mHealth Connect 2017 includes public event

mHealth Connect 2017, scheduled for April 18-19 at Stanford University, will feature a public event on April 18, where participants can hear how organizations utilize consumer wearable devices to change how they operate, what challenges they face and their vision of the future. Attendees will be able to connect with device and app developers, clinicians and researchers. 

mHealth Connect, inaugurated in 2016, aims to improve the use of physical activity wearables and apps for clinical purposes. 

Attendance to the April 18 event is free, but you must register. The public event will be 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. in Paul Brest Hall in the Munger Conference Center at Stanford. 

Speakers for the public session include:

  • David Shaywitz, Chief Medical Officer of DNAnexus. He is also co-founder and West Coast Innovation Lad for the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Michael Snyder, Professor of Genetics, Stanford
  • Spyros Papapetropoulous, Vice President, Global Development Head, Neurodegenerative Diseases and Movement Disorders, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Laura Wilt, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Ochsner Health System
  • Cedric Hutchings, Vice President, Digital Health, Nokia Technologies, co-founder and past CEO, Withings

All of the scheduled speakers will participate in mHealth: Moving Toward Impact, a panel discussion on the successes and challenges of increasing the use of wearable technologies within clinical and research environments. The presentations and discussion will be live streamed.

A full schedule can be found here. A session on April 19 is invitation only. 

mHealth Connect is co-sponsored by the Mobilize Center at Stanford and the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K)

The inaugural mHealth Connect was held in 2016 at Stanford. More than 35 organizations were in attendance, and the event launched an academic industry working group that is developing pragmatic approaches for clinical-grade validation of consumer wearables.