House Speaker Gingrich to address HII98

patricia at patricia at
Thu Mar 19 15:27:59 EST 1998

Dear healthcare professional,

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) is pleased to invite
you to attend our third annual conference The Emerging Health Information
Infrastructure: Managing Change Through Information. The conference will be
held April 27-28, 1998 at the Georgetown University Conference Center,
Washington, D.C.

This conference is intended to bring key national and state policymakers
together with representatives of leading health associations, the library
and informatics communities and challenges toward achieving the emerging
national informational infrastructure to improve health.

HII98's dynamic foci:


                         3rd Annual Conference
       The Emerging Health Information Infrastructure (HII98):
                 Managing Change Through Information
  Sponsored by Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM)

                           April 27-29, 1998
                 Georgetown University Conference Center
                            Washington, D.C.

      Visit our website for the latest conference information

Monday, April 27, 1998

7:30 - 8:30
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:30
Opening Plenary Session
Welcome by honorary Chair, Dr. Michael DeBakey

Honorable Donna Shalala (INVITED)*
Secretary of Health & Human Services
Address on Confidentiality of Medical Records & the Information Superhighway

Honorable Kent Conrad (D-ND), U.S. Senator (INVITED)
Address on Federal Efforts On Telemedicine & Telehealth

Demonstrations of Innovative Telemedicine Projects
    1) Georgetown university Renal Dialysis Project
    2) Maryland Ambulance Project

10:30 - 11:00
Break & Opening of Exhibits

11:00 - 12:15
Breakouts (5 or 6)

12:15 - 2:15
Exhibit Hours

12:45 - 1:45
Lunch & Learn Sessions

2:15 - 3:15
Plenary II
Panel on Consumer Use of Online Medical Information

3:15 - 3:45
Break in Exhibit Hall

3:45 - 5:00
Breakouts (5 or 6)

5:00 - 6:45
Reception in Exhibit Hall

6:45 - 9:00
Comments by Senator Arlen Specter
Presentation of DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award
Address on CyberMedicine: How Computing Empowers Doctors and Providers for
Better Healthcare by Warner Slack, M.D.

Tuesday, April 28

7:45 - 8:45
Sponsor breakouts

8:45 - 10:15
Plenary III
George Strawn of National Science Foundation on Next Generation Internet

Followed by Responder Panel on "What NGI means for Healthcare"
with Dr. Sherrilynne Fuller, Dr. Ted Shortliffe, and Gary Ring  of Bell

Legislative update by Neal Neuberger,
Center for Public Service Communications

10:15 - 10:45
Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45 - noon
Breakouts (5 or 6)

Noon - 2:00
Exhibit Hall Open

Lunch & Learn

2:00 - 4:30
Plenary IV -- Using the Information Highway for Public Health

Universal Service for Rural Health Facilities
Address by Hon. William Kennard, Chairman, FCC

Diabetes and Information Superhighway
Sheryl Hill, Data Informmatics, Inc.
and Dr. James Etzwiler, International Diabetes Foundation

Role of NIH and Use of Information Technologies
Hon. Newt Gingrich, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

Health Passport Project: Using Smart Card Technology to Improve Health
Address by Dr. Paul Tang (INVITED)* and Governor James Geringer (WY) (invited)

4:30           Adjourn

Wednesday, April 28     Post-Conference Workshops

8:30 - 5:00
Law, Cyberspace & Medicine
Copyyright, Intellectual Property & Trademark in Cyberspace
Licensure & Telemedicine/Telehealth
Privacy, Security & Confidentiality Requirements of
Health Data in Electronic Form
Minimizing Potential Liability of Healthcare or
Telemedicine Computer Systems

8:30 - 5:00
Invitational post-Conference Workshop  Using Telecommunications for
Populations With Special Needs

In cooperation with the Center for Public Service Communications, and the
Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion


Friends of the National Library of Medicine
1555 Connnecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington DC 20036-1108
(202) 462-0992 ext. 56 / Fax (202) 462-9043

Registration Fees (please choose registration as well as cost option)

Both HII98
___Friends Members/Gov't        $400/$450 after 4/10/98
___Non-Members                  $500/$550 after 4/10/98
___Student                      $225/$275 after 4/10/98

One Day Conference
___ 4/27/98 ___ 4/28/98
___Friends Members/Gov't        $225/$250 after 4/10/98
___Non-Members                  $300/$350

One-Day Post Conference
___Law, Cyberspace & Medicine     $125/$150 after 4/10/98

Total                                                        _________

Method of Payment

___Check payable to Friends of NLM      ___Visa          ___Mastercard
Card #_______________________________________________   Exp:__________

** Advance registration closes April 10, 1998. Forms postmarked after that
date will be charged the
on-site registration fees.

** Requests for refund can be honored only if made in writing. Requests on
or before February 28,
1998 will be made in full. Requests on or before April 10, 1998 will be
charged a $50.00 service
fee. Requests made after April 10, 1998 will not be eligible for refund.

Travel Arrangements:
Reliable Travel International, HII98's official/exclusive travel agency,
will offer discounted airfares and rental car rates to provide guaranteed
savings to you.  Cal Reliable Travel International at 1-800-645-6504
Refernce: Friends of NLM/HII98

Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel rooms have been reserved at Georgetown University Conference Center,
(3800 Reservoir Road, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007) $145/night -
single/double and Holiday Inn-Georgetown Hotel (2101 Wisconsin Avenue,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007) for
$ 139 /night-- single/double.  Reservations must be received by April 3,
Reservations after this date are subject to availability.
For reservations call:
Georgetown University Conference Center: 800-228-9290, 202-687-3235, or
fax: 202-687-3297,
Holiday Inn Georgetown Hotel: 202-338-4600, fax: 202-338-4458.
Reference: Friends of NLM-HII98.

Airline & Car Rental Reservations:

Reliable Travel International, FNLM's official/exclusive travel agency,
will offer discounted airfares and
rental car rates to provide guaranteed savings to you.  Call Reliable
Travel International at 1-800-645-6504
and refer to the Friends of NLM's HII98 Conference.

Requests for refund can be honored only if made in writing

On or before 2/27/98            No Charge
On or before 4/13/98            Refund minus $50 service fee
After 4/13/98                   No Refund

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