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ATA2018 Conference – Learn. Connect. Discover

American Telemedicine Association

American Telemedicine Association

April 29–May 1, 2018

Learn. Connect. Discover.

ATA18 will be held April 29–May 1, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Together, we will design the future of modern healthcare.

At ATA18, healthcare professionals and leaders from an array of healthcare and technology sectors unite as one, cohesive community. Attendees learn, innovate, network, and return to their organizations with actionable insights, long-lasting connections, and an enhanced appreciation of telehealth—and how it transforms the way we deliver healthcare.

Keynote Speakers:

Lisa Bielamowicz, MD
Co-Founder and President, Gist Healthcare, LLC

Jo Ann Jenkins
C.E.O., AARP

Robert Wachter, MD
Best-Selling Author

Key Telemedicine Topics

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented Reality
  • Chronic Cate
  • Cultural Change
  • Data Driven Outcomes
  • Design and Outcomes
  • Leadership/Strategy
  • Legal/Policy/Regulatory
  • Military/Veterans
  • Patient Engagement
  • Payment Reimbursement
  • Research/Outcomes
  • Technology
  • Telepresence/Robotics
  • Value Based Care

Audiences

  • Academic/Research/Education Institution
  • C-Suite/Executive Management
  • Clinician/Nurse
  • Financial/Legal/Investor
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Military/Government
  • Physician
  • Policy/Government Relations
ATA18 full conference registration includes access to plenary sessions; attendance at the opening reception; access to all education sessions on Sunday–Tuesday (unless otherwise noted); access to the expo Hall floor Sunday – Tuesday, and access to the Monday evening networking event. Registration does not include optional activities such as Pre-conference Workshops, ATA’s All Access Pass (Post-Conference Recordings), or Awards Gala.To qualify for the student rate, you must submit proof of full-time status during the Spring Semester of 2018. Full-time status is defined as: Certificate, Associate or Undergraduate program (min of 12 credit hours), Graduate program (min of 9 credit hours), Postdoc or fellowship program, Residency program.

American Telemedicine Association (ATA) 2017 Annual Conference and Tradeshow Wrap-Up

Last month, I (Lisa Thomas, MD, Director of Psychiatry and Telepsychiatry) attended the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) 2017 Annual Conference and Trade Show which was held in Orlando, Florida from April 22 through the 25th.  The venue was just a portion of the Orange County Convention Center, however, it was still a huge space to navigate both for the conference offerings and the Exhibit Hall.  There were an astounding 4500 attendees and 275 vendors!

My goal in attending this event, as a new ATA member and first time attendee, was to learn as much as possible about the latest in telemedicine practice and to engage in extensive networking as well as recruiting.

The conference and vendor exhibits offered information ranging from the basics of getting started with telemedicine, to available hardware and software, to unique niches in which to deploy telemedicine, the challenges of reimbursement, and current as well as future legal issues.   In order to maximize my experience at ATA, I signed up for the pre-conference in addition to the regular conference, and upgraded to the “platinum” package which in another week or 2 will allow me as well as my PSN colleagues access to essentially all of the lectures from the entire event.  Given the format of concurrent sessions, I was only able to attend a small portion of the scheduled talks so by definition there will be much that is new in the “platinum” package.

It should be noted that several of the sessions I was present for are particularly relevant to current PSN practice and issues so will bear re-listening to (esp regarding regulatory and billing issues).

I came away from the conference with new knowledge but also questions to pursue, companies to followup with for potential partnerships, and a few leads on potential clinicians to affiliate with PSN.  It was comforting to learn that the telemedicine issues we at PSN have identified are common in this growing industry and that solutions are being developed in rapid fashion.