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October 14, 2019

Innovations, ideas, practical examples: Call for papers announced for DMEA 2020

From now until 15 November 2019 interested digital healthcare professionals are invited to submit congress papers to be held at DMEA 2020.

With an annual attendance of around 11,000 visitors, 570 exhibitors and 350 speakers, DMEA – Connecting Digital Health is Europe’s leading event for health IT. Its individual modules comprising a congress, advanced training and networking events present expert audiences with an ideal platform for finding out more about the latest developments and products, acquiring qualifications and establishing industry contacts.

At the 2020 edition experts from business and science as well as practicians are again invited to help shape the event with their contributions. From now until 15 November applications to hold lectures at the all-day programme of DMEA congress events can be submitted to: www.dmea.de/en/Program/FormatsAreas/Congress/.

Anyone with a desire to drive forward digitalisation in the healthcare system at any stage of the value chain, be they researchers in health IT, medical or nursing practitioners, or companies with innovative products and business models, is invited to apply. All entrants should observe the key topic headings agreed by the advisory council, which in 2020 are as follows:

- Innovative Healthcare IT

- Digitalisation of Nursing Care Processes

- AI: Could Routine Data Serve as a Basis?

- Underinvestment in the Digitalisation of In-patient Care

- Strategic Frameworks for Digital Healthcare – From European Regulation to Local Hospital Activity

- Care provider-led Files

- IT Security – Reports on the Experiences of KRITIS and B3S

- Business Models and Evaluation

- Medical Device Regulation – new Requirements and Perspectives

- Benefit Potential of FHIR in the German Healthcare System

- Robotics in Medicine –Technology meets IT. What is currently in use and what will the future bring?

- On the Road to Interoperability - from Structured Data towards a Connected Health System

- The Digital Prescription is Coming! Added Value for Patients, Pharmacists, Physicians, Nursing Staff and Scientists

- Electronic Patient Records According to German Law – New Implications in 2021

- Telemedicine – Current Developments and Prospects

- Shaping Medical Care: Strategies and Assets for Health Insurance Organisations

After the deadline for applications the decision on which submissions will feature in the programme will be taken by high-ranking members representing associations, ministries, local government, industry and science.

Next year’s programme will again be augmented by a comprehensive exhibition at which manufacturers and providers will present their products and solutions, show what can already be achieved with health IT and highlight the dominant trends of the future. The special displays ’Focus: Health Records’ and ’Focus: Mobile Health’ are new, and for visitors will be two key areas where they can find out about two of the latest healthcare technology trends. Also new in 2020 are the Micro Hubs, where exhibitors can present products and projects and hold impulse lectures at sessions.

About DMEA

DMEA is Europe’s leading event for health IT which gathers decision-makers from every area of the healthcare sector – including IT specialists, physicians, hospital and nursing care executives as well as experts from politics, science and research. In 2019 a total of 11,000 trade visitors came to DMEA to find out about the latest developments and products, acquire qualifications and establish important industry contacts. DMEA 2020 will take place from 21 to 23 April 2020 in Berlin. Topics will include artificial intelligence, innovations in health IT and digitalisation of nursing care processes.

DMEA is held by the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg) and organised by Messe Berlin. DMEA is organised in cooperation with the following industry associations: the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg), the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS), the German Medical Informatics Professional Association (BVMI). The National Association of Hospital IT Managers (KH-IT) and the Chief Information Officers of University Hospitals (CIO-UK) provide contributions on the subject matter.