The American Telemedicine Association’s Annual Fall Conference to Kick-Off on September 26th in Austin, Texas

Edge 2018 Will Highlight Emerging Best Practices in Telemedicine to Accelerate Delivery Model Innovation, New Program Design Initiatives, and Technology Implementation.

The American Telemedicine Association, the leading global, member-based group uniquely focused on telemedicine, announced today its annual Fall conference will take place between September 26th and 28th in Austin, Texas. The conference, Edge 2018, will highlight emerging best practices in telemedicine and virtual care, which are accelerating delivery model innovation, program design, and technology implementation. It will also feature industry luminaries, progressive healthcare delivery systems, as well as disruptive solution providers. Among the many notable speakers and participants at Edge 2018:

  • Karen DeSalvo, M.D., MPH, Professor at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School; Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  • Martin Doerfler, M.D., Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Development and Associate Chief Medical Officer at the Center for Learning and Innovation at Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine and Science Education at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Alex Hurd, Senior Director of Program Development and Portfolio Management, Health and Wellness Transformation at Walmart
  • Ted Schwab, Healthcare Strategist, Entrepreneur, and Digital Experience Advisor now at Babylon Health, an AI-backed digital primary care platform; former Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group, Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Partner at Oliver Wyman

“We are thrilled to provide a forum for industry thought leaders, policy experts, and providers to convene and collaborate,” stated ATA chief executive officer Ann Mond Johnson. “This year’s line-up includes a series of immersive sessions that focus on more effectively incorporating virtual care as a central component of clinical delivery strategy, as well as its practical application as a catalyst for value-based care adoption and organizational growth.”

Edge 2018 is grounded in innovation and has been designed to challenge conventional thinking. From Spark Sessions to 360-Degree Learning Labs, attendees will emerge with actionable intelligence, tools, and solutions to push their organizations forward. This year’s conference will be hosted at the Fairmont Austin located in downtown Austin’s Central Business District. To learn more about the event or to register, visit

About the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) 
Established in 1993, ATA is a non-profit, membership-based association located in the greater Washington, DC area. Comprised of a membership network of more than 10,000 industry leaders and healthcare professionals, ATA is the leading telehealth association helping to transform healthcare by improving the quality, equity, and affordability of healthcare delivery throughout the world. To learn more about ATA, visit



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