Webinar: Emerging Trends in Telemedicine
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on healthcare institutions, research, and delivery systems worldwide. While telemedicine and telehealth are not new, recent policy changes have both greatly reduced barriers to access and promoted them as invaluable services for providing the necessary care to patients while minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. As the use of telehealth grows internationally, companies, institutions, and hospitals alike will have to create strategies to address its potential limitations and the policy issues that might preclude more widespread adoption.
This webinar will highlight: recent growth trends in global telemedicine research; critical success factors and strategies for increasing telehealth uptake; the state of clinical standards for the practice of telemedicine; and the impact of the regulatory environment.
Join our webinar on December 7, 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Dr. Heather Ross, MD, MHSc, FRCP (C), FACC, FCCS
Head, Division of Cardiology at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
She received her BSc (Honours Biology) from Queen’s University, her MD from the University of British Columbia, her Cardiology training at Dalhousie University, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiac Transplantation at Stanford University, California. She earned her MHSc in Bioethics from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Ross has had numerous leadership roles including President of the Canadian Society of Transplantation in 2005, Executive of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT 2002 – 2005) and ISHLT Secretary Treasurer 2007-2010. She has served 11 years over two terms on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Council, and is a past president of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. She spent 6 years on the Board of the CCS Academy. She served 4 years on the Executive of the Heart Failure Society of America. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. She is the past Ted Rogers and Family Chair in Heart Function 2010-2017. She has published over 320 peer reviewed articles and won numerous teaching awards including the inaugural CCS Women in Cardiovascular Medicine/Science Mentorship Award (2020), Canadian Heart Failure Society Annual Achievement Award (2019), University of Toronto Teacher of the Year (2017), and the UHN Department of Medicine Michael Hutcheon Mentor Award (2017). She is the founder of www.TestYourLimits.ca dedicated to improving heart health and research in heart failure. In 2015, she was named by Canadian Geographic as one of the top 100 modern day explorers.
Dr. Robin Ohannessian, MD, MPH
Medical doctor from Paris, France specializing in Public Health. He is Co-founder and Director of Télémédecine 360 (TLM360),
a dedicated consulting agency for telemedicine, telehealth and digital health, created in 2015. In addition, he is an academic researcher on telemedicine applied to Neurology and Stroke at the University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, and board member of the French Society of Digital Health. Dr. Robin Ohannessian has conducted several works on telemedicine policies and, most recently, has published a global call to action for telemedicine integration in pandemic response for COVID-19.
Dr. Bamini Jayabalasingham
Senior product manager at Elsevier
Ph.D trained researcher with experience conducting evaluations to support evidence based policy and program changes at the federal and municipal level. She is experienced managing teams to coordinate program evaluations, policy implementation, strategic planning, and data analyses to assess underlying factors (e.g. socioeconomic, infectious disease, funding policies) contributing to health and economic outcomes.
In her current role as Senior Product Manager with Elsevier’s Analytical Services, she has responsibility for developing analytical products using bibliometric data to support the strategic planning needs of clients in academia and government. Projects she has worked on include Cancer Research Current Trends and Future Directions and, The researcher journey through a gender lens.
Prior to joining Elsevier she held positions as Health Science Administrator at the Office of Research on Women’s Health, US National Institutes of Health, and Science Policy Analyst at the Public Health Agency of Canada.
SVP for Global Strategic Networks at Elsevier
Ann and her global team engage with key stakeholders across the research enterprise to establish strategic collaborations and to use analytics and data to address societal challenges in the area of sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and open science. She has held a variety of positions at the forefront of scholarly communication, most recently as Elsevier's Publishing Director, as well as electronic product development for Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform. She was previously with Cambridge University Press. Ann represents Elsevier on several STM (Scientific, Technical, Medical) industry committees, including the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Publishing Committee; University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) board and finance committee; and the CHORUS (Clearing House for Open Research) board, each with a mission to enhance access to scientific data and publication. Ann holds a master's degree in communications from the University of Pennsylvania.