IDF mHealth Symposium doubles as introductory 'Diabetes' module for HISI mHealth course

At the end of November, 3G Doctor were asked by the International Diabetes Federation to produce a dedicated mHealth Symposium and Pavilion at their biannual World Diabetes Congress held from November 30th - December 4th at the Vancover Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada.

The Symposium was video recorded so that after the Congress it can be offered as a dedicated "Diabetes" module in addition to the CPD-accredited mHealth for Healthcare Professionals course that 3G Doctor developed for the Healthcare Informatics Society. Please visit the mHealth for Healthcare course page for more information.

The slides have been shared on the mHealth conference web page. Below is some information released prior to the conference:

What is the World Diabetes Congress?

Organised by the International Diabetes Federation (an organisation that has called for mHealth to become a compulsory embedded part of how we (3G Doctor) provide quality care for diabetics) and their 230 IDF Member Associations, the World Diabetes Congress will bring together Physicians, scientists, Nurses, Educators and other healthcare professionals, as well as government officials, policy makers to exchange diabetes research and best practices.

With an expected attendance of 13,000 delegates the World Diabetes Congress is the world’s biggest Diabetes industry meeting and the scientific programme will feature 350 speakers providing over 220 hours of sessions across 6 streams and there will also be more than 1000 poster presentations.

Why a mHealth Symposium?

The mHealth Symposium and Pavilion at the World Diabetes Congress will be the exclusive meeting place for delegates interested in the disruptive opportunities offered by the newest mass media.

Together with inspiring talks by industry leaders the Symposium will be supported by a mHealth Pavilion open throughout the event where delegates (and members of the public on the new ‘Public Day’) can get hands on with the key mHealth services and technologies that are transforming the lives of Patients and Carers.

Draft outline of the key topics that the Symposium will cover

  • Summary of mHealth approaches that are helping to prevent diabetes
  • Apple ResearchKit: how mHealth is transforming Diabetes research and clinical trials
  • Why mHealth should become a compulsory embedded part of quality diabetes care
  • How mobile is transforming Patient and Clinician Education
  • Best practice: ​How ​Patients and Carers ​are using mHealth to better manage their diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Best practice in Schools
  • Future: A look to what’s on the horizon thanks to the connected super computers​ in our pockets.



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