Global Digital Health Forum

About the 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, in addition to many well-known public health organizations.

Global Digital Health Forum 2021

The theme for the Global Digital Health Forum 2021 is…Improving Health Through Digital Transformation

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.

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, hands-on workshops, and opportunities for networking with colleagues new and old from around the globe.

We will accept abstracts in English, French, and Spanish. When submitting your abstract, please select which language you plan to present in. The abstract deadline has been extended to Monday, September 20, 2021!

To submit an abstract, please click here.

Sponsorships and Exhibitors

Contact forum@globaldigitalhealthnetwork.org to discuss how we can partner.