Global Digital Health Forum

The Global Digital Health Network hosts the annual Global Digital Health Forum every year in December. Previously, the meeting was hosted in Washington, DC. However, in 2020, we held our first virtual forum with over 2,000 participants from over 110 countries. The Forum features diverse and engaging sessions to connect government stakeholders, digital health developers, researchers, donors, implementers and field experts from across the globe. The Forum features panel presentations, hands-on workshops, poster presentations, lightning talks, facilitated expert round-table discussions, digital health workshops, and interactive solution demonstrations. Size has ranged from 300-2,000+ attendees over two to three days, with featured speakers from the WHO, USAID, World Bank, Facebook, Microsoft, and Johnson & Johnson and many well-known public health organizations and researchers from leading universities.

Previously, the Forum was hosted in Washington, DC. However, in 2020, we held our first virtual Forum with over 2,000 participants from over 110 countries. Once again, the 2021 Global Digital Health took place virtually on December 6-8 with 2300+ participants from 150 countries.

Global Digital Health Forum 2022
December 5-7, 2022 as a
hybrid event – virtual (Asia and East Africa time zones) & in-Person at Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia 


Call for Abstracts
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 21, 2022

We are excited to announce that the Global Digital Health Network call for abstracts is open! The 2022 Forum will feature a hybrid format ( in-person & virtual). Please save the dates – more information will be shared in the coming weeks.

This year’s theme is… Driving Effective and Equitable Digital Health Innovation
Digital health innovation 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 innovation within these domains and more.

The 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, interactive workshops, poster presentations, and opportunities for networking with colleagues new and old from around the globe.

The abstract deadline is Sunday, August 21, 2022. To submit an abstract, please click here. You will be required to create an account before being able to submit an abstract.