Today: LIVE WEBCAST NIH Digital Summit: Optimizing Digital to Reach Patients, Scientists, Clinicians, and the Public

The National Institutes of Health is excited to present our first digital summit, developed to explore how patients, health professionals, and researchers are getting and sharing health and science information in today’s technology-driven world.

The summit will be held Monday, October 19, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. ET – 4:00 p.m. ET.

In-person seating for the summit is full. Researchers, health professionals, and communications professionals interested in digital health are all encouraged to register for the free Web cast here:http://www.nih.gov/news/events/digital-summit.htm.

The summit is designed to encourage discussion, so ask questions virtually during the numerous Q&A sessions and use the hashtag #NIHDigital to join the conversation online.

Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will open the one-day event with a morning keynote address. Following her address, the morning session will put the spotlight on digital health and the public. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear how patients and caregivers use digital tools to manage their health conditions, or the health conditions of their loved ones.

Dr. Richard Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor of ABC News, will open the summit’s afternoon session with a keynote address. During this session the focus will shift and spotlight researchers and health professionals and how they are using digital tools in their professional lives.

If you forget to register for the free Web cast, it will be available at videocast.nih.gov.