Oct. 25, 2010 04:27 PM
The future of health care and how high-powered broadband networks promise to revolutionize the industry will be the topic of discussion for the first in a series of forums being sponsored by FiberCorps.

The future of health care and how high-powered broadband networks promise to revolutionize the industry will be the topic of discussion for the first in a series of forums being sponsored by FiberCorps. The event takes place Monday, Oct. 25 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise. Doors open at 5 p.m. with an open wine and beer bar.

A FiberCorps press release promises a series of short, high-energy presentations from some of the area's top health care innovators, including representatives from LEDA, LSU Health Sciences and Acadian Ambulance's EMS Academy. They will delve into issues ranging from tele-medicine to workplace health monitoring to interactive learning and health information exchanges. View the full list of speakers at campfiber.org.

The event is the first in a planned series of monthly forums by FiberCorps, a nonprofit launched last month with the mission of touting Lafayette's municipal fiber-to-the-premise network as a tool for innovation and economic development. FiberCorps director Geoff Daily says the next event will be held in December and future topics will tackle broadband innovation in education, the oil and gas industry and the creative economy. All of the forums will be webcast at fibercorps.com.