Monday, November 08, 2010

2010 mHealth Summit: Day #1 #mHS10

There are over 2,000 people attending the mHealth Summit in D.C. Twitter hashtag: #mHS10. Here's some information about this exciting conference:

Momentum builds for 2010 mHealth Summit as 2,000 participants from 48 countries prepare to attend

Largest of its kind summit features Bill Gates, Aneesh Chopra and Ted Turner

Washington, DC (November 4) - The countdown to the 2010 mHealth Summit has begun. The event, taking place next week from November 8-10th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., will explore ways mobile technology can increase the access, quality and efficiency of healthcare to millions of families in communities in the U.S. and around the globe.

“We’re extremely pleased that this year’s event is attracting such a diverse group of participants from across private and public sectors,” says Richard Scarfo, Director of Strategic Alliances and mHealth Summit Director at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. “From South Africa to Seattle, leaders in research, technology, business and policy are coming together to discuss the benefits and challenges of mHealth.”

With Bill Gates, the White House’s first Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, UN Foundation Board Chairman Ted Turner, and Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin delivering keynote addresses, the Summit promises to be a groundbreaking opportunity to build awareness and inspire action around how mobile technology can improve lives. In addition to high-level speakers, several key announcements will be made at the Summit, including increased commitments to mHealth both in the U.S. and around the world.

“One of the missions of this Summit is to explore ways to make the promise and the economics of mHealth work so sustainable healthcare solutions are created in the developing world to help people who do not currently have access to medical information or treatment,” says David Aylward, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance. “We are in a position to make a major difference for people in need.”

The Summit has been organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health.

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