Conference Focuses on mHealth

Johnson & Johnson will sponsor the Keynote Luncheon at the 2010 mHealth Summit, which takes place on Tuesday, 9 November. The luncheon will feature keynote speakers Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Aneesh Chopra, US CTO at the White House.

The conference will explore the potential impact of the mobile phone as a health device, in light of the fact that more than 1.1bn women in low- and moderate-income countries already own a mobile phone.

The event is organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, in partnership with the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It takes place from 8-10 November  at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The conference programme features seven ‘Super Sessions’ on critical issues in mHealth, including Optimizing Privacy and Data Security; Regulatory and Policy Perspectives; Lessons Learned Around the Globe; Comparative Effectiveness Research and mHealth, and more. In addition, there are six conference tracks and side sessions exploring topics such as Economics and mFinance; the use of mobile technologies to improve Maternal and Child Health; Health Behavior & Mobile Technology; and mHealth and Emergency Response.