Australia to host international telehealth conference

Australia will host Global Telehealth 2010 (GT2010), the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH).

According to the organisers, the meeting has become well established as the major international telehealth conference, which is coming to Australia for the first time.

The three day event is being held in Fremantle, Western Australia, commencing on Wednesday, 10 November, and concluding on Friday, 12 November.

Confirmed international keynote speakers include Desmond Tutu, Nobel Prize recipient and and ISfTeH Ambassador for e-health, who will be appearing via a video hook-up; Elizabeth Krupinski, a former president of the American Telemedicine Association and current Professor and Vice Chair at the University of Arizona in the Department of Radiology; Malcolm Fisk, Founder and Chair of the Telecare Services Association (TSA), which has over 300 members providing telecare services to over a million people in the United Kingdom; Richard Scott, a former President of the Canadian Society of Telehealth and current Associate Professor in the Global e-Health Research and Training Program of the Health Innovation and Information Technology Centre, University of Calgary; and Shuji Shimizu, an Associate Professor in the Department of Endoscopics Diagnostics and Therapeutics at Kyushu University Hospital, Japan.

Australian Fiona Wood joins the international contingent of keynote speakers. Head of Royal Perth Hospital’s Burns Unit, and Director of the Western Australia Burns Service, Dr Wood was recognised as Australian of the Year in 2005.

Complementing the keynotes, six workshops will be held covering the following topics:

  • DICOM and PACS
  • Planning and implementing an ear telehealth service
  • Telemedicine in the Developing World — Obstacles and Solutions?
  • Environmental e-Health — Changing Your Life
  • Remote self-monitoring of patients specially aged population
  • Assessing Image Quality in Telehealth Applications

Posted in Australian eHealth

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