*** UPDATE FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 2015 ***
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We’ve been asked by the International Diabetes Federation to produce a dedicated mHealth Symposium and mHealth Pavilion at their biannual World Diabetes Congress held from the 30th November – 4th December 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada.
The Symposium will be video recorded so that after the Congress it can be offered as a dedicated “Diabetes” module addition to the CPD accredited mHealth for Healthcare Professionals course that we developed for the Healthcare Informatics Society.
What is the World Diabetes Congress?
Organised by the International Diabetes Federation (an organisation that has called for mHealth to become a compulsory embedded part of how we provide quality care for diabetics) and their 230 IDF Member Associations, the World Diabetes Congress will bring together Physicians, scientists, Nurses, Educators and other healthcare professionals, as well as government officials, policy makers to exchange diabetes research and best practices.
With an expected attendance of 13,000 delegates the World Diabetes Congress is the world’s biggest Diabetes industry meeting and the scientific programme will feature 350 speakers providing over 220 hours of sessions across 6 streams and there will also be more than 1000 poster presentations.
Why a mHealth Symposium?
The mHealth Symposium and Pavilion at the World Diabetes Congress will be the exclusive meeting place for delegates interested in the disruptive opportunities offered by the newest mass media.
Together with inspiring talks by industry leaders the Symposium will be supported by a mHealth Pavilion open throughout the event where delegates (and members of the public on the new ‘Public Day’) can get hands on with the key mHealth services and technologies that are transforming the lives of Patients and Carers.
Draft outline of the key topics that the Symposium will cover
- Summary of mHealth approaches that are helping to prevent diabetes
- Apple ResearchKit: how mHealth is transforming Diabetes research and clinical trials
- Why mHealth should become a compulsory embedded part of quality diabetes care
- How mobile is transforming Patient and Clinician Education
- Best practice: How Patients and Carers are using mHealth to better manage their diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes
- Best practice in Schools
- Future: A look to what’s on the horizon thanks to the connected super computers in our pockets.
How can you get involved?
To request further information please use the following form:
Note: There will be no charge to attend the Symposium for anyone with a Congress delegate pass but availability is strictly limited to venue and overflow room size and we’re likely to fill to capacity quickly so we’d advise reserving a seat via the above form as seats will be otherwise offered on a first come first served basis.
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