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November 21, 2022

New approaches to digital health: apply now for the DMEA Newcomer Award

• Every year, the DMEA Newcomer Award honours the best Bachelor’s and Master’s degree final papers on ’Digitalisation in the Healthcare Sector’.

• Candidates can submit their entries until 21 February 2023 at: DMEA - Newcomer Award

Clever minds, new ideas and visions are called for in order to make genuine progress with digitalising the healthcare sector. In 2023, with the Newcomer Award, DMEA – Connecting Digital Health is again providing a platform for these ideas and visions. DMEA is Europe’s leading trade fair and congress on digital health, and next year will again be honouring the best Bachelor’s and Master’s degree papers on digitalisation in the healthcare sector with the DMEA Newcomer Award. Prizes will be awarded in three categories:

• Bachelor’s degree papers

• Master’s degree papers

• Audience Award

Prize money of up to 2,000 euros will be conferred.

Who can apply?

Starting now, graduates can enter their final paper for the DMEA Newcomer Award. In order to be accepted, the paper must pertain to a digital health topic. Papers detailing a specific practical approach on how IT can help improve healthcare in the long term are especially encouraged. It is important that they describe specific health IT methods, tools and technology and how these are put to use. The deadline for submissions is 21 February 2023.

Subsequently, a panel of experts from business and industry will select the best papers. Entrants must present themselves and their paper in a short video. The three best entries in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree category respectively will each receive a Newcomer Award at DMEA23. An Audience Award will also be presented for the paper most rated by the audience.

In the Master’s degree paper category, this year’s DMEA Newcomer Award went to Marius Oßwald, a graduate of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. His final paper outlined a framework for the movements of hand muscles. In an interview with DMEA he talked about what has changed since winning the award and why he urgently advises every student to enter the DMEA Newcomer Award.

Caption: Marius Oßwald (centre), winner of the DMEA Newcomer Award 2022, with Andreas Kassner (deputy chairman of the board of bvitg and panel member, left) and Andreas Lockau (panel member, right).

Full details of the DMEA Newcomer Award and on how to enter can be found here: DMEA - Newcomer Award

The deadline for submissions is 21 February 2023.

About DMEA

DMEA is Europe’s leading even for health IT. It 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, business and science.

Every year DMEA features a programme devoted to Newcomers and Careers, a topic of major importance.

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

DMEA is held by the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg) and organised by Messe Berlin. It 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.

About Messe Berlin

Berlin has been a trade fair venue for 200 years, and for many decades one of the most important worldwide. As the trade fair company owned by the capital, Messe Berlin has a decisive contribution to make. Every year, it conceives, markets and organises hundreds of live events. Its wide-ranging portfolio includes InnoTrans, ITB, FRUIT LOGISTICA and the International Green Week, all of them leading global trade fairs, as well as major conferences and outstanding events such as the fan zone at the Brandenburg Gate. Messe Berlin has around 90 foreign representatives who market events in over 170 countries. Each year some 25,000 members of the media from all parts of the world obtain accreditation for events on the exhibition grounds in Berlin where the company has its headquarters. Its aim is to be an outstanding host for visitors to every event at Messe Berlin, to give individuals an optimum boost for their business and to ensure fair conditions for everyone. This approach is reflected in the company’s slogan ‘Messe Berlin – Hosting the World’.