanks to the flexibility of our innovative electronic platform, you are welcome both to upload and present your work and to attend the conference completely free of charge. IECH2022 offers you the opportunity to participate in an international scholarly conference without the concerns and expense of travelling—all you need is to have access to the Internet. During the conference period, you will be able to upload papers, posters, presentations (including videos) and comment on other presentations, and otherwise engage with fellow scholars in real time. In this way, the conference offers a novel opportunity to exchange opinions and views within the scholarly community and to discuss the papers and latest research in a discussion forum.

Contribution Submission Guidelines:
For information about the procedure for submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section "Instructions for Authors".

Abstract Submission Deadline: 03 December 2021 13 January 2022
Notification of Acceptance: 14 January 2022 24 January 2022
Full File Submission Deadline: 27 January 2022 8 February 2022
Conference Open: 17 February-03 March 2022

We look forward to receiving your research papers and to welcoming you to this 2nd edition of the e-conference.

Kind regards,
Conference Chair
Prof. Dr. Roberto Verna
Conference Secretariat
Mr. Kent Zhang
Ms. Cecilia Ren
IECH2022 Secretary

Instructions for Authors

Submission Information

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into the system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-300 words covering the areas of conference paper) online on this website until 03 December 2021 13 January 2022.
  2. The Conference Chairs and Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Healthcare. All authors will be notified by 14 January 2022 24 January 2022 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit the conference paper, optionally submit the presentation (poster and/or PowerPoint and/or video), until the full file submission deadline of 27 January 2022 8 February 2022.
  4. The conference proceedings (papers and presentations) will be available on this conference website ( for discussion during the time of the conference 17 February-03 March 2022 and will be published in Journal Medical Sciences Forum.
  5. The accepted conference proceedings (papers and presentations) will be published free of charge in the journal Medical Sciences Forum of the conference itself. All participants will be encouraged to submit an extended full manuscript to Healthcare with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC, etc.).

Proceedings Paper Information
Papers for the Proceedings issue must have the following organization:
  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (200-250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements (optional)
  • References

Papers should be prepared in MS Word and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The conference paper should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references) and should not exceed 6 pages.

Paper prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Healthcare Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.

Presentation Information

Authors are encouraged to prepare presentations in PowerPoint or any similar software, to be displayed online along with the conference paper.

  1. Poster, if available, present in clear text and images and submit as a PDF format.
  2. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
  3. And Video, if available, submits will be in MP4 format, with maximum of 250MB.
Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Event Awards

We are pleased to announce the availability of awards for researchers who plan to attend the IECH-2 conference. Applications and nominations will be assessed by a Scientific Committee. Winners will be announced online after the conference.

The Awards
Best Student Award (500 CHF)

Number of Awards Available: 1

The IECH Best Student Award has been established to encourage high-quality work among young researchers.
Terms and Conditions:

Best Student Award

This award is for the IECH-2 online student competition. The prize will be 500 Swiss Francs, and just one winner will be selected.

Eligibility Requirements:
1. The student themselves should be the corresponding author
2. A scanned copy or photograph of the valid student ID card must be submitted together with the extended abstract
3. Presentation materials must be submitted

If you would like to join in this competition, please submit your work to the Student Session.

Conference Secretariat

Mr. Kent Zhang
Ms. Cecilia Ren
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing, China

For information regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact the conference secretariat.

Sponsors and Partners


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