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[email protected] 2020 Conference

Digital Health & Informatics Network, SHP


Abstracts for conference presentations and posters are now invited for [email protected] 2020.

The conference theme is Digital Connections: Using technology to bridge gaps in healthcare. [email protected] 2020 will showcase the exciting and innovative research on the inter-relationship between health and digital technologies. It will bring together researchers, health services, and industry to build eHealth collaborations. Abstracts are invited from the following research topics (in alphabetical order):

  • Data and learning health systems
  • eHealth education
  • Equity, equality, and the digital divide
  • Games and gamification for health
  • Mobile applications and wearable technologies
  • Social media and social networking sites
  • Telehealth and telepractice
  • Virtual and augmented reality

Presenters can nominate their preference for a poster or presentation format. There will also be a dedicated session for higher degree research students to highlight their innovative research. Prizes will be awarded for a) best postgraduate student presentation, and b) best poster.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and contain: background, aims, methods, results, and conclusions. In addition, abstracts should be accompanied by a description of how the research fits with the conference theme. Please submit your abstracts here:

Abstracts are due at 11:59pm Thursday 5 September 2019.

Keynote speaker: Dr Charles Friedman

The keynote speaker is Dr Charles Friedman. Charles Friedman is the Josiah Macy Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. In recent years, he has focused his academic interests and activities on the concept of Learning Health Systems, and the socio-technical infrastructure required to achieve them.

Dr. Friedman’s department is a “first in the nation” medical school academic department dedicated to the sciences of learning at all levels from scale: from learning by individuals, to learning by teams and organizations, and learning by ultra-large scale systems such as entire nations. It is home to an interdisciplinary faculty; a new graduate program in “Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems”; and a new journal, Learning Health Systems, for which he serves as Editor in Chief.

Prior to coming to Michigan, Friedman held executive positions at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: from 2007 to 2009 as Deputy National Coordinator and from 2009 to 2011 as ONC’s Chief Scientific Officer. Immediately prior to his work in the government, Dr. Friedman was Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Informatics, and Founding Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.

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The event is open to all and details will be sent out shortly. We hope to see you next year. For all questions please contact [email protected]