The Med-e-Tel exhibition and conference,
taking place on April 21-23, 2004 in Luxembourg, will feature a wide range of ehealth and
telemedicine products and services from suppliers around the world. The conference program
will feature speakers from more than 25 countries and will feature sessions on ehealth and
telemedicine applications, projects, market trends and opportunities.
(PRWEB) February 2004--The Med-e-Tel
exhibition and conference, taking place on April 21-23, 2004 in Luxembourg, focuses on a
wide range of medical ICT applications and on the convergence of information and
communication technologies (ICTs) with medical applications, which lead to higher quality
of care, cost reductions, workflow efficiency, improved disease management and patient
compliance, and widespread availability of healthcare services.
Products, services and applications that
will be presented and demonstrated at the 2004 edition of Med-e-Tel include: vital signs
monitoring systems and devices, electronic patient records (EPR), picture archiving and
communications systems (PACS), videoconferencing, secure data exchange, surgical systems
and software, mobile devices, speech recognition and processing, telemedicine applications
in pathology, cardiology, dermatology, wound care, radiology, and more.
In a professional and business-minded
environment, Med-e-Tel brings manufacturers and suppliers together with healthcare service
providers, distributors and other key contacts from government agencies, academic
institutions, insurance companies and consulting firms, for the purpose of establishing
valuable trade contacts or consolidating existing relationships. The presence of
representatives from national and international associations and organizations, who are
involved in the research, development, funding, implementation and promotion of
telemedicine and ehealth, will offer unprecedented networking opportunities.
Med-e-Tel also features an extensive
program of seminars and presentations on topics such as cost-benefit studies, business
models, current ehealth realizations and telemedicine projects, distance education, home
monitoring and homecare applications, ehealth integration into routine medical practice,
and telemedicine applications in various medical disciplines. Special plenary sessions
will be devoted to "Tracking eHealth Evolution in Europe" in cooperation with
HINE (Health Information Network Europe), "Telemedicine in Hypertension"
sponsored by TensioMed, and "PACS & EPR" in cooperation with Frost &
Satellite meetings and symposia held in
conjunction with Med-e-Tel, include events by:
- CRP-Santé (Public Research Center for Health - Luxembourg): From Electronic Patient
Record to Health Portal - What are the Conditions for Success?
- eHealth Standardization Coordination Group: Standardization in e-Health
- International Telecommunication Union and World Health Organization: Telemedicine in
- MEMO: Medical Mobile Devices
- WEALTHY: Wearable Health Care System
- Africa Telehealth Group: Telemedicine Needs and Opportunities in Africa
The International Society for
Telemedicine (ISfT) and several of its member associations will use Med-e-Tel as a forum
to provide information about national and international telemedicine and ehealth
activities and initiatives. Also the Telemedicine Alliance (TM-Alliance) partnership
between the International Telecommunication Union, World Health Organization, European
Commission and European Space Agency are planning a presentation of their own projects and
goals during the Med-e-Tel exhibition.
Med-e-Tel also presents a Media Corner
where information will be provided about publications, magazines, journals, reports and
on-line news and information services in the fields of ehealth and telemedicine.
Produced by the Luxembourg International
Trade Fair Corporation (FIL), Med-e-Tel is actively supported by a.o. European Commission
(DG Information Society), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), World Health
Organization (WHO) representatives responsible for telemedicine and ehealth, the
Luxembourg Ministry of Health, International Society for Telemedicine (ISfT), European
Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), UK eHealth Association (UKeHA), Africa Telehealth
Group, Russian Telemedicine Foundation, Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine (NST), Nordic
Telemedicine Association (NTA), Association of Telehealth Service Providers (ATSP),
Telemedicine Research Center (TRC) and several other national and international
Med-e-Tel will be attended by industry
and healthcare decision makers from over 40 countries worldwide. Being staged in beautiful
Luxembourg, the event obviously also attracts a crowd from the local SarLorLux region,
which covers Luxembourg and parts of Germany, France and Belgium.
Details and information about the
programs, conferences, companies and organizations that will be featured at this year's
Med-e-Tel are available at www.medetel.lu