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2015 Global mHealth Forum Call for Abstracts

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  • Jhpiego
  • June 5, 2015
2015 Global mHealth Forum Call for Abstr

Interested individuals are invited to submit abstracts to the Global mHealth Forum (GmHF) which will take place on Tuesday, November 10th & Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at the mHealth Summit in Washington, DC. 

The GmHF brings together public and private sector organizations to share the latest evidence, experiences and lessons learned on new applications and approaches in mHealth. GmHF attracts a diverse group of program managers, implementers, policy makers, mobile and technology providers and private and public sector health providers, as well as entrepreneurs, investors, funders and researchers working in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The objectives of the Forum are to enhance the capacity of governments, donors, civil society, NGOs, and social entrepreneurs to design, implement and evaluate mHealth initiatives in LMICs; and to provide a space for global health stakeholders working in LMICs to network and share knowledge.

The deadline to submit is June 8, 12 midnight EST. More information here. Submit your proposal here

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
GmHF organizers are seeking presentations that reflect one or more of the following: innovation, evidence, scale, sustainability. Submissions may address multiple categories (e.g., case management applications for health workers that integrate reminder messages for clients) but applicants are asked choose one of the following categories that best represents their presentation:

  • Community Health - Interventions, perspectives, research studies, partnerships or technologies targeting the general population, clients, caregivers, youth, gatekeepers, special needs populations, etc.
  • Provider Challenges and Solutions - Covering a broad range of providers including community health workers, traditional birth attendants, midwives, doctors, pharmacists, lab techs, drug vendors, etc.
  • Managing Health Programs - Interventions designed for decision-makers; including Ministries of Health at all levels, donor programs implemented by NGOs and other partners, and private sector health organizations and institutions
  • Methodologies for Designing, Implementing and Scaling mHealth - Processes and approaches for design, development, monitoring, evaluating
  • Enabling Factors - Partnerships, capacity building, financial sustainability, hardware, infrastructure (instead of access), regulatory policies, interoperability

The highest quality abstracts will also meet all of the following standards:

  • Contains a Title, summary, description and learning objectives that are cohesive and support a single stated intent. Note: there is no strict format for the abstract but there are 2000 characters for the abstract and 2000 characters for the learning objectives
  • Provides adequate detail (i.e., results)
  • Includes 3 learning objectives for attendees
  • Non-promotional; abstracts that discuss commercial products, technologies or services will provide competitive and industry context and show no commercial bias
  • Represents one speaker unless otherwise specified in the document. Note: individuals submit an abstract for a panel presentation; however, the committee reserves the right to select individual presentations: a panel is not guaranteed.

Questions about the program or submitting an abstract? Please email speakers@pchalliance.org.

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