ITW at Rad-Aid Conference
Seven volunteers for ITW gathered on November 2, 2009 in Baltimore to attend the Rad-Aid conference. This conference was the first of its kind, bringing together NGO’s, non-profits, educators and corporations to discuss the challenges and opportunities involved with imaging outreach. ITW founders Dr. Garra and Dr. DeStigter served on panels (for details see www.rad-aid.org.) Participants included (among others) Goldman Sachs, Project HOPE, Rad-Aid, Duke University and Johns Hopkins.
Panels introduced and discussed topics as they relate to imaging, such as micro-finance, entrepreneurship, clinical imaging models, outcomes, and integrating US based medical education with telemedicine.
It was a privilege to be in the same room with so much diverse expertise from private enterprise, universities and other non-profits all collaborating and openly sharing information. Entities that would normally compete were swapping ideas and contact information.
Thanks to all of our friends at Rad-Aid for assembling such a fabulous event! We’ll see you again next year. -Andrea