During the National Conference on Telemedicine held in Lucknow in April 2001 the participants resolved to form a scientific society dedicated to Telemedicine at national level and carry out annual scientific event pending a formal registration, thus the Telemedicine Society of India was born and all the participants signed a resolution to this effect and are made the founding members . The first annual conference of the society was held in Lucknow in the subsequent year and all the participants were inducted to the founding member group. In the following two years there were no scientific activity till March 2005 when an International Conference on Telemedicine (INTELMED 2005) was hosted by Indian Space Research Organization ( ISRO) at Bangalore. During this event a general body meeting was held among the founding members present to resolve to form an interim executive body to initially take the responsibility of steering the activities of the society till the formal registration of the society and election of executive is held thereafter. Unanimously the following interim group of executive was formed; Dr S. S. Badrinath, Chairman, Sankara Nethralaya ( Founder President), Sri Bhaskaranarayana of ISRO (Vice President ), Prof. Saroj Mishra (Secretary) and Prof. K. Ganapathy (Joint Secretary-cum-Treasurer). Members of the executive body was selected from among representative of various Ministries of Government supporting telemedicine activities (Department of Information Technology & Indian Space Research Organization), Defense Services, Academic Organizations playing active role in telemedicine ( AIIMS, New Delhi & SGPGI, Lucknow) and Indian office of WHO. The society got formally registered in 2006 at Lucknow having its registered office at Telemedicine Center, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences. Considerable progress has been made over last few years. The society had its First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth , Seventh and Eighth Annual Conferences held at Lucknow(2002), New Delhi (2006), Chennai (2007), Chandigarh (2008), Pune(2009), Bhubaneswar(2010), Mumbai (2011) , Coimbatore(2012), Jaipur(2013), Bhopal (2014) & Kolkata (2015) respectively. The Telemedicine Society of India, is now a reality. IsfTeH, the International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, has now recognized TSI as the official national society representing Telemedicine activities in India.
Telehealth is redefining the way health care and medical education is delivered. Collectively, the society should have an enormous tower of strength. As the spokesperson, the TSI can facilitate and translate into reality aims, ambitions and aspirations of all of us. There is a need of more committed people to enroll as life members and continue supporting the society activities in order to achieve the goals laid down in its constitution. Organizations needs to be persuaded to enroll as institutional members. It is gratifying to note that 286 number of individuals have already enrolled themselves as Life Members. 36 organizations have also enrolled as Institutional Members.1 organization have also enrolled as corporate member. The constitution and by-laws of the society are posted in the website. Application form for membership can be down loaded from the website and submitted.
Telehealth is redefining the way health care and medical education is delivered. Collectively, the society should have an enormous tower of strength. As the spokesperson, the TSI can facilitate and translate into reality aims, ambitions and aspirations of all of us. There is a need of more committed people to enroll as life members and continue supporting the society activities in order to achieve the goals laid down in its constitution.
Banglore.Telemedicon-2016 is a not-to-be missed mega international event on Telemedicine organized by TSI, Karnataka Chapter for all the key players in telemedicine industry across the world. Telemedicine-2016 is being planned to Educate, Enquire, Evolve, continue its legacy.
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