<<March 7, 2000>>

Dr. Domingo Alvear <alvears@earthlink.net>

Dr. Hugo Halo <nmartins1@prodigy.net>

Felix (Lex) Librero, Ph.D. <lex@laguna.net>

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo <tbarcelo@iconn.com.ph>

Herman D. Tolentino, MD <hermant@I-manila.com.ph>

Arturo M. Pesigan, M.D. <artpesigan@yahoo.com>

Rafael Bozeman Rodriguez, Ph.D. <rbrsat@pworld.net.ph>

Ms. Penelope Price <pprice@adbi.org>

Dear Dr. Alvear and Dr. Halo:

(1)  It was my great pleasure to speak with you over the phone a few hours ago.

(2)  We will hold a mini-workshop at the University of Philippines/Open
     University in Manila with possible participations of St. Luke School of
     Medicine, WHO/Manila, Asia Development Bank, etc. (date is not set yet).

          See (5)-(d)-3 below about the pilot project which will be
          brainstormed during this workshop.

     Our colleagues there encountered with severe budget cut.  We would like
     to respectfully request your generous help to them, particularly for the
     necessary expenditures to conduct demonstrations of tele-medicine and

          I am an honorary member of the Japanese Medical Society of
          America.  This society often provides similar financial help to
          young medical students.  I wonder if there is similar medical
          society for Filipino doctors in North America which may be able to
          help our colleagues in Manila.

     Pls feel free to contact Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo on this matter who is
     in charge of this event in Manila.

(3)  The telepresence demonstration with echocardiography will be performed
     at the workshop by the Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University in
     New York.  The echocardiograph image of a patient on a tread mill in
     Manila will be sent to the Presbyterian Hospital for diagnosis, as we
     did during our Tampere event in Finland last August (*).  However, this
     time, the 3D image of his heart will also be constructed as an upgraded
     feature, which can be cut into a half to examine its inside.  The images
     will be disseminated to the participants around the world via ISDN and

          (*)  We performed telemedicine demonstration during our
          International Workshop/Conference on  Emerging Global Electronic
          Distance Learning (EGEDL)," August 9th - 13th, 1999, at the
          University of Tampere, Finland <http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL/> (**),
          which was financed by the World Bank, US National Science
          Foundation, British Council, etc.

          (**) Pls click Roger Boston's web in the home page of this site.
          Then, click August 9 in the left column.

          You can then click Telemedicine1 and Telemedicine2 at the top of
          the right-hand side column to view video clipping of our
          echocardiograph demonstration with the Presbyterian Hospital with
          PictureTel via ISDN at 384 Kbps.

          In this home page, pls also click "FINAL REPORT OF THE
          CONFERENCE."  Then go to "IV. Compilation of comments:" in PART I.
          Then click Shin Takuma on October 8th.  You can then find Dr.
          Takuma's (Presbyterian Hospital) report of this demonstration.

               In PART II of this final report, you can also find drafts of
               pilot project proposals by groups in Asia-Pacific, North
               America, Central America, Amazonas, European and African regions.

(4)  FYI, we are now forging ahead to establish a Global University System
     with global broadband Internet which are to be financed with Global
     Service Trust Fund (GSTF).  Pls visit following URLs for more information;

     (a)  Global University System:

          In the same left column of the above mentioned web site
          <http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL/>, pls click SYNOPSIS OF GLOBAL

     (b)  Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF):


(5)  Other reference web sites are;

     (a)  My brief bio;


          You can find my brief bio in BIOGRAPHIES section in the left

     (b)  Activities of GLOSAS/USA;


     (c)  Global University System: Asia-Pacific Framework


     (d)  Pls also visit


          and view followings;

          1.   TELESYNERGY medical consultation workstation - February 28, 2000,

                    -- this is of the National Institute of Health (NIH),

          2.   Preparation of demonstrations during workshop in Manila - February 28, 2000,

                    -- this lists necessary equipment for the telemedicine demo,

          3.  Draft of Travel Grant Application to the National Science
               Foundation for the Manila Mini-Workshop -- 1 of 5: Travel
               Grant Application / 2 of 5: Workshop Schedule / 3 of 5:
               Grant Nominees / 4 of 5: Philippine Counterparts / 5 of 5:
               GUS in the Philippines Pilot Project Proposal - February 16-17, 2000,

                    -- this includes pilot project proposal of
                    international distance learning between the
                    Philippines and the US.

(6)  Looking forward to receiving your favorable response soon.

Dear Penelope:

(7)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

     I could contact Dr. Alvear and Dr. Halo through the web mentioned in your msg.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

From: Price Penelope <pprice@adbi.org>
To: "'utsumi@columbia.edu'" <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Cc: Morrison Terrence <tmorrison@adbi.org>
Subject: sponsorships for the Finland conference
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 19:16:04 +0900

Dear Dr. Utsumi:

     it was a pleasure to meet you recently in Tokyo.

     As I suggested, perhaps you will be able to have sponsors
through the many Filipino chambers of commerce and Filipino
organizations based abroad.

     This is a web site that lists Filipino-American professional
organizations in the States - perhaps this will be a source of
sponsorship? http://www.phil-net.com/nprof.htm .From this site there may
be useful links to other potential sponsors.

Kind regards

penelope price

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Dr. Domingo Alvear <alvears@earthlink.net>

Dr. Hugo Halo <nmartins1@prodigy.net>

Felix (Lex) Librero, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Research & Development
University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)
College, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines 4031
Tel/Fax: +63-49+536-6014
Trunklines:  +63-49+536-6001 to 6  local 500/501

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Philippines/Open University
Manila, Philippines
Tel: 526-2272
Fax: 523-1633
Pager: 1441-17-1114

Herman D. Tolentino, MD
Associate Professor
UP College of Medicine
Anesthesiology / Medical Informatics
Email: hermant@I-manila.com.ph
Web: http://www.veranda.com.ph/hermant

Arturo M. Pesigan, M.D.
Assistant to the Chancellor for Administraiton
University of the Philippines/Manila
625 Pedro Gil Street
Ermita, Manila 1000
Tel: 632-526-5966
Fax: 632-523-7745
Pager: 150-354071

Rafael Bozeman Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Former President of St. Luke School of Medicine
#7 Visayas Avenue, VASRA
1128 Quezon City, Philippines
Cedllphone: 0918-880-2799
Pager: 1481-792171
Powerpage: 633-3333

Ms. Penelope Price
Training & Learning Methods Specialist
Asia Development Bank Institute (ADB Institute)
Kasumigaseki Building 8F
3-2-5 Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6008
+81-3-3593-5500 (General)
+81-3-3593-5506 (direct)
Fax: +81-3-3593-5571

* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA                  *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education  *
* Founder of CAADE                                                   *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education)      *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of     *
*   Global University System (GUS)                                   *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A.               *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
* Email: utsumi@columbia.edu;  Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676             *
* http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/                            *

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