Werner Ceusters MD

Werner Ceusters

Werner Ceusters
MD

Division Chief, Biomedical Ontology

Department of Biomedical Informatics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Bioinformatics; Neurology; Psychiatry

Contact Information
Department of Biomedical Informatics
77 Goodell street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 881-8971
ceusters@buffalo.edu



Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Biotechnology, SUNY at Stony brook (2007)
  • MD, Order of Physicians - Accreditation body (2004)
  • MS, Philosophy, Universiteit Ghent (1993)
  • MD, Universiteit Ghent (1990)
  • MS, Informatics and Software Engineering, Technical Universiteit of Ghent (1990)
  • MD, Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics, University of Ghent (1984)

Employment:

  • Director, New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (2006-present)
  • Professor, Psychiatry, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2006-present)
  • Executive Director, Saarland University Saarland University (2004–2006)
  • Director, Research, Language and Computing nv (1998–2004)
  • Neuropsychiatrist, Queen Astrid Military Hospital of Brussels (1991–1999)
  • Head of Department of Neuropsychiatry, Military Hospital Soest (1990–1993)
  • Medical Informatics, Psychiatry, University Hospital of Ghent (1990–1993)

Awards and Honors:

  • 'VUB Leerstoel 2009-2012 (2010)
  • Outstanding Achievements in Research Award (2008)
  • Tenure as Full Professor (2008)
  • Frost and Sullivan Healthcare Information (2003)
  • Flanders Technology International's "Startup Company of the Year" (1998)
  • Dutch and Belgian Medical Conference Prize of the Belgian Society for Medic (1990)
  • Egmond Prize for Medical Informatics (1990)

Research Centers:

  • Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences

UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:

  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan
  • Information and Computing Technology

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • August 2015–August 2019
    Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center Clinical and Translational Science Award(CTSA)
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)/National Institutes of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $20,000,000
  • June 2014–November 2015
    Planning Grant to Produce a Roadmap to the Creation of the SUNY-Wide Centralized 'Big Data' Repository of SUNY Electronic Health Record Data
    Research Foundation for SUNY
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $149,912
  • July 2011–July 2013
    OPMQoL: an ontology for pain and related disability, mental health and quality of life.
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $781,119
  • July 2011–June 2013
    An ontology for pain-related disability: association with mental health and quality of life.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $518,975
  • January 2010–January 2011
    ARGOS -rHealth: Transatlantic Observatory for Meeting Global Health Policy Challenges through ICT-enabled Solutions. co-PI for subcontract at UB
    University of New York at Buffalo
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2009–January 2011
    Realism-based versioning for biomedical ontologies
    National Library of Medicine, NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $285,300
  • January 2008–January 2010
    Ontology for Risks against Patient Safety(PI for local subcontract at University of New York at Buffalo: $191,897.00)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $191,897
  • January 2007–January 2010
    UB Task Force for Ontology-based IT Support for Large Scale Field Studies in Psychiatry
    John R. Oishei Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $148,328
  • January 2006–January 2009
    Referent Tracking Unit. Startup grant from NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
    New York State Centr of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $450,000
  • January 2005–January 2006
    Knowledge Web (FP6-507482)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $6,000,000
  • January 2004–January 2006
    SEMANTICMINING (NoE 507505). Semantic Interoperability and Data Mining in Biomedicine
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $5,800,000
  • January 2002–January 2004
    SCOP IWT (Grant 0200200: Semantic Connection of Ontologies to Patient Data
    SCOP IWT
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $450,000
  • January 2002–January 2004
    FF-POIROT
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,000,000
  • January 2001–January 2004
    HOMEY (IST-2001-32434)
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $26,000,000
  • January 2001–January 2004
    INFACE, Advanced Visual InterFACEs for timely Retrieval of Patient Related Information; Co-PI.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,600,000
  • January 2001–January 2004
    Onto-Web (IST-2000-29243)
    European Union and StarLab-L&C
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,150,000
  • January 2000–January 2004
    PharmaSpeech: Automated analysis of dictated pharmact prescriptions
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $250,000
  • January 2001–January 2003
    LIQUID IST-2000-25324
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,000,800
  • January 2001–January 2003
    Mobi-dev (IST-2000-26402)
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,100,000
  • January 2000–January 2002
    C-CARE (IST-1999-1021)
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,600,000
  • January 1999–January 2002
    ACAMED: Automatic Content Analyser for Medical Documents, IWT (Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research) PI 100%, total funding: $550,000.00
    Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $550,000
  • January 1998–January 2000
    SELECT (RE-4008)
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $210,000
  • January 1996–January 1999
    ToMeLo
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $50,000
  • January 1996–January 1999
    PATIENT & DOSSIER: Feasibility study for online access of patients to their medical record. IWT (Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research. Co-PI. (8%, total funding: $400,000.00
    Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $400,000
  • January 1996–January 1999
    PROREC
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $650,000
  • –January 1996
    ANTHEM (LRE 62-007)
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $700,000
  • January 1995–June 1995
    GALEN-IN-USE
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,400,000
  • January 1994–January 1995
    DOME (MLAP 63-211)
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $100,000
  • January 1993–January 1995
    MEDIREC (A2103)
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $180,000
  • January 1991–January 1993
    MIMI (COMETT-2 3042-Cb)
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $250,000
  • August 1986–June 1989
    MULTI-TALE (MLAP 93/04)
    European Union
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $400,000
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Patents:

  • REFERENT TRACKING OF PORTIONS OF REALITY Management of information is facilitated by unambiguously tracking portions of reality over time. To track the portions of reality, a referent tracking system is used. The referent tracking system is able to communicate with other tracking systems and/or tradition information systems. Errors in the referent tracking system are detected and corrected to maintain actual representations of the portions of reality. (2009)
  • Conceptual world representation natural language understanding system and m A Natural Language Understanding system is provided for indexing of free text documents. The system according to the invention utilizes typographical and functional segmentation of text to identify those portions of free text that carry meaning. The system then uses words and multi-word terms and phrases identified in the free to text to identify concepts in the free text. The system uses a lexicon of terms linked to a formal ontology that is independent of a specific language to extract concepts from the free text based on the words and multi-word terms in the free text. The formal ontology contains both language independent domain knowledge concepts and language dependent linguistic concepts that govern the relationships between concepts and contain the rules about how language works. The system according to the current invention may preferably be used to index medical documents and assign codes from independent coding systems, such as, SNOMED, ICD-9 and ICD-10. The system according to the current invention may also preferably make use of syntactic parsing to improve the efficiency of the method. (2009)
  • Referent Tracking of Portions of Reality Referent Tracking of Portions of Reality. Patent pending, application filed by Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., Docket No. 1097.015A. August 6, 2008 (2008)
  • Referent Tracking Referent Tracking, Provisional patent appliction filed by Hodgon Russ LLP under Dopcket No 011520.00632; Priority Application Serial No. 60/963,736 Filed August 7, 2007 (2007)

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Ceusters W, Manzoor S. (2010) Ontologies and Semantic Technologies for the Intelligence Community. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. In: How to track absolutely everything?. IOS Press, 13-36.
  • Obrst L, Janssen T, Ceusters W. (2010) Ontologies and Semantic Technologies for the Intelligence Community: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. IOS Press.

Abstracts:

  • Ceusters W. (2010) Applying Evolutionary Terminology Auditing to SNOMED CT. (Nov) 96-100
  • Ceusters W, Corso J, Fu Y, Petropoulos M, Krovi V. (2010) Introducing Ontological Realism for Semi-Supervised Detection and Annotation of Operationally Significant Activity in Surveillance Videos. (Oct)
  • Ceusters W, Smith B. (2010) Malaria Diagnosis and the Plasmodium Life Cycle: the BFO Perspective. (Feb) 25-34
  • Smith B, Ceusters W, Goldberg LJ, Ohrbach R. (2010) Towards an Ontology of Pain and of Pain-Related Phenomena. (Jan)

Professional Memberships:

  • Ontology Outreach Advisory; Founding Member of the Ontology Outreach Advisory, an international organization for ontology promotion and certification (2007–2010)
  • Steering Committee; Member of the Steering Committee for the New York State Medication Management Research Network (2007–2010)
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the European Union's Marie Curie Research Thematic Network; Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Union's Marie Curie Research Thematic Network "3D Anatomical Human" (3D anatomical functional models for the human musculoskeletal system) (2006–2010)
  • Advisory Board for the European Centre for Ontological Research; Member of the Advisory Board for the euopean Centre for Ontological Research (2006–2007)
  • Committee on Ontology for Healthcare Informatics; Board Member of the Committee on Ontology for Healthcare Informatics of the US National Center for Ontological Research (2005–present)
  • Advisory Board of IFOMIS; Member of the Advisory Board for ONTOBASIS, research project funder by the Flemish Government (2002–2005)
  • Industry Forum of SWSI; Member of the Industry Forum of SWSI (Semantic Web Services Initiative). (2002–2004)
  • Advisory Board of IFOMIS; Member of the Advisory Board for IFOMIS (Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science). Leipzig and Saarbrucken, Germany (2002–present)
  • Internation Medical Informatics Association; Co-Chair of Working Group 6, Medical Concept Represenatation, of the International Medical Informatics Association (2001–2003)
  • Belgin Representative in ISO TC215, WG2; Belgian Representative in ISO TC215, WG2 (1998–2006)
  • Galen Organization; Member of the Board of the Galen Organization Ltd. (UK). (1997–2004)
  • Board of Kermanog BV; Co-Founder and Member, Board of Kermanog BV (Knowledge-based applications for healthcare, The Netherlands). (1997–1998)
  • PROREC-Belgium; Founder and President of PROREC-Belgium, National Centre for the promotion of electronic health records in Belgium (1995–1998)
  • Medical Telematics of the Belgian Ministry of Health; Active member of the Working Group on Medical Telematics of the Belgian Ministry of HEalth. (1995–1997)
  • Mental Health Standards Working Group; Member, Mental Health Standards Working Group of WHO, Division of Mental Health (1994–1998)
  • Management Board, MediBRIDGE NV; Co-Founder and Member of the Management Board, MediBRIDGE, NV (market leader for biomedical data exchange in Belgium). (1994–1997)
  • MEDI Workgroup of BIRA; Member, MEDI Workgroup of BIRA (Belgisch Instituut voor Regeltechniek en Automatisering). (1994–1996)
  • CEN/TC25/PT017; Project Team Leader of CEN/TC251/PT017: Time Standards for Healthcare-Specific Problems (on successful termination authorized by CEN as European Standard EN 12381:2005 in 2005). (1994–1995)
  • Belgian CEN/TC251 Mirror Group; Member, Belgian CEN/TC251 Mirror Group (1993–2006)
  • MIM Special Interest Group; Covenor of MIM Special Interest Group on Evaluation of Medical Software (1993–1994)
  • CEN/TC251/WG2 Healthcare Terminology; Expert in CEN/TC251/WG2, Healthcare Terminology, Semantics and Knowledge Bases (1992–2006)
  • Belgian Society for Medical Informatics; Member, Management Board of the Belgian Society for Medical Informatics (1992–2004)
  • CEN/TC251/Project Team PT 003 Model for the Representation of Semantics; Mandated Expert in CEN/TC251/Project Team PT 003 Model for the Repesentation of Semantics (1992–1995)
  • Research in Advanced Medical Informatics and Telematics; Member of RAMIT (Research in Advanced Medical Informatics and Telematics, research institute of the Department of Medical Informatics, University Hospital, Ghent (1991–1998)
  • Belgian Ministry of Health; Member, Belgian Ministry of Health Working Group on the Registration of Psychiatric Patients (1991–1992)
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Service Activities:

  • Scientific Program Committee of Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense and Security; Member (2012)
  • Reviewer for Medical Informatics Europe Reviewer for Medical Informatics Europe (MIE) MIE 2012, Pisa, Italy, August 26-29, 2012; Reviewer (2012)
  • Program Committee of the International conference on Biomedical Ontologies; Member (2012)
  • Program Committee of the seventh International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems; Member (2012)
  • Co-Organizer - Workshop on Interoperability for Mental Functioning Ontologies Co-Organizer of the Workshop on Interoperability for Mental Functioning Ontologies, International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO-2012), Graz, Austria, July 22, 2012; Other (2012)
  • External Reviewer External Reviewer for the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundations's 2012-13 grant competition; Reviewer (2012)
  • Program Committee for the Seventh Australasian Ontology Workshop 2011; Member (2011)
  • Scientific Program Committee of Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense and Security; Member (2011)
  • Reviewer for AMIA 2011 Reviewer for the AMIA 2011 Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, October 22-26, 2011; Reviewer (2011)
  • Reviewer for Medical Informatics Europe Reviewer for Medical Informatics Eutope 2011, Oslo, Norway, August 28-31, 2011; Reviewer (2011–2077)
  • Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies; Member (2011)
  • Ad Hoc Member Ad Hoc Member of the Biodata Management and Analysis Study Section (BDMA) of the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); Member (2011)
  • Program Committee of the Sixth Australasian Ontology Workshop; Member (2010)
  • Program Committee of the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences; Member (2010)
  • Scientific Committee of Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense and Security; Member (2010)
  • Program Committee of the sixth International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems; Member (2010)
  • Stage 1 Reviewer fro ARG1 BST-K Stage 1 reviewer for ZRG1 BST-K (52) R - RFA RM09-002: National Centers for Biomedical Computing; Reviewer (2010)
  • UB Department of Library and Information Studies Advisor to the UB Department of Library and Information Studies to obtain re-accrediation by the American Library Association.; Advisor (2010–present)
  • Clinical and Translational Ontology Key Function Director Clinical and Translational Ontology, Clinical and Translational Science Awards; Director (2010–present)
  • Member-Executive Committee Member of the Executive Committee of the Buffalo Center for Clinical and Translational Research; Member (2010–present)
  • Program Committee of the Fifth Australasian Ontology Workshop; Member (2009)
  • International Program Committee; Member (2009)
  • Program Committee of the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences; Member (2009)
  • Technical Program Committee of the Fourth Conference on Ontologies for the Intelligence Community; Member (2009)
  • Program Committee of the Workshop Biomedical Information Extraction; Member (2009)
  • Reviewer - Medical Informatics Europe 2009 Reviewer for Medical Informatics Europe 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 30 - September 2, 2009; Reviewer (2009)
  • Program Committee; Member (2009)
  • Scientific Committee and Chairman of Session 3: Disease Ontologies of the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies; Member (2009)
  • International Scientific Committee; Member (2009)
  • Clinical and Translational Data Warehouse Committee Chair of the Clinical and Translational Data Warehouses Committee; Chair (2009–2010)
  • Co-Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics Co-Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics' Special Issue on Ontologies for Clinical and Translational Research (Resigned for lack of quality in too many accepted papers); Co-Editor and Author (2009–2010)
  • Academic Health Center Curriculum Committee Ad hoc member of the Academic Health Center (AHC) Curriculum Committee to assist in the development of an interprofessional (AHC) course in health insurance; Member (2009–2010)
  • Search Committee Member of the search committee for Knowledge Management positions at the Department of Library and Information Studies, Graduate School of Education, SUNY at Buffalo; Member (2009–2010)
  • Bioinformatics and Biomedical Informatics Research Core Group Members of the Bioinformatics and Biomedical Informatics Research Core Group, NY State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Buffalo, NY; Member (2009–present)
  • International Program Committee; Member (2008)
  • Scientific Committee; Member (2008)
  • Scientific Committee of the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences; Member (2008)
  • Co-Organizer - 6th International Workshop Co-Organizer of the 6th International workshop on Ontology Content in Enterprise (OntoContent 2008) with Special Tracks on Web 3.0, Human Resources, and E-Health, Monterrey, Mexico, November 9-14, 2008; Other (2008)
  • Reviewer for AMIA 2008 Reviewer for AMIA 2008 Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, USA, November 8-12, 2008; Reviewer (2008)
  • Program Committee of Formal Ontology in Information Systems 2008; Member (2008–2009)
  • Program Committee of the Knowledge Representation Ontology Workshop; Member (2008)
  • Program Committee of the 3rd Special Track on Ontologies for Biomedical Systems; Member (2008)
  • Program Committee of the First Internation Workshop on Identity and Reference on the Semantic Web; Member (2008)
  • Program Committee of the Fifth International Workshop on Philosophy and Informatics; Member (2008)
  • Scientific Committee of InterOntology08; Member (2008)
  • National Eye Institute National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA, assessing eyeGENE from a bioinformatics perspective.; Consultant (2008–2010)
  • HealtheLink Research Subcommittee Member of the HealtheLink Research Subcommittee; Member (2008–2010)
  • Program Committee of the Internation Workshop on Security and Privacy in e-Health; Member (2008)
  • Research Forum Member of the Research Forum, Department of Psychiatry; Member (2008–present)
  • Build an Electronic Health Record for Ambulatory Services Member of the Project Team 'Building an Electronic Health Record for ambulatory Services' within the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo; Member (2008–present)
  • Program Committee of the Australasian Ontology Workshop; Member (2007)
  • Program Committee of the 2nd International Symposium on Languages in Biology and Medicine; Member (2007)
  • Scientific Committee of Ontology for the Intelligence Community II; Member (2007)
  • Reviewer for AMIA 2007 Reviewer for AMIA 2007 Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL, USA, November 10-14, 2007; Reviewer (2007)
  • Organizing Committee of the 2nd International Workshop on Ontology content and evaluation in Enterprise; Member (2007)
  • Program Committee of the NETTAB 2007 Workshop on a Semantic Web for Bioinformatics: Goals, Tools, Systems, Applications; Member (2007)
  • Session Chairman Session Chairman for the Workshop on Clinical Trial Ontology, May 16-17, 2007 at the NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD; Chair (2007)
  • Program Committee of the 2007 IEEE Workshop on Biomedical Applications for Digital Ecosystems; Member (2007)
  • Chair Chair, Healthcare & Life Sciences Chapter of the Ontology Outreach Advisory; Chair (2007–2010)
  • UB/MD Project Team Electronic Healthcare Record Subcommittee Member of the UB/MD Project Team Electronic Healthcare Record Subcommittee, charged to deliver a recommendation for a single EMR appplication to the Project Team for UB/MD; Member (2007–2008)
  • Program Committee of Approaches and Architectures for Web Data Integration and Mining in Life Sciences; Member (2007)
  • Evaluator - Austrian Science Fund Evaluator for the Austrian Science Fund's Funding Program for Natural and Technical Sciences; Other (2007)
  • Evaluator - Natural Research Agency Evaluator for the Natural Research Agency's (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France) Technology for Health Program; Other (2007)
  • Research Computing Focus Group Member of UB's Research Computing Focus Group; Member (2007–present)
  • Program Committee of the Australasian Ontology Workshop; Member (2006)
  • Session Chairman Session Chairman for the AMIA workshop 'Toward Genomics Knowledge Representation for Clinical Trials', Washington, DC, USA, November 12, 2006; Chair (2006)
  • Program Committee of Formal Ontology in Information Systems; Member (2006)
  • Reviewer - AMIA 2006 Reviewer for AMIA 2006 Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, USA, November 11-15, 2006; Reviewer (2006)
  • Organizing Committee of the 1st International Workshop on Ontology Content and Evaluation in Enterprise; Member (2006)
  • Program Committee of the International Workshop on Knowledge Systems in Bioinformatics; Member (2006)
  • Program Committee of the Semantic Mining Conference on SNOMED-CT; Member (2006)
  • Reviewer - 11th World Congress Reviewer for the 11th World Congress on Internet in Medicine (MedNET 2006), Toronto, Canada, October 13-20, 2006; Reviewer (2006)
  • Program Committee of the Third International Workshop on Philosophy and Informatics; Member (2006)
  • Scientific Program Committee; Member (2006)
  • Chairman - Interoperability of Ontologies Chairman for the session Interoperability of Ontologies, Image Ontology Workshop, Stanford, USA, March 24-25, 2006; Chair (2006)
  • Member-American Medical Informatics Association Member, Americal Medical Informatics Association (intermittently); Member (2006–2011)
  • UBA IT Committee Ad hoc Member of the UBA IT Committee, responsible for determining overall IT strategy for UBA Inc. as it relates to UBA, UB/MD, and the Practice Plan relationships with affiliated hospitals; Member (2006–2010)
  • Member of the Editorial Board Member of the Editorial Board of Biological Knowledge (Biomed Central Journal); Editorial Board Member (2006–2008)
  • Promotions Policy Committee Member of the Promostions Policy Committee of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University at Buffalo; Member (2006–2007)
  • Evaluator - Natural Research Agency Evaluator for the Natural Research Agency's (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France) Technology for Health Program; Other (2006)
  • Program Committee of the Australasian Ontology Workshop; Member (2005)
  • Program Committee of the ISWC; Member (2005)
  • Session Chairman for S21 Session Chairman for S21: Terminologies, ontologies, standards and knowledge engineering, MIE-2005, Geneva, Switzland, August 30, 2005; Chair (2005)
  • Industry Forum Committee; Member (2005)
  • Co-Organizer of IMIA WG6 Co-Organizer of IMIA WG6 Conference Ontology and biomedical Informatics, Rome, Italy, April 29 - May 2, 2005; Co-Director (2005)
  • STARLab STARlab, Free University of Brussels; Consultant (2005–2006)
  • NCBO NCBO: National Center for Biomedical Ontology; Consultant (2005–2006)
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Authorer 120 page implementation plan to enable incorporation of structured clinical documentation into RPCI's Eclypsis Electronic Health Record System; Consultant (2005)
  • Innovative Medicines Initiative Established the ontology requirements for the Knowledge Management Infrastructure.; Consultant (2005)
  • Program Committee of FOIS-2004; Member (2004)
  • Scientific Committee of Workshop on the Formal Architecture; Member (2004)
  • Program Committee of the OntoLex; Member (2004)
  • Reviewing Committee for COMPAHEC; Member (2004)
  • STEVIN Program Commission; Member (2004–2005)
  • Invited Keynote Speaker Invited Keynote Speaker for 2nd CoLogNET (Network of Excellence in Computational Logic) & ElsNET (Network of Excellence in Human Language Technologies) Symposium, December 18, 2003, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Invited Participant (2003)
  • Board Member of the Workshop Board Member of the Workshop: Industry Probram Case Study: Best Practices and Industry Vision Reports, co-federated with DOA '03: Distributed Objects and Applications, ODBASE '03; Ontologies, Databases and Applied Semantics, and CoopIS '03: Cooperative Information Systems, Catania, Sicily, November 3, 2003; Board Member (2003)
  • Scientific Committee; Member (2003)
  • Session Chair for Knowledge Representation Session Chair for Knowledge Representation in Biomedical Terminology, MIE-2003, St. Malo, France, May 6, 2003; Chair (2003)
  • Reviewer for MIE 2003 Reviewer for MIE 2003 (Medical Informatics Europe), St. Malo, France, May 4-7, 2003; Reviewer (2003)
  • Reviewer for ACM-SAC'03 Reviewer for ACMSAC'03 (Symposium on Applied Computing) Special Track on Computer Applications in Heath Care 9COMPAHEC, Melbourne, Florida, USA, March 9-12, 2003; Reviewer (2003)
  • Member-Industry Program Board Member of the Industry Program Board of Federated evant co-locating DOA'02 (Distributed Objects and Applications), ODBASE'02 (Ontologies, Databases and Applied Semantics) and CoopIS '02 (Cooperative Information Systems, Irvine, California, October 30 - November 1, 2002; Member (2002)
  • Program Committee for OntoLex'02; Member (2002)
  • Program Committee EFMI Workshop; Member (2002)
  • Referee for IMIA Referee for IMIA Yearbook on Medical Informatics; Other (2000–present)
  • Scientific Committee; Member (1999)
  • Co-Organizer and Session Chair Co-Organizer and Session Chair, EUROREC 1999, Sevilla, May 6-7, 1999; Chair (1999)
  • International Program Committee of ESEM 99; Member (1999)
  • Program Committee and Chair of the EuroRec'98; Member (1998)
  • Reviewer for the MEDINFO 1998 Congress Reviewer for the MEDINFO 1998 Congress, Seoul, August 18-22, 1998; Reviewer (1998)
  • Co-Organizer of the Electronic Medical Records Seminar Co-Organizer of the Electronic Medical Records Seminar, Belgian Ministery of Health, Brussels, June 27, 2998; Co-Director (1998)
  • Program Committee of EuroREC'97; Member (1997)
  • Organizer of the PROREC-BE Organizer of the PROREC-BE General Asembly Seminar, Zonnegem, Belgium, June 27, 1997; Member (1997)
  • Steering Committee; Member (1997)
  • IEEE Full Member IEEE Full Member; Member (1997–2003)
  • Program Committee MIC 1997; Member (1997)
  • Organizing Committee of MIC-1996; Member (1996)
  • Faculty Member of TEHRE'96 Faculty Member of TEHRE'96, Towards an Electron ic Healthcare Record Europe, 1996, London, November 14-17, 1996; Member (1996)
  • Reviewer for MIE-96 Reviewer for MIE-96 (Medical Informatics Europe), Copenhagen, August 1996; Peer Reviewer (1996)
  • Scientific and Program Committee; Member (1996)
  • Domain Expert Domain Expert for IWT (Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research); Other (1996–2006)
  • Founding President Founding President, Belgian National Center for the Promotion of Electronic Health Records; member of the EUROREC Association; President (1996–1999)
  • International Secretary International Secretary, EUROREC: Promotion Strategy for Electronic Healthcare Records; Secretary (1996–1999)
  • Egmond Prize of the Belgian Society for Medical Informatics; Member (1996)
  • Evaluator of INCO-COPERNICUS Evaluator of INCO-COPERNICUS proposals related to Health Telematics, CEC-DG XIII, European Commission; Other (1996)
  • Scientific Coordinator and Chair Scientific Coordinator and Chair of the BIRA Symposium on Natural Language Processing in Medicine, Ghent, April 22, 1995; Coordinator (1995)
  • Session Chair, MIM Symposium Session Chair, MIM Symposium on Health Telematics in Primary Care, Ostend, March 18, 1995; Chair (1995)
  • Medical Informatics Editor Medical Informatics Editor, De Huisarts/Le Generaliste; Editor (1995–1997)
  • Session Chair of the BIRA Session Chair of the BIRA Symposium on Applications of Virtual Reality in Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, November 19, 1994; Chair (1995)
  • Member Organizing Committee Member of the Organizing Committee for AMICE 1995, Amsterdam; Member (1995)
  • Member of the Organizing Committee Member of the Organizing Committee for the WHO/EFMI/AIM Working conference on Case-Based Telematic Systems, Brussels, June 22-24, 1994; Member (1994)
  • Egmond Prize of the Belgian Society for Medical Informatics; Member (1994)
  • Member- IMIA Menber, International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), Working Group 6 on Medical Concept Representation; Member (1994–present)
  • Member-EFMI Member, European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI), Working Group 8 on Medical Natural Language Processing; Member (1994–present)
  • Secretary Belgian Society for Medical Informatics; Secretary (1993–1998)
  • Editor-In-Chief Editor-In-Chief, MIM-News: Journal of the Belgian Society for Medical Informatics; Editor-In-Chief (1993–1996)
  • Vice-President Vice-President of the Postgraduates in Knowledge Technology (PKT) Alumnae Association; Vice President (1993–1996)
  • International Secretary International Secretary, AIM (Advanced Informatics in Medicine) Concerted Action on Medical Records; Secretary (1993–1995)
  • Scientific Chair Scientific Chair of the 2nd Introductory Workshop for the AIM Concerted Action on Medical Records of the European Union, Brussells, October 26, 1993; Chair (1993)
  • Co-Organizer Co-Organizer of the AIM-CEN European Workshop on the Medical Record, Brussels, Belgium, March 31 - April 2, 1993; Organizing Committee Member (1993)
  • President of the Organizing Committee and Member of the Program Commission President of the Organizing Committee and Member of the Program Commission of the Belgo-Dutch Medical Informatics Congress MIC 1993, Ghent, Belgium, November 11-12, 1993; President (1993)
  • Member-Belgian Association for Artificial Intelligence Member of the Belgian Association for Artificial Intelligence; Member (1992–2006)
  • Youth Prize for Informatics, Biomedical Software (Belgian Ministry of Education); Member (1992)
  • Reviewer for Health Telematics Projects Reviewer for Health Telematics Projects, Commission of the European Communities; Reviewer (1992)
  • Session Chair Session Chair, Medical Records and Departmental Systems of the Belgo-Dutch Medical Informatics Congress MIC 1991. Leuven, Belgium, November 10-11, 1991; Chair (1991)
  • Organizer and Coordinator Organizer and Coordinator of the Medical Section of the Sixth Multidisciplinary Symposium on Computers in Education Research and Medicine, Belgium, 1991; Coordinator (1991)
  • Youth Prize for Informatics, Biomedical Software (Belgian Ministry of Education; Member (1991)
  • Editor for Medical Informatics Editor for Medical Informatics, Artsenkrant/Le journal du Medecin (Brussels); Editor (1990–1998)
  • Organizer and Coordinator Organizer and Coordinator of the Medical Section of the Fifth Multidisciplinary Symposium on Computers in Education, Research, and Medicine. University of Leuven, Belgium, October 27, 1990; Coordinator (1990)
  • Youth Prize for Informatics, Biomedical Software (Belgian Ministry of Education); Member (1990)
  • Member of Editorial Board Member of Editorial Board of the Dutch AMDP-System for Psychiatry Documentation; Editorial Board Member (1989–1991)
  • Member-Belgian Society for Medical Informatics Member of the Belgian Society for Medical Informatics; Member (1988–2007)

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