On behalf of the NIH National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) and our partners, we invite you to participate in a conference on the Future of Telehealth: Essential Tools and Technologies for Clinical Research and Care.
This two-day event will bring together stakeholders from government agencies, academic institutions, health care organizations, and technology companies to:
Interactive breakout sessions 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.
Natcher Conference Center
NIH Campus, Building 45
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
Thursday, June 25, 2009
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, June 26, 2009
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
NOTE: There will be a NIH Live Videocast Web site for this event at: http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=7466
Pre-registration is now closed. You may register for this event on site beginning at 7:30am on Thursday June 25.
Michael J. Ackerman, Ph.D., National Library of Medicine, NIH
Mark Carroll, M.D., Indian Health Service, DHHS
Zohara Cohen, Ph.D., National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), NIH
Brenda Korte, Ph.D., NIBIB, NIH
Michael McGill, Ph.D., Internet2 Health Sciences Initiative
Grace Peng, Ph.D., NIBIB, NIH
Dena Puskin, Sc.D., Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, DHHS
Kyu Rhee, M.D., National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH
June 25-26, 2009
Natcher Conference Center, NIH
Telehealth tools and technologies provide patients and clinicians in medically underserved areas with vital access to advanced services and medical specialists, often based at tertiary care centers hundreds of miles away. Federal efforts to extend telehealth applications in both urban and rural communities afford new opportunities to not only improve patient care but also to promote collaborative clinical and translational research that will lead to better health outcomes in underserved communities. Patients often miss out on the benefits of research because they face significant barriers to participation; moreover, providers may lack the information, means, and support to readily translate new knowledge into everyday clinical practice. Telehealth networks have great potential to overcome these barriers by helping researchers, providers and patients communicate and share information independent of distance and time.
To help realize these benefits, NCRR and its co-sponsors will convene a two-day national meeting to 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, and explore opportunities to leverage evolving information and communication technologies to advance the field. A conference report will include specific recommendations intended 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.
For questions about meeting logistics, please contact:
Monica Barnette, Senior Meeting Planner
Palladian Partners, Inc
8484 Georgia Avenue, Ste 200
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 650-8660 ext. 261 office
(301) 650-7172 fax
For questions about program content, please contact:
Michael H. Sayre, Ph.D.
Division of Research Infrastructure
National Center for Research Resources
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Room 924
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 435-0962
If you are unable to access the links on this page, or if you require assistance registering please contact Traci Downey at [phone], or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.