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Columbia University's TeenScreen Teams Up With Westell's ConferencePlus(R) to Boost Their Training and Educational Programs(October 26, 2011)
SCHAUMBURG, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 10/26/11 -- Conference Plus, Inc. (ConferencePlus®), a subsidiary of Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), and a leading provider of global conferencing and webinar solutions, today announced a collaboration with the TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University to support the non-profit's expanding training and educational webinar program. TeenScreen's webinar program delivers live and on-demand content to primary care providers, schools and community programs to advance its goal of incorporating mental health screenings into routine adolescent health care.
"Our webinars have become a key cornerstone of our service to primary care health professionals and other constituencies who share our commitment to adolescent mental health," said Patricia Garrison, TeenScreen's Director of Digital Communications. "We have doubled our attendee base, and increased our webinar frequency. The ease of the platform interface and the support of the ConferencePlus Healthcare Team has helped us achieve those milestones," Ms. Garrison added.
TeenScreen's initiative to expand its webinar program drove them to find a partner that could offer more in terms of both technology and customer support than their previous webinar platform. This led to TeenScreen's decision to team up with ConferencePlus' Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Services Team. Now with multiple tracking and reporting options to coincide with a customized, user-friendly interface for both live and on-demand presentations and training sessions, TeenScreen has been able to improve access and content deliverability to their wide audience.
"Our ability to provide engaging and relevant content has improved dramatically through our work with the ConferencePlus Healthcare Team," Ms. Garrison said. "Their attention to detail, technological support and sophistication has truly modernized our webinar platform and made it easier for our audiences to connect," Ms. Garrison added.
The ConferencePlus Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Services Team specializes in developing and delivering communications solutions for the medical industry. Drawing on extensive professional experience within the medical communications world, the ConferencePlus Healthcare Team provides a complete end-to-end service package that combines pre-planning, technical support, event facilitation and post production options for a variety of media options. In addition to customizing live and on-demand webinar programs like the solution created for TeenScreen, ConferencePlus' range of program development includes speaker and Key Opinion Leader (KOL) Training initiatives, Virtual Advisory Board meetings, Medical Sales Staff meetings and training, online CME activities, and much more.
"Our Healthcare Services Team highlights ConferencePlus' commitment to providing best-in-class solutions and exceeding customer service expectations," said Tim Reedy, CEO and President, ConferencePlus. "By offering the highly regulated healthcare market the high level of specialized customer support and services they need, we continue to grow this segment of our business consistently. At the same time we continue to expand the breadth of our expertise and the range of the customized services we can provide our customer base."
More information about the services offered by the ConferencePlus Healthcare Team can be found on their recently re-launched website at http://www.healthcareconferencingservices.com/, or by contacting the Team by phone 800-567-1533 or by email at [email protected].
ConferencePlus, a leading global provider of audio, video, webcasting and web conferencing services, is dedicated to providing high quality, reliable conferencing services that customers trust with their most important events. ConferencePlus is leading the way in providing innovative IP-based collaboration solutions backed by proven technology and exceptional customer service. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois with an international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ConferencePlus is a subsidiary of Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL). Additional information about ConferencePlus can be obtained by visiting http://www.conferenceplus.com.
About Westell Technologies, Inc.
Westell Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a holding company for Westell, Inc. and Conference Plus, Inc. Westell, Inc. designs, distributes, markets and services a broad range of broadband networking equipment, digital transmission products, remote monitoring tools, power distribution equipment, industrial-grade edge switches and demarcation products used by telecommunications service providers, utilities and other enterprises. Additional information can be obtained by visiting http://www.westell.com/.
The TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University is a non-profit public health initiative and national policy and resource center devoted to increasing youth access to regular mental health checkups. The TeenScreen National Center is affiliated with the Columbia University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Launched nearly 10 years ago, today there are more than 2,300 TeenScreen sites in 46 states nationwide, through the TeenScreen Primary Care and TeenScreen Schools and Communities programs. As a pioneering force in the early identification of mental illness in teens, TeenScreen has been recognized as a national model and is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices and the Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention. To learn more about TeenScreen, please visit http://www.teenscreen.org/.
TeenScreen recently launched new online training and development resource support for its Schools and Communities Program. To learn more about the program and to download the new materials, please visit: http://www.teenscreen.org/programs/schools-communities.
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