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CST selects Clinidata executive as new Vice President

Effective June 1, 2006 Laurie Poole has accepted the position as Vice President of the Canadian Society of Telehealth (CST). Laurie is the Vice President of Operations at Clinidata and chairs the CST Awards committee.

She has been with Clinidata since 1999 and was a key member of the Clinidata team that launched the Telehealth Ontario service in 2001. Ms. Poole has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Masters in Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Laurie Poole is replacing Dr. Ed Brown, who announced his resignation at the May 24th meeting of the Board. Dr. Brown was recently appointed as CEO of the new Ontario Telehealth Network, an amalgamation of three Ontario telemedicine networks.

In announcing the appointment of Ms. Poole, Richard Scott the president of the CST said: “I am very pleased to announce to members that Laurie Poole has agreed to take on the role of Vice-President of CST….. Laurie brings valuable leadership skills, as well as telehealth, industry, and practical experience to the Executive”.

In other CST-related news,
The Keston Group is pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Canadian Society of Telehealth by offering a travel grant award. This grant will be awarded to a member of the National Telehealth Coordinator – Special Interest Group (NTC-SIG) who, in the opinion of a selection panel, appointed by the NTC-SIG council, has made a significant contribution to the activities of the SIG or the Society at large. The criteria and means of selection are to be established by the NTC-SIG with the collaboration of the Society’s Awards Committee. The award is for a maximum of $2500 and is intended to cover the expenses for the winner to attend the next Annual Meeting of the CST.  The Keston Group will provide the funding to support this award for the next five years, starting in 2006, for a total commitment of $12,500.

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