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Reported by Ron Murray, GAME Board of Directors

Ron Murray, EdD, of the GAME Board of Directors and Associate Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Va., presented "CME - Home and Abroad; Telehealth Connections" to participants in the Telehealth course sponsored by United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI).

The goal of this non-profit joint venture between leaders of the US telecommunications, broadcast, and IT industries, and ranking officials from the federal government, is to share the United States' communications, technological, and managerial advances on a global basis by providing a comprehensive array of tuition-free training courses for qualified women and men who regulate and manage communications and IT infrastructures throughout the developing world.

Participants in this year's course held at the University of Virginia's Office of Telemedicine on October 19th had traveled from Ghana, Zambia, South Africa and Mongolia to take part in this and other tuition-free educational activities organized by USTTI. As well as outlining the role of CME and accreditation systems in the USA and the international arena, Murray cited examples of medical education initiatives using Telehealth technology that are currently operating in Brazil and the home countries of the participants.

More information on the USTTI program can be found at:

Ron Murray's presentation slides are available at:

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