Spring 2006 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Surgical Protocols and Case Studies for Knee and Hip Replacement in Developing Countries

Time 04/26/06 01:15PM-02:30PM

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Session Abstract

With the international focus on relief efforts following natural disasters, the challenge of healthcare and surgical intervention in developing countries has been well documented. This session will tell a poignant story of knee and hip surgical replacements through the humanitarian work of Operation Walk in Cuba, Guatemala, and Nicaragua and how Internet2 collaborations have advanced this effort. Broadcast live to the Internet2 community from the ETECSA Conference Center in Havana, the session will follow the path to recovery of patients from remote areas in the Cuban interior. The presentation first will describe routing the network path from Cuba, to Columbus, Ohio to Arlington and how this connectivity was achieved. The session then will connect to the International Cuban Conference Center in Havana. Moderated by Merrill Ritter, considered one of the foremost international experts in knee and hip replacement, the session will follow-up with actual patients treated three years ago by American physicians. Patients will tell stories of how they and their families have benefited from newfound mobility. The session will conclude with a discussion of the role Internet2 in advancing healthcare in developing countries.


Speaker Darrell L. Bailey Indiana University

Speaker Michael Berend St. Francis Knee and Hip Replacement Surgical Center, Indiana

Speaker Merrill Ritter Operation Walk

Presentation Media

Secondary tracks Advancing Applications: What's Working? What's Not? What's Needed?

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