See and experience the wonders of telemedicine in action at The Children's

    MONTREAL, June 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Saving lives, time, travel and money,
telemedicine is transforming health care at The Children's. Thanks to a
$ 5,000,000 commitment from Bell, The Children's has tremendously advanced the
health care offered to all its young patients, especially those living in
distant or remote regions of Quebec.
    A trip to the doctor's office has forever changed thanks to telemedicine.
Today, our doctors can examine their patients located thousands of miles away;
our surgeons can consult with a pathologist while being in the operating room;
our specialists can share their expertise and collaborate with other medical
teams in real time to make immediate decisions; a child in isolation can chat
from his hospital bed with friends.
    The Montreal Children's Hospital and its Foundation, in partnership with
Bell, invite you to witness the revolution of telemedicine. Come and discover
the many ways in which telemedicine is used, and how private funds have been
instrumental in developing our Hospital's abilities on this front.

    WHEN:      Friday June 15 at 10:00

    WHERE:     The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC
               Amphitheatre (D-182)
               2300, Tupper (corner René-Lévesque)

    WHO:       A child with cancer who is confined to an isolation room
               Johanne Desrochers, Associate Director, Community Outreach
               and Telemedicine
               Patient, parents and team of physicians live from Blanc Sablon
               Surgeon and pathologist

For further information:

For further information: Danielle Gabrielle Roy, Director of
Communications, The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, (514) 934-4846,
Cell.: (514) 238-4760; Lisa Dutton, Manager, Public Relations and
Communications, The Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University
Health Centre, (514) 412-4307

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