Conference Attendees View Surgery with ACELINK

The 2006 Business & Education Summit on October 10 was a huge success. Twenty-four high school teams plus business and higher education leaders were all in attendance to learn how we can partner together to prepare tomorrow's workforce. I had the honor of participating on the planning committee for this event and demonstrating ACELINK videoconferencing.

With the very generous effort of Dr. Geoffrey M. Randolph, board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Fort Wayne, we were able to connect the Summit attendees to Lutheran Hospital's OR Suite to see Dr. Randolph and his team in surgery. We connected to Dr. Randolph via IP videoconferencing, which allowed both our audience and the surgical staff to see and talk to each other in real time. Teachers in the audience had a first-hand demonstration of how two-way interactive videoconferencing can bring the outside world (or the inner world of a clinical setting) into their classrooms.

I also appreciate the support of Lutheran Hospital's IT staff and administration, as well as the fantastic support of the Grand Wayne's IT staff and Stan Adams, Indiana Data Center president and ACELINK partner.

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