2017 fellow of Algeria Fatima Zohra Benhamida gave a presentation in partnership with MEDSA Al Jazair about how computer science can enhance medical research. Her lecture was part of a larger event, Talk for Brains, that brought together people from a range of disciplines to show how medicine can benefit from diverse fields, including computer science, architecture and veterinary science. Fatima’s presentation explored the ways in which technology can improve communication between individuals and their doctors or hospitals, particularly in emergency situations. Fatima also touched on the Internet of Things, one of her specialties, and how it can be used to enhance patient care and resolve societal health challenges.
MEDSA Al Jazair is a scientific association of students working under the Faculty of Medicine of Algiers. MEDSA’s mission is to establish a platform where medical students can develop skills to best serve their community as health professionals.