Telemedicine Partnerships in 2007:
"Meeting Medical Challenges in a Changing World"
Topic: HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE
Saturday, May 12, 8:00am – 6:00pm
ATA 2007 - Gaylord Opryland, Nashville TN
in conjunction with the American Telemedicine Association's
(ATA) 12th Annual Conference, May 13-15 2007, Nashville
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
"Meeting Medical Challenges of the 21st Century"
Saturday, 12 May 2007, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Focus: " The Hospital of the Future"
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC)
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
presents the 7th Annual TATRC Day. Based on the theme "Meeting
Medical Challenges of the 21st century," this one-day
event will focus on the hospital of the future from the
design and construction, to the use of advanced technologies
to ultimately reach the highest level in patient safety.
Chair: Jean-Louis Belard, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Clinical Advisor,
& Moderators: Col. Ben Boedeker, DVM, M.D., Ph.D., Senior
Advisor to the Director, TATRC; Ken Curley, M.D., Chief
Scientist, TATRC; Warren Grundfest, M.D., Special Assistant
to the Director, TATRC; and COL Ronald K. Poropatich, M.D.,
Deputy Director, TATRC.
Saturday, May 12, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center; Room: Governor's
Ballroom A (Ballroom Level)
In previous years, TATRC organized an International Day
which focused on different regions of the world and the
challenges surrounding that region. It allowed U.S. researchers
from the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and specialists
from other countries, to compare their programs and establish
relations to initiate future cooperation, collaborative
partnering and establish roadmaps for solving current problems.
After having focused on the areas of Africa, Latin America,
Eastern Europe, Asia and Western Europe between 2002 and
2006, it has been decided to focus more on new issues especially
how new technologies can benefit patients. Since the US
Army is planning to build a new medical center in the Washington
DC area, it appeared logical to select the "The Hospital
of the Future" as the focus of our 2007 TATRC Day.
meeting will start with opening remarks from COL Karl Friedl,
Ph.D, Director of TATRC; COL Jonathan Jaffin, M.D., USAMRMC
Commander; and the Honorable S. Ward Casscells, M.D., recently
appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.
Before the scientific presentations begin, COL Richard Bond,
Commander of the US Army Health Facility Planning Agency
will talk about the military construction program and the
new Walter Reed hospital.
expert speakers (two per section) will share their vast
experience and vision for the future on specific issues
throughout the day. The four sections will focus on OR of
the Future, Imaging of the Future, Patient Safety and Medical
Informatics. Presentations on each of the sections mentioned
above will be followed by an interactive discussion to include
all attendees and participants. In addition, both morning
and afternoon sessions will conclude with a moderator's
guided panel discussion.
the speakers' presentations, attendees can expect constructive
input and feedback from the panel members willing to share
their expertise in how to design and run a hospital of the
future. The panels will include the moderators, along with
LTC Hon Pak, M.D., TATRC; Seong Ki Mun Ph.D., Georgetown
University; COL Richard Bond, MSC U.S. Army Health Facility
Planning Agency; Warren Grundfest, M.D., TATRC and UCLA;
Jaques Reifman, Ph.D., TATRC; Ananth Annapragada, Ph.D.;
and Parsa Mirhaji, M.D., both from the University of Texas
Houston. In addition to such outstanding panelists, we are
very fortunate to have an exceptional luncheon keynote speaker:
James Atkinson, M.D., Chief of Pediatric Surgery at UCLA
School of Medicine and Chair of the Committee to design
the new interventional suites at the Center for Advanced
Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT).
"Army Telemedicine Partnership Series," refers
to a long-lasting TATRC tradition of allowing people from
different horizons to meet, network and ultimately exchange
information. For the past several years, it was an international
meeting. This year, this one-day gathering is more strictly
focused on an important technical issue, i.e. how can we
come up with the best hospital, using the best technology
and offering the best in patient safety. Despite a very
different focus, TATRC's goals stay on course: allow people
who share a common vision and interest to learn more about
a common concern and strive to improve it. Our objective
here is to identify ways to improve our hospitals, not only
to make the daily work of health care professionals easier,
but to ensure that patients benefit from the latest and
safest available technologies.
thank you for being here, sharing your knowledge and appreciate
your interest and participation in this very important meeting.
The Planning Team at TATRC
you have any questions please contact: The Marketing Director
Last Updated: May 2007