26 & 27 February 2019, Barcelona

The Digital Health & Wellness Summit 2019 (DHWS19) is back in Barcelona as part of the 4YFN event.

The DHWS19 is developed by the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) and we are pleased to partner again with 4YFN.

The objective of DHWS19 is to showcase the best innovators bringing digital technologies to improve healthcare delivery around the world. It creates opportunities for these innovators to meet end-users (clinicians and patients) and understand their needs and challenges.

This event is dedicated to disruptive innovation around mobile technologies and will showcase the digital health market needs with public authorities, hospitals or insurers and at the time the most recent innovation from start-ups, large companies and researchers.

A perfect opportunity to identify partners for your projects or your business. Investors will also participate to give their vision of the market and detect innovative start-ups with high potential.

Healthcare professionals, researchers, policy-makers, large companies, start-ups and insurers are welcome to contact us to participate.

Creating a Digital Health Society means that citizens, policy-makers, health professionals, health but also technology companies, insurers…should work together to define new ways to ensure good health of populations.

The 2019 Programme

We are building the programme of the DHWS19 around 3 major pillars required to fully develop a Digital Society for health and care. The sessions (keynotes, panels or pitches) will invite companies, start-ups, researchers, clinicians and care providers, policy-makers, investors and insurers to share their views, present their experiences and propose innovative solutions to tackle the 3 challenges.

Track 1: Building Trust

To truly express the potential of digital health, the users (clinicians and citizens), should trust the solutions. Current technologies, such as AI, machine learning and data analytics, are promising to deliver more personalised care but also raise ethical and societal concerns. Citizens wish to control their own data, decide who can and who cannot access them, and for which purpose. Similarly, clinicians should trust the data and the systems in order to use them in their day-to-day practice and so transform the way they provide care. At organization’s level as well, data should flow safely ensuring security and privacy regulations are met and allowing interoperability between systems.

Key topics: Data Governance, Ethical AI, Blockchain, Chid & maternal care challenge

Track 2: Breaking down the Data silos for holistic health

Recent studies show that genetics is playing for around 20% in determining health outcomes, behaviours and lifestyle for 40%, environment for 20% and access to care for 10%. Nevertheless, we are still lacking of models and solutions allowing a comprehensive understanding of the components of the health status of an individuals. Innovative solutions should overcome the data silos, utilise evidences-based models integrating different information sources and parameters and deliver personalised care and advices combining interventions, treatments and self-management.

Key topics: Genetics, Personalised/precision medicine, Behaviour, Lifestyle

Track 3: Urban health and well being

By the past, some were claiming that technologies were not designed for all and that the “digital divide” was one of the main reasons for a slow deployment of digital health. The ways humans interact with technologies have greatly improved over the past few years. Voice-control, natural language, augmented and virtual reality are completely democratising the access to new technologies and the capacity for each individual, educated or not, young or old, with disability or not, to benefit from it. We will explore several examples of these game-changing technologies in healthcare.

Key topics: Smart healthy cities, IoT and health, Health in All Policies

Day 1 Agenda

Day 2 Agenda

Photo Highlights 2019

Digital Health & Wellness Summit 2019 @4YFN - Day 1

Digital Health & Wellness 2019 @4YFN - Pulse Workshop

Become a sponsor

Become a sponsor to increase your opportunities to raise your profile and present your innovations, detect other innovators and business opportunities and associate your brand to a leading international innovation event.

Download the Sponsorship packages HERE

Call for speakers

Would you like to be part of the programme?

If so, now is time to send us your innovative proposal to be part of the DHWS19 programme!

Deadline: 30th September 2018


Registration – Full Price: 350€ 

The registration is now closed. Get your tickets 20% off now (till 21 January 2019)


See you at 4YFN, Fira Montjüic, Plaza España at:

 26 February – Stage D

 27 February – Montjüic Room

See you at 4YFN, Fira Montjüic, Plaza España at Stage D

With thanks to our 2019 Partners

DHWS19 Partners

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