Online event: International Congress on Telehealth and Telecare

23 Jul 2013
From 9.00am on 2 July 2013
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About this event

About this online event

This is the third year that the congress has been run and in order for us to expand the reach of the event beyond those who attend in person we are offering free online access to highlights of the event.

Registration will give you free exclusive entry to the online site which features:

  • access to the live web cast of the plenary sessions from this year’s congress with the opportunity to interact with the sessions in real-time
  • on-demand video content from 2012’s congress
  • presentations, papers and materials from the 2013 congress
  • information from our supporters and partners.

Register here or book your place at the Summit

Watch the plenary sessions live

The online site will go live on Tuesday 2 July at 9.00am and we will be live streaming the first session at 9.30am. The sessions that you can watch live will be:

Tuesday 2 July: 9.30-11.00am

  • Mainstreaming telehealth and telecare in Scotland
    Professor George Crooks OBE, Medical Director, NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, Scotland
  • Implementing telehealth across the UK care continuum
    From Guy’s & St. Thomas’ ICU to the home
    Brian Rosenfeld, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer - Telehealth, Philips Healthcare, United States of America
    Dr Richard Beale, Consultant Intensivist, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, England
  • Implementing technology in long-term and chronic care: the Dutch case
    Prof. Dr. Henk Nies, Chief Executive Vilans, Centre of expertise for long-term care, Utrecht and professor of Organisation and Policy in Long-term Care, VU University of Amsterdam
  • Questions and discussion

Tuesday 2 July: 2.00-3.00pm

Format - each presenter has 3 minutes to describe the outcomes of their telehealth or telecare project.

  • Continuing experience and research on a home telemonitoring intervention of chronic-pluripathological patients, “TELBIL-A project”
    Dr Iñaki Martín Lesende, General Practitioner, Health Service in Basque Country -Osakidetza, Spain
  • Making telehealth a success in a complex environment: implementing telehealth in Wessex between 2011 and 2013
    Katherine Barbour, Telehealth/Care Work Stream Programme Manager, University of Southampton
  • Improving patient care and safety in the community through technology
    Cathy Szabo, Chief Executive Officer, Central Community Care Access Centre, Canada
  • M-health for long-term management of COPD
    Professor Lionel Tarassenko, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Oxford
  • Enhancing independent living with wearable devices: the wrist wearable unit in the USEFIL Project
    Dr James Amor, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Warwick
  • Developing an assistive technology learning resource for mobile devices
    Darren Awang, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Coventry University
  • A telehealth approach to Cystic Fibrosis management: I-neb Insight Online
    Dr. Tim Spencer, Engineering Manager, Philips Respironics Respiratory Drug Delivery (UK) Ltd.
  • Global Health Equity Foundation and IngeniumCare, LLC: gathering appropriate evidence for adoption of the ‘CareGo Remote TeleHealthCare System’
    Professor Alison Marshall, Director, CaCHeT, University of Cumbria
  • The effects of real-time telemedicine consultations between hospital-based nurses and severe COPD patients discharged after exacerbation admissions
    Anne Sorknaes, PhD Student and Research Nurse, Odense University Hospital and Svendborg Hospital
  • The use of remote telehealth in the management of blood pressure in people following Stroke and TIA.
    Hilary Thompson, Clinical Nurse Specialist Stroke, Southern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Chronic disease management model in Acibadem Mobile Health
    Ahmet Firat Küçükköse, Homecare and Telemedicine MD, Acibadem Mobile Healthcare

Tuesday 2 July: 4.45-5.45pm

  • Keynote address: The clinical and technological empowerment of clinicians and patients to adopt telehealth
    Martin McShane, Director Domain 2- Enhancing the quality of life for people with long term conditions, NHS England
    Beverley Bryant, Director of Strategic Systems and Technology, NHS England

Panel debate: The pros and cons of telehealth and telecare
Chair: Roy Lilley, Health writer and commentator


  • Shirley Ayres, Digital Strategy and Communications Consultant
  • Helena Herklots, Chief Executive, Carers UK
  • Alison Mlot, Assisted Living Innovation Platform Leader, Technology Strategy Board
  • Brian Rosenfeld, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer - Telehealth, Philips Healthcare
  • Dr Jonathon Tomlinson, GP, The Lawson Practice

Wednesday 3 July: 10.00-11.15am

  • Chronic care in Spain
    Dr Joan Escarrabill, Director of Master Plan for Respiratory Diseases, Ministry of Health, Barcelona, Spain
  • Keynote address: O2 Help at Hand
    Nikki Flanders, Managing Director, O2 Health
  • Keynote address: Embedding telecare into reablement, intermediate care and delayed transfer of care services
    Liz Ward, Head of Service, Access and Care, Leeds City Council
  • Questions and discussion

Wednesday 3 July: 2.00-3.00pm

Format - each presenter has 3 minutes to describe the outcomes of their telehealth or telecare project

  • Webcasts: switch on to knowledge exchange
    Nessa Barry, Service Development Manager, NHS 24/ Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare (SCTT)
  • Ollie: an interactive web tool for Speech and Language Therapy
    Claire Bimson and Louise Simcock, Paediatric Speech and Language Therapists, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust
  • CuPiD Project: closed-loop system for personalised and at-home rehabilitation of people with Parkinson’s Disease
    Reynold Greenlaw, Director of Consultancy and Andrew Muddiman, CuPiD Project Manager, Oxford Computer Consultants
  • Nurses’ attitudes towards telehealth: the Royal College of Nursing eHealth survey
    David Barrett, Nurse Lecturer in Telehealth, University of Hull
  • Exploring patient beliefs and perceptions about sustained use of telehealth
    Sarah Gorst, PhD Student, University of Sheffield
  • Applications for the iPad in an integrated care and discharge support programme for older patients in Hong Kong
    Dr Elsie Hui, Hon Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • "HANDS" of TELBIL project
    Dr Iñaki Martín Lesende, General Practitioner, Health Service in Basque Country -Osakidetza, Spain
  • UK quality standards for store and forward teledermatology
    Dr Saul Halpern, Consultant Dermatologist, Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and nutritional status in elderly population
    Josu Llano, Process Responsible-Osarean, Osatek S.A
  • The Regional ICT based Clusters for Healthcare Applications and R&D Integration (RICHARD) Project
    Katherine Easton, Research Associate, University of Sheffield
  • Telecare for people with Dementia: evaluation of Renfrewshire Project
    Nick Hex, Associate Director, York Health Economics Consortium

Wednesday 3 July: 4.45-5.55pm

  • Participatory design in Denmark
    Christian Nohr, Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Patient voices

Panel session: Improving the user experience through telehealth and telecare


  • Christian Nohr, Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Professor Guus Schrijvers, Chair, International Foundation for Integrated Care
  • Madeleine Starr, Head of Innovation, Carers UK