Med-e-Tel – the International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum for Education, Networking and Business

April 5, 2009

April 1-3, 2009
Med-e-Tel – the International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum for Education, Networking and Business – is one of the world’s most important congresses and business forums in the field of Telemedicine and eHealth. Med-e-Tel focuses on eHealth and Telemedicine applications and a wide range of other medical ICT applications and on the convergence of information and communication technology with medical applications, which lead to higher quality of care, cost reductions, workflow efficiency, and widespread availability of healthcare services. Organized annually since 2002 under the auspices of theInternational Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH) and held in a world-class congress and exhibition center, Luxexpo in Luxembourg, GD of Luxembourg, the forum is traditionally attended by local, European and international government officials and leading policy makers, and supported by major international agencies, such as WHO and ITU. The event was attended by more than 500 participants including association executives, consultants, distributors and agents, educators and researchers, funding agencies, government representatives, health insurance providers, hospital management and department heads, international authorities, medical specialists and general practitioners, nurses, investors and others, from more than 50 countries. Its extensive program included more than 100 presentations, panel discussions and satellite conferences on topics such as bio-informatics, broadband and wireless networks, business models, cost-benefit studies, current eHealth realizations and projects, developing countries and eHealth, distance education, eHealth integration into routine medical practice, electronic medical records, home monitoring and homecare applications, legal and ethical aspects, reimbursement issues, satellites and eHealth, standardization and interconnectivity, and various telemedicine applications and projects. The event is supported by a wide range of national and international associations, institutions and media who are equally involved in the research, development or funding of eHealth and Telemedicine initiatives.
President of AATM, Dr. G. Chaltikyan, held a presentation dedicated to current status of Telemedicine and eHealth in Armenia and perspectives of future developments, as well as presented to the international health ICT community the mission, the goals and objectives, and the vision of the newly established Association. On the meeting of the Board of Directors of ISfTeH on April 1, 2009, AATM was officially admitted into ISfTeH as a National Member from Armenia. In addition to attending the forum’s extremely rich scientific programDr. G. Chaltikyanparticipated in multiple meetings, both formal and informal, talks and discussions with representatives of world’s leading scientific, educational and business organizations, professional associations, private companies, and public and private funds in the field of telemedicine and eHealth. These extensive talks resulted in establishment of partnership relations and drawing the strategy of future cooperation with a number of relevant organizations, including ITU-D (Bureau of Development of International Telecommunication Union), International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH), European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), national Telemedicine and eHealth associations (UK eHealth Association [UKeHA], Club des Acteurs de la Telesante [CATEL], Russian Telemedicine Foundation [RTF], Austrian Scientific Society for Telemedicine and eHealth [ASSTeH], Associazione Italiana di Telemedicina e Informatica Medica [AITIM], Association for Ukrainian Telemedicine and eHealth Development, German Society for Telemedicine [DGTelemed], among others), various initiatives and programs in Telemedicine and eHealth (Health Innovation and Information Technology Centre of University of Calgary, United States Army Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center [TATRC], PAN Asian Collaboration for Evidence-based eHealth Adoption and Application [PANACeA], Center of Information Technology and Medical Engineering at University of Heidelberg, and others), and industry leaders (TMD Systems, AMD Telemedicine, Medikidz, Vitaphone, CardGuard, Aerotel Medical Systems, Aipermon, and others).

Luxexpo Congress and Exhibition Center,
Luxembourg, 2009

Participants’ dinner at Med-e-Tel 2009,

Dr. G. Chaltikyan (AATM President) with Board
Members of ISfTeH (left to right: F. Lievens,
secretary & treasurer; Prof. Y. Kwankam,
CEO; Prof. M. Nerlich, President; Prof. O. Orlov),
Med-e-Tel 2009, Luxembourg

Dr. G. Chaltikyan giving a presentation on current
status of Telemedicine and eHealth in Armenia
and perspectives of development,
Med-e-Tel 2009, Luxembourg

With CEO of ISfTeH, Professor Y. Kwankam,
Med-e-Tel 2009, Luxembourg


With Vice-President of ISfTeH,
Professor R. Richardson, Med-e-Tel 2009, Luxembourg

With Secretary of ISfTeH, F. Lievens,
Med-e-Tel 2009, Luxembourg

With President of EHTEL, Professor M. Denz,
Med-e-Tel 2009, Luxembourg

With President of Russian Telemedicine Foundation,
Professor O. Orlov, Med-e-Tel 2009, Luxembourg

With President of Austrian SSTeH, Professor ,
Med-e-Tel 2009, Luxembourg

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