SURA Information Technology Committee


Marriott at Metro Center * London I & II (Ballroom level) * Washington, DC
November 9, 2006
11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - President's Report - Salon D/E (Ballroom level)

Noon - Luncheon

1:00 p.m. - SURA IT Committee Meeting Convenes - Greeting and Introductions
                     Report from IT Steering Group

1:15 p.m. - NLR / I2 Developments and Follow-up to the Sept. 7 Letter

2:15 p.m. - Continuation of SURA Regional Optical Network (RON) Collaboration Efforts
                     (started at July 27 Atlanta IT Comm Meeting)

3:00 p.m. - SURA IT Program Activity Updates / Q&A

3:30 p.m. - An Overview of the FCC Pilot Program to Facilitate Creatiion of Regional Health Networkds and Implications for SURA & Regional RONs

                    Presentation by Bill England (Vice President of the Rural Health Care Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company) and
                    Presentation by Mike McGill (I2 Health Sciences Program Manager) will provide an update and insights into the FCC's recently announced Rural Health Pilot Program

5:00 p.m. - Meeting Adjourns

5:30 p.m. - Board Reception: All meeting attendees are invited to join us for the reception and Distinguished Friend of Science award presentation to the Honorable Lamar Alexander, Senator from Tennessee

For questions or more information, contact SURA staff liaisons to the IT Committee, Gary Crane or Mary Fran Yafchack.

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