Annual Global Partnership for Telehealth Conference

On behalf of the charitable, nonprofit, Global Partnership for Telehealth and the Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center, we would like to take this opportunity to formally thank you for participating in what we hope was a meaningful and delightful event. The setting, the expert & engaging speakers, the generous sponsors, the hospitable resort staff,  and of course, the sophisticated attendees made the 2019 Conference the most memorable of the last 10 years of GPT Conferences!

The setting for this year’s conference took all of us by surprise!  The Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, located inside the Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park in rural Crisp County, provided a beautiful and tranquil setting that enabled everyone to relax and enjoy every moment of being away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The breath-taking lake views and magical sunsets laid the foundation for one of GPT’s most successful conferences.

The pre-conference, 8-hour School-based Telehealth Workshop held on March 20th consisted of 75 attendees representing four states, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Texas. Many left inspired to launch school telehealth clinics or motivated to take existing programs to the next level.

Over 150 attendees participated in the March 21st  & 22nd  main conference that organically took on a patriotic theme from the location to the Keynote Speaker, LTC (R) Daniel R. Brewer providing a moving presentation, “A Soldier’s Perspective on Healthcare,” to the presence of the Veterans Administration (VA) promoting telehealth initiatives for veterans and a break-out session by VA Physician, Dr. April Maa, on Technology-based Eye Care Services.

We are pleased with this year’s Poster Presentations!  Thanks to the poster presenters and thanks to those who voted for your favorite poster. All entries were winners deserving a standing ovation for creating and submitting a poster then stepping up to present their projects! Stay tuned for the 2020 Poster Topic and plan to highlight your good telehealth work in this eloquent way!

We are not only committed to providing a conference that meets the needs of the attendees but the needs of our speakers and supporters. Your comments as to how we can better serve you and improve next year’s event are welcome & valuable. Thank you again for your help in making the conference informative and beneficial for all! We look forward to another engaging and successful summit next year and it appears that “by popular vote,” we will be going back to the lake in 2020!

SAVE THE DATE: Spring 2020
LOCATION: Lake Black Shear Resort & Golf Club

10th Annual GPT Conference Resources

PowerPoint Presentations – School-Based Telehealth Summit

GPT on the GPS Radar

Loren Nix & Jennifer Murphy, Global Partnership for Telehealth

Getting Behind the Wheel: What Kind of Telehealth Driver Are You?

Jeff Robbins, Tift Regional Medical Center

Lane 1: Acute Visits in SBTCs – Valerie Lamon

Valerie Lamon, Black Fox Elementary School

Lane 3: Specialty and Other Visits in SBTCs

Maria Chininis, Concussion Institute

Lane 1: Acute Visits in SBTCs – Colquitt Nurses

Kristen Moore, Tammy Murphy & LeAndra Gay, Colquitt County Public Schools

Lane 2: Mental Health Visits in SBTCs – Unison Behavioral Health

Dr. Kayln Lane & Melissa Hood, Unison Behavioral Health

Lane 4: Health in the Fast Lane

Shopping the Car Log: Knowing Your Telehealth Equipment Options

Lloyd Sirmons & Jerad Johnson, Global Partnership for Telehealth

Lane 1: Acute Visits in SBTCs – Laura Hunnewell

Laura Hunnewell, Sand Hill Elementary School

Lane 2: Mental Health Visits in SBTCs – Berrien County Nurses

Laura Lindsey, Monica Purvis & Kristin Barker, Berrien Middle School

PowerPoint Presentations – Thursday, March 21

Telehealth for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Boyd Mark, Director of Telehealth, Scott Center for Autism, Florida Institute of Technology

Breakout Session 1C – Telestroke Network Program Implementation and Improved Stroke Care Delivery in an Urban Healthcare System

Katja G. Bryant, MSN, RN, SCRN, CNRN, Neuroscience Clinical Specialist, Stroke & Telestroke Program Coordinator, Northside Hospital

Breakout Session 3A – Federal Broadband Subsidies and Healthcare

Jeffrey Mitchell, JD, Fletcher, Herald, & Hildreth, PLC

Telemedicine and Direct-to-Consumer Medical Devices

Kyle Faget, JD, Foley & Lardner, LLP

Breakout Session 1A – Developing a Successful RPM Program

Larry Steinberg, EVP, Business Development, Co-Founder, Cloud DX

Breakout Session 2A – Telehealth Initiatives for Palliative Care in the Southeast

Susan McCammon, MD, FACS
Marie Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP
Ronit Elk, PhD
Rodney Tucker, MD, MMM

Breakout Session 3B – Technology-Based Eye Care Services (TECS)

Using Telehealth to Improve Access to Kidney Transplantation

Sharon Graves, MD, Emory University School of Medicine

Breakout Session 2B – Telehealth Program Evaluation: Evolving the Potential, Recalculating the Route

Matt Reich, CIO and Senior Vice President, McLeod Health
Michelle Hagar, CPhT, Managing Partner, Blue Cirrus Consulting

PowerPoint Presentations – Friday, March 22

Reimagining Rural Healthcare

Charles Owens, Clinical Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University

Health and Education: Crossing the Chasm with Telehealth

Loren Nix, Director of School-Based Telehealth, Global Partnership for Telehealth

Using Telemedicine to Improve Nighttime Collaboration and Care

Talbot McCormick, MD
Denise Ray, RN, BSN, MBA
Andy Jaffal, MD, MMM, CPE

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