Population and Public Health

Before Colonising Mars, Fix Global Health

Doctors talking together with digital tablets and X-rays.

Here’s a thought: “Before We Colonise Mars, Why Don't We Fix Global Healthcare?” That’s the headline under which world health experts will explore how the exciting and terrifying technologies behind AI chatbots and space exploration could be used to tackle health inequalities. The talk will take place at the HIMSS23 European Health Conference & Exhibition, slated for 7-9 June in Lisbon, Portugal. 

Registration is open for HIMSS23 Europe, with flexible options for healthcare professionals.   

Drawing together motivational speakers, global health experts and system leaders, this healthcare-before-Mars session aims to provide an energetic, thought-provoking start to HIMSS23 Europe, offering a glimpse into how today and tomorrow’s technologies can be deployed to tackle health inequalities and improve access for all. 

Session Speakers: 

  • Christoph Benn, director of global health diplomacy, Joep Lange Institute 
  • Jurgis DID, Musician, activist and public speaker 
  • Cristina Bescos, innovation director, EIT Health 
  • Abigail Norville, deputy-secretary general, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Netherlands 
  • Clayton Hamilton, regional technical officer, Digital Health Flagship, WHO 
  • Elena Sini, group chief information officer, vice chair, GVM Care and Research, HIMSS Board of Directors 
  • João Bocas, world’s No. 1 digital health influencer, wearables expert and CEO, Digital Salutem 
  • Ann Aerts, head Novartis Foundation, The Novartis Foundation 
  • Joaquim Cunha, executive director, Health Cluster Portugal 

HIMSS23 European Health Conference: Health That Connects + Tech That Cares

June 7-9, 2023 | Lisbon

HIMSS23 in Lisbon is the most influential health information and technology conference of the year – where healthcare leaders meet to build relationships, learn from experts in hot topic educational sessions and discover innovative health tech products to solve their greatest challenges.

Join us at HIMSS23 Europe

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