At the 24th APAN Meeting, August 27-31, 2007, in Xi’an, China, a live, multi-way digital video connection of a medical procedure was broadcast
among Korea University Hospital in Seoul and seven other hospitals in Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, India and France.
Remote surgeons were able to observe and comment on a laparoscopic surgical procedure in real-time via a high-quality, high-resolution videoconferencing system,
bridging geographical divides and enabling medical specialists around the world to learn and teach each other advanced procedures. The linkup occurred using the
Digital Video Transport System (DVTS), which requires a minimum 30Mbps link (higher bandwidth and quality than traditional H.323 videoconferencing).
Note: It is not known if the network used for this collaboration relied on the DANTE/GÉANT2 TEIN2 Asia/Europe network or networks across the US.
Korea University Hospital in Seoul
Tokyo Medical Dental University
National University of Singapore
University of Philippines
Tata Memorial Hospital
Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery
Sheraton Xi’an Hotel (location of APAN meeting)