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Dr. peter killcommons on the first annual armenian international congress

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The expansion of telemedicine is bringing about a healthcare revolution. The events that took place in Yerevan, Armenia, last October marked the first annual Armenian International Congress and were a testament to the growing movement to use technology to bring superior healthcare to rural or isolated areas around the world. The response to natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes are good examples of telemedicine’s potential effectiveness. Armenia, itself in an earthquake zone, has benefited directly from telemedical practices during its own recent history.

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Dr. peter killcommons on the first annual armenian international congress

  1. 1. Dr. Peter Killcommons onthe First AnnualArmenian InternationalCongress
  2. 2. The Advent of TelemedicineThe expansion of telemedicine is bringing about a healthcarerevolution. The events that took place in Yerevan, Armenia, lastOctober marked the first annual Armenian InternationalCongress and were a testament to the growing movement touse technology to bring superior healthcare to rural or isolatedareas around the world. The response to natural disasters suchas earthquakes and hurricanes are good examples oftelemedicine’s potential effectiveness. Armenia, itself in anearthquake zone, has benefited directly from telemedicalpractices during its own recent history.
  3. 3. First Annual ArmenianInternational CongressThe congress brought together researchers, innovators, doctors,and government policy makers to discuss new developments inthe field and to provide networking opportunities for officials,students, and academics in Armenia. The event welcomed 297participants from 20 different countries and, over its two-dayschedule, offered visitors a total of 33 presentations andexhibitions on topics ranging from the general state of thedevelopment of global healthcare systems to theimplementation of telemedicine programs in the developingworld and more.
  4. 4. About the AuthorDr. Peter Killcommons is the CEO of Medweb and an expert inteleradiology and telemedicine.

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