U.S. Telemedicine Leaders Participate in First Iranian Telemedicine Symposium

Joining an international group of presenters to promote remote medical services

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Representatives from the American Telemedicine Association, along with leaders from other U.S. telemedicine programs, will participate next week in the inaugural Electronic and Telemedicine Hospital Symposium in Tehran, Iran, to advocate the use of telemedicine for medical diplomacy and cooperative international development. Hosted by the Iranian Ministry of Health and the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, this conference is an unprecedented scientific exchange between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“This is a unique opportunity to share knowledge with our Iranian telemedicine colleagues and improve the quality of healthcare in Iran and the region at large,” stated Jonathan Linkous, Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association. “Our participation stems from the belief that telemedicine is a powerful tool for delivering quality healthcare across huge distances--both geographic and political. By sharing ATA’s expertise with our Iranian hosts, we hope to build an ongoing and mutually beneficial discourse between healthcare providers in our two nations.”

The following individuals will participate in the Symposium:

  • Dale Alverson, M.D., President, American Telemedicine Association and Medical Director, Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Jonathan Linkous, Chief Executive Officer, American Telemedicine Association
  • Alice Watland, Chief Operating Officer, American Telemedicine Association
  • Nina Antoniotti, R.N., MBA, Ph.D., Program Manager, Marshfield Clinic TeleHealth Network

The delegation from the American Telemedicine Association will travel to Iran after consultation with the U.S. Department of State. ATA does not serve as a formal representative of the U.S. Government or any agency thereof.

The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership work to fully integrate telemedicine into transformed healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Established in 1993, ATA is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information visit www.americantelemed.org.


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