We are delighted to inform you that the second German-Armenian Workshop on Telemedicine and eHealth took place on April 13-17, 2015, in Bavaria, Germany. As was previously reported, the workshops are a part of a project that aims at establishing educational, scientific and practical collaboration in the field of Healthcare Information and Communication Technologies between Germany’s University Medical Center of Regensburg, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, and telemedicine company Klughammer – on the one side, and Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, and Armenian Association of Telemedicine – on the other. The project is jointly funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF) and the State Committee of Science of Armenia (SCS).
The 2nd Workshop featured one full day (on April 13) of presentations devoted to various aspects of telemedicine and eHealth in Germany and Armenia, presented by participants from both countries (at Deggendorf Institute of Technology), as well as experts from Austria. Visits to several healthcare and technology institutions in Bavaria, such as Regensburg University Hospital, Klughammer, Health Care Bayern, KlinikumIsar in Munich, ADAC (Allgemeine Deutsche Automobil-Club e. V) in Munich, and hospital in Mainkofen were a part of the workshop program . Lastly, the project participants from German and Armenian institutions hold several discussions related to project development and further activities.
Armenian partner institutions were represented by a joint RAU-AATM team of physicians and researchers who visited Bavaria to take part in the Workshop: AATM President Georgi Chaltikyan with a report titled “Telemedicine and eHealth in Armenia: History, Current State & Perspectives of Development”, AATM Executive Secretary Tatul Saghatelyan giving a talk on “Telemedicine in Oncology and Radiotherapy: International Experience and Armenian Perspective”, and ААТМ Board Member Alexander Haroyan.
German and international participants of the workshop represented the following institutions and organizations:
• University Hospital of Regensburg;
• Deggendorf Institute of Technology;
• Telemedicine company Klughammer;
• Ministry of Health of Bavaria, Munich;
• DG Telemed (German Telemedicine Society), Berlin;
• Hospital Neumarkt, Bavaria;
• ESPI (European Space Policy Institute), Vienna, Austria;
• SOS Kinderdorf, Vienna, Austria;
• German medical tourism industry.