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UPMC Holds Second Annual International Telemedicine Symposium

WHAT: UPMC’s second annual International Telemedicine Symposium

WHO: Course directors Bruno Gridelli, M.D., medical and scientific director of UPMC’s International and Commercial Services Division, and John Williams, M.D., associate medical director, as well as medical practitioners, hospital management, technology industry leaders and university faculty from around the world

WHEN: June 6 to 8, 2012

WHERE: Brussels, Belgium

WHY: Medical experts and technologists from around the world will discuss the rapidly changing field of telemedicine, or eHealth, and examine best practices in applying this technology to improve both access to and the quality of patient care. The theme of this year’s conference, which will assess both the clinical and financial aspects of telemedicine, is “A Glocal Approach to eHealth.” Topics include lessons learned by the military, the future of remote monitoring, and expanding telehealth in emerging markets.

Note: Media also are invited to attend parts of this symposium via teleconference. Please contact Wendy Zellner in Media Relations for more information at

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