Latin American & Caribbean Chapter (ATALACC)

The American Telemedicine Association Latin-American & Caribbean Chapter (ATALACC) is comprised of professionals from Latin-American and Caribbean countries that are committed to the development and application of telemedicine and medical informatics. ATALACC also seeks to provide a forum for the sharing of information and resources in order to educate and promote telemedicine initiatives in this region.

The overall mission of the ATALACC is:

  • The application of telemedicine and medical informatics solutions in different political, economic, and social systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • The dissemination of these solutions within the respective health care systems.
  • The education and promotion of telemedicine and medical informatics solutions within the region.
  • The building of resource capacity for telemedicine and medical informatics solutions in the respective countries.

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Xavier Urtubey, MD, MBA
AccuHealth Group
Santiago, Chile
Vice Chair
Humberto Alves, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Jose Fernando Florez-Arango, MD, MS, PhD
Associate Professor
Departamento de Educacion Medica. Universidad de Antioquia
Founder and CEO
Informatica & Salud SAS
Evigado, Antioquia, Columbia
Immediate Past Chair 
Milton Jijon, MD
Medical Director
Quito, Ecuador

Regional Secretaries

  • North America 
    Dale Alverson, MD, Medical Director, Center for Telehealth, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM; 505-272-8633,

  • South America 
    To be determined

  • Central America 
    Silvio Vega, MD, Medical Director, Pananmanian Telemedicine and Telehealth Program, Panama City, Panama; 507-264-4863,

  • Caribbean 
    To be determined
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