Introducing SFT-13 keynote speakers
Dr Brown is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), one of the largest and most active integrated telemedicine networks in the world. Dr Brown has won numerous awards for his work in Telemedicine, including most recently, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award for his contributions to health care in Canada. In 2010, he was chosen as one of 25 Living Transformational Canadians by a national media panel sponsored by the Globe and Mail, CTV and Le Presse. He currently sits on the boards of several health care organisations and is the President of the American Telemedicine Association. An emergency physician who studied mathematics and engineering before embarking on his medical career, Dr Brown is a passionate advocate for telemedicine as a tool to improve access to care, quality of care and the sustainability of health care systems.
Dr Shuji Shimizu, M.D. Ph.D. is a surgeon who graduated from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan in 1980. He is an Associate Professor of the Department of Endoscopic Diagnostics and Therapeutics, and majors in endoscopic surgery. He is also the Director of Telemedicine Development Center of Asia at Kyushu University Hospital and works on a telemedicine project between Korea-Japan (which has been operating since 2002). This project is widely recognised in Asia-Pacific regions continues to have expanding global reach. He is currently the chairperson of the medical working group of Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), as well as a training centre committee member of the World Gastroenterology Organization, which connects worldwide centres for continuous medical education.