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NEWS | August 23, 2017

UC Davis Pediatric Telehealth Colloquium set for Oct. 23-24

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

UC Davis Health will host the Pediatric Telehealth Colloquium on Oct. 23-24 at the UC Davis Conference Center in Davis.

The colloquium will bring together pediatricians, administrators, researchers and other health care professionals interested in advancing the use of telemedicine and mobile health in pediatric care. The two-day event will provide an overview of the essentials to begin and sustain a pediatric telehealth program. Providing pediatric care through telemedicine has resulted in positive outcomes including higher patient and family satisfaction, higher quality of care, lower rates of medical errors, and in many circumstances, significant cost savings.

"We’re very excited to once again host this national conference here at UC Davis," said James Marcin, director of pediatric telemedicine at the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology and chief of pediatric critical care medicine at UC Davis Children's Hospital. "We are bringing together the nation’s leaders in pediatric telehealth for this educational forum and will highlight our role as leaders in the field of  telemedicine and mobile health."

The colloquium will feature two keynote presentations. Dale Alverson, medical director of the Center for Telehealth at the University of New Mexico and former president of the American Telemedicine Association, will discuss navigating through the unprecedented changes in digital health care transformation on Oct. 23. Peter Yellowlees, the current president of the American Telehealth Association and professor of psychiatry at UC Davis Health, will share the vision of the American Telehealth Association and pediatric telehealth on Oct. 24.

Event Registration

Registration for researchers, physicians and medical personnel is available at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cme/course_pages/LIMITED/PDTEL17_pagelink.html. UC Davis Health designates this live activity for Continuing Medical Education (CME) – up to a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.