Thursday, August 26, 2010

2010 mHealth Summit Emerges As Major One-Stop U.S. Venue for Mobile Health

2010 mHealth Summit Emerges As Major One-Stop U.S. Venue for Mobile Health

High-level conference to explore role of research, technology, business, innovation and policy to
advance mobile health

Don’t miss this year’s leading U.S. Conference and Expo focused on mobile health. The 2010 mHealth Summit will deliver international and domestic C-level executives, researchers, medical professionals, technologists, businesses, payers, policymakers, and federal representatives. Advanced registration prices end September 24, 2010.

Keynote speakers announced to date include William (Bill) H. Gates III, Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Francis S. Collins, Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health, Ted Turner, Chairman, UN Foundation; Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health and former Minister of Health, Mexico.

The 2010 mHealth Summit is organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in partnership with the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

November 8-10, 2010

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The event will connect leaders in health, government, academia, philanthropic organizations and the private sector to advance discussion and decision making on the intersection of mobile technology, health practice, research, and policy in the United States and abroad.

Mobile Health, or “mHealth,” is rapidly becoming a transformative solution for improving quality healthcare services domestically as well as internationally, including in the developing world. mHealth holds the promise of reaching people in underserved communities, squeezing greater efficiencies and costs from overstretched health systems, and enabling aging in place.

With over 5 billion mobile subscriptions globally, cell phones and related devices are becoming valuable tools to close the digital divide and increase access to a range of services, including healthcare.

The Conference Program:

    * 7 SuperSessions and more than 20 concurrent sessions
    * Conference speakers include Adam Bosworth, Keas; Donald Casey, West Wireless Health Institute; David H. Gustafson, Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Donald J. Jones, Qualcomm, Inc.; Ann Lurie, Africa Infectious Disease Village Clinics; Patricia N. Mechael, PhD MHS, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Richard Migliori, M.D., UnitedHealth Group; Roberto Tapia-Conyer, Ph.D., Carlos Slim Health Institute; Tom Wheeler, mHealth Alliance, and many more.

Additional Details:
The mHealth Summit expect to deliver around 150 exhibits. New exhibitors: Actigraph, American Telemedicine Association, Aventyn, Inc., Brew MP™, Cardionet, Cashel Technologies, Diversinet, iVisit/LookTel, IVT Technology, Inc., MedApps, Inc., MyGlucoHealth by Entra Health Systems, NetHope, NowPos M-Solution Pvt. Ltd., Qualcomm Health & Life Sciences, Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Wireless Health Technologies, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Right Angle Technologies, Telcare, Verizon Wireless, Vignet Corporation, Voxiva, Vyzin Electronics Private Ltd., WellDoc, Inc., Zephyr Technology.

Sponsors include Verizon Wireless, the partnering sponsor, joined by other sponsors including Abbott Labs, American Telemedicine Association, CTIS, McKesson Foundation, Microsoft Research, Pfizer, Qualcomm, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Skype and the West Wireless Health Institute.

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