2012 GETHealth Summit Global Education + Technology Health Summit

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Our colleagues at Johns Hopkins University and a number of other partners are organizing an upcoming summit at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City on October 2nd and 3rd. The event will explore ways to improve health and health workforces through education and technology:

The mission of the GETHealth Summit is to bridge the health workforce gap in developing countries, through new partnerships between innovators in global health education and information technology. The Summit will bring together leaders in health and health research, education and IT to discuss and develop initiatives designed to empower providers in the most resource‐limited communities in the world. The 2-day Summit will host interactive plenaries, strategic breakout sessions and a technology marketplace.

Our current vision for the Summit is to address a number of strategic questions including:

– How can social media be leveraged to address the global health workforce gap?
– What is required to optimize distance learning platforms to support health worker education in resource‐limited communities?
– Which new mHealth tools and point-of‐care devices are needed to support providers in resource-limited settings and which existing platforms can/should be scaled up?
– How can fiber and wireless networks in resource-limited communities be leveraged to improve health education?
– How can IT be used to specifically empower women health care providers, who represent most of the health care workforce?

With a highly interactive format, facilitating constructive dialogue between participants and leaders of academia, public health and the IT industry, the Summit will be designed to facilitate specific short-term and long-term “deliverables” in each of our key topic areas.

For more information and to register for the conference, click here.