A national conference by the National Institute of Technology-Tiruchi (NIT-T), plans to bring together doctors and engineers from across the country to explore expanding healthcare reach to remote sections of the population, by tapping into various possibilities of telemedicine.

The three-day workshop scheduled at NIT-T campus from July 12 to 14, is the first of its kind to be hosted by an academic institution, according to coordinators S. Raghavan, professor, ECE department, and N.Sivakumaran, faculty, ICE department, NIT-T. Super specialists from medical institutions and engineers with expertise in telemedicine will participate.

P. Namperumalsamy, chairman, Aravind Eye Hospital, will inaugurate the workshop sponsored by Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP). V. Shantha, chairperson, Cancer Institute, Adyar, will speak on role of telemedicine in cancer detection and S. Muthan, regional director, Anna University, Tiruchi centre, will talk on ‘e-Health 2050’.

For details visit www.nitt.edu website or e-mail S. Raghavan (raghavan@nitt.edu) or N. Sivakumaran (nsk@nitt.edu) for more details. The last date for registration is on July 10.