From December 6-8, the Global Digital Health Network will convene the Global Digital Health Forum 2021 — the leading global industry networking and relationship-building opportunity for technology vendors, donors, researchers, government representatives, and implementing organizations working in low- and middle-income countries to advance public health outcomes to come together and share best practices, discuss emerging innovations, and network with each other.
Digital transformation applies technology, data, processes, and organizational change to evolve existing practices or create new ones. In healthcare, it will allow us to expand the reach of services provided, address healthcare needs in near real-time, and improve quality. This year’s Forum will explore digital transformation within these domains and more.
For the second time, the Global Digital Health Forum will be a virtual event, with capacity for 3,000 attendees. In 2020, we held our first ever virtual Forum with over 2,000 attendees from over 110 countries. Though we shifted to a virtual format again in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Network is leveraging this opportunity to make the Global Digital Health Forum itself work for everyone, with increased participation from the Americas, Africa, and Asia, sessions in English, French, and Spanish, and waived conference fees for participants from LMICs and students.
The 2021 Forum will have engaging sessions to connect implementers, government stakeholders, digital health technologists, researchers, donors, implementers, and field experts from across the globe. The Forum will once again feature lightning talks, panel presentations, individual sessions, technology demos, hands-on workshops, and opportunities for networking with colleagues new and old from around the globe.