AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.s President Elected Vice President of the International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth

Chelmsford, MA (PRWEB) January 11, 2012

AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. (AMD) announced today that its President, Steven Normandin, was elected Vice President of the International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH) based out of Zurich, Switzerland.

I am honored to be elected into the Vice President position for the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, stated Normandin. Over the past decade, I have watched the organization evolve from a small society, to a society that represents over 70 countries and territories. Our society is dedicated to facilitating the international dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine and eHealth and providing access to recognized experts in the field worldwide and I am committed to helping our Society achieve this goal.

Prior to his election as Vice President, Mr. Normandin served as a member of the Board of Directors of the ISfTeH for four years. Mr. Normandin has been active in many industry associations over the years; including the Board of Directors of Canadian Society of Telehealth and the American Telemedicine Association, where he also served as Chairman of the Industry Council. Steve also previously served on the AT&T Healthcare Executive Advisory Committee.

Presently Mr. Normandin is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Telemedicine Association Industry Council and a member of the Governing Board of Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, MA. In 2006, Normandin was the first recipient of the annual Industry Council Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Telemedicine by the American Telemedicine Association. In 2011, Steve was elected into the American Telemedicine Association College of Fellows.

About AMD

AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. is the worldwide leading supplier of telemedicine technology, telemedicine devices, and telemedicine application software for both live telemedicine and store and forward consultations. AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. offers the markets preeminent diagnostic medical devices and tConsult Encounter Management Software that is equipped with device management, case creation, work flow and archival. AMD has over 6,600 installations in 83 countries and delivers solution design, turnkey installation, and training for telemedicine programs across the globe. For more information on AMD Global Telemedicine, please visit or call 866-449-8210/978-937-9021.

About ISfTeH

The International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), is the international federation of national associations who represent their country’s Telemedicine and eHealth stakeholders. For more information on the ISfTeH, please visit


NYC Mesothelioma Lawyer Joins International Demand for Ban on Carcinogen Asbestos

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 07, 2012

New York City mesothelioma attorney Joseph W. Belluck today joined the recent call by U.S. and Canadian advocacy groups for the elimination of the use of asbestos and asbestos-containing products.

The continued manufacture and use of asbestos, a known carcinogen for nearly 100 years, simply makes no sense, said Belluck, a partner in the New York City law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP.

Any legitimate consideration of whats proper for human health and well-being concludes with a ban on asbestos and the manufacture of asbestos-containing products.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, a national advocacy group for mesothelioma victims in the U.S., joined the Canadian Voices of Asbestos Victims in issuing a declaration last week. The groups called on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama to stop the use of asbestos and eliminate asbestos-related disease.

Asbestos is a heat-resistant fibrous material used in a variety of industrial, construction and consumer products. It has been linked to disease since the early 1900s and identified as a carcinogen since the 1920s.

Asbestos fibers easily break down when disturbed. If inhaled, asbestos can result in a usually fatal cancer called mesothelioma, asbestosis and other diseases.

More than 10,000 Americans and 1,000 Canadians die every year of diseases caused by asbestos exposure, the North American Declaration to Eliminate Asbestos says. Mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs and abdominal cavity, is among these diseases.

Canada permits the mining and export of asbestos. The U.S. and Canadian governments continue to allow asbestos to be used in some products.

The U.S. Geological Survey says that about 90 percent of the estimated 820 metric tons of asbestos the United States imported in the first seven months of 2010 came from Canada.

Belluck is a nationally recognized attorney whose practice focuses on personal injury and wrongful death litigation based on asbestos-exposure and cases of mesothelioma.

He said most of the people his firm assists are older workers, retirees and military veterans who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace decades ago.

Because mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases can take decades to develop, we are seeing today how asbestos has harmed those who were exposed to it a generation ago, Belluck said. Continued mining, manufacture and use of asbestos today means we will continue to see disease, and the grief and expenses that come with it, for generations to come.

Belluck & Fox has won more than $ 450 million in judgments for plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits pertaining to diseases caused by asbestos exposure.

Anyone who has received a diagnosis of mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease should contact an experienced mesothelioma lawyer to protect their rights to compensation for the expenses and losses caused by their illness, Belluck said.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Canadian Voices of Asbestos Victims are to present the declaration and a list of supporters to President Obama and Prime Minister Harper in February 2012.

About Belluck & Fox, LLP

Belluck & Fox, LLP, is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and mesothelioma claims, as well as victims of crime, motorcycle crashes, lead paint and other serious injuries. The firm provides personalized and professional representation and has won over $ 450 million in compensation for clients and their families.

Partner Joseph W. Belluck is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazines Best Lawyers in the New York Area and in Super Lawyers. Mr. Belluck has won numerous cases involving injuries from asbestos, defective medical products, tobacco and lead paint, including a recent asbestos case that settled for more than $ 12 million.

Partner Jordan Fox is a well-known asbestos and mesothelioma attorney who has been named to the Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazines Best Lawyers in the New York Area and to Super Lawyers. On two separate occasions his verdicts were featured as the National Law Journals Largest Verdict of the Year. He recently secured verdicts of $ 32 million and more than $ 19 million on behalf of individuals who had contracted mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.

In September, Belluck & Fox, LLP, won a coveted spot on a list of America’s best law firms, which was published jointly by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers magazine. The listing showcased 8,782 different law firms ranked in one or more of 81 major practice areas.

For more information, contact the firm at (877) 637-6843 or through the online contact form.


Peter Thomas Senese: Best-Selling Geopolitical Novelist Releases Electrifying International Financial-Political Thriller

Article by Patrick1gall

(1888PressRelease) Best-selling thriller author Peter Thomas Senese’s ‘The Den Of The Assassin’ is steeped in the new realities of our post 9/11 geopolitical world. Commencing in the concrete canyons of New York City’s Wall Street, we are soon pulled into a nightmarish world of terrorism and warfare of which no nation is prepared for: a lethal world filled with cyber-warfare and biological terrorism.

Author Peter Thomas Senese is pleased to announce the E-book release of the international espionage thriller titled THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN on September 11h, 2011. Critics have praised THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN as an international financial espionage thriller steeped in the modern-day realities of our post 9-11 world, providing the story a visceral prescience teeming with realism and frightful possibilities of global cyber and biological terrorism, and Peter Senese as a masterful writer of international intrigue. Peter Senese’s THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN is the first E-book release in a series of the best-selling author’s previously hardcover releases of his noteworthy historical fiction novels, which include CLONING CHRIST, CHASING THE CYCLONE, PREDATORS GAMES (Winter, 2011), and QUEST (Spring, 2012).

Peter Senese commented on THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN, “For readers who enjoy fast-paced, multi-dimensional plots based upon historical events, substantial and thorough research, and plausible possibilities relevant to the world we live in today, THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN will take readers on a thrilling global geopolitical journey that begins in New York City’s Wall Street, but soon darts into the hidden and unseen worlds that exists within nations that have highly questionable agendas towards the United States and the West, including but not limited to China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. And it is here, in these hidden worlds that disturbing plans that stand against America and the West’s idea of liberty and freedom are carefully hatched and cultivated. Most concerningly, as each nation has become more reliant on one another in our global society, a new level of extraordinary vulnerability to our national security has been created, one perhaps we may not be prepared for. In THE DEN OF THE ASSASIN, I believe readers will find the uniquely accurate information on this subject that is carefully weaved through an intricate, entertaining storyline to be quite fascinating – and disturbing.”

THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN opens in New York City, where an unassuming investment banker, Tyler Boxter, is preoccupied with his all-consuming career on Wall Street that acts as a personal shield against the trappings of life that hide guilt and pain and memories he doesn’t want. In the midst of the biggest deal of his successful career, and unknown to Boxter, he is about to play a sophisticated but explosive game against a madman who is more savage and merciless than the winds of an atomic holocaust.

Once a mysterious theft leads Boxter from the sanctity of his Wall Street office and thrusts him into the dark world of international terrorism — where zealot religious leaders stir and awaken hateful minds in the brutal desserts in the capitol of the Middle East’s ancient, once mighty empire, where dark, sunken eyes eager to return to world-glory look into the abyss of Siberia’s desolate terrains, where prisoners -citizens- who live on a remote peninsula in Asia would rather submit to isolationist cleansing than feel the wrath of a deceitful troll intent on destroying the ideals of the West – and where a city of scientists continue their unseen diabolical activity deep in the earth and protected by the menacing walls that surround the Forbidden City – knowing that what they have embarked upon is the West’s greatest nightmare.

Peter Thomas Senese: writer, filmmaker, and dedicated child advocate will commence his E-book launch by releasing the highly praised, spine-tingling Post 9-11 financial espionage and geopolitical thriller that catapults the reader into a world of incomprehensible possibilities and insane apocalyptic challenges in Senese’s intense, page-turning ‘THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN’, which will be released on September 11th, 2011. THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN is presently available in hardcover format from traditional retailers and online merchants. THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN was initially released in hardcover prior to the author’s unexpected race into the cyclones of international child abduction. CHASING THE CYCLONE, inspired by Peter Thomas Senese’s experiences in the horrific arena and depicts the horrific insanity of having a child internationally kidnapped, will be released in hardcover later on November 1st, 2011.

Reviewers of THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN have praised Peter Thomas Senese’s storytelling. Renowned book critic Daniel Jolley commented: “This is one seriously good thriller. Billed as “a novel of international finance and espionage,” Den of the Assassin is a super-realistic exploration of frightening possibilities, unsurpassed heroism, Lucifer-like evil, and terrorism of the worst kind … The novel revolves around some kind of Day of the Jackal-like assassination plot, but the complexity of this novel stretches its tendrils deeply into international finance, the vagaries of the American legal and health care systems, international terrorism, diplomacy, intelligence, WMD, and cold-blooded murder – with a little romance thrown in just to stir up the pot a little more. Peter Thomas Senese does a masterful job traversing the inner hallways of diverse institutions as he slowly brings all of these diverse elements together for a slam-bang climax … Peter Thomas Senese displays a wealth of knowledge of geopolitics, espionage, and international finance, describing all the technical intricacies of the story’s elements and implications with great attention to detail -without ever letting the pace get bogged down or become confusing to the reader. He also keeps a number of secrets close to the vest, saving them for just the right time in the story. This serves to make the book thoroughly believable and increasingly suspenseful. There’s no shortage of action here. What Tyler finds himself involved in is nothing less than a war, and he must fight to save not only himself, his friends, and his company, but his very country from an unimaginable catastrophe. The Father’s network of agents and killers is as formidable as they come, and the security-related forces Tyler brings into the game are some of the best money can buy. In the end, though, the drama becomes deeply personal, as The Father and Tyler Boxter rush headlong toward a face-to-face encounter of epic proportions . . . Many a writer of thrillers seem to drop the ball somewhere in the middle of their novels, but Peter Thomas Senese’s knowledge of geopolitics, international finance, and 21st century terrorist threats keeps the fires of detailed complexity and story evolution stoked and red-hot for the entire ride. Tyler Boxter is no James Bond, but Den of the Assassin proves to be just as exciting as any 007 caper – and much more realistic.”

The best-Selling author Peter Senese’s upcoming E-book series launch of selected publications from the novelist’s previously released and upcoming international geopolitical thriller genre’ publications will occur over a six month period and will include a total of four new edition E-book format releases that are intended to be translated and made available in multiple languages, allowing the growing number of readers who enjoy Mr. Senese’s novels immediate and affordable access to his written works.

The gut-wrenching, inspirational theological thriller ‘Cloning Christ’ that jettisons readers to the spiritual and physical battlefront of good vs. evil in Peter Thomas Senese’s electrifying, bone-chilling story of faith evolves around the global manhunt for Dr. Max Train, a once-devout, now faithless genomic scientist who may be in possession of the True Cross of Jesus of Nazareth. Cloning Christ will cause heart-racing readers to contemplate the challenges between science and faith while contemplating physical and spiritual issues we all face today in our pursuit to enrich the human condition and experience.