IMIA is pleased to invite their members to participate in a “Digital Health during COVID-19: Opportunities and Challenges” dialogue with WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on December 16th at 3:00 PM CET.  The invitation is open to all members of civil society organizations (CSOs), please feel free to share this invitation.

IMIA’s panel will be moderated by Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji (Jordan);  IMIA President, Professor Sabine Koch (Sweden); IAHSI President, Professor William (Bill) Hersh (U.S.A.), Professor Tze Yun Leong (Singapore), Professor Riccardo Bellazzi (Italy) and Mr. Moctar Yedaly (Ethiopia).  We look forward to you joining this interactive discussion.

Dear Civil Society Organizations,

We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in an interactive civil society dialogue with WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on the theme “Digital Health during COVID-19: Opportunities and Challenges”, to take place on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 3:00-4:30 Central European Time (GMT + 01:00). This invitation is open to all members of civil society organizations (CSOs), so please share this invitation with your networks.

Organized by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IMIA’s International Academy for Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI), this dialogue is part of the series of CSO – WHO DG dialogues selected by CSOs to be organized on different topics of interest for the civil society related to COVID-19 response.

This dialogue on digital health is designed to enable meaningful engagement of WHO with global, national, and local CSOs. The objectives are to provide opportunities for open discussion, to identify priorities and areas of work to advance the implementation and uptake of several WHO resolutions relevant to digital health.

Representatives of international, regional, and national health informatics organizations will address the technological, organizational, legal and ethical challenges regarding digital health that nations face during the Covid-19 pandemic, along with the opportunities that arise from it. Experts in the field will propose policies and strategies to achieve digital health integration into health systems and better preparedness for pandemic situations.

Please find the link to register to the dialogue “Digital Health during COVID-19: Opportunities and Challenges” on Wednesday 16 December 15:00-16:30 Central European Time (GMT + 01:00) below.

https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_BPdLhzQxKCvKo5w21k5g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the dialogue. You may wish to download the Zoom application. Once you have connected, you can choose your language English/ French/Spanish.

Kind regards,
Gaudenz Silberschmidt
Director, Health and Multilateral Partnerships of the World Health Organization