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Telehealth conference to share virtual care strategies August 30

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One positive development in the health care industry post-pandemic is the expansion of virtual care services. Greater access has benefited both patients and providers alike, bridging gaps to make a virtual visit more convenient and secure.

Health care providers and staff using telehealth in their practices – or who would like to – will learn about the latest innovations and developments in this evolving branch of medical care at SIU Medicine’s 2023 Telehealth Conference on Wednesday, August 30. The all-day event can be attended virtually or in person at Memorial Learning Center’s MG Nelson Family Auditorium, 228 W. Miller St. in Springfield.

Medical experts will lead sessions and panel discussions on new telehealth legislation, policies and compliance issues. Presenters will also share case examples of telehealth’s uses within specialty care, patients’ perspectives on telehealth, and explain how A.I. is already changing health care.

The conference is designed for telehealth providers and staff, program directors and anyone interested in virtual care. “Our guests will get to hear from a spectrum of telehealth pros: healthcare providers, technicians, program staff and the patients, too. We have some interactive sessions that will spark conversations and ideas,” said Laura Hepp Kessel, executive director of telehealth services at SIU Medicine.

Registration costs are varied. In-person attendees receive lunch.
•    Virtual: $100
•    In person: $125
•    SIU or Memorial Health staff: $35
•    SIU School of Medicine students: no charge
•    Other health profession students: $35

To register, visit In the dropdown under ‘Learners,’ click on ‘Conferences.’’ Sponsorship and exhibitor information can be requested by emailing This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Continuing education credit is also available for advanced practice providers, nurses, nursing home administrators, social workers, clinical psychologists, professional counselors/clinical counselors and dietitians/nutrition counselors.

Visit for more information about SIU Medicine’s Telehealth Services. 

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