CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
EDITORS: This information was first sent to media on 5/15/97; this release
includes an additional speaker scheduled for the program.
UI to host AT&T lecture series on telemedicine and cancer research
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa department of anatomy and
cell biology and the UI Cancer Center will host a two-day program devoted
to recent developments in telemedicine and medical research.
The "AT&T Distinguished Lectureship Series: Advances in Medical
Informatics and Cancer Research," will be June 8-9 in the Braley Auditorium,
Pomerantz Family Pavilion, at the UI Hospitals and Clinics. The event is
open to educators, practitioners and other health care professionals interested
in how video imaging and digital technology are shaping medical education
"Technology, medicine and research have experienced exciting advances
over the past decade," says Dr. Mary Hendrix, UI professor and head
of anatomy and cell biology. "Through this distinguished lectureship
series, we welcome the opportunity to demonstrate the successful partnership
that has emerged among these three entities that will profoundly shape
our lives." Hendrix is co-director of the UI's Virtual Naval Hospital
Program, a multi-media medical library of text, images and sound being
developed for U.S. Navy personnel. She will give an overview of the initiative
as part of the lecture series.
Scheduled speakers and topics at the program include:
* Dr. Michael Kienzle, associate dean for clinical affairs in the UI
College of Medicine and director of the UI Rural Telemedicine Project;
"The Practice of Medicine Has Changed;"
* Dr. Richard Bakalar, director of naval telemedicine for the U.S. Navy;
"From Ship to Shore: Telemedicine at the Deckplates;"
* Dr. John Silva, U. S. Air Force, program manager in the Defense Sciences
Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; "The Future of
Informatics and Clinical Trials;"
* Dr. Michael Vannier, UI professor and head of radiology; "Medical
Informatics and Improved Imaging for Cancer Detection;"
* Dr. Michael D'Alessandro, UI assistant professor of radiology and
co-director of the UI's Virtual Naval Hospital Program; "The Virtual
Naval Hospital: Building a Digital Library fro the Medical Apprentice
* Dr. Thomas Weingeist, UI professor and head of ophthalmology, and
Dr. Robert Folberg, UI professor of ophthalmology; "Interactive Two-Way
Graduate Tele-Education: Maximizing Faculty Resources;"
* John Beck, vice president at AT&T Laboratories; "Security
and Patient Confidentiality Over the Internet."
Dr. Robert P. Kelch, dean of the UI College of Medicine, will deliver
AT&T, which provided funding for the lectureship series, will offer
video connection to the program at other institutions around the world,
as well as the opportunity for interactive teleconferencing with individuals
at remote sites.
The event is free and open to the public. Continuing medical education
credits are available. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to
attend all University of
Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please call (319)
335-7755 for more information.