Final Day of MEDICA 2010
Guten Tag from the final day of MEDICA 2010 World Forum for Medicine and International Trade Fair and Congress in Düsseldorf, Germany! This has been a great experience for me, and there’s no question the show has been a resounding success. Düsseldorf was a great place to launch our inaugural Wireless Health Pavilion. Considered by many to the mobile capital of Europe with its strong ties to the wireless industry, the city hosted a reception to recognize the pavilion and its participants. The show provided a great opportunity to meet with leaders and policymakers who are involved in wireless health. Here I am (left) with Clint McClelland of Qualcomm, Courtney Gregoire, director of the National Export Initiative International Trade Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce and John Fogarasi, minister-counselor for Commercial Affairs. We discussed export opportunities for U.S. wireless health participants and a number of other issues, which is one of the great things about being here. CTIA can help play a key role in facilitating the expansion of mHealth opportunities, which we’re doing in venues such as Medica 2010 and at the two trade shows we operate in the U.S. With so much innovation in mHealth coming from the U.S., it’s exciting to explore ways we can share our technology with the rest of the world. One amazing innovation I saw in our pavilion was displayed by Dr. Qiang Gao, CEO of IVT Technology. Dr. Goa showcased his remote medical monitoring solutions for mHealth management and emergency rescue. By using a wireless blood pressure monitor, ECG monitor and oximeter, hospitals can remotely monitor a patient’s health data and even call emergency responders if needed by the patient. While the 150,000 attendees are starting to leave the Düsseldorf fairgrounds, the participants and sponsors of the CTIA Wireless Health Pavilion unanimously decided to make it even bigger and better in 2011! Thank you for following our coverage of MEDICA 2010 on the blog. I also want to say a special thanks to our key sponsors of the Wireless Health Pavilion—Clint McClellan, senior director of market development at Qualcomm and Rob McCray, chairman and CEO of Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance. Please contact us for information about participating next year and we’ll see you at MEDICA 2011!