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NIH Conference on the Future of Telehealth, June 25-26, 2009

NLM's Dr. Michael Ackerman Among Speakers at NIH Conference on the Future of Telehealth, June 25-26, 2009 in Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, Maryland

NIH's National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) and partners are convening a major national conference and workshop on The Future of Telehealth: Essential Tools and Technologies for Clinical Research and Care (http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/telehealth) in the Natcher Conference Center Main Auditorium (Building 45), June 25-26, 2009.

Dr. Michael Ackerman, NLM Assistant Director for High Performance Computing and Communication, is on the planning committee and will be presenting at this two-day event that will bring together stakeholders from government agencies, academic institutions, health care organizations, and technology companies to review the state of telehealth science and technology. Participants will help identify gaps in knowledge that can be addressed through targeted research and evaluation initiatives, and to explore opportunities to leverage evolving information and communication technologies to advance the field.

For more information, including an agenda, logistics and registration, visit (http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/telehealth). Please note that the registration deadline for this free event, which is open to the public, is Monday, June 15, 2009.

Details on the conference follow.

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with Internet2, the American Telemedicine Association, the Veterans Administration and other federal partners present:

Future of Telehealth: Essential Tools and Technologies for Clinical Research and Care
( http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/news_&_events/upcoming_events/index.asp#06252009)

June 25 - 26, 2009
June 25: 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June 26: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Main Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, NIH campus, Bethesda, MD

Agenda (http://events.internet2.edu/2009/NIH/agenda.html)
Web site (http://events.internet2.edu/2009/NIH/index.html)

This two-day event will bring together stakeholders from government agencies, academic institutions, health care organizations and technology companies to:

  • Review the state of telehealth science and technology
  • Identify gaps in knowledge that can be addressed through targeted research and evaluation initiatives
  • Explore ways to leverage evolving information and communication technologies to advance the field

Interactive panel sessions on the second day will yield specific recommendations to stimulate development, implementation and evaluation of telehealth applications for clinical care, clinical and translational research, and health education and training, with the ultimate goals to broaden participation in research and improve health outcomes in medically underserved communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Early registration is strongly encouraged due to space limitations. The registration deadline is June 15, 2009. Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Monica Barnette at 301-650-8660 and/or the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 at least five days prior to the event.

For more information and to register, visit (http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/Telehealth/).

If you have logistical questions, are unable to access the links on this page or if you require assistance registering, contact Monica Barnette at 301-650-8660 or mbarnette@palladianpartners.com. For questions about the workshop content, contact Michael H. Sayre, PhD, at 301-435-0962 or sayrem@mail.nih.gov.

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