This year, ATA Fall Forum kicks off with National Telehealth Lobby Day on Capitol Hill, an exciting opportunity to influence Congress on vital issues in telemedicine.
Effective Lobbying: Training Sessions
The morning begins with training sessions on effective lobbying. From 8:30-9:15AM “How to Have an Effective Congressional Meeting” will be presented by Rose Bauman, former Senatorial Chief of Staff and Martha Kendrick Partner with Akin Gump law firm. 9:15-10AM you can find out “What’s Hot on the Hill” with Gary Capistrant, ATA’s Chief Policy Officer and Alexander Hecht Vice President of Government Relations, ML Strategies and Deputy Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy. Congressional visits will take place from 10:30AM-4PM on Capitol Hill.
Scheduling Congressional Appointments
Participants will need to schedule Congressional appointments prior to your arrival. For the list of legislators and staff, download the Congressional Directory or contact Senate and House offices by calling the Capitol switchboard, 202-224-3121. Get details at ATA’s policy overview center.
Getting to Congress
Take the Metro. For House access, take the Orange/Blue/Silver lines to Capitol South and for Senate access take the Red line to Union Station. All visitors are required to go through security. Download this U.S. Capitol Map to help you navigate the Hill. For any other assistance with lobby day, contact Latoya Thomas, Director, State Policy Resource Center:
Coordinating Hill Visits with others from your State
ATA encourages participants to schedule appointments with other conference attendees from their state. “Teaming up” with others will provide strength in numbers and enhance your ability to secure meetings with Members of Congress. ATA will make available background materials and conference “leave behinds” to assist you in preparing your pro-telehealth message and “asks” for your meetings.
ATA Fall Forum Sessions
- The State of the Telemedicine Industry
- State Regulation: Changes Will Continue – How to Impact Change
- Telehealth in Congress – Luncheon Keynote from Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS-3)
- New Frontiers: Disruptors Transforming Health Care
- Clinical Quality and Standards of Care: Consumer and Provider Perspectives
- New Allies among Disease and Cohort Stakeholders
- The Changing Face of Health Care Delivery
- Building Effective Alliances
- Retail Enters the Market
- Investors Weigh in on Telemedicine’s Future
ATA is live streaming all of the Fall Forum sessions so that you stay up-to-date on telemedicine’s changing role in the health care marketplace. You can watch in real-time online and be a part of the conversation on social media by using #ATAFallForum and @AmericanTelemed Register for the video package to keep yourself on top of the changing world of telemedicine.
iTelemedicine contacted exhibitors in the Fall Forum to find out what we can expect. Our feature exhibitor this week is AMD Global Telemedicine. AMD’s Keri Dostie describes their features and announcements for the show.
“AMD Global Telemedicine’s latest advancements in real-time telemedicine solutions include Interactive Stethoscope, live-streaming ultrasound, and universal HL7 integration features all delivered through our AGNES Interactive software platform. We will feature our Portable TeleClinic and Clinical Assist modular telemedicine systems that are designed to grow with your specific application requirements. Our Telemedicine Program Design Managers will be on hand at ATA to offer guidance on what telemedicine solutions are best fit for your program.”
The Exhibit hall is sold out this year, with an exciting list of vendors you can find below.
ATA Fall Forum Exhibitors
|AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.||Mackay Communications|
|CareClix Telemedicine||Salus Telehealth|
|Center for Connected Health Policy||Solutionz Video Conferencing|
|Creative Medical International Inc.||swyMed|
|Global Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc.||Thinklabs Medical|
|Healthcare Anywhere LLC||Universal Service Administrative Company|
|Ikona Corp||ViTel Net|
Attendees of the Forum visitors might enjoy many of the events and festivals in the surrounding area. Before the Forum visitors can attend the Smart Cities Week Conference and Exhibition at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (Sept. 15-17) or see Diana Ross in concert at the Strathmore (Sept. 15, 8:00PM). The day after the Forum visitors might enjoy the Andrews Airshow at Andrews Air Force Base (Sept. 19, 8AM to 5PM), the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Sept. 19-20) or a night at the Washington National Opera – Carmen. For a complete calendar of local events as well as attractions and restaurants in D.C. area please see About D.C., Washington Post, Events D.C.