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Future Care and Yale School of Medicine to Host Panel Discussion at CMA Shipping 2014

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March 14, 2014

gcaptain press releaseNEW YORK, March 13, 2014 – Future Care Inc., a leading provider of healthcare management services to the maritime community, and Yale University Department of Occupational & Environmental Medicine will host a panel discussion: “Injury and Illness at Sea- New Developments in Emergency Response and Telemedicine.”

This Seminar will be held at the Connecticut Maritime Association Exhibition in Stamford, Connecticut, at 3:00 p.m. EST on March 19, 2014, in the Charter Oak Seminar room. The distinguished panel of experts will discuss the growing prevalence of shipboard telemedical diagnosis and treatment and its effect on the immediate and long term health care of the international seafarer.

The panel discussion will kick off with remarks by Ms. Christina DeSimone, CEO of Future Care Inc. The panel discussion will feature Mr. Martin Slade, Lecturer & Director of Research of Yale Occupational & Environmental Medicine; Dr. Antonio Abaya, M.D., Medical Director of Health Metrics, Inc.; Captain Margaret Reasoner, Managing Director of Crowley Maritime Corporation; Mr. Martin Killian, Director of Managed Network Sales of Globecomm Maritime; and Ms. Vivian Andria, Director of International Division Operations, of Future Care, Inc.

Ms. Christina DeSimone, CEO of Future Care, Inc. commented: “Over the past 25 years Future Care has been dedicated to providing international shipboard telemedical diagnosis and treatment to our ship-owners, ship managers, and P&I clubs. In recent years, we have been putting more effort into seafarers’ long-term health concerns. This timely panel discussion which focuses on recent developments in telemedical and emergency response is another way to highlight the importance of high level care for seafarer illness and injury.”

Among related subjects, the panel will discuss how technological innovation is improving the quality and delivery of telemedicine at sea and how Future Care and Yale University School of Medicine plan to monitor the impact of this expanding technology on the overall health of the international seafarer population.  There will be a brief question and answer period following the discussion.

About Future Care Inc:

Future Care is a provider of medical care management services for the world-wide seafaring community. The company assists maritime employers in adapting cost containment and medical care management solutions while simultaneously seeking to provide seafarers with the highest quality medical care, both in the United States and internationally.  Future Care’s professional medical management services guide the employer in meeting the challenges imposed by the Jones Act and other U.S. statutes, as well as obligations mandated under the general maritime law; international treaties and protocols, such as Title IV of the Maritime Labour Convention; the law of individual countries and contractual arrangements such as collective bargaining agreements.  For further information about Future Care Inc. or upcoming events, contact us directly, or visit the Company’s web site at http://www.futurecareinc.com/


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