Frequently Asked Questions

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When and where is the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum?

The 2019 GDHF is located at the Bethesda North Marriott in Rockville, Maryland, and will be 3 days: December 9-11, 2019.

How can I get there?

By air:

  • Baltimore-Washington (BWI), 38 miles to venue
  • Dulles International (IAD): 27 miles to venue
  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA): 20 miles to venue

By train:

  • Union Station, Washington DC- can take a cab (approx. 24 miles) to the venue, or take the Red Line metro towards Shady Grove to White Flint Station

By metro:

  • White Flint, Red Line (a 3-minute walk to the venue)

By car:

For hotel guests, the overnight hotel parking rate is $15.00 per day; per car. Non-overnight guests must park their vehicles in the Conference Center garage and pay the hourly rate of $2.50/hr.


Where do I register/buy tickets?

Ticket sales are now closed.

What does the conference fee include?

  • Access to the conference (December 9-11, 2019), including breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on each conference day
  • An evening drinks reception (Appy Hour) on one night of the event
  • Access to any conference material provided through our Dryfta page

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

  • If you request a cancellation/refund before December 2, 2019, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you request a cancellation/refund after December 2, 2019 you will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Your registration fee can be transferred to a substitute attendee from the same organization- details are forthcoming.

Can I register to be a speaker?

Sorry, the window for abstract submissions closed on July 8, 2019.

How can my organization sponsor or exhibit at the Forum?

Please visit our Sponsors and Exhibitors page for details.


How can I get a visa letter of invitation for the conference?

Please email with the subject line "{Name}- GHDF19 Visa Letter."

Where can I apply for a travel scholarship?

The window for travel scholarship applications is now closed, awardees will be notified on a rolling basis


Where can I stay for the conference?

Our room block at the Bethesda North Marriott is currently full. You may reserve in our overflow block at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville:- book online here or 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, shuttle to/from the venue all three days.


How can I participate in the conference on social media?

You can follow @The_GDHN and use the hashtag #GDHF2019 on Twitter!


I still have questions. Who do I talk to?

Please email and we will do our best to respond as soon as possible.

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