Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gearing up for ATA 2010

To zero in on the latest telemedicine, telehealth, ehealth, mobile applications, and advanced remote medical technology, sign up now for the 15th American Telemedicine Association Annual International Meeting and Exposition to take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, on May 16-18 2010.

In recent months, the industry has seen huge changes in both national and state telehealth policies, National Health Reform, billions spent on broadband and health IT, new FCC broadband activities, and states mandating telemedicine coverage. The next year will be equally critical for the industry.

To address the many changes and issues involved, Aneesh Chopra, Federal Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. and John P. Howe, III, MD, President and CEO, Project Hope will be the featured speakers at the opening plenary session on Tuesday May 18th.

If you use telecommunications solutions for healthcare, the ATA Annual Meeting is the single most important event of the year to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in your field. ATA 2010 will provide insightful keynote speakers, peer-reviewed presentations, executive roundtables, professional networking events, daily breakout sessions, and pre-meeting certificate courses.

Educational concurrent sessions will feature 72 peer-reviewed sessions and discussions on clinical services, telemental health, pediatric telehealth, remote monitoring, consumer and mobile health, emergency and disaster response, operations, business and finance, regulatory issues, and reimbursement issues.

Partner meetings to be held on May 15th and open to all registrants will provide opportunities to meet many new colleagues. You will hear from a wide range of organizations including the Association of the U.S. Army Tradeshow, Universal Service Administrative Company Rural Health Care Training Program, Indian Health Service, Four Corners Telehealth Consortium, Appalachian Regional Commission, and also hear how the programs for Alaska Native and American Indians are addressing telemedicine and other health issues.

For a preliminary program and further details, go to