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
Loren Nix & Jennifer Murphy, Global Partnership for Telehealth
Jeff Robbins, Tift Regional Medical Center
Valerie Lamon, Black Fox Elementary School
Maria Chininis, Concussion Institute
Rosalyn Mobley & Michelle Rush, Amerigroup
Kristen Moore, Tammy Murphy & LeAndra Gay, Colquitt County Public Schools
Dr. Kayln Lane & Melissa Hood, Unison Behavioral Health
Loren Nix, Global Partnership for Telehealth
Lloyd Sirmons & Jerad Johnson, Global Partnership for Telehealth
Laura Hunnewell, Sand Hill Elementary School
Laura Lindsey, Monica Purvis & Kristin Barker, Berrien Middle School
PowerPoint Presentations – Thursday, March 21
Dan Brewer, LTC (R)
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
Jeffrey Mitchell, JD, Fletcher, Herald, & Hildreth, PLC
Kyle Faget, JD, Foley & Lardner, LLP
Larry Steinberg, EVP, Business Development, Co-Founder, Cloud DX
Susan McCammon, MD, FACS
Marie Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP
Ronit Elk, PhD
Rodney Tucker, MD, MMM
April Maa, MD, Clinical Director, TECS, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine
Sharon Graves, MD, Emory University School of Medicine
Breakout Session 1B – Leveraging Asynchronous Teleconsultations in Medically Underserved Areas to Improve Community-Based Care
Michelle Turner, MSHS, Executive Director, The Addis Clinic
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