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Digital Health Week 2021 | 8th-11th February, 2021
eHealth@Sydney and eHealth@Melbourne

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Some exciting news! In 2021 we will be bringing you a joint event with the University of Melbourne. Digital Health Week, in February 2021, is an opportunity for anyone interested in digital health and informatics to participate in a program of virtual events and share research and ideas. It is designed to be both informative and a showcase of the innovative work being undertaken in digital health across the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, and beyond. Digital Health Week 2021 will bring together researchers, health services, and industry to build eHealth collaborations.

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08/02/2021: Digital Health Week 2021 starts today! If you are having any issues with registration or access, please email 

Digital Health Week 2021 Welcome Videos
The Conference is incredibly grateful for the support of Professor Robyn Ward AM, Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, and Professor Jane Gunn, Dean Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne.

Professor Ward and Professor Gunn have each recorded a special welcome message to all attending Digital Health Week 2021.


01/02/2021: One week to go! You can now access the full program of speakers and sessions.

25/01/2020: The ePoster gallery is now live! ePosters are an important part of the event program and we are very excited to launch the ePoster gallery; showcasing the work of digital health researchers across a wide range of topics. This year we received submissions from universities across Australia, local health districts, eHealth NSW, and from researchers around the globe. Check out all of the innovative work in digital health displayed in the gallery, have your say and vote! View the gallery

21/12/2020: We are now accepting registrations for Digital Health Week 2021! The program features the ‘In Conversation’ Keynote session with Professor Leanne Togher from the University of Sydney and Mr Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer from Brain Injury Australia. It will explore the impact of digital health on lives and work in traumatic brain injury from the perspective of an academic and a consumer.

The ‘Dystopian Wednesday’ session will encourage participants to discuss and explore what digital health really means, how artificial intelligence may transform our future, what the long term effects of pandemics and climate change may be on our health, and what technologies people want to harness to look after themselves.

Thursday’s Panel discussion asks the question ‘What if digital health doesn’t work?‘ This year, of all years, we have increased enthusiasm for, and reliance on digital health for enabling the delivery of services. In the rush to enable care in the middle of a pandemic, what have we forgotten to discuss? Whom have we excluded in our service delivery model? This panel discussion explores these questions and others to remind us to think critically about the role of technology in equitable, person-centred care.

Register  and explore the speaker profiles

07/12/2020: Abstract submissions are now closed and are being reviewed. Thank you to all who submitted. The Working Group aims to be in contact with all submitting authors by COB Friday 11th December to advise of an outcome.

Closed: Abstracts are invited from the following research topics (in alphabetical order):
– Data and learning health systems
– eHealth education
– eHealth and Health services 
– Equity, equality, and the digital divide
– Games and gamification for health
– Mobile applications and wearable technologies
– Social media and social networking sites
– Technology and the health workforce
– Telehealth and telepractice
– Virtual and augmented reality

Presenters can nominate their preference for an ePoster or presentation format. The conference is keen to showcase Honours and Higher Degree Research Students to highlight their research so if you are a research student please indicate it on the submission form.


Abstracts are due at 11:59pm Sunday 15 November 2020 (no extensions as outcomes will be announced in December 2020).

Please don’t hesitate to email if you have any questions at all. Or refer to FAQ page.
For reflections on the 2020 event, please click here.

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