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The 2nd WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems

POSTPONEMENT 2nd WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems

The Regional Office has been grateful for your interest in attending the 2nd WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems in the European Region 4–5 March 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark.

It has however recently become apparent that a large number of the Regional Office Member States are finding it necessary to cancel their participation in order to focus on preparedness and response to COVID-19. The executive management of the World Health Organization has therefore reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the Symposium until such time as is found appropriate.

The Regional Office regrets any inconvenience this may have caused and stands ready to answer any queries regarding the event.

Yours sincerely,

EU Digital Health Organizing Team

About the conference

The WHO Regional Office for Europe, together with the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research and the Clalit Research Institute, will host the 2nd WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems in the European Region at the UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark on 4-5 March 2020.

The event is expected to bring together an audience of over 400 participants, including Member States, partners and key thought leaders from the European Region and beyond to discuss a number of topics of importance to the digitalization of health systems agenda.

The working languages of the symposium will be English and Russian.

This website will be updated on an ongoing basis as the programme is being refined.

This is the 2nd WHO Symposium. Here is the symposium website for 2019.

Agenda

Symposium tracks

  • Track 1: Establishing the essential foundations for change
  • Track 2: Developing digital health ecosystems and mainstreaming safe and inclusive services
  • Track 3: Safeguarding mature systems, fostering resilient individuals, transitioning to future digital health landscapes

For full symposium agenda, click here.

“Chill room sessions”

Need a relaxing space to discuss and reflect during the Symposium? A chill room has been set up to the right of the auditorium entrance for delegates to meet and discuss in a relaxing and comfortable space. This room will also be used during breaks and lunchtime to host short talks from Member States and partners (in a PowerPoint-free environment!). See the programme for more details of speaker sessions in the chill room.

Consultation on the WHO Regional Office for Europe roadmap for the digitization of health systems

A Member State consultation on the forthcoming European roadmap for the digitization of health systems will take place in room 0.9.34/Yangtze on 4 March between 13:15 and 14:30. Please note that participation is restricted to Member State delegations.

2nd Global Consultation on Developing WHO Guidance on Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Health

In parallel with the Symposium, the WHO Regional Office for Europe is proud to host the 2nd Global Consultation on Developing WHO Guidance on Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Health, which will take place on 5–6 March in room 0.9.34/Yangtze. A strictly limited number of observer seats are available on 5 March. If you are interested in attending in this meeting, please contact Yosr Arfa at arfay@who.int to request a place.

Speakers

Exhibition

During the Symposium, an exhibition on digital health by Member States and partners will be located in the foyer of UN City. This exhibition highlights some of the work of Member States and partners in developing and transforming national health systems using digital health. Please visit the exhibition to see examples of digital health in action.

Location

UN City address