Sergio Pillon, Medical Director of CIRM: “Telemedicine needs satellite”
Sergio Pillon Medical Director and Vice-president CIRM, Radio Medical International Centre, member of ESTEL Conference International Steering Committee, will be responsible for the Workshop on Maritime Telemedicine “The third millennium’s health care”, in the session “Integrated Satellite System an Emerging Technologies”, where he will give his speech and share his expertise with the people that will attend the meeting on October 3rd 2012.
“In Telemedicine activities the satellite is the unique opportunity to operate, especially when it comes to health for the people working onboard of ships and boats” – says Pillon, also Director of the Telemedicine Unit of S.Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome.
“Thousands of people works for months onboard of ships, because the international trading activities take place for a fair percentage in the seas and oceans. Onboard medical care usually is not an option for the majority of the ships” – continues Pillon. “Which is why remote assistance of Telemedicine via satellite can be extremely helpful to get real time data about workers health, and assist them for medications. So far CIRM has virtually hospitalized and assisted more than 27,000 seamen”.
“Telemedicine and satellite will be the main focus of the Workshop at ESTEL Conference”.