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May 28, 2020

DMEA sparks: First virtual DMEA to open with a wide range of topics

• First entirely virtual DMEA to take place from 16 to 18 June

• Webinars, keynote speeches and discussions on the digital transformation of the healthcare system

• Provisional programme and free registration at:

Under the heading ’DMEA sparks’ and taking place for the first time, this year’s DMEA is an entirely virtual event. From 16 to 18 June 2020 a wide-ranging programme of events including panels, keynote speeches and webinars can be accessed on the new platform at

From the eHealth Hot Seat to the presentation of the Newcomer Awards

On 16 June DMEA sparks will kick off with numerous dialogue formats, including the interactive eHealth Hot Seat with gematik CEO Dr. Markus Leyck Dieken. Participants are invited to submit questions as of now. Also on the agenda are keynote speeches, including by Thomas Jarzombek, Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Startups at the Federal Ministry of Economics, and Prof. Jörg Debatin, head of the health innovation hub at the Federal Ministry of Health. Discussion rounds will examine topics such as cybersecurity in doctors’ surgeries, the IoT, AI & Robotics: networked care management of the future and Corona Component Standards (cocos), an initiative which proposes implementing uniform data formats and standards for COVID-19 data.

Also on 16 June, the presentation will take place of the DMEA Newcomer Awards which honour the best theses by Bachelor’s and Master’s degree graduates of Medical Informatics, eHealth, Health IT, Health Management, Health Economics and Healthcare Management.

Companies present their portfolio and product solutions

On 17 and 18 June the focus will be on digital health companies, the designated Supporters of the event. More than 70 are taking part in the programme of DMEA sparks, including on virtual tours featuring key themes such as mobile health, telemedicine and IT in nursing care.

On days two and three of DMEA, the Supporters will also be contributing to the programme with a large number of webinars, live presentations and videos.

Digital health on demand

A wide range of content will continue to be available on demand on the DMEA sparks website until 15 July. Participation in the programme of DMEA sparks is free of charge and attendance numbers are not limited. However, prior registration by email is required.

For more information on DMEA sparks and in order to register free of charge please visit:


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. The next edition of DMEA will take place from 13 to 15 April 2021 in Berlin.


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.


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