UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


The 8th International Digital Health Conference leads interdisciplinary conversation in the heart of Europe's tech capital

11 May 2018

Supported by UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR),

DH2018 ucl.ac.uk/global/" target="_self">UCL Global Engagement, UCL European Institute, The Web Conference 2018 and held in-cooperation with ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD), the DH conference 2018 was part of an audience of over 2,000 delegates joining together at Lyon's premier conference venue, Cité Centre de Congrès from 23rd-26th April. 

Offering prime interdisciplinary networking opportunities and leveraging a growing success of previous editions, including DH 2017 held in London, the International Digital Health conference this year bought together the three core audiences essential for cutting edge innovation transforming the future of health: IT / big data, public health and industry / start-ups in digital health. 2018 saw the widest topical outreach with talks spanning public health informatics, global health, social media and big data analytics, pandemics preparedness, precision medicine and emergency medicine. 

Alongside a full academic programme featuring 35 papers, 25 posters/demos and international invited speakers, DH welcomed fantastic keynotes from Elad Yom-Tov (Microsoft), Saskia Haitjema (UMC Utrecht) and Per Aarvik (Standby Task Force), panel discussion led by Helen Green (Public Health England) and a lively debate featuring Martin Seychell (European Commission), Sam Scarpino (Northeastern University) and Marcello Ienca (ETH Zurich) on the ethics of digital health for public health - extremely well-timed to coincide with the introduction of new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Through a strategic stakeholder collaboration with the digital health start-up community in Lyon supported by Invest in Lyon and Bayer's post-accelerator programme G4A, DH once again offered an exciting programme for industry delegates including a Start-up/SME Clinic and Innovation Prize celebrating excellence in digital health innovation. 

View the full programme, highlights and prize winners from the conference at www.acm-digitalhealth.org 

Thank you to all who contributed to making DH 2018 an overwhelming success - DH is where the digital health minds meet again! Follow DH on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date with plans for DH 2019!