On Friday 8 November 2013 the ICCAS was one station of the Frienz Study Group tour, where scientists from New Zealand explore future cooperation partners. Dr. Robyn Whittaker and Malcolm Pollok from the National Institute for Health Innovation (Nihi) at the University of Auckland presented their expertise and research interests in the field of medical computer science and application technology to the ICCAS employees. Dr. Kerstin Denecke in turn made the two guests familiar with the research themes of the ICCAS. Both sides will now examine more closely whether there are overlaps and opportunities for future collaborations that could lead to a common project.
The Frienz Study Group tour is an initiative of the European Commission and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, which was initiated to support scientific cooperation between Europe and New Zealand. The team led by Dr. Robyn Whittaker and Malcolm Pollock includes researchers and educators in the fields of medical computer science, systems and strategy, clinical applications, clinical trials and telemedicine.