The mHealth summit will be taking place in Washington DC next week, from November 8th to 10th. The conference will be covering the integration of mobile technologies with medical research, information, diagnosis, treatment, and care in the U.S. and internationally, including the developing world.  iMedicalApps will be covering this landmark event.  A special thanks to one of the main sponsors of the event, the National Institutes of Health, for their support of our coverage.

Notable speakers and topics will be:

Bill Gates: Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He will be discussing how mobile technologies can be integrated with health care in developing countries. We did a story earlier this year at HIMSS about a global disease surveillance program that works intimately with the Gates Foundation.  We have also mentioned how the Gates Foundation has provided significant financial backing to researchers who are trying to develop algorithms that can diagnose respiratory disorders based on a cough.

Aneesh Chopra: U.S. Chief Technology Officer.  Earlier in the year we mentioned how he was one of the players involved in the Apps for Healthy kids program – A competition to get developers on the iPhone, Android, and other platforms to make apps that encourage children to eat healthy foods and lead healthier lifestyles.

There will be a slew of other notable speakers as well.

We’ll be covering the event from a health care professional standpoint:  How mobile health is being used around the world for health care, what it means for the physician patient relationship, and how it can be leveraged to improve patient care.

Links: mHealth Summit Conference