Hello ATA SanJose 2012!

5 May

Day 1 – Saturday 28th April 2012 – Scenic drive to San Jose

It’s a beautiful spring sunny day as we took 101 scenic way with breath taking and amazing views. Here are few shots of the drive.

Day 2 – Sunday 29th April 2012 – Opening Plenary ATA 2012

This is the big day.

At San Jose McEnery Convention Center, got the registration done. In the auditorium across the street, met with classmates and Dr. Chatterjee where the opening ceremony took place. It was grand and courtesy by SUNPA. Dr. Bernard Harris, President of ATA presided the meeting followed by Dr. Edward Brown, Vice President of the ATA. The lecture by Dr. James Butch Rosser was hilarious and informative. ATA 2012 awards are presented by various members of the association to honorary achievers in the field of Telemedicine. Opening ceremony was grand with Chinese lion dance and good food. We ended the day with dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s along with the Dr. Chatterjee and classmates.

Day 3 – Monday 1st May 2012 – Exhibition Hall ATA 2012

This is the most interesting day

I come across various telemedicine gadgets, softwares and applications. There are around 1700 exhibit booths with exhibitors from global companies. Few of them are GlobalMed, Sensiotec, Tanita, Rubbermaid, iClickCare.

Here are the devices from these companies

GlobalMed – TotalExam Hand held examination camera.

Sensiotec – Noncontact Remote patient Monitors.

Tanita – There are so many gadgets for teenagers and elderly but Tanita introduced software called IRONKIDS exclusively for 5 – 17 years of age targeting obesity.

iClickCare – A secured software subscription service for exchanging pictures and prescriptions representing patients health conditions with doctors.

Rubbermaid has stepped into ICU from kitchens with various telemedicine gadgets.

Lets see how many of these make to the market.

Day 4 – Tuesday 2nd May 2012 – Closing Ceremony – ATA 2012

Current president Dr. Bernard James introduced incoming president Dr. Stewart Ferguson. The highlight of the event was the interview of the Steve Wozniak by the president of ATA. It was an inspiring and thought provoking talk. Over all it’s a great trip and gave insights on various latest gadgets of Telemedicine, Thanks to Dr. Chatterjee for organizing such a trip that gave insights into Telemedicine.

Sri Lakshmi