The HSeT Board has appointed two new members, i.e. Professor Antoine Geissbuhler from the Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics at Geneva University School of Medicine, and Professor Dominique Sprumont from the Law Faculty of the University of Neuchâtel
Antoine Geissbuhler, MD
Antoine Geissbuhler is a Professor of Medical Informatics at the Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics at Geneva University School of Medicine, and Director of the Service of Medical Informatics at Geneva University Hospitals. A Philips European Young Scientist first award laureate, he graduated from Geneva University School of Medicine in 1991 and received his doctorate for work on tri-dimensional reconstruction of positron emission tomography images. He then trained in internal medicine under the direction of Prof. Francis Waldvogel. After a post-doctoral fellowship in medical informatics at the University of Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt University, he became associate professor of biomedical informatics and vice-chairman of the Division of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, under the mentorship of Prof. Randolph Miller and Prof. William Stead, working primarily on the development of clinical information systems and knowledge-management tools. In 1999, he returned to Geneva to head the Division of Medical Informatics in Geneva University Hospitals and School of Medicine.
Author of more than 50 scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, his current research focuses on the development of innovative information systems architectures and computer-based tools for improving the quality and efficiency of care processes, at the local level of the hospital, the regional level of a community healthcare informatics network, and at the global level with the development of a south-south telemedicine network in Western Africa.
Dr. iur, Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Neuchâtel, and Founder and Deputy Director of the Institute of Health Law of the University of Neuchâtel. Dominique Sprumont has a very wide experience in the legislation of research involving human beings. He contributed to the drafting of the first national regulation of drug trials in 1993 (IOCM Clinical Trial of Medicinal Product Regulation), as well as to the norms of application at cantonal level. He is currently a legal expert of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health as regards the Draft Proposal of the Federal Act on Research involving Human Beings.
He was invited by the Swiss Federal Office of Justice to be an observer for the Draft Additional Protocol on Biomedical Research adopted by the CDBI in June 2003. Since 1994, he has been involved in the organisation and conduct of training programmes for ethics committee members in Switzerland. He has also acted as an expert in the Council of Europe’s DEBRA (Ethical Review of Biomedical Research Activity) project in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Estonia and Lithuania. He is in charge of the website TRREE that provide ethics and regulatory guidelines and training
Prof Fred Binka has expressed the wish to retire from the Board. The HSeT Foundation would like to thank him for his contributions and advices.
Last update: Tuesday, October 02, 2012Contact