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December 18th, 2013 – Webinar – Full-Time Telepsychiatry Theory and Application

Georgia Partnership for Telehealth and Healthcare Georgia Foundation invites you to attend their first broadcast in a series of internet productions entitled Next Generation Telemedicine in Georgia. This webcast will explore the theories and application behind TelePsychiatry and feature an interactive experience within a telepsychiatry site.

Presenters: Michael Coleman and Michael Burke, MD
United Psychology Center
Full-Time Telepsychiatry Theory and Application
Session Description:
The goal of these telehealth internet productions will be to foster higher acceptance among health care providers through presentation from practitioners who have proven that telemedicine is useful by successfully integrating clinical telemedicine services into their practices. Each presentation will include the personal experience and pathway taken to telemedicine adoption as well as the hurdles and challenges associated with implementation. Patienet cases and outcomes will be presented along with lessons learned along the way. Presenters will include both rural and urban providers of telehealth services.
Michael Burke, MD completed his education at the Medical College of Georgia. He then completed a residency and fellowship at Duke University where he participated in research with the National Institute of Health. Dr. Burke has served in several capacities during his career including working as a professor at Emory University, a psychiatrist at hospitals and nursing homes, corrections, as well as private practice. Dr. Burke has a passion for working with the under privileged as exemplified by his work with the homeless Veteran population. Dr. Burke is Board Certified in Psychiatry as well as Psychosomatics, is trained in the delivery of ECT, and is certified to prescribe suboxone, an office-based treatment for opiate dependence. Dr. Burke works primarily with the adult population including an emphasis in geriatrics.
Michael Coleman completed his education at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. He has since worked in a number of settings including corrections and private practice. Currently, Mike serves as the executive director at United Psychology Center (UPC), a private practice located in Chamblee, Georgia. Based on statistics related to deficits in mental health coverage throughout rural Georgia, Mike spearheaded a moment to enable UPC to provide psychiatric coverage via telepsychiatry. During his tenure, his team has surpassed expectations as they continue to make inroads into once underserved rural areas.
Session Objectives:
At the end of the presentation, attendees should be familiar with:
Understand the deficit of mental health care in rural areas and the effect on both patients and primary care physicians.
Understand the theory of using telehealth in delivering psychiatric treatment.
Interact with the practitioners of an active telepsychiatry site
Registration: Pre-registration is required to attend this event via the internet.


December 18th, 2013
From 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Technology Requirements:
Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:
Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at

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