Lower Austria State Government Member Martin Eichtinger in Washington, DC

From October 2 to 5, 2019, State Government Member Martin Eichtinger, responsible for housing, labor and international relations, visited Washington, DC, for talks examining the latest developments on eHealth, health IT, big data analytics and telehealth applications for the public health care sector.

The policymaker from Lower Austria engaged in meetings with U.S. officials, experts, top doctors and researchers at the US. Senate, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health and the Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health Information Technology.

Austrian Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner with Lower Austria State Government Member Martin Eichtinger in Lafayette Square, north of the White House

Austrian Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner with Lower Austria State Government Member Martin Eichtinger in Lafayette Square, north of the White House

from left: Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner, Lower Austria State Government Member Martin Eichtinger, and Konrad Kogler, CEO of the public hospital holiding company of the state of Lower Austria

from left: Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner, Lower Austria State Government Member Martin Eichtinger, and Konrad Kogler, CEO of the public hospital holiding company of the state of Lower Austria

Honored at his U.S. alma mater
The trip ended at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, where Mr. Eichtinger was presented with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service by the Alumni Association of his alma mater Johns Hopkins University (JHU). He acquired a diploma in International Affairs from JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies in 1985.

On the sidelines, the Austrian Delegation visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

At the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mr. Eichtinger was welcomed by Rebecca Boehling, the Acting Director of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation, and Vienna-born Anatol Steck, Project Director, International Archival Programs, who led the museum tour

At the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mr. Eichtinger was welcomed by Rebecca Boehling, the Acting Director of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation, and Vienna-born Anatol Steck, Project Director, International Archival Programs, who led the museum tour

With Vorarlberg-native Vincent Ballweber (pictured in the center), who currently serves as this year’s Austrian Memorial Servant at the USHMM

With Vorarlberg-native Vincent Ballweber (pictured in the center), who currently serves as this year’s Austrian Memorial Servant at the USHMM


Museum Specialist Kelly Elaine Navies gave an overview of the rich collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Museum Specialist Kelly Elaine Navies gave an overview of the rich collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

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