SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - CISCO (NASDAQ: CSCO)

What: Cisco invites media and 2011 World Health Care Congress attendees to a "Ministerial Forum on Global Health Innovation: A Perspective on National Health Opportunities" keynote and panel with Cisco executive Frances Dare and health ministers from around the world on Wednesday, April 6, at noon.

Moderated by Olivier Raynaud, M.D., senior director of World Economic Forum-Geneva, this thought-provoking discussion will highlight a first-of-its-kind survey commissioned by Cisco to examine options for improving global access to -- and quality of -- healthcare. The ministers will provide perspectives on how telehealth technology can evolve traditional healthcare with new care models and approaches to services.

Cisco executives will be available to speak with attending press about the survey results and Cisco's current healthcare technology portfolio at the conclusion of the keynote and panel. Phone briefings are available for press unable to attend.

Moderator: Olivier Raynaud, M.D., Senior Director of World Economic Forum-Geneva
Frances V. Dare, Director, Global Healthcare Practice, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group
Dr. Patrick Jeurissen, Ph.D., Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sports, the Netherlands
Dinesh Trivedi, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, India
Hans Dohmann, M.D., Municipal Secretary of Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wednesday, April 6: noon to 1 p.m.

Maryland Ballroom
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

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