Arizona Telemedicine Training Program

Melanie Esher-Blair welcoming local training program participants in Tucson as well as remote participants at our Phoenix video conference classroom.

The Arizona Telemedicine Training Program and Southwest Telehealth Resource Center offer comprehensive instruction in telemedicine program management. Our half-day training courses cover various aspects of telemedicine and telehealth.

There are two tracks offered throughout the year.

Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in learning about this dynamic field! These training courses are great for networking and building relationships with other telemedicine providers.

The instructors of the Arizona Telemedicine Training Program are renowned national experts in telehealth, distance education, and operations. They regularly present at both national and international conferences and have authored numerous papers in their respective fields.

Training Objectives:

  • To provide ongoing training courses for healthcare professionals.
  • To improve public health in rural and urban communities by providing current information and training.
  • To provide health care systems throughout the state with information, training, and expertise in the field of telemedicine.


Developing a Telemedicine Program

April 23, 2024
September 17, 2024
9:15 AM - 12:30 pm PDT (Arizona Time)


  • Telemedicine Guidelines and Standards for a Successful Program
  • Virtual Communication Etiquette
  • Business Aspects
  • Telemedicine Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Telehealth Law & Policy
  • Building Connections and Relationships

Outcome Objectives

  • Determine clinical settings in which telemedicine practice is applicable.
  • Incorporate training for support staff (including nurses and PAs) to facilitate provision of telemedicine services.
  • Create work plans for patients that will provide them the best and least expensive access to healthcare at a distance.
  • Utilize telemedicine services for patients served at a distance.

Accreditation / Credit Designation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Relevant Financial Relationships Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers or others are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies (commercial interests). All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

All individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.


Register for Developing a Telemedicine Program:

April 23rd    September 17th


Telemedicine Applications and Services

June 4, 2024
November 19, 2024
9:15 AM - 12:30 pm PDT (Arizona Time)

Potential Topics

  • Tele-Pediatrics in Global Community
  • Telepsychiatry
  • Telehealth and Nursing
  • Telehealth and Physical Therapy
  • Telehealth and Occupational Therapy
  • Tele-Dentistry
  • Tele-Infectious Disease Clinic

Register for Telemedicine Applications and Services:

June 4th    November 19th


Special Events:


Check back soon for future regional training events.




Join us at an upcoming training course to enhance your telemedicine and telehealth knowledge, to network and build relationships, and discover resources to help advance your telemedicine and telehealth efforts.


Space is limited.  Contact Melanie Esher for more information.


Arizona Telemedicine Program
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
AHSL Rm. 1156
Tucson, AZ 85724

Melanie Esher, MAdm, Program Coordinator, Sr
Phone: 520-626-6103

Disability-related accommodations:
Please contact us regarding any questions about disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, etc.  Our contact information is located here:

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