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SFT-17 announces first keynote speaker

PYellowleesProfessor Peter Yellowlees will be returning to Brisbane as the invited international keynote  for Successes & Failures in Telehealth 2017. Peter was the founding director of The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health until 2004, before he moved to the University of California Davis in Sacramento, California where is Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California Davis. He is President Elect of the American Telemedicine Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences review committee evaluating the national VA mental health services for veterans, a member of the American Psychiatric Association workgroup on telepsychiatry, and co-founder of HealthLinkNow Inc.

Dr Yellowlees is an experienced speaker and media commentator who written and produced over 150 video editorials on Psychiatry for Medscape. He has a number of research interests and is presently working on the development and validation of asynchronous telepsychiatry, automated translation and clinical interpreting systems, internet e-mail and video consultation services and assessment and treatment protocols to improve physician health and wellness.

From a clinical perspective Dr Yellowlees is an expert in physician health and telepsychiatry. He chairs the UC Davis Health System Wellbeing Committee and has many physicians as patients. He has provided clinical consultations to patients on Indian Health reservations via telemedicine for over a decade.