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October 20, 2023

DMEA call for papers: Connecting the World of Digital Health

The call for congress papers at DMEA 2024, Europe’s leading event for digital health, is open now. Candidates are invited to submit their abstracts for the DMEA congress on the DMEA website by 17 November.

Healthcare meets digitalisation: from 9 to 11 April 2024 DMEA – Connecting Digital Health will be gathering everyone aiming to drive digitalisation in healthcare on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

Experts from business, science and practitioners will also at DMEA 2024 be able to actively shape the congress programme on all three days of the event. From now until 17 November they are invited to take part in the call for papers.

Who can take part?

The call for papers is open and free for anyone working on digitalisation in the healthcare sector, whether researchers, users in the medical and nursing field, startups or major companies in health IT.

The abstracts submitted must adress one of the 18 topics selected by the DMEA advisory committee for next year’s event. They are:

• Unlocking data treasures at all levels – the future of health data utilisation

• Telemedical treatment and care models

• From the TI to TI 2.0: next step or leap innovation?

• Interoperability as a fundamental requirement for strategy and governance: challenges and solutions

• Implementing information security in healthcare facilities – a secure and practical approach

• AI and decision support in practical use - RELOADED

• Impact of hospital reform on digitalisation

• Change management in hospitals – The “digi-valley to efficiency peaks trail“

• The electronic patient record for everyone: strong tailwind or just a mild breeze?

• Cloud applications and other services for operating information systems

• Digitalisation in nursing – continuity in care requires a sound information basis

• Digital health and care applications: four years of DiGA and DIPA: lessons learned and next steps

• Digital strategy in hospitals – what comes after the Hospital Future Act?

• AI meets the Medical Device Regulation: will it protect patients?

• Connected Health: networked medical technology for improved medical care

• Hospital Future Act – end of funding, but no clear solution yet for operating costs

• Green health – how can the healthcare sector drive a more sustainable future?

• Opportunities through digitalisation

Information dates for the call for papers

On 24 October and 9 November all potential candidates are invited to attend an open Q&A session, where they can find out more about the application process, requirements, and get answers to any questions they may have.

The deadline for applications for the DMEA 2024 call for papers is 17 November. Afterwards, all abstracts will be assessed by a panel of experts consisting of representatives of associations, ministries, self-government, industry and science.

The candidates chosen will be contacted in early January.

Information on how to apply and further details on the call for papers can be found here: DMEA congress

A congress session at DMEA 2023, speakers onstage in the background, audience in the foreground
More than 300 speakers from Germany and around the world were onstage on all three days of DMEA 2023. Image: Messe Berlin

About DMEA

DMEA is Europe's leading event for digital health, which gathers decision-makers from all areas of the healthcare sector, including IT specialists, physicians, hospital and nursing care executives as well as experts from politics, science and research.

In 2023 around 16,200 attendees gathered on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, including 735 exhibitors from Germany and abroad and over 300 speakers.

In 2022, following two years of virtual events due to the pandemic, DMEA was able to take place once again as an in-person event on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Over 11,000 attendees, more than 500 exhibitors as well as 300 speakers from Germany and around the world took part in the event.

The DMEA is organized by the Bundesverband Gesundheits-IT - bvitg e.V. (Federal Association for Health IT) and is hosted by Messe Berlin GmbH. It is organized in cooperation with the industry associations GMDS (German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology) e.V., BVMI (Professional Association of Medical Informatics) e.V. and with the content-related participation of KH-IT (Federal Association of Hospital IT Managers) e.V. and CIO-UK (Chief Information Officers - University Hospitals).

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