Organised by The King’s Fund and the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC), this annual event brings together key speakers from around the world to showcase innovations and best practice in the deployment of telehealth and telecare. In addition to the physical three day congress in London we are also running this congress as a virtual event in order to share learning on a larger scale.
The congress will feature results and learning from the UK Whole System Demonstrator programme (the largest radomised controlled trial of telehealth and telecare in the world), and UK and international case studies, providing you with insight and best practice into the use of telehealth and telecare.
This virtual event will allow you to watch all of the main plenary presentations live; visit exhibition stands and watch videos, download brochures and chat live online to stand staff; visit and chat online to other participants in the networking lounge; and download resources from the resource centre.
How the virtual event works
Once you log in, you’ll find yourself in the congress lobby where a video greeting will welcome you. Clearly marked entry points will point you to the various show locations, Exhibition Hall, Auditorium etc. Along the top of the screen is the Navigation bar for quick access to area locations.
“Walk” through our stands in the 3-D exhibition hall. You can move to the left and right in the hall by moving your mouse accordingly. There is also a text based exhibitor directory for those wanting to get to a stand quickly. Hovering over a stand will display more information about the company, while clicking on it will take you right into the booth.
Just like a real stand, exhibitors set up their stand with company and product literature, videos and more. Stands are staffed with company representatives to answer your questions online.
Visit the auditorium to watch all the main plenary presentations live. You can also submit questions for presenters during the live sessions online and via Twitter. If you miss any of the live presentations you can catch up with these in the auditorium.
Engage in an ongoing group chat among other delegates or participate in scheduled group chats for focused discussions on specific topics. Use the message box to exchange emails or V-Cards with other attendees, and invite them for one-on-one chats.
Find all the downloadable content here – static information such as case studies or white papers in addition to webcasts or any other presentations. Use the search functions to quickly find information by topic/type. You can view while you’re here or save to your briefcase to view later.
After logging in, we recommend setting up your profile, avatar etc. (My preferences on right side of the congress lobby navigation bar) to share information about yourself with other attendees via your V-card. Your profile is a great tool to introduce yourself so be sure to take advantage of this networking tool. This is also where you can set your avatar, privacy options and change your password.
Day one: Pre-congress seminar: Evaluating telehealth and telecare projects
Tuesday 6 March 2012
Day two: Telehealth Congress
Wednesday 7 March 2012
Day two: Telecare and Whole System Demonstrator Congress
Thursday 8 March 2012