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Upcoming Meetings:

  • Intel Internet Health Day II - New York, October 12, 1999
  • Internet Healthcare Coalition (IHC) - New York, October 13, 1999
  • eHealthcare World - New York, November 3-5, 1999

New York will be the place for online health meetings this fall.

As we reported in our last issue (see archives), Intel's second Internet Health Day will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. On Wednesday, October 13, at the same hotel, the Internet Healthcare Coalition will hold its second annual meeting. And on November 3-5, eMarket World will host it's second eHealthcare World Industry tradeshow and conference at the New York Hilton.

Internet Healthcare Coalition (IHC) Annual Meeting-New York, October 13, 1999

This interesting and important coalition of Web site producers, publishers, academics, librarians, patient advocacy and support groups, journalists, and other assorted Internet visionaries, quack-busters, and policy wonks all agree on one thing: there should be no externally-imposed regulation of health information on the Net. The theme of this year's meeting: "Healthcare Professionals and Consumers Online: Fixing the Broken Link." George Lundberg kicks off with the morning keynote: "Medical Publishing on the Net: A revolution, but what's in it for the healthcare consumer?" A series of panel discussions explores the needs of online consumers, provider-patient online links, and online patient services. Yours truly will deliver the closing keynote: "Digital Doctoring--Working with the Net-Savvy Patient." The registration fee for the one-day conference is $250. A limited number of exhibit tables are available at $2,495.

For further information, go to www.ihc.net/community/conf.html For registration and related questions: Chris Pentz 215.943.3808. For exhibit and sponsorship information and other questions: John Mack 215.504.4164.

eHealthcare World-New York, November 3-5, 1999

If the IHC looks at quality, eHealthcare World keeps it's eye on the bottom line. This large industry trade show (they expect 3,000+ attendees) offers three days of panels on the business aspects of online health, from branding and e-tailing to online prescribing and building for-profit Web communities. The show's producers clearly practice what they preach: As this issue goes to press, the speaker list and program are not yet confirmed (more in our next issue), but they've already signed up more than 40 corporate exhibitors, from adam.com and americasdoctor.com to webmd.com and wellmed.com. The registration fee for the three-day conference is $1,295 ($995 before Sept. 24). Exhibit spaces start at $2,800.

For more information, go to www.ehealthcareworld.com. For registration and related questions: Stephanie Williams, 804.643.8375. For sponsorship information and other questions: Curtis Wharton. 804.643.8375.

Published in The Ferguson Report, Number 5, July 1999


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