November 29 - December 2, 2020
| Digital

A Brand-New Digital Experience

Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Minister of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in a joint collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Saudi Health Council and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties - the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Health Conference & Exhibition will take place as a digital event from 29 November – 2 December 2020.

This event is organized by National Health Information Center in partnership with HIMSS.

Deadline Extended

Call for Scientific Abstracts & Workshop Proposals

Read about Abstract Guidelines

Workshop Proposal Guidelines


Why attend?

Be part of our first-ever virtual digital health event in the Middle East. The event combines the best of HIMSS’s expertise and thought leadership in digital healthcare transformation with Health 2.0's network of entrepreneurs and investors to showcase the latest cutting-edge health tech solutions.
This powerful and exciting digital experience will give you the ability to engage and share ideas through valuable interactive sessions, and find solutions that support your digital healthcare transformation through our virtual 3-D exhibit hall and networking area.

Top Reasons to Attend

INNOVATION - Cutting-edge technology driving healthcare transformation in the fight against COVID-19 in the Middle East and beyond.

GLOBAL CHANGEMAKERS - Hear from Government, Clinicians, and tech experts pioneering the latest digital health solutions and strategies.

NETWORKING - 3-D exhibition and interactive conference platform offering unrivalled opportunities to connect with key decision makers.

ACCREDITATION - Earn CAHIMS and CPHIMS credits alongside accreditation from Government bodies.

A Brand-New Digital Experience: What to Expect

  • Powerful four-day virtual experience facilitating partnerships and collaborations for digital healthcare transformation
  • Unique combination of live, simulive and on-demand sessions, with the opportunity to participate in live polling and Q&A throughout
  • Interactive, robust chat and networking capabilities that will allow you to connect with your peers and solutions providers
  • Unrivalled opportunity to pitch, profile and connect with key industry stakeholders
  • Virtual 3-D exhibit floor, where you will experience a new way to interact with our health information and technology partners

Exhibit Floor

Visit our virtual exhibition and stop by exhibitor stands, much like you would in person. Watch videos, download white papers and fact sheets, chat with staff about questions, and find the solutions that best meet your needs.

Complimentary ALL ACCESS registration for employees of healthcare organisations including HIMSS annual membership. Register now and join us on this digital transformation journey.



Our team, partners and advisors have been building the programme, which will address the most pressing challenges in digital health in the Middle East, feature renowned experts and focus on real-world case studies of large-scale implementations.

This year’s theme is “Transforming Health and Care Together: From Vision to Reality,” which will address the following topics, among others:

  • Creating the Digital Workplace: Breaking the Status Quo 
  • Driving Innovation: Disruption, Co-Innovation and New Business Models
  • Extending Health and Care Beyond Hospital Walls
  • Harnessing the Power of Data: Enabling Smarter Health Systems
  • Lessons Learned From COVID-19: Leveraging Digital Health to Predict, Prevent and Manage Future Crises

Programme Overview

Our world-class educational programming includes highly vetted sessions from renowned keynote speakers to help you transform global health and wellness.

Download the Programme Overview

Call For Demos: Startups Against COVID-19

Are you a startup or SME with an innovative platform, app, technology or software?

Our Health 2.0 showcase might just be for you - elevate your product and demo in front of the most influential leaders of the GCC area!

Please contact Rebeka Gyorfi for more information.

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Keynote Speakers
Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al Rabiah
Ministry of Health - Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Balkhair
Advisor for Digital Transformation
Ministry of Health - Saudi Arabia
Hal Wolf
President & CEO
Mohammed Al-Abdulaali
Assistant Minister
Ministry of Health - Saudi Arabia
Faisal Alshammari
General Director, Statistic and Information Management
Ministry of Health - Saudi Arabia
Sally Davies
Trinity College, Cambridge
Charles Alessi
Chief Clinical Officer
Jeffrey Hoffman
Chief Medical Information Officer
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Ranyah Aldekhyyel
Assistant Professor in Health Informatics
College of Medicine, King Saud University
Tim Kelsey
Senior Vice President - Analytics

Scientific Committee members

Dr Amr A Jamal
Chairman of Family and Community Medicine Department, King Saud University
Dr Taghreed Justinia
Regional Director IT Services, Technology & Health Informatics | Asst. Professor and Program Director for Health Informatics, Western Region at the Ministry of National Guard, Health Affairs
Dr Tarek Abudawood
Chief Data Scientist, Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE)
Dr Nasser Aljehani
Model of Care Lead, Second Health Cluster at Central Region | Family Medicine Physician and Clinical Informatician, King Fahad Medical City Riyadh
Dr Fawaz Alharbi
Assistant Professor, Shaqra University
Eng Fahad Al-Hussein
Group Chief Information Technology Officer at Saudi German Hospitals Group
Dr Suliman Alomran
Medical Informatics Lecturer, College of Medicine, King Saud University
Pascal Lardier
Vice President - Events & Media Content, HIMSS International

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to respect the health and well-being of the health information and technology community, we have decided to hold this conference digitally. Many of our attendees are working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are still many unknowns about our ability to travel and congregate in groups in the coming months. This digital event will enable all of us to still share and learn from one another with valuable interactive content.

ach day, we will present a keynote session and an education track with 3–4 interactive sessions on topics, including AI and innovation, critical care, data privacy and digital maturity. See more detail on our themes and topics.

Now more than ever, we recognize the needs of our constituents to continue learning and to earn credit towards these efforts for a variety of certifications. In addition to CAHIMS and CPHIMS credits, we are working with several governing bodies to accredit this event. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Yes, we will have a virtual 3-D exhibit hall, so you can still find the solutions you need to support your needs. Live chat will be available for you to interact and engage directly with company representatives.

Yes, we will provide these opportunities through the digital platform’s robust chat functionality.

No, just a computer with an internet connection will do the trick.

Everyone who has already registered for the 2020 HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Conference will get complimentary access to the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Event. More information on registration will be announced soon.

We hope to come together again in the spring of 2021. We cannot wait to see everyone in person again!

Yes, on-demand versions of all sessions will be available.

We would love to talk about your involvement in our digital event. Please email Mike for more information.

Communities: Elizabeth

Registration/Logistics: Arben

Sales/Sponsorship/Exhibition: Mike

Speaking/Programme: Aida

Under the patronage of:

Saudi MOH
Saudi Health Council
Saudi Commission
Saudi National Health Information Centre