The “ICT and Innovative Technologies in Medicine and Healthcare” session took place on Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 12:00-17:00 at the Armenia-Marriott hotel in Yerevan. The session was co-hosted by the Armenian Association of Telemedicine (AATM) and the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) within the frameworks of the DigiTech Business Forum – the largest digital technology forum and exposition held annually under the High Patronage of the Prime Minister of Armenia, Mr. Hovik Abrahamyan.
The session was conducted jointly with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia. It featured keynote addresses, discussions, lectures and business presentations by government officials, experts, academia leaders, healthcare institutions, and commercial entities in the field of eHealth, telemedicine and other medical technologies.
This year the session was co-located with the 3rd German-Armenian Telemedicine and eHealth Workshop within the frameworks of the project jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Armenian State Committee on Science (SCS)
The session also included a presentation by AATM President Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan titled “New European Joint Master’s Program in Biomedical Engineering (BME) in Armenia”, describing a new educational program in medical technologies launching in September 2015 at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA) and Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (RAU), that is being developed under TEMPUS IV project BME-ENA.
Apart from co-hosting and moderating the session, the Armenian Association of Telemedicine, together with their Armenian partners from NPUA and RAU, as well as international partners from Deggendorf Institute of Technology (Germany) and Klughammer GmbH (Germany), also presented with a stand (a “booth”) in the exhibition area of DigiTech Business Forum 2015 throughout Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, where several thousands of attendees of the Forum were given information about ongoing international projects, including TEMPUS BME-ENA Project, and German-Armenian Telemedicine and eHealth Project. On Friday, June 19, at 10 AM, ATMA’s projects and programs were also presented at the Forum’s official opening with a Tour of the Exhibition to the Prime Minister’s delegation.