2nd Annual Congress Highlights
Excellence in Courage and Dedication Crystal Award
Ms. Soraya Khalilian
Ms. Khalilian has dedicated her last 20 years of her life to take care of her son who is suffering from a very rare brain tumor. She has a sociology degree from the University of Tehran and is a retired teacher. Upon receiving the news of her son's brain tumor 20 years ago she immigrated to the US to find a better facility to treat her son. She has also went back to school and obtained her AA degree in laboratory medicine in order to better manage her son's brain tumor.
Excellence in Research, Development and Educational Support Crystal Award
Frenc A. Jolesz, MD
The IBMISPS Board of Directors is aware of Dr. Jolesz contribution to the field such as the development and implementation of innovative image processing methods, which has brought several minimally invasive therapies into successful clinical application. He has also been credited with developing, refining, and introducing into clinical practice the idea of direct, real time MR image- guided surgical interventions as well as perfecting the use of high intensity focused ultrasound as a tissue ablation tool and integrating it with MR imaging guidance systems. Dr. Jolesz is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science in the U.S. He is nominated to the National Academy of Science in Hungary in 2005. He is also the first elected president of IBMISPS.
More on Professor Jolesz: http://splweb.bwh.harvard.edu:8000/pages/ppl/jolesz/
The Honorable U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California
Senator Boxer is one of the Senate's leading advocates for health research. She cosponsored The National Research Investment Act of 1998 and supported subsequent appropriations that led to the doubling of funding for the NIH. Boxer is one of the nation's most outspoken advocates of research and treatment for diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and scleroderma.
More on Senator Boxer: http://www.smartvoter.org/2004/11/02/ca/state/vote/boxer_b/paper3.html
Two of the leading companies in the field received the 2005 Excellence in R, D & E crystal award for their outstanding contributions to both the fields of Brain Mapping and Intraoperative Surgical Planning.
Zeiss President O'Connell along with Siemens President McCausland will be receiving the "Excellence for Research, Development and Education Crystal Award" on behalf of their companies.
Excellence in Educational Support
IBMISPS recognizes TATRC for their significant contrbutions to the field of Brain Mapping and Image guided Surgery.
The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), a subordinate element of the United States Army Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), is charged with managing core Research Development Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) and congressionally mandated projects in telemedicine and advanced medical technologies. To Support its research and development efforts, TATRC maintains a productive mix of partnerships with federal, academic, and commercial organizations. TATRC also provides short duration, technical support (as directed) to federal and defense agencies; develops, evaluates, and demonstrates new technologies and concepts; and conducts market surveillance with a focus on leveraging emerging technologies in healthcare and healthcare support. Ultimately, TATRC's activities strive to make medical care and services more accessible to soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen; reduce costs, and enhance the overall quality of military healthcare. The USAMRMC's telemedicine program, executed by the TATRC, applies medical expertise, advanced diagnostics, simulations, and effector systems integrated with information and telecommunications enabling medical assets to operate at a velocity that supports the requirements of the Objective Force. The program leverages, adapts, and integrates medical and commercial/military non-medical technologies to provide logistics/patient management, training devices/systems, collaborative mission planning tools, differential diagnosis, consultation and knowledge sharing. These capabilities enhance field medical support by improving planning and enabling real time 'what-if" analysis. Specifically, this program will: 1) Reduce medical footprint and increases medical mobility while ensuring access to essential medical expertise & support. 2) Incorporate health awareness into battlespace awareness. 3) Improve the skills of medical personnel and units. * Improve quality of medical/surgical care throughout the battle space.
United States Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
This symposium is held in collaborative partnership with the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), and is made possible by a contract administered through the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), at Fort Detrick.
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