Event Dates

Celebrating Innovation and Supporting Proven Practices at Scale 

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center: Rockville, Maryland

Dec 09, 2019
Dec 11, 2019
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Join us December 9-11 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center just outside Washington, DC for the 6th Annual Global Digital Health Forum!

The theme for this year's event - Celebrating Innovation and Supporting Proven Practices at Scale - seeks to balance the need for evidence based scaling of proven systems with the urgent need to determine how emerging technologies and approaches can dramatically improve health outcomes. 

 The 2019 Global Digital Health Forum will be an expanded event, with capacity for 600-700 attendees to accommodate the increased demand we saw last year.  We will have engaging sessions to connect government stakeholders, digital health technologists, researchers, donors, implementers and field experts from across the globe. The Forum will once again feature TED-style talks, panel presentations, hands-on workshops, the interactive "Appy Hour", vendor tables, and an opportunity to showcase your work on a poster. 

The Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center is conveniently located at 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 at the White Flint Metro stop. Click here for a map of the location.

Please contact globaldigitalhealthforum@gmail.com with any inquiries.

Header photo credit: Karen Kasmauski/MCSP

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GDHF Event App

Using the event app, attendees can:
  • Update their profile
  • Manage their personal schedule and check-in to sessions
  • Set up 1-to-1 meetings with fellow attendees
  • View sponsors and exhibitors and their representatives, send requests to get their contact details
  • Engage in discussions on the forum

Guests can:
  • Sign up using Facebook or registration form
  • View attendees and speakers, and their publicly available details including submitted abstracts and checked-in sessions.

Exhibitors can:
Use the in-built QR code scanner to scan attendees QR code on their badges and save to their list of vCards (leads). Later those vCards can be exported into Phonebook or in Excel format.


Thanks to our 2019 Global Digital Health Forum sponsors!

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Conference Tracks

Please see below the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum Conference Tracks:

  1. Digital Health for Clients

  2. Digital Health for Healthcare Providers 

  3. Digital Health for Health Systems Managers 

  4. Digital Health Hardware

  5. Cutting-edge Technologies: AI, Blockchain, digital IDs, virtual reality, micro-mapping, etc.

  6. Lessons from other sectors: Agriculture, Education, Finance, Social Services and other areas

  7. Data Use strategies, people and processes: Capacity building, demand generation and other key topics across health system levels

  8. Human resource capacity building for sustainable digital health systems

  9. Private sector engagement: innovative business models and the role of the private sector in national digital health systems 

  10. Sustainable financing for digital health and the roles of digital health in support of health financing, including UHC

  11. Health Information Systems architecture: Enterprise Architecture, OpenHIE, etc. 

  12. Country digital health strategies, governance structures and emerging best practice


The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is conveniently located at 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852, a 3-minute walk from the White Flint Metro stop on the Red Line. 

Update 11/18/19- Our room block is full- please stay posted for waitlist information

There are additional rooms available at the following nearby venues:

  • Bethesda Marriott: Number to call: 1-800-393-3412. You can tell them you are booking for Global Digital Health Forum Overflow. Rate is $219/night, check in 12/8 and out on 12/11, shuttle to/from the venue all three days
  • Hilton Washington DC/Rockville: Number to call:  (301) 468-1100. You can tell them you are booking with the Global Digital Health Network. Rate is $179/night, check in 12/8 and out on 12/12

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About The Global Digital Health Network

The Global Digital Health Network envisions a world where technical innovation supports improved health and contributes to better quality, accessibility and sustainability of health services and health outcomes, particularly for underserved populations in low resource environments. Formerly known as the mHealth Working Group, the Network was established in 2009 by global health organizations for global health organizations, and is a 3500 person-strong networking forum with members from 117 countries to share information, engage with the broader community, and provide leadership in digital health for global public health. Our events and communications are a venue to share practical and flexible guidance with each other and the community. We also seek to engage with and learn from digital implementers in non-health sectors, so that we may strengthen our respective digital technologies.

You can follow the Global Digital Health Network on Twitter @The_GDHN, or learn more on our website.