American Telemedicine Association Announces Schedule of Events for Inaugural Telehealth Awareness Week

WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced the schedule of events for Telehealth Awareness Week (September 19-25) featuring expert perspectives on the growing acceptance and value of telehealth from thought leaders across healthcare.

Featured Telehealth Awareness Week virtual events include:

The Virtual Patient Perspective (Sept 24, 2-3:30pm ET)

Hear from patients and patient advocates about the important role telehealth is playing in care delivery, the benefits of virtual care delivery, and how these individuals want care delivered in the future. How does telehealth empower patients to be engaged in their health? How does telehealth drive patient and provider satisfaction? What are the roadblocks and opportunities for telehealth? Hosted by the ATA. Register Here

Adrienne Boissy, MD, Chief Experience Officer, Cleveland Clinic (Opening Keynote)


  • John Novak, MD, Medical Director, OhioHealth ALS Clinic, ALS Association
  • Rachel Solomon, Director, Policy, Cancer Support Community
  • Mindy Henderson, Director and Editor-in-Chief, Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Roshni Kulkarni, MD, Professor Emerita, Former Director, Michigan State University Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders; Former Director, Division of Blood Disorders, CDC; National Hemophilia Foundation
  • Hannah Lynch, Director, Federal Government Relations & Health Policy, National Psoriasis Foundation
  • Rick Aranson, Senior Director, Patient Care Services, Susan G. Komen
  • Heidi Ross, Director, Policy, National Organization for Rare Disorders (Moderator)

Walter Panzirer, Trustee, Helmsley Charitable Trust (Closing Keynote)


American Medical Association Telehealth Immersion Program Mini-bootcamp (September 25, 10:00am ET)

As part of the Telehealth Immersion Program, the AMA will host a mini-bootcamp to wrap up Telehealth Awareness Week and provide an opportunity for participants to do deep-dive break-out sessions across various medical specialties. This event is designed to engage various stakeholders to support long-term sustainable telehealth programs across the industry. Register Here

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Chair, Board of Directors, ATA (Opening Remarks & Telehealth Awareness Week Recap)

Health at Home Models and Strategies Panel Discussion

  • David Bardan, MBA, Vice President and Head of Commercial US, TytoCare
  • Mick Connors, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Anytime Telehealth, Inc.
  • Jennifer Joe, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Vanguard Health (Moderator)
  • Stacy Lloyd, MPH, Director, Digital Health Operations, AMA; Vice Chair, VHL Alliance Board of Directors
  • Steve Ommen, MD, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic
  • Ryan Raisig, MPH, Associate Vice President, Coordinated Care and Post-Acute Care, VCU Health

Telehealth Across Medical Specialties Breakout Sessions

  • OB/GYN Breakout Group:
    Lisa Satterfield, MS, MPH, CAE, CPH, Senior Director, Health Economics & Practice Management, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Renal Medicine / Nephrology Breakout Group
    Rebecca Schmidt, DO, Professor & Assistant Dean, West Virginia University; Past President, Renal Physicians Association
  • Health at Home General Breakout Group
    Vimal Mishra, MD, Director, Digital Health, AMA; Medical Director, VCU Health


ATA Special Interest Group (SIG) Events taking place during Telehealth Awareness Week, include:

Exploring Telehealth Solutions for Family Caregivers
(Sept 20, 11am ET) Register Here

  • Charlotte Yeh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services (Keynote)
  • Rani Snyder, Vice President, Program, The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • MaryAnne Sterling, CEO, Sterling Health IT Consulting; caregiver and healthcare advocate
  • Nancy Green, Healthy Aging SIG Chair; Senior Vice President, Aveus (Moderator)

 RPM 101: Coding, Billing, Implementation and Innovation
(Sept 20, 1pm ET) Register Here

  • Congressman Troy Balderson (OH) (Opening Remarks)
  • Leslie Prellwitz, Director, CPT Content Management & Development, American Medical Association
  • Maria Fraga, Program Director, The Diabetes Alliance, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Carrie Nixon, Esq., Managing Partner, Nixon Gwilt Law
  • Bill Paschall and Leslie Krigstein, Co-chairs, RPM SIG (Moderators)

7 Steps to Assessing Telehealth Technology
(Sept 20, 3pm ET) Register Here

  • Jordan J. Berg, Telehealth Technology Specialist, National Telehealth Technology Assessment Center
  • Doris Batra, Director, National Telehealth Technology Assessment Center
  • Jonathan Savage, Founder & CEO, Care on Location, PC; Chair, Telehealth Technology SIG
  • Brad Wegrzyn, Principal Applications Analyst – Telehealth Program Admin, Providence St. Joseph Health, Vice-Chair, Telehealth Technology SIG

Exploring Asynchronous Telehealth and its Critical Role within our Evolving Healthcare System
(Sept 21, 2:15pm ET) Register Here

  • Patrick Carroll, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Hims
  • Lisa Ide, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Zipnosis
  • Melynda Barnes, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Ro
  • Kyle Zebley, Vice President, Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association (Moderator)

ATA Home Testing Special Interest Group Inaugural Meeting
(Sept 22, 11am ET) Register Here

  • Tim Bauer, Executive Vice President & Head of Science, EverylyHealth
  • Alexander Pastuszak, MD, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, Vault Health
  • Brandon Johnson and David Ryan, Co-chairs, Home Testing SIG

Telehealth and the FDA
(Sept 22, 12:15pm ET) Register Here

  • Bakul Patel, MD, Director, Digital Health Center of Excellence, US Food and Drug Administration
  • Jim Mault, MD, CEO and Chairman, BioIntelliSense; Chair, Decentralized Clinical Trials SIG

Evaluating the Impact of a Pediatric Tele-Physiatry Program
(Sept 22, 2pm ET) Register Here

  • Sarah Haynes, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Morgan Waller, Director of Telemedicine, Children’s Mercy Kansas City; Chair, Pediatric SIG
  • Jennifer Ruschman, Director, Center for Telehealth, Cincinnati Children’s; Vice-Chair, Pediatric SIG

ATA Interdisciplinary Clinicians Special Interest Group Meeting
(Sept 23 – 11:30am ET) Register Here

  • Jeff Arnovitz, CNP, Manager APRN PA, Express Care Online/Digital Health/ITD, Cleveland Clinic Health Systems; Chair, Interdisciplinary Clinicians SIG
  • Pita Nims, Senior Clinical Program Manager, Telehospitalist, Providence Telehealth; Immediate Past Chair, Interdisciplinary Clinicians SIG

Telehealth Policy Update (Sept 23, 1pm ET) Register Here

  • Kyle Zebley, Vice President, Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association

Telehealth Around the World: What’s Different & How We’re the Same
(Sept 23, 1:30pm ET) Register Here

  • Augusto Ittig, MD, Presidente de la Red Iberoamericana de Salud Digital, Argentina
  • Pedro Ramos, MD, Chief of Telehealth; Professor and Researcher, Telecom-CIDE; Chief Editor, Journal of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Telesalud y Telemedicina, Mexico
  • Donna Henderson, President of the European Health Telematics Association, Scotland
  • Susan Yamamoto, Shriners Children’s Honolulu Telehealth Coordinator
  • Dale Alverson, MD, Co-chair, International SIG

Tele-Rehabilitation: Interprofessional Policy Principles, Federal & State Priorities
(Sept 23, 3pm ET) Register Here

  • Andy Bopp, Legislative Representative, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • David Scala, Specialist, Congressional Affairs, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Monica Wright, MHA, CPC, CPMA, CPCO, Manager, Coding & Payment Policy, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Kyle Zebley, Vice President, Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association
  • Evelyn Terrell, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L, Chair, Telerehabilitation SIG; Director, Telehealth and Special Projects, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (Moderator)

Visit the Telehealth Awareness Week Calendar for a full listing of events. Registration to all ATA events is free and open to the public.

About the ATA

As the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the American Telemedicine Association is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people. The ATA represents a broad and inclusive member network of leading healthcare delivery systems, academic institutions, technology solution providers and payers, as well as partner organizations and alliances, working to advance industry adoption of telehealth, promote responsible policy, advocate for government and market normalization, and provide education and resources to help integrate virtual care into emerging value-based delivery models. @americantelemed #telehealthishealth #ATApolicy

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Gina Cella
Cella Communications