Closing Plenary
 Chair   Eugene Yeh, Director, NCHC
 1. Telemedicine on Academic Network: Achieved and to-be-Achieved
 Speaker: Shuji Shimizu
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan Amid rapid changes in surgical techniques and patient care, continuous education and training for the new generation of healthcare providers is of utmost importance. Thanks to REN (research and education network) and DVTS (digital video transport system), the transmission of clear moving images became possible. As the quality and cost-benefit attracted the surgeons as well as other medical people, our activity rapidly expanded to many countries in Asia-Pacific and beyond, including 90 leading medical institutions in 20 countries. The presentation will introduce what has been achieved by academic network as well as the encountered problems to be overcome together.

Bio: Dr. Shuji Shimizu, M.D. Ph.D. is surgeon, majoring in endoscopic surgery, which is sometimes called “keyhole operation” and is patient-friendly. But currently Dr Shimizu works more in the project of telemedicine which started between Korea-Japan in 2002. This project is now wide-spread in Asia-Pacific regions and is extending worldwide. Dr. Shimizu is Associate Professor of Department of Endoscopic Diagnostics and Therapeutics and Deputy Director of Telemedicine Development Center of Asia at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. Dr Shimizu is currently co-chairperson of medical working group of APAN, and an executive committee member of International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists, serving as chairman of telemedicine to connect worldwide centers of continuous medical education.

 2. Challenge and Opportunities for the Future Internet - CERNET Experience
 Speaker: Xing Li

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