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Speaker and Moderator Biography Excerpts Dale C. Alverson, MD, FATA, FAAP Medical Director Center for Telehealth University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Dr. Alverson is Professor Emeritus and Regents’ Professor at the University of New Mexico, where he is the Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico, as well as nationally and internationally. He is also the Chief Medical Information Officer at LCF Research and the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative, assisting in their efforts to address the development and meaningful use of health information exchange, adoption of electronic health records, and integration with telemedicine. He is a Past President of the American Telemedicine Association. He is involved in collaborative international programs to advance Telehealth and e-Health globally. David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD Professor of Surgery and Director Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California Before joining USC, Dr. Armstrong was a Professor of Surgery (with Tenure) at The University of Arizona and Deputy Director of the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI). He holds a Master of Science degree in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine and a PhD from the University of Manchester College of Medicine, where he was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine. He also co-founded the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance. Dr. Armstrong was appointed Deputy Director of the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation and co-founded its “augmented human” initiative, which places him at the nexus of the merger of consumer electronics, wearables and medical devices. He has produced more than 460 peerreviewed research papers in dozens of scholarly medical journals as well as over 80 book chapters. He is Co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now entering its third edition. He is one of the first six International Wound Care Ambassadors and is the recipient of numerous awards and degrees by universities and international medical organizations. Robert Bernstein, MD, MPH Vice President of Clinical Affairs Carena, Inc. Dr. Bernstein is a family physician who joined Carena Medical Providers over 10 years ago, dating back to Carena’s time as an innovator in delivering house call visits. He was actively involved with Carena’s evolution into a leader in telemedicine care. In addition to leading the CMP group of physicians and nurse practitioners, he helped to develop Carena’s Virtual Practice Guidelines and Quality Assurance programs. He served on URAC’s Expert Panel for developing telemedicine standards and has presented on virtual urgent care guidelines and clinical outcomes at the annual ATA meetings. He received his BA in economics from the University of Virginia and his MD from the University of North Carolina. He also completed his MPH and a primary care research fellowship at the University of Washington. Since initially relocating for his family medicine residency, he has lived in Seattle and been part of the medical community there for over 25 years. Maureen Cahill, MSN, APN, CNS, AOCNS Senior Policy Advisor National Council of State Boards of Nursing Maureen Cahill has been an advanced practice nurse in adult and pediatric oncology for more than 35 years. She joined the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in summer 2011 to lead their Campaign for APRN Consensus, implementing the APRN Consensus Model of APRN Regulation, Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education in all 55 US states and jurisdictions. She assists Boards of Nursing in adoption of the Consensus Model. In clinical roles as a nursing director and cancer center administrator, Ms. Cahill has had administrative accountability for other specialty APRNs. Prior to joining the NCSBN, she was Clinical Director of the Aflac Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She received her MSN from Boston University and her BSN from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, MN. 14 | Page Speaker and Moderator Biography Excerpts Dale C. Alverson, MD, FATA, FAAP Medical Director Center for Telehealth University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Dr. Alverson is Professor Emeritus and Regents’ Professor at the Uni- versity of New Mexico, where he is the Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico, as well as nationally and interna- tionally. He is also the Chief Medical Information Officer at LCF Research and the New Mexico Health Information Collab- orative, assisting in their efforts to address the development and meaningful use of health information exchange, adoption of electronic health records, and integration with telemedi- cine. He is a Past President of the American Telemedicine Association. He is involved in collaborative international pro- grams to advance Telehealth and e-Health globally. David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD Professor of Surgery and Director Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California Before joining USC, Dr. Armstrong was a Professor of Surgery (with Tenure) at The University of Arizona and Deputy Director of the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI). He holds a Master of Science degree in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine and a PhD from the University of Manchester College of Medicine, where he was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine. He also co-founded the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance. Dr. Armstrong was appointed Deputy Director of the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation and co-founded its “augmented human” initiative, which places him at the nexus of the merger of consumer electronics, wearables and medical devices. He has produced more than 460 peer- reviewed research papers in dozens of scholarly medical jour- nals as well as over 80 book chapters. He is Co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now entering its third edition. He is one of the first six International Wound Care Ambassadors and is the recipient of numerous awards and degrees by universities and international medical organizations. 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