Monday, November 22, 2010

Highlights from the 2010 mHealth Summit

If you missed the 2010 mHealth Summit a few weeks ago, you can view photos and videos from the conference. Keep reading to get to those links (other links will be following in a few weeks):

Successful 2010 mHealth Summit Comes to a Close

Largest event of its kind gathers leaders and experts in health, technology, policy and research

WASHINGTON, D.C., 22 Nov. 2010 -- The 2010 mHealth Summit came to a close in Washington, D.C., hosting more than 2,400 attendees from 50 countries. Attendees came together to learn, share and discuss the power and potential of mobile technology to improve global health. The event, which nearly tripled in attendance in its second year, included keynote speeches from industry leaders Bill Gates and Ted Turner.

“We are extremely pleased with the results of the 2010 mHealth Summit, which drew more forward thinking leaders, attendees, education sessions and exhibitors than any other mobile health-focused event in the U.S.,” said Richard Scarfo, mHealth Summit Director at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

Organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in partnership with the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the successful three-day gathering featured more than 125 exhibiting companies and 185 poster presentations showcasing the next generation of innovation, as well as current cutting-edge products, services and solutions for mHealth.

“The people, ideas and innovations at this year’s mHealth Summit are a testament to the fact that the mHealth moment has arrived, and is moving full-speed ahead,” said David Aylward, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance. “The mHealth Alliance was very pleased to announce a series of major grants and new partnerships during the Summit. It is these connections and commitments that make events like the mHealth Summit so important in helping to drive forward the field of mHealth.”

The event drew more than 150 speakers from around the world, including additional keynote addresses from: Francis S. Collins, Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health; Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer; Dr. Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation; and Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health and former Minister of Health, Mexico.

“The quality of the attendees was excellent. Everyone I needed to meet was at the 2010 mHealth Summit. I’ve never experienced anything like this,” commented Clint McClelland, Senior Director of Market Development, Qualcomm.

Based on the resounding success of the 2010 mHealth Summit, plans are underway for the 2011 mHealth Summit, to be held Dec 5-7 at the Gaylord Convention Center and Hotel in the Washington, D.C. National Harbor.

Photo highlights:

* Foundation for the National Institutes of Health on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43520317@N05/

* mHealth Alliance photos
http://www.mhealthalliance.org/media_center/photos

Video highlights and interviews will continue to be updated over the coming weeks:

* Foundation for the National Institutes of Health YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/mobilehealthsummit?feature=mhum

* Video of the Gates Luncheon: http://tinyurl.com/2ccmcu3

mHealth Alliance video excerpts:
http://www.mhealthalliance.org/media_center/videos

Official 2010 mHealth Summit Website: http://mhealthsummit.org/

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