UB To Sponsor Conference On Telemedicine Issues April 28

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: April 10, 2000 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The challenges of new technology and its increasing role in helping health-care providers make their services more accessible to patients will be the topic of an all-day conference to be held on April 28 at UB.

The conference, "Telemedicine: Evolving Legal and Regulatory Issues for the Health Professions," will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus.

In its broadest sense, telemedicine is the delivery of health care at a distance and is of growing importance for health-care providers and their patients who encounter difficulties in getting needed health-related information, tests and services.

Boston attorney Alan S. Goldberg, who has published extensively on health-law issues and telecommunications technology, will deliver the keynote address at 8:30 a.m. on "Telemedicine: Patientcentricity Comes of Age."

The luncheon speaker will be John Bentivoglio, special counsel for health-care fraud and chief privacy officer with the U.S. Department of Justice. His topic will be "Telemedicine: Don't Let the Benefits Blind You to Powerful Anti-Fraud Laws."

Program sessions will address such issues as "A Telemedicine Demonstration: Issues and Problems in the Medical Practice Environment," "A Survey of Legal Issues" and "Legislative and Regulatory Issues."

The deadline for registration is April 20. Call 645-5984 for more information. The program, including lunch, is free to students from the law, pharmacy and medical schools, and $75 to all others.

The program is sponsored by the schools of Law, Pharmacy and Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB. Support is being provided by the law firms of Damon & Morey LLP; Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber LLP, and the Conferences in the Disciplines Program of the State University of New York.