Telemedical Care:
Facilitators and barriers in the Western Balkan Region

August 2-6, 2022

Telemedical Care:
Facilitators and barriers in the Western Balkan Region

August 2-6, 2022

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Important information for participants here


This Summer School addresses Western Balkan countries and includes countries with solid relationships in the target region. The Summer School presents a detailed country-specific description of telemedicine status, perspectives, and challenges in every participating country, provided by a qualified expert.

The Summer School offers six workshops on relevant topics:

Best practices of telemedicine

Technical, economic and social challenges

Cross-border cooperation

Regional roadmap for telemedicine

Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects (ELSA)

IT-Platforms and Artificial Intelligence

The Summer School will provide Ph.D. panels for young researchers to discuss new and innovative research approaches. Representatives from the civil society will be invited to participate throughout the event and will be specifically included in a panel session and a dedicated workshop.

We offer you a comprehensive overview of the topic of regional telemedicine, excellent speakers and extensive opportunities for discussion and interdisciplinary cooperation. On behalf of all members of the summer school faculty, we cordially invite you to Montenegro.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Seepold
(HTWG Konstanz)

Prof. Dr. Radovan Stojanovic
(University of Montenegro)

Students and young scientists

Students and young scientists acquire first-hand knowledge and deepen this in the working groups of the workshops and, of course, contribute their ideas. Involvement of civil society actors in the target region. Euros civil society representatives are invited to participate via a technical contribution or by contribution to the working groups.

We want to emphasize the PhD-Panels and motivate young scientists to contribute with their ideas and topics (please upload your proposal during the registration process).

Civil society

Civil society representatives are invited to participate, it is possible to contribute to a technical session or to the working groups. One panel will be dedicated to civil society actors, addressing their point of view and ELSA challenges. Are you interested? Please register.

Learning Outcomes

Any participant 

  • will learn about the telemedical care status
  • knows the about examples from different countries
  • is able to formulate the facilitators and barriers
  • can draw conclusions and compare the state-of-the-art
  • learns about the future roadmap 

Students obtaining 3 ECTS points

For the participation in the Summer School, each student will receive

  • a certificate of participation
  • a supplement (containing the final program and all presented slides
  • a certificate of presentation (in case of participation in a PhD panel)

In order to apply, we would need the following information

  • Name
  • Full residence address
  • E-mail
  • Affiliation
  • Status (student, Ph.D., professor, etc.)
  • Short CV (1 page)
  • Motivation letter (max. 1 page) or recommendation letter
  • Optional: Contribution to a PhD-Panel (presentation topic)
  • Please go to the Registration page

DAAD Summer School Scholarships

All funding is based on the guidelines of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service); a funding is personal and non-transferable. There is no legal entitlement to a scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact us in good time. The application is done via the registration page, please prepare the required documents before starting the process because you have to upload them. Incomplete applications might be removed from further processing.

Eligible core countries (of permanent residence): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro. And further countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, Hungary, Serbia
Deadline for complete application: June 15th, 2022.
Application link – apply now: please click here
Applications submitted later may not be considered. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated.

Summer School Committee

General Chairs and Organizers

Prof. Dr. Ralf Seepold
Prof. Dr. Radovan Stojanovic

Activities and Local Arrangement Committee

Akhmadbek Asadov, Ubiquitous Computing Lab, HTWG Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Denisa Krijestorac, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
Jovan Djukovic, University of Montenegro, Montenegro

Members of the Faculty and Scientific Committee

Arian Boci, Ph.D., MPH, MSc, Institute for Health, Social Policy and Research Development, Tirana, Albania.
Prof. Dr. Almir Badnjević, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sarajevo, and International Burch U Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Bamidis, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ivana Čuljak, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computers, University of Zagreb, Zagreb
Dr. George E. Dafoulas, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece
Prof. Dr. Goran Devedzic, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Prof. Dr. med. Mircea Focsa, Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics, Victor Babes University, Timisoara, Romania
Prof. Dr. Slavcho Ivanoski, St. Erasmo Hospital, Ohrid, North Macedonia
Prof. Dr. Natividad Martínez Madrid, IoT-Laboratory, Reutlingen University, Reutlingen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Polina Mihova, Department of Health Care and Social Work, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Ralf Seepold, Ubiquitous Computing Lab, HTWG Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Prof. Dr. Radovan Stojanovic, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Montenegro, Montenegro