Boston*Apr20*Health on the Internet

Howard Frederick hfrederick at igc.apc.org
Sun Apr 2 22:04:20 EST 1995


From: Howard Frederick <hfrederick>

                   [Boston*Apr 20*Internet Health Care]

              Telecommunications Policy Roundtable--Northeast

               Emerson-Tufts Program in Health Communication 
                        and BBN Planet Corporation
                         cordially invite you to:  

                        HEALTH STOPS ON THE I-WAY:
        PERSPECTIVES ON THE HEALTH CARE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE

     The Computer Museum, 300 Congress Street, Boston (South station)
    Thursday, April 20, 1995 / 6:00PM Museum visit*7:30PM Presentation

   [R.S.V.P. cyberprof at emerson.edu voice:617-351-7831 fax:617-578-8749]
 [A Videotape version of this event is available, see "Videotapes" below]

     Come to the Computer Museum and join health care professionals,
health communicators and computer networkers at the exhibits and 
reception.  See demonstrations of Internet health resources and hear a 
lively debate on Internet Health Policy.
 
     The panel addresses policy issues to improve the quality of health 
care, increase access and protect patient rights.  Who makes the decisions 
that affect the health of millions?  Will the Internet increase the health 
care gap between the rich and poor?  How are online patient records
protected from snooping eyes?  Can you trust alternative treatments
found on the Internet?  How do you find an Internet doctor?  

     This is a featured panel of the three-day Emerson-Tufts conference
"Communication:  The Key to a Healthier Tomorrow" Boston, April 20-22, 1995 
(see "Conference Brochure" below)

                   PANELISTS:  HEALTH STOPS ON THE I-WAY

Denise M. Nagel, M.D., Coalition for Patient Rights 
Coralee Whitcomb, Telecommunications Policy Roundtable, Computer
Professionals for Social Responsibility
Foster Carr, M.D. Online Doctor, Cyberspace Telemedical Office at 
http://www.telemedical.com/~drcarr President, Digital Media San Diego, Inc.
Elizabeth Eaton, Director, Tufts University Health Sciences Library
Beverly Woodward, Ph.D., Research Associate, Department of Sociology,
Brandeis University
Robert Greenes, M.D.,Ph.D.  Director, Decision Systems Group at
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Moderators:  Howard Frederick, Ph.D.; Phyllis Haynes; Scott Ratzan,
M.D., Emerson College

-->> R.S.V.P. cyberprof at emerson.edu  voice:617-351-7831  fax:617-578-8749
-->> For more information on "Health Stops on the I-way," contact
Howard Frederick, 617-578-8875 or cyberprof at emerson.edu  
-->> For more information on the Health Communications conference
and for press relations, contact 617-351-7831
-->> For more information on the videotapes, contact Phyllis Haynes,
617-421-0111 or haynespl at delphi.com (see "Videotapes" below)
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                            <<Conference brochure>>

-->>"Health Stops on the I-way" is part of the Emerson-Tufts conference
     "Communication:  The Key to a Healthier Tomorrow" examining how new 
     networking technologies affect health advocacy and disease prevention 
     in our society.  

              COMMUNICATION:  THE KEY TO A HEALTHIER TOMORROW
                      April 20th to April 22nd, 1995
               The Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts

     Sponsored by the Emerson-Tufts Program in Health Communication, in 
conjunction with the University of Kentucky, conference hosts since 1988.  
Conference organizers may be contacted at:  cyberprof at emerson.edu
voice:617-351-7831 fax:617-578-8749

                            CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

     The true challenge to a better world health expands beyond the health 
care community, a growth field of over eight million individuals in the 
United States.  The challenge is for leaders in communities throughout the 
globe to communicate effectively and to involve their constituent publics 
in practicing *health* within an ethical framework.  To meet this 
challenge, we must work to develop a synergistic relationship of 
individuals and organizations to form the New Health Order, directed and 
focused on positively promoting the vital life of the individual and the 
good health of our people.

     This conference will foster discussion on pressing issues in the field 
with presentations of research, and an exchange of ideas on the importance 
of health communication.  Conference proceedings with the inclusion of 
panelists and participant recommendations, will address the conference
theme on the role of scholars and the application of health communication
principles to better the health of individuals and communities.

     Each session is organized with short presentations by panelists of 
original research and ideas, with opportunity for discussion for 
participants and the audience.  The Friday session includes specialized
presentations with further exploration of the health communication area in 
a roundtable working group session.

     The objective of this conference is to examine current issues
and provide cutting edge information in communication which effects
and relates to health promotion and advocacy, and disease prevention.

                           Thursday, April 20th 

Registration, Omni Parker House
Opening Session.  Welcome 
TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN HEALTH COMMUNICATION: PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE
ADVANCES, OPPORTUNITIES AND PRACTICE IN THE FIELD OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION.
APPLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH COMMUNICATION
HEALTH STOPS ON THE I-WAY

                            Friday, April 21st 

ADVANCES IN HEALTH COMMUNICATION: EFFORTS AND IDEOLOGY
Roundtable Discussions - working groups
ORAL INTERPRETATION RECITAL - BREAST CANCER AS NARRATIVE

                           Saturday, April 22nd

IN PURSUIT OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS:  ANTI-TOBACCO INITIATIVES
THE ROLE OF MEDIA AND POLITICIANS IN DELIVERING HEALTH MESSAGES
PRESENTATION OF GRADUATE STUDENT PROJECT/PAPERS.  
INVITED LUNCH 

Advance registration for the three-day conference is $100, $125 at the 
door.  For more information on COMMUNICATION:  THE KEY TO A HEALTHIER
TOMORROW, Conference organizers may be contacted at:  The Emerson-Tufts
Program in Health Communication, 100 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116.  
cyberprof at emerson.edu voice:617-351-7831 fax:617-578-8749

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                              <<Videotapes>>

               [Please cross-post and distribute!*54 lines]
      [Videotapes*Boston*TPR-NE*Telecommunications Policy Roundtable]

          -->>  Four Telecommunications Policy Videotapes 
          -->>  Available for Cable Distribution/Educational Use

         (1) Universal Access and Teledemocracy  (30 min) 
         (2) What Journalists Know about the Internet?  (60 min)
         (3) How Communities Can Make the Information Highway

             Come to Town (60 min)
         (4) Health Stops on the Information I-Way (60 min)

     The Telecommunications Policy Roundtable-Northeast (TPR-NE)
is a coalition of New England groups working to protect the public
interest in telecommunications policy and to promote enlightened policy at
the regional and local level.  These cable-release videos of TPR-NE policy
forums were produced by Emerson College and TPR-NE.  

(1) Universal Access and Teledemocracy ($22)  Speakers from the industry 
    and non-profit sectors debate the meaning of universal service and its 
    impact on American democracy.  Panelists were:  Stan Kugell, Vice 
    President, Pilgrim Telephone Inc.; Miles Fidelman, Center For Civic 
    Networking; Eric Loeb, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab; Kate Snow, 
    Somerville Community Computing Center; Allen Shaw, MIT Media Lab; 
    Howard Frederick, Emerson College

(2) What Journalists Know about the Internet? ($27)  Journalists, educators 
    and policy makers discuss Internet policies and practice affecting
    journalists and the news business.  Presenters include:  David
    Armstrong, Boston Globe; Simson L. Garfinkel, contributing writer, 
    Wired; Coralee Whitcomb, Telecommunication Policy Roundtable--
    Northeast.  

(3) How Communities Can Make the Information Highway Come to Town ($27)  
    Municipal and community computer pioneers ask how cities and civil 
    society in general can assure that they are not bypassed by the 
    information superhighway.  Presentations included:  Miles Fidelman, The 
    Center for Civic Networking; Robert C. Maier, Massachusetts Board of 
    Library Commissioners; Geoffrey Beckwith, Massachusetts Municipal
    Association; Curtiss Priest, Center for Information, Technology & 
    Society; Ken Komoski, Learning and Information Network for Community 
    Telecomputing; Harry Stevens, computer teleconferencing pioneer; Gordon 
    Cook, former analyst, U.S. Office of Technology Assessment; Jennifer 
    Lawton, Net Daemons Associations.

(4) Health Stops on the Information I-Way ($27) will be available in May.  

All tapes are provided on high-quality VHS, NTSC standard (3/4" or PAL by 
special order).  Tape (1) is $22; Tapes (2), (3) and (4) are $27 each, plus 
$4.00 shipping.  Any three tapes are available for $70.00 plus $6.00 
shipping.  All four tapes are available for $95.00 plus $8.00 shipping.  
Overseas orders, $7 shipping for each tape for airmail delivery.
All tapes are edited and titled for cable release.  Please send
checks or money orders made payable to "Emerson College Bookstore" to 143
Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116.  Credit card payments are accepted (please
include number and expiration date).  For more information about the 
videotapes, contact Prof. Phyllis Haynes, Emerson College, phone:
617-421-0111 email:  haynespl at delphi.com   



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