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Please Submit Your Session Ideas for Global Digital Health Forum 2019

By Wayan Vota on June 6, 2019

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Join us for 6th Annual Global Digital Health Forum on December 9-11 at the North Bethesda Marriott just outside Washington, DC. The 2019 Global Digital Health Forum will be an expanded event, with capacity for 700 attendees to accommodate the increased demand we saw last year.

The theme for this year’s event – Celebrating Innovation and Supporting Proven Practices at Scale – seeks to balance the need for evidence based scaling of proven digital health systems with the urgent need to determine how emerging technologies and approaches can dramatically improve health outcomes.

Submit Your GDHF Session Ideas by July 5

Please apply now to be part of the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum. Be sure to create an account to start the application process.

We seek engaging sessions to connect government stakeholders, digital health technologists, researchers, donors, implementers and field experts from across the globe. The Forum will once again feature the following types of sessions:

  • Lightning talks – plenary presentations in a fast-paced storytelling format to engage and inspire us all.
  • Panel Presentations – a series of topical presentations with question and answer sessions for participants.
  • Interactive Workshops – a discussion of an important digital health topic combined with an activity to further participant understanding.
  • Lab Session – in-depth and hands-on learning opportunities with digital health platforms.
  • Appy Hour – a salon of mobile applications and software presentations during a networking event at the Forum.
  • Poster Presentations – upgraded to their own session this year and will remain visible for the duration of the event.

These conference sessions types will need to focus on conference tracks including the following healthcare topical areas:

  1. Digital Health for Clients
  2. Digital Health for Healthcare Providers
  3. Digital Health for Health Systems Managers
  4. Digital Health Hardware
  5. Cutting-edge Technologies: AI, Blockchain, digital IDs, virtual reality, micro-mapping, etc.
  6. Lessons from other sectors: Agriculture, Education, Finance, Social Services and other areas
  7. Data Use strategies, people and processes: Capacity building, demand generation and other key topics across health system levels
  8. Human resource capacity building for sustainable digital health systems
  9. Private sector engagement: innovative business models and the role of the private sector in national digital health systems
  10. Sustainable financing for digital health and the roles of digital health in support of health financing, including UHC
  11. Health Information Systems architecture: Enterprise Architecture, OpenHIE, etc.
  12. Country digital health strategies, governance structures and emerging best practice

The Forum will take place at Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center this year, and we have a special block of rooms which we strongly encourage attendees to use. Learn more about hotel and conference registration on the Forum website.

The Global Digital Health Forum is organized by the Global Digital Health Network, a 3000+ person-strong networking forum for members from 108 countries to share information, engage with the broader community, and provide leadership in digital health for global public health.

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
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3 Comments to “Please Submit Your Session Ideas for Global Digital Health Forum 2019”

  1. Sachia NGUTSAV says:

    Will environmental journalists also be accepted, in addition to working in the ICT sector please?

    • Wayan Vota says:

      You can attend as a paid participant regardless of your profession. If you want to lead a session, it will need to be focused on digital health.

      • Sachia NGUTSAV says:

        Many thanks Wayan. I am now to look for sponsors, perhaps? We are not doing too well here financially. Perhaps that accounts for the high poverty levels and, by extension prevalence of widespread diseases requiring creative approaches to tackle. Can you suggest possible fellowships available for this programme? Kind regards for your reply.