Speakers announced for 2018 mHealth Technology Showcase

The speakers for the 2018 mHealth Technology Showcase, slated for June 4 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), include several thought leaders in the field of mobile health (mHealth) research.

The day will begin with a keynote address by William (Bill) Riley, Ph.D., Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), followed by presentations by:

Santosh Kumar, Ph.D., director of the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) at the University of Memphis;
Gregory Marcus, MD, MAS, Director of Clinical Research, Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco; 

Deborah Estrin, Ph.D., associate dean, Cornell Tech, as well as founder of Health Tech Hub and co-founder of Open mHealth;
John Wilbanks, chief commons officer of Sage Bionetworks.

• The closing keynote will be given by Chris Gibbons, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine of Johns Hopkins University, who also serves as Chief Health Innovation Adviser for the Federal Communications Commission and is founder and CEO of the Greystone Group.

The showcase will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 4 in the Natcher Auditorium at NIH, with a grant-writing workshop from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

The goal for the meeting is to discuss how the mHealth research community can work together to improve the specificity, reliability, and validity of health indicators extracted from data collected from wearable and mobile sensors, in the context of rapidly evolving and increasingly complex and diverse technologies. 

Registration and attendance for the showcase is free, but space is limited. Applications are being accepted for those who want to present their research or demonstrate their technology. Applications will be selected based on the strength of the data presented that supports the specificity, reliability and validity of the technologies used for the health application identified. The application deadline for speakers, poster presentations and technology demonstrations is April 1, 2018, and applicants will be notified by April 20. 

For more information and to register, go to https://mhealth.md2k.org/2018-tech-showcase-home.

What you can expect from the daylong meeting:

● A technology showcase with presentations, demonstrations and posters

● A roundtable with details of active and open funding opportunities and interaction with federal staff (e.g., NIH, NSF, and other federal agencies)

● Networking opportunities with other technology developers and health researchers

● A post-meeting grant-writing workshop presented by NIH and NSF program officers

Who should attend:

● mHealth technology developers from academia and industry

● Health researchers who have applied or are interested in using mHealth technologies for studying behavior, monitoring therapy, or as an intervention tool

● Federal staff interested in the role of mHealth in improving health

● Researchers from all career stages interested in establishing collaborations

Questions can be emailed to TechShowcase@md2k.org.