Dr. Kendall Ho, associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, will be the speaker at Baylor College of Medicine's 2011 John E. Whitmore Presidential Lecture.

Ho's lecture, “eHealth and Telemedicine: Opportunities for Global Collaboration," will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19, at noon in BCM's Cullen Auditorium.

Ho is the founding director of the eHealth Strategy Office at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. He is also the executive director of the Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation Investigative Centre interdisciplinary research team in British Columbia and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's Professional Development Committee.

His research interests are in technology-enabled knowledge translation, or the use of information technologies to speed up the incorporation of the latest health evidence into routine practice. This includes telehealth, patient safety, public engagement and evidence-based policy translation in eHealth.

The John E. Whitmore Endowed Lectureship was established in 1987 by the late Mrs. Clara Whitmore in memory of her husband, BCM Trustee John E. Whitmore, as a perpetual tribute to his lifetime accomplishments. The fund is used to sponsor distinguished visiting lectures at BCM, which may be selected from any basic science or clinical area of medicine. Previous lecturers have presented current scientific topics in molecular biology, cell biology, gene therapy, neuroscience, psychiatry, aging and medicine.