Sunday, March 22, 2009

Still Time to Register for ATA

Telemedicine is one of the most exciting developments in healthcare and is an integral part of healthcare reform. The telemedicine and telehealth field are truly booming. From emergency rooms to physician’s offices, from the home to schools, and in the workplace, telemedicine is extending the reach of healthcare services, improving care, and reducing costs throughout the world.

Now is the time to make plans to go the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) premiere forum to be held for the healthcare industry on April 26-28, 2009 in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suites and Casino. Vital discussions will center on clinical and business issues related to telemedicine plus there will be hundreds of presentations, posters, and workshops.

More than 2400 attendees from all over the world will gather at the Conference to hear James Henry “Red” Duke, M.D. a trauma surgeon from the University of Texas Medical School give the Plenary Presentation. He will give his expert thoughts and opinions on trauma care, stress management, and how to deliver healthcare in remote and underdeveloped areas.

Dr. Duke has served as Special Assistant to the President of UT Health Science Center and holds a distinguished professorship at the UT Medical School as the John B. Holmes Professor of Clinical Sciences. He established Houston’s Hermann Hospital Life Flight operations and remains the medical director of the trauma and emergency services.

Dr. Duke is the former host of the nationally syndicated “Texas Health Reports” and hosted the former PBS series, “Bodywatch”. He has been featured on PM Magazine, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and the Buck James television series.

Some of the 2009 hot topics include discussions on new the administration, home telehealth, remote monitoring, telepsychiatry, next generation communications, future innovations in telehealth technologies, legal and regulatory issues, workforce issues, telerehabilitation, remote imaging, and managing chronic care effectively.

The ATA 2009 Exhibit showcase is a one-stop shop for telemedicine products and services. This year, the exhibit hall will feature over 160 exhibitors and 100,000 square feet of exhibit space. Vendors covering the telemedicine spectrum, the corporate world, academic medical centers, government organizations, and non–profit services will be on hand to demonstrate the latest telemedicine technologies and telemedicine solutions.

Be sure to take advantage of pre-meeting course and symposiums. Telemedicine 101 is scheduled for April 25th Telemedicine 201 has been added to the educational lineup on April 26th along with several Partner Meetings and a full day International Symposium.

Go to for more information or to register.