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First Armenian International Telemedicine Congress

Peter Killcommons

Founder and chief executive officer since 1992 of Medweb in San Francisco, Peter Killcommons, M.D., operates the firm’s radiology, telemedicine, and disaster programs. Dr. Pete Killcommons also heads the company’s philanthropy activities. Profiled by the San Francisco Chronicle for introducing medical imaging to the Internet, Dr. Peter Killcommons made a keynote speech at the 2011 First Armenian International Telemedicine Congress in Yerevan, Armenia.

Held from October 14 through 16, the First Armenian International Telemedicne Congress, ARMTELEMED: Road to the Future resulted in a number of achievements. Co-hosted in part by the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University and the American Telemedicine Association, the congress received high marks by those involved for meeting its objectives and serving as an historic event for healthcare technologies in Armenia.
The list of keynote speakers and faculty helped the congress to achieve its success. International speakers included well-known proponents of healthcare information and communication technologies. Germany’s International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH) president Michael Nerlich and Switzerland’s ISfTeH executive director Professor S. Yunkap Kwankam represent just two of the remarkable keynote speakers.
In addition to state-of-the-art lectures, there were opportunities for field workers to show their work to international colleagues.

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