Join Experts for a Sneak Peek of the 2011 mHealth Summit

Washington, D.C.

November 28, 2011


Megan Rabbitt

The mHealth Summit is the world’s largest mobile health event with an expected 3000-3500 attendees from more than 40 countries. This year the Summit will take place from December 5-7 at the National Harbor near Washington, DC.   We invite you to join mobile health experts for a teleconference to discuss the upcoming Summit and answer your questions about the intersection between health and mobile technology.

With healthcare costs skyrocketing in Western countries and families in the poorest countries still lacking proper access to medical services, mobile health (mHealth) has great potential to transform healthcare systems and improve health outcomes.

The Summit convenes leaders from across key sectors of government, industry, academia, providers, technology innovation, not-for-profit organizations, and the private sector. On this call, experts will discuss the Summit’s cross-sectoral analysis of the critical issues surrounding mobile health including Technology, Research, Policy, Business, and mFinance.


Richard Scarfo, Director, mHealth Summit
Bill Riley, Program Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI
Mitul Shah, Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships, West Wireless Health Institute
Kerry McDermott, Senior Policy Director, West Wireless Health Institute
Annie Schowalter O’Connor, Director of Client Services, Vital Wave Consulting

Moderator:  Patty Mechael, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance


Wednesday, November 30, 11:30 am EST 

Call-in Details:

U.S. line, please dial 1-800-311-9402
Passcode:  mHealth

*To RSVP, schedule an interview, or ask questions, please contact Dayle Kern at


About the mHealth Summit 
The 2011 mHealth Summit presented by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), in partnership with the mHealth Alliance, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the leading conference advancing cross-sector collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes. The 2011 mHealth Summit, to be held December 5-7 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, will connect leaders in government, private sector/industry, academia, and not-for-profit organizations to advance discussion and decision-making related to the intersection of mobile technology, health research, and policy in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit

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