First keynote speaker announced for national conference

SFT-13 Keynote Speaker Announced

The Centre for Online Health and the Australasian Telehealth Society are pleased to announce the involvement of Dr Ed Brown as a featured keynote speaker at the SFT-13 Conference in Brisbane in November.

Dr Brown is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), one of the largest and most active integrated telemedicine networks in the world.  Dr Brown has won numerous awards for his work in Telemedicine, including most recently, a Queen Elizabeth IIDiamond Jubilee Award for his contributions to health care in Canada.   In 2010, he was chosen as one of 25 Living Transformational Canadians by a national media panel sponsored by the Globe and Mail, CTV and Le Presse. He currently sits on the boards of several health care organizations and is the President of the American Telemedicine Association.  An emergency physician who studied mathematics and engineering before embarking on his medical career, Dr Brown is a passionate advocate for telemedicine as a tool to improve access to care, quality of care and the sustainability of health care systems.