June 27, 1997
Media Contact: Karen Infeld
Physicians from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will participate in an international conference on new applications for telemedicine to mark Hong Kong's return to China. The local link to the conference will be held on Monday, June 30, at 9:30 a.m., in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline St.
The video conference, "Moving With the Sun," is a 24-hour meeting organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The meeting will start in Hong Kong and shift by the hour to other sites in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. Johns Hopkins is one of five sites participating from the United States.
The Johns Hopkins presentation, to be held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., will consist of an introduction by Dr. Edward D. Miller, Jr., dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and two demonstrations of how Johns Hopkins physicians are using telemedicine.
In the first demonstration, Dr. Mark A. Talamini, associate professor of surgery, will show a video of himself guiding surgeons aboard the USS Lincoln when the ship was patrolling international waters in 1996.
In the second demonstration, Drs. Todd Dorman and Brian A. Rosenfeld from the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine will discuss how advances in telemedicine have aided the care of severely ill patients, especially in rural areas.