Sunday, June 14, 2009

Telehealth Conference at NIH

A two day event “The Future of Telehealth: Essential Tools and Technologies for Clinical Research and Care” will bring stakeholders to the main NIH campus in Bethesda MD to review the state of telehealth and discuss future opportunities on June 25th and 26th. The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) within the National Institute of Health is collaborating with Internet2, the American Telemedicine Association, Veterans Administration, and with other federal partners to present this conference and workshop.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Attendees will gather to hear ideas from government agencies, academic institutions, healthcare organizations, and technology companies. The goal is to review the state of telehealth science and technology, identify gaps in knowledge to be addressed through targeted research and evaluation initiatives, and to explore opportunities to leverage 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 goal to broaden participation in research and to improve health outcomes in medically underserved communities.

For more information and to register, go to Telehealth. For logistical questions or for additional information on registering, contact Monica Barnette at 301-650-8660 or email For workshop content, contact Michael H. Sayre, PhD at 301-435-0962 or email