The congress, titled “ARMTELEMED: Road to the Future,” presented a theme of forward thinking in Armenian telemedicine. It took place October 14-16 and was attended by 287 participants, including 53 international participants and 76 students of the congress’ host venue, the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University.
Peter Killcommons’ keynote speech focused primarily on the implementation of telemedicine technology in eastern Afghanistan, specifically two participating hospitals in Jalalabad. Medweb created and donated the system to the Armenian telemedicine association, in an attempt to help rural areas of Armenia become more medically advanced. The hosts of the congress presented Killcommons with a personalized bottle of Armenian cognac and an invitation to the following year’s congress.