From in-depth discussions on AI’s role in healthcare to advancements in telemedicine, our programme delves into the forefront of digital health innovations. Engage with experts and explore the future of healthcare technology through our comprehensive and exciting conference schedule.

Day 1 Digital Health and Telemedicine in Africa – Applications in Global Health Day 2 AI & Precision Medicine in Africa: Driving Patient-Centered Care
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The State of Digital Health for Global Good AI and Machine Learning
Tea Break Tea Break
The State of Digital Health: Innovation to Practice Data and Digital Ethics
Lunch Lunch
Case Studies in Digital Health and Telemedicine +
Digital Frontiers: AstraZeneca’s Path to Sustainability and Innovation in Africa
Clinical Applications and Patient Perspectives
Tea Break Tea Break
Plenary Discussion Plenary Discussion
Social Event: An exciting blend of local food, drinks and digital health is planned for the social programme!
 All session descriptions are subject to change

Day 1 // Friday - 23 February, 2024

The first day is structured to provide a comprehensive overview of how digital health technologies are being implemented and utilised across different sectors in Africa. Discussions involve regulators, industry leaders, and healthcare providers, focusing on digital health strategies, advances, and practical applications in clinical practice.

Registration

In-person delegates will meet in the lobby to get their badges and tea before the day begins.

Keynote / Welcome Address

Chairperson: Kanshukan Rajaratnam
Tulio de Oliveira: Applying and developing big data analysis for genomics in the 21st century

The State of Digital Health for Global Good

This session explores how digital health initiatives are impacting global health, with a focus on strategies and outcomes. It includes insights from government officials, policymakers, and global health leaders. Chairperson: Colin Pillai
Nicholas Crisp: Keynote: Making Equity and Social Solidarity a Reality in Healthcare
Daniel Ochiel: Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based acceleration of vaccine discovery: progress and challenges

Tea Break

Refuel your mind and body with coffee, tea and light snacks.

The State of Digital Health: Innovation to Practice

This session explores the current landscape of digital health from private sector innovations to real-world clinical implementation. Industry leaders will showcase new technologies and tools driving healthcare transformation, while providers and researchers share insights into integration and utility in patient care settings. Bridging the gap from development to practice adoption, presenters will highlight successes, challenges, and future directions in moving digital health solutions into widespread medical use. Chairperson: Bernd Rosenkranz
Adriaan Kruger: Keynote: The impact of Digitising Clinical Research in Africa
Sharon Allen: Promoting Global Health Equity Through Telehealth
Fathima Paruk: Tele-ICU: Redefining and Transforming Health Care

Lunch

Lunch will be served outside in the Dean’s Garden.

Case Studies in Digital Health and Telemedicine

Delving into practical applications and real-world impacts of digital health and telemedicine. This session includes case studies and discussions on patient perspectives and treatment experiences. Chairperson: Catriona Waitt
Karin Steinecke: Keynote: Telemedicine in Intensive Care - Germany and beyond
Koleka Mlisana: NHLS (National Health Laboratory Services) experiences in digital health technologies
Patricia Alupo: Using Telemedical approaches for clinical care- experiences from Uganda
Mara Franke: Impact and lessons learnt of a digital conditional cash transfer intervention on healthcare seeking in Southern Madagascar – a mixed-methods study

Tea Break

Refuel your mind and body with coffee, tea and light snacks.

Digital Frontiers: AstraZeneca's Path to Sustainability and Innovation in Africa

Plenary Discussion

Concluding each day of the conference will be a plenary panel discussion featuring the day’s speakers. These sessions provide an opportunity for in-depth dialogue on key topics related to digital technology innovations and applications in healthcare across the African continent. Panelists will share insights from their work and research, while also taking questions and input from the audience. The plenary panels aim to foster collaborative discussion and knowledge sharing to further advance progress in leveraging digital health solutions to improve healthcare access and outcomes in Africa.

Day 2 // Saturday - 24 February, 2024

Day 2 focuses on the intersection of digital innovations and patient-centric healthcare. Sessions cover AI and machine learning advancements, ethical data management, precision medicine, and pharmacometrics.

AI and Machine Learning

Explores the latest advancements in AI and machine learning technologies and their transformative impact on healthcare diagnosis, treatment, and management. Chairperson: Kanshukan Rajaratnam
Darlington Akogo: AGI4Health: Building the world first true Generalist AI Doctor
Innocent Asiimwe: Machine learning for covariate screening: application to a desipramine pop-PK model
Francesco Petruccione: Keynote: Bridging Quantum Frontiers: From Biological Phenomena to Drug Discovery Innovation

Tea Break

Refuel your mind and body with coffee, tea and light snacks.

Data and Digital Ethics

Addresses critical aspects of managing healthcare data, with a focus on privacy concerns, data security, and ethical challenges in AI and digital healthcare tools. Chairpersons: Rohan Benecke and Sunday O. Oladejo
Marietjie Botes: Keynote: Regulatory challenges of a digital health ecosystem in South Africa.

Lunch

Lunch will be served outside in the Dean’s Garden.

Clinical Applications and Patient Perspectives

Focuses on practical applications of AI, precision medicine, and pharmacometrics in clinical settings, highlighting patient care impacts and patient perspectives on healthcare innovations. Chairpersons: Bernd Rosenkranz, Colin Pillai and Kanshukan Rajaratnam
Salomé Meyer: Keynote: Equitable access to health care - Is this possible?
Anne Neumann: Health insurance uptake decisions in Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme and the potential for digital technology - an explorative study
Elvis Ndansi: Promoting clinical trial informativeness in Africa

Tea Break

Refuel your mind and body with coffee, tea and light snacks.

Plenary Discussion

Concluding each day of the conference will be a plenary panel discussion featuring the day’s speakers. These sessions provide an opportunity for in-depth dialogue on key topics related to digital technology innovations and applications in healthcare across the African continent. Panelists will share insights from their work and research, while also taking questions and input from the audience. The plenary panels aim to foster collaborative discussion and knowledge sharing to further advance progress in leveraging digital health solutions to improve healthcare access and outcomes in Africa.

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