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Supersessions at the 2010 mHealth Summit put the Spotlight on Emerging Issues and Critical Topics

Super Sessions Deliver Key Speakers from Industry, Academia, Government and Policy

Washington, DC —   September 28, 2010

Organizers of the mHealth Summit announced today the seven “super session” panels that will shape the 2010 conference and are central to the future of mobile health (mHealth). The sessions spotlight critical opportunities and challenges defining the mHealth ecosystem domestically and internationally, including emerging markets.
The 2010 mHealth Summit has emerged as the definitive event in mHealth and the only major event in the U.S. that brings together the four critical and interdependent components necessary to advance mHealth: technology, business, research and policy.

Who:     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).
When:   November 8-10, 2010, online at www.mhealthsummit.org, and using Twitter hashtag #mHS10
Where:  The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Super sessions at the Summit have been designed to accelerate the discussion, collaboration and implementation of mHealth solutions by tackling the most important issues and challenges in the use of wireless technologies to improve health outcomes, whether in relationship to business, research, or public policy.

Super Sessions Shaping the Summit include:

  • Cross-Sectoral Perspectives on mHealth: This session brings together U.S. and international stakeholders from diverse sectors of the mHealth ecosystem to discuss their perspectives on key opportunities, challenges, and potential for future collaboration.
  • mHealth: Impact and Future Visions: Panelists will explore how mHealth could transform the delivery of health services, the conduct of research, the implementation of new findings, and the economics of health systems. 
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and mHealth: CER is “the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care” (IOM 2002). This panel will explore 1) to what extent mobile technology can influence how health data is collected and 2) what methodologies are required to evaluate the effectiveness of mHealth interventions and programs.
  • Lessons Learned Across the Globe: Experts from multiple sectors will share insights based on  experiences implementing and evaluating mHealth projects and programs around the world, and provide clues as to how future programs can be improved.
  • The CEO Perspective: Leaders from various sectors will share their perspectives on the future of mHealth, both as a business and as a tool to help save lives.
  • Optimizing Privacy and Data Security in the Mobile Technology Era: Government and industry leaders will explore the policy and technical data protection challenges of using mobile technologies to fight disease and improve well-being.
  • Innovation, Public Safety, and Reimbursement: Regulatory and Policy Perspectives of mHealth: Government will have a great deal to say about the success of mHealth in a world where policy and who pays are critical issues.  Hear from key leaders in the insurance industry, regulatory agencies and industry.

The conference program features high-level speakers, experts, and stakeholders who are driving the future of the mobile health ecosystem.

Highlights: Confirmed Speakers:  

  • Donald Casey, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, West Wireless Health Institute
  • Walter Curioso, M.D. M.P.H., Ph.D.c, Research Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Peru) and University of Washington (Seattle)
  • Deborah Estrin, Ph.D., Professor and Center Director, UCLA Center for Embedded Networked Sensin
  • Charles P. Friedman, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT) - DHHS
  • Donald Jones, Vice President, Health and Life Sciences, Qualcomm, Inc.
  • Ilias Iakovidis, Ph.D., Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission
  • Patricia Mechael, Ph.D., MHS, Director of Strategic Application of Mobile Technology for Public Health and Development, Center for Global Health and Economic Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Richard Migliori, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, OptumHealth, a UnitedHealth Group Company
  • Peter Neupert, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Health Solutions Group 
  • Babatunde Osotimehin, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Ibadan and African Spokesperson for the Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Col. Ron K. Poropatich, M.S., M.D., Deputy Director, U.S. Army Medical Research & Material Command
  • Roberto Tapia-Conyer, Ph.D, President and CEO, Carlos Slim Health Institute;
  • Carrie Varoquiers, President McKesson Foundation

Event Highlights:

  • Network with over 2,000 professionals from the U.S and 30+ countries, and gain unparalleled access experts across the health, policy and the mobile ecosystem
  • Learn and assess the potential for mHealth from keynotes, super sessions, exhibits, and posters.
  • Confirmed keynote speakers: Bill Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, The White House; Francis S. Collins, Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health; Ted Turner, Chairman, United Nations Foundation; Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health, and former Minister of Health, Mexico.

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For further information contact:
Kate Barrett at kbarrett@fnih.org, 301 435 2613
For General Registration and Conference Details, visit: www.mhealthsummit.org
For Media Credentials and Registration, go to: http://mhealthsummit.org/press/registration

Twitter hashtag: #mHS10

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Note to Editors: Visit http://www.mhealthsummit.org/conference/program for panel descriptions.

About the mHealth Summit
The 2010 mHealth Summit, a partnership of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the National Institutes of Health and the mHealth Alliance, is the leading U.S. conference advancing cross-sector collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes. The 2010 mHealth Summit, to be held November 8-10 at the Walter E. Convention Center, will connect leaders in government, private sector/industry, academia, and not-for-profit organizations to advance discussion and decision-making related to the intersection of mobile technology, health research, and policy in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.mhealthsummit.org.

 
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