SOURCE: International Disease Management Alliance

September 19, 2005 10:47 ET

IDMA [International Disease Management Alliance] Announces Board of Advisors

FLEMINGTON, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2005 -- IDMA's founder and Executive Director, Warren E. Todd, announced IDMA's Board of Advisors in preparation for its 1st Annual International Disease Management Summit in Orlando, Florida. See www.DMAlliance.org.

IDMA Chairman Professor Per-Gunnar Svensson noted that "the overwhelming demand for more internationally focused disease management collaboration has helped IDMA attract a very prestigious, internationally prominent Board of healthcare leaders from around the globe. I am pleased to join Dr. Jonathan Lord, IDMA's Vice-Chair, in presenting the following IDMA Board of Advisors."

Mark N. Blatt, Intel Corporation [United States]
Marcos Bonollo, MD, Monash Medical School, The Alfred [Australia]
Jason Cheah, MD, National Healthcare Group [Singapore]
Michael Cox, QMed, Inc. [United States]
Len Deacon, BankMed [South Africa]
Ian Duncan, FSA FIA FCIA MAAA, Solucia, Inc. [United States]
Laurence B. Gardner, MD, Vice Chair, Dept of Medicine, Un. of Miami
  [United States]
Yacov Geva, CEO, CardGuard [Switzerland]
Richard (Rick) M. Hassett, MD, Matria Healthcare [United States]
Jin Li, MD, President, HSM International [China]
Toshitada Kameda, MD, Kameda Medical Center [Japan]
Josep Picas, MD, Institut Catalan de la Salut [Spain]
James Prochaska, PhD, University of Rhode Island [United States]
Sangita Reddy, MD, Apollo Health System [India]
Roman Schenk, MD, Protegia [Germany]
Enrique Soriano, MD, Hospital Italiano [Argentina]
George Veliotis, MD, Interamerican Hellenic Life Insurance Company [Greece]
Bert Vrijhoef, PhD, University of Maastricht [Netherlands]
IDMA will also expand its Board of Advisors with representatives from Brazil, France, the United Kingdom, and Canada, plus new healthcare industry thought-leaders in the United States.

Adds, IDMA Vice-Chair, Dr. Jonathan Lord of Humana, "IDMA is indeed very fortunate to have a Board that is so committed to confronting the epidemics of our times, the chronic diseases that are a burden to all societies. IDMA has already expanded the DM agenda to more than 30 countries internationally via its workshops, weekly IDMA DM World e-Report newsletter, bi-monthly web-enabled lecture series, and web site resource centers. With our expanded Board capabilities we expect an even greater contribution from the IDMA to finding solutions to the global crisis on chronic disease."

IDMA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring together the pioneers in disease management from around the world to insure that different models of disease management are nurtured and information shared. See www.DMAlliance.org for more information.

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