<<November 19, 1999>>

Maj. Christian Macedonia, MD <cmacedonia@aol.com>

Harvey J. Langholtz, Ph.D. <hjlang@facstaff.wm.edu>

Ben I. Haraguchi <haragucb@aren+fox.com>

Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., M.D. <skip@website.tamc.amedd.army.mil>

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

Shin Takuma, M.D. <st245@columbia.edu>

Clarito Dimayuga <cd301@columbia.edu>

Michael Cannon <mgcannon@ectoninc.com>

Ricardo Cabrera <rcabrera@3dechotech.com>

David A. Schultens <David@Clickmovie.com>

Dear Chris:

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

(2)  I will be back from Fiji by December 4th.  I would like to meet with Mr.
     Ken Kempner very much -- it sounds very interesting!!  Pls fix our mtg
     in the following weeks.

(3)  Harvey is the contact person for the UNITAR.  Pls feel free to contact
     him, though UNITAR is more interested in human right and peacekeeping

Dear Harvey:

(4)  Referring to your previous msg, I forgot to tell you that when you click
     on "What we designed" at <http://www.teched.org/finland/> of our Tampere
     event, it will download a Microsoft's PowerPoint slides which are mostly
     diagrams of our regional groups of our Global University System.

     Probably since you did not have PowerPoint software in your machine,
     your screen was just gray.

Dear Chris:

(5)  About your another subject, you may contact Skip Burkle, since his
     center is also doing similar work on disaster and emergency relief medicine.

Dear Skip:

(6)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT III).

     We are now working with Lex at the University of Philippines/Open
     University in Manila to have a workshop which will design how to make
     distance learning and telemedicine between the UPOU and other schools in
     Philippines with the US schools.  This is the continuation of the
     subjects which we (Ben Haraguchi and I) mentioned to your people when we
     visited you last April.

     I took the liberty of admitting you into our listserve so that you will
     be kept updated with our daily progresses, including the Manila workshop.

          Dear Chris:

          If possible, pls plan to attend the workshop, too.

Dear Lex:

(7)  Your people once sent me a msg saying that you have ISDN line.  Pls tell
     me what speed it has.  Do you also have PictureTel (or VTEL) machine?

     Dr. Takuma and I are considering to have an echocardiography
     demonstration during our workshop at your university, as he did between
     our Tampere event and his Presbyterian Hospital in NYC last August.

     However, this time, his associate (Clarito Dimayuga, a Filipino doctor)
     will bring a portable echograph machine (ATTACHMENT IV) with him to
     Manila which will be used for a pseudo-patient on a tread mill.

     This time, we will also use EcoTech's software to show a 3D image of the
     patient's heart which may be cut (electronically, of course!!) to
     examine its inside.

          Dear Ricardo:

          Many thanks for your kind introduction to Chris, and also for the
          brochures your secretary sent to me the other day.

Dear David Schultens:

(8)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT V).

     I took the liberty of admitting you into our listserve.  Keep in touch.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

From: CMacedonia@aol.com
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 09:36:16 EST
Subject: Re: UN's peace keeping distance learning program
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
CC: kempner@helix.nih.gov

Dear Tak,

My friend Ken Kempner is back from travel.  If possible, I would like to try
to link you two together because of your shared interests.  Ken has an
extremely sophisticated ATM/ISDN based teleconferencing system which was
originally designed for medical applications but has much broader potential.

It is being used by the National Cancer Institute and the DOE.  Ultra-high
bandwidth peer-to-peer communications can be established over ATM or ISDN or
both depending on the local telecommunications infrastructure.  You can see
unpixelated live motion video and control equipment remotely in real-time and
without latency (sometimes called live-time).

I have to get you two connected.

On another subject, I am working on a project at my school (the Uniformed
Services University of the Health Sciences, USUHS, www.usuhs.mil) on a core
curriculum for disater and emergency relief medicine.  I saw a number of UN
people CCd on the last message.  Who would be the best person to contact on
this?  We are interested in developing a curriculum for doctors, nurses,
medics, and other relief workers.  Although USUHS is the nations military
medical school, we train physicians and allied health professionals from all
over the planet and have courses that are designed to be open to any qualified
participant.  This course is being specifically designed with an understanding
that most of the student will not be military.



Christian Macedonia MD
Major, US Army Medical Corps
Staff Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda
and the Uniformed Services University
Guest Researcher, NIH-CIT
cmacedonia@aol.com, cmacedonia@usuhs.mil
301-319-5050  pager 888-470-4287
                         ATTACHMENT II

From: hjlang@wm.edu
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 1999 23:02:02 -0500
Subject: Re: Error Condition Re: Re: UN's peace keeping distance learning
CC: hjlang@wm.edu

Dear Tak,
     Thanks for your thoughts on how I should proceed. I am going
to be devoted to some other projects for the next few days but I
intend to keep trying.
     By the way, I will not be at the conference in Hawaii this week
but Chris Coleman will. I will be in Hawaii next week (Nov 23-24) at
a different conference.
                                        Best wishes,
                         ATTACHMENT III

From: skip@website.tamc.amedd.army.mil
Subject: Re: UN's peace keeping distance learning program
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 1999 05:19:01 GMT

Dear Tak:
      Thank you for the e-mail message. Very interesting. Where would you
like to go with this and what do you see the role of the Center of
Excellence? Looking forward to hearing from you.
        Skip Burkle
                         ATTACHMENT IV

From: "Shin Takuma" <takuma@ginga.net>
To: <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: FW: portable echo
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 10:16:12 -0400

Dear Tak.

Following MSG is from ECTON. it is a quite unique company in echocardiography.
Did you remember that a picture I showed you in Finland.
Sonnet is a new portable echo machine. I think this equipment is more
attractive than any other echo machine when you want to do telemedicine.
Please get in touch with Michael mentioned below.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Siegfried [mailto:ecton15@netreach.net]
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 11:46 AM
To: takuma@ginga.net

Dear Dr. Takuma:
Thank you for your interest in the Ecton Sonnet digital echocardiography
system.  We expect to ship overseas the first quarter of next year.  Once we
get through initial production and get things running in the U.S., we will
start working out relationships with overseas dealers who will handle sales
and support of our product.  I have put in the mail to you today 10
brochures as rerquested.  I have been unable to speak with our president,
Michael Cannon, with regard to a telemedicine demonstration. He is in
meetings through Thursday.  I would suggest you send him an e-mail with your
details of your request.  He can be reached at mgcannon@ectoninc.com.
Mary Siegfried
                          ATTACHMENT V

From: "David A. Schultens" <David@Clickmovie.com>
To: "Scott Redmond" <scott.redmond@Clickmovie.com>,
        "Gregg Schoenborn" <gregg@Clickmovie.com>
Cc: <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: Participation in Telemedicine
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 20:38:29 -0800

Scott and Gregg,

I suggest that we make contact with Utsumi-san at Columbia University as I
think that we have substantial common interest in the deployment of
Telemedicine applications and Distance Learning.

There is a substantial opportunity to utilize our technology in the
satellite networks between multiple medical facilities.

David A. Schultens
Tranz-Send Broadcasting Network
(415) 716-7384

                      List of Distribution

Maj. Christian Macedonia, MD
Guest Researcher, NIH-CIT
Major, US Army Medical Corps
Staff Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
Prenatal Assessment Center
National Naval Medical Center
and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600
pager 888-470-4287
Fax: 301-319-5047

Harvey J. Langholtz, Ph.D.
Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Programme of Correspondence Instruction in Peacekeeping Operations
Box 20475
Dag Hammarskjold Centre
New York, NY 10017-20475
Voice: (757) 221-3880
Facsimile: (757) 253-7704
e-mail: hjlang@facstaff.wm.edu
Harvey J. Langholtz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
The College of William & Mary
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
Voice 757 221 3880
Fax 757 221 3896

Ben I. Haraguchi
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN)
809 United Nations Plaza, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1-212-986 8114
Fax: +1-212-986 8131

Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, FACEP
Center of Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance
A WHO Collaborating Center
1 Jarrett White Road (MCPA-DM)
Tripler Army Medical Center (AMC), HI 96859-5000
808-433-7035 (main #)
Fax: 808-433-1757
Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery & Public Health
Chair, Division of Emergency Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii

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

Shin Takuma, M.D.
Cardiology Division
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Department of Medicine
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University
630 West 168th street
New York, NY 10032-10391
Tel: +1-212-305-9875
Fax: +1-212-305-9049

Clarito Dimayuga

Michael Cannon
Ecton Sonnet

Ricardo Cabrera
Director, Sales & Marketing/Americas
3D EchoTech
555 Burbank Street Unit A
Broomfield, CO 80020
(800) 957-3246
Fax: (303) 438-8430

David A. Schultens
Tranz-Send Broadcasting Network
(415) 716-7384

* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA                  *
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