Conference organized by “World Telehealth Initiative, Transforming Global Healthcare”

Last week, a big conference was organized by Californian foundation “World Telehealth Initiative, Transforming Global Healthcare”, created by Yulung Wang.
Yulung Wang is a long-time friend of Professor Jacques Marescaux. He is the creator of Computer Motion, the robotics company behind the “Zeus” robot which allowed to perform Operation Lindbergh in 2001.
Their project aims to compensate for the lack of experience and means in the surgical field in certain countries, particularly in Africa. The idea is to target many surgical specialties: digestive, urological, neurosurgical, cardiac, ophthalmological, dental, etc.
This non-profit foundation has offered to donate 10 sophisticated telemedicine systems to IRCAD Africa to allow the Institute to install them in different hospitals in the country, in collaboration with experts from IRCAD and the University Hospital of Strasbourg.
Many thanks to Sharon Allen and Yulung Wung for this fantastic opportunity, and thanks to all the participants for their enthusiasm and support:
– Sharon Allen
– Yulung Wang
– Jacques Marescaux
– Silvana Perretta
– Antonio D’Urso
– Olivier Morel
– Arnaud Sauer
– Benoit Sauer
– Thierry Piechaud
– Sebastien Froelich
– François Becmeur
– Guido Costamagna
– Antonello Forgione
– Michel Vix
– Guillaume Marescaux

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