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global digital health – today, tomorrow, and beyond

digihealthday on 10 nov 2023

hosted by the european campus rottal-inn

DigiHealthDay Teaser Video.
















Klick the video to watch Georgi Chaltikyan explain more about the event.

THIRD call

Dear Colleagues,

The Premier Digital Health Event of 2023 is about to unfold. Mark your calendars for November 9th and 10th as we unveil the fourth edition of the DigiHealthDay. This prominent event is hosted by the Deggendorf Institute of Technology – European Campus Rottal-Inn (DIT-ECRI) in collaboration with our dedicated PARTNERS and SPONSORS. We've crafted a PROGRAM that emphasizes the latest advancements in Digital health, with a particular spotlight on the transformative role of AI in healthcare.

The DigiHealthDay stands out as an epitome of Digital Health knowledge dissemination, networking, and competency building platform. We've designed it to be a melting pot of expertise and innovation. It aims to foster collaboration and interaction among healthcare and IT professionals, educators, students, entrepreneurs, industry pioneers, policy architects, and governance entities. Our exclusive DigiHealthEvening offers an ambiance of style, accompanied by soulful melodies, drinks and snacks for all looking to unwind and connect.

Our SPEAKER line-up for this year is nothing short of illustrious. We're privileged to feature renowned experts such as Prof. Dipak Kalra from the UK, Prof. Bernd Blobel from Germany, Prof. Rajendra Gupta from India and Prof. Anne Snowdon from Canada, among others. We're also thrilled to introduce new contributors to our platform, including Dr. David Novillo Ortiz, Head of Data and Digital Health at WHO Regional Office for Europe, Dr. Peter Gocke, Chief Digital Health Officer at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Pilar Fernandez Hermida, Founder & CEO at i-Expand, Stephan Schug, President of DGG German eHealth Association, Birgit Bauer, Founder of Data Saves Lives Germany, Dr. Osama El-Hassan, Dubai Health Authority, Dr. Harvey Castro, CEO at Convo with GPT, Philippe Gerwill, Digital Healthcare Humanist & Futurist, and Dr. Justus Wolff, Manager of Digital Health at Syte. The event will further include an exclusive session by EFMI and a panel discussion that delves deep into the most pivotal Digital Health topic today.

We are thrilled to also announce an Erasmus+ funded Blended Intensive Program titled “DigiHealthAI: Practice, Research, Ethics, and Regulation” focused on AI and ML in Healthcare, organized by renowed experts from University of Agder (UiA, Norway), Luleå Technical University (LTU, Sweden), Czech Technical University (CTU, Czechia), Technical University of Catalonia aka BarcelonaTech (UPC, Spain), and Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT, Germany). This unique initiative will be a blended format program. Spanning a duration of six days, participants can anticipate daily in-depth sessions. A one-day virtual leg of this training will take place in the beginning of November (the exact date TBA), while the physical sessions are scheduled from 6th to 10th November 2023, at DIT-ECRI, Pfarrkirchen. This gives the participants a special opportunity to also join the DigiHealthDay-2023 Symposium onsite!

Calling all students and researchers!

DigiHealthDay is great opportunity for you to showcase your contribution and innovations to a global audience and step into the limelight. Engage with our contest and stand a chance to clinch exciting rewards. We're inviting SUBMISSIONS for papers, abstracts, and posters with an extended deadline until October 15th.

Join us and enlighten your Digital Health Journey. Our seats are limited and are filling up fast. Make sure to secure your spot at the earliest to partake in the Premier Digital Health Research, Education, and Networking Event of the Year!


REGISTER if you have not yet, and attend it onsite or online.

If you're keen on attending DigiHealthDay-2023 in-person at the European Campus Rottal-Inn in charming Pfarrkirchen, please LET US KNOW at your earliest convenience as the onsite spots are limited!. We'll ensure your seat is reserved, setting the stage for an unforgettable DigiHealthDay experience.

Stay ahead by connecting with us on LinkedIn and Facebook for real-time updates and announcements. For a detailed overview of our event, speakers, and more, visit our official website.


We look forward to welcoming you to charming Pfarrkirchen, in the Heart of Europe!

Prof. Dr. Dipak Kalra

International Invited Chair

Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt

Scientific Committee Chair

Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan

Organizing Committee Chair


Dear Colleagues, 

We cordially invite you to participate in DigiHealthDay-2023, an International educational and networking event series, hosted by European Campus Rottal-Inn of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT-ECRI), in cooperation with its local and international partners.

DigiHealthDay explores modern Digital Health and its role in tackling global health problems from a uniquely international perspective. The previous edition of this signature event – DigiHealthDay-2022– was attended by 1,000 registered participants from 100 countries, and received testimonials; “inspiring and fruitful”, “A Great opportunity to learn and grow”, “impressed by the quality of speeches”, “very up to date and relevant topics”, among many.

This year's event promises to be even more exciting, featuring highlights such as AI Research, Ethics, and Regulation, Pragmatic Research in Digital Health; and, as always, Digital Health education, as DIT-ECRI is home to an innovative, interdisciplinary and international study programme Master of Digital Health (MDH).

The one-day-long action-packed symposium, on 10th November, will include keynote talks by leading German and international experts, audience-centered panel discussions, oral and poster scientific presentations, student thesis and project presentations, and networking possibilities. Register now to receive timely updates about our highly esteemed speakers and impressive program.

As in the previous years, a series of pre-conference DigiHealth Workshops by leading national and international experts, will be hosted in the Spring-Summer of 2023. Register now to benefit from that exclusive learning opportunity. 

Whether you are curious about the latest advances in Digital Health, looking for inspiration for your business, or simply keen on meeting like-minded professionals from around the world — DigiHealthDay @ DIT-ECRI is just for you! (See “Why Attend” below.)

Register now to receive subsequent news and information, and become part of a dynamic recurring platform of international knowledge exchange in Digital Health. 

Start your journey with a vibrant and enthusiastic Digital Health community, today.

Stay tuned!


The main event on November 10 is planned as a hybrid event (onsite and live stream). You will be able to join the organisers and many of the speakers physically, on our campus, or tune in virtually from any part of the world.

We look forward to welcoming you (physically or virtually) to charming Pfarrkirchen, in the Heart of Europe!

Prof. Dr. Dipak Kalra

International Invited Chair

Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt

Scientific Committee Chair

Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan

Organizing Committee Chair

Dear Colleagues, 

Join us for the fourth edition of DigiHealthDay: The Premier Digital Health Research, Education, and Networking Event of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce that DigiHealthDay-2023 is scheduled for November 10, 2023. Organized by the European Campus Rottal-Inn, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, together with our partners and sponsors, this year's DigiHealthDay promises to be even more stunning than before, with a focus on the latest developments in Digital Health, including cutting-edge AI trends in healthcare.

As one of the leading platforms for Digital Health competency transfer and knowledge exchange, DigiHealthDay is committed to bringing together a diverse range of participants, including healthcare providers, healthcare IT professionals, students, researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, industry experts, policymakers, governance bodies, and technology enthusiasts from across the globe. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn from top experts in the field and participate in educational sessions. At DigiHealthEvening, you can network with like-minded individuals in a relaxing atmosphere of music and wine.

DigiHealthDay-2023 features world-renowned speakers, including Prof. Dipak Kalra from the UK, Prof. Bernd Blobel from Germany, Prof. Anne Snowdon from Canada, Prof. Rajendra Gupta from India, and Prof. Brian Dixon from the US, among others. We are also excited to announce prominent Digital Health leaders joining us for the first time this year, such as Dr. David Novillo Ortiz, Head of Data and Digital Health at WHO Regional Office for Europe, Dr. Peter Gocke, Chief Digital Health Officer at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Pilar Fernandez Hermida, Founder & CEO at i-Expand, and Dr. Justus Wolff, Manager of Digital Health at Syte. The event will also include a special session from EFMI and a panel discussion that covers the most pressing topics in Digital Health today.

We invite students and researchers to showcase their work to an elite Digital Health audience as well as to participate in the Student and Young Researcher Contest and win a monetary prize. Additionally, publish your work as a paper, abstract, or poster in our conference proceedings. The submission deadline has been extended to September 1. Visit https://www.th-deg.de/digihealthday#submission for more details.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn, engage, and connect with regional and international thought leaders, academic and industry experts, and innovators in the field. Join us at the serene European Campus Rottal-Inn, home to one of the world’s premier Digital Health Academic and Research Programs: our innovative, interdisciplinary, and international (I3) Master of Digital Health (MDH)

Make sure to register now if you haven't already and reserve your spot to attend the event in person, as only limited seats are available.


If you interested in sponsoring DigiHealthDay-2023 events or become a non-profit partner and contribute towards international Digital Health education and research, then write to us.

Stay tuned and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook for the latest updates and announcements as we get closer to the event.

Visit our official website https://www.th-deg.de/digihealthday for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to charming Pfarrkirchen, in the Heart of Europe!

Prof. Dr. Dipak Kalra

International Invited Chair

Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt

Scientific Committee Chair

Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan

Organizing Committee Chair


  • Special Focus on: Digital health education, AI research, ethics and regulation, digital health innovation and entrepreneurship, pragmatic research in digital health
  • EHR, health information systems
  • Data standards and interoperability
  • Telemedicine and remote health care
  • mHealth, IoMT, and telemonitoring
  • Health data management and analytics
  • Privacy, security, trust, and patient engagement
  • Robotics, blockchain, new and emerging technologies
  • Delivery models, bottlenecks, and moving forward



  • Academics — to present your research to a professional audience consisting of Digital Health experts and enthusiasts from different corners of the world, to communicate your message to the Global Digital Health Community (through our information channels reaching a minimum of 150,000 users worldwide), and to publish your research in an open-access peer-reviewed indexed periodical.
  • Health professionals and managers — to improve your knowledge of Digital Health applications, products and services available in Germany and worldwide, and to find inspiration for integrating Digital Health into your routine workflow — for the benefit of your patients and your business.
  • Companies — to directly market your products / services to a diverse group of Digital Health students and specialists from 100+ countries around the world (each of them potentially an ambassador and promoter of your technology in their country of origin), to spread the word about your business to the Global Digital Health Community (through our information channels reaching a minimum of 150,000 users worldwide), and to position your company as a socially responsible supporter of research and development in one of the most important health-related domains.
  • Students — to hear from some of the brightest minds in the domain of Digital Health, to present your bachelor / master research or your business project to the audience consisting of top-level experts – with a chance to win a valuable prize!, to publish the results of your work in the internationally recognised and indexed periodical, and to network with young like-minded Digital Health enthusiasts.
  • Citizens — to familiarise yourself with the exciting new world of Digital Health, and to catch a glimpse of the upcoming revolutionary changes in medicine and health care.


Head of Health Informatics, University College London

International Invited Chair, Scientific Session Host

Leads the development of CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) and ISO (International Organisation
for Standardisation) standards on EHR interoperability, personal health records, EHR requirements.




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Vice President of Health Sciences, Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Director, European Campus Rottal-Inn

Scientific Committee Chair, Plenary Session Host

Professor of Business Application Systems, Healthcare Management, Cross-border Healthcare Management




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Director of the study programme Master of Digital Health, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Organising Committee Chair, Plenary Session Host, Panel Discussion Host

Professor of Digital Health and Healthcare Management, founding president of Armenian Association of Telemedicine (AATM),
Member of WHO Roster of Experts on Digital Health





Professor of Medical Informatics, University of Regensburg, Medical Faculty

Keynote: 'Designing and Managing Interoperability and Integration of Intelligent and Ethical 5P Medicine Ecosystems'

Former Head, eHealth Competence Center (eHCC)
Visiting Professor, Charles University Prague, First Medical Faculty





Chairman, United Nations IGF's Dynamic Coalition on Digital Health;
Member- Commonwealth AI Consortium & WHO Roster of Experts.

Keynote: TBA
Workshop: TBA
Panel discussion: TBA

Board Member, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (Switzerland); Former Advisor to the Union Health Minister, Government of India; Author of best-selling book - Digital Health- Truly Transformational. 




Regional Adviser, Data and Digital Health
Division of Country Health Policies and Systems
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Keynote: 'Digital Health in the WHO European Region: the ongoing journey to commitment and transformation'






Professor of Health and Welfare Technology, Mälardalens University

Keynote: TBA

Past Director General of the Swedish Public Health Agency (Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs),
Past Professor of Health Policy and Management (Karolinska Institutet),
Past Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (Stockholm County Council)




Technical Officer - Digital Health, WHO
WHO Regional Office for Europe

Impulse Talk: TBA






Chief Scientific Research Officer at HIMSS

Keynote: TBA

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
Vice Chair of the Board of the Directors for Alberta Innovates






Head of Units - Fundamental Matters of Digitalization, and Knowledge Transfer and Future Questions in Health and Care,
Taskforce Corona Pandemic, Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care
Chairman of the Board, Gematik GmbH

Panel Discussion: TBA

Past Head of Unit Future Questions & Digitisation, Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Care
Past Deputy Head of Unit - Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry



Founder, i-Expand
Health Tech Commercialization Mentor, IVMS programme

Panel Discussion: TBA

Board Member, Digital Health & Care Alliance
In-Residence Go-to-Market Lead





President, DGG German eHealth Association

Keynote: 'Digitally-enabled heart failure journeys: from provider driven to patient centric solutions'








Specialist, Health Informatics & Smart Health, Dubai Health Authority

Keynote: 'Rising Above and Beyond: The success story of ZIMAM's digital health workforce development taskforce'

Board member at ISfTeH






Social Media & Digital Health Expert, Patient Expert
Project Coordinator and Founder of Data Saves Lives Germany

Keynote: 'Why we should use the power of patients for health data sharing and digital health!'
Panel Discussion: TBA









Executive Advisor

Keynote: 'Revolutionizing Medicine: Rise of the Healthcare Metaverse & AI Doctors'

Digitalization Humanist & Futurist
Board Member, Docthus Healthtech






CEO, Convo with GPT

Keynote: 'AI and Healthcare: The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown'

International Author & Public Speaker in Digital Health
Chief Clinical Operating Officer, ViTel Health






Founder & Editor in Chief of aboutDigitalHealth.com

Keynote: TBA

Digital Health journalist, content designer & science writer;
editor in chief of ICT & Health International (Netherlands) and OSOZ (Poland) magazines,
ounder of aboutDigitalHealth.com; a health tech influencer on social media, speechwriter




Global Digital Health Architect, Oracle

Panel Discussion Host

Co-Founder, Forome Association & Genomics Platform
Former Global Life Science & Healthcare Lead, OpenText Enterprise
Former e-Health Solution Architect, Dell EMC


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Associate Professor of ICT and eHealth University of Agder, Norway

Panel Discussion: TBA
Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction for Digital Health

Member of the E-health Research Centre at the University of Agder, Norway
Working currently with various international research institutions.
A partner of European research projects on digital inclusion, mobile health, global health Improve healthcare support for
rural communities in India, funded also by British AHMRC, and management and mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic with
digital health tools (funded by the Norwegian research council).



Manager at Syte - Strategy Advisory for Digital Health

Keynote: 'The implementation of AI solutions in healthcare'







Regional developer, Department of digitalization, Region Västra Götaland,
Senior advicer, The Swedish Innovation Agency

EFMI Session Host and Speaker

Senior adviser AI Innovation of Sweden,
Board member RAI Umeå University,
Secretary Swedish Association of Medical Informatics
Institution Member Officer, EFMI Board



Professor Emeritus in Health Informatics at the University of Athens

EFMI Session Speaker

The Chair of the Accreditation and Certification Committee of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI)
Past President of EFMI
Past Vice-President of IMIA




EFMI Vice President for the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
Secretary General, HL7 International Foundation, Europe
Immediate Past President European Federation for Medical Informatics

EFMI Session Speaker

Member, HL7-Hellas Management Committee

Professor in Health and Human Services Informatics (HHSI), University of Eastern Finland

EFMI Session Speaker

Chair of the WG Education of European Federation of Medical Informatics
President (elect) International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics





Associate Professor, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,
Academic Director of Digital Health and Care at the Institute of Management and Health, UWTSD

EFMI Session Speaker

Professor for Management in Digital Healthcare, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Scientific Committee Member

Past Head Entrepreneurship & Tech Education, UnternehmerTUM GmbH - Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM






Specialist, orthopaedics and trauma surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TUM

Consultant and Advisor in private equity, venture
capital, and startups in the medical field
Organiser, "Digital Health Summit",
Founder, www.MakeHealthDigital.com





Professor for Medical Informatics, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, General practitioner

Founder Ingolstadt practice network GOIN
Founder and managing director of the Bavarian TelemedAllianz
Founding member and managing director of Baymatik eV
Head of gematik's project office in Bavaria
eHealth and medical telematics expert





Head of Digital Health at the MEDIAN Group
Chairman of the German Society of Digital Medicine e.V. (DGDM)

Past Supervised Digital health at fbeta GmbH
Past Lecturer in neurology at the Carus Academy Dresden




More information on Filippino Martino

Associate professor in Digital Health, Department of Health and Nursing Science, University of Agder, Norway

Member of the E-health Research Centre at the University of Agder, Norway
Working with the University of Oslo to control and eradicate a neglected tropical disease in South Africa.
A partner of European research projects on digital inclusion, mobile health, global health Improve healthcare support for rural
communities in India, funded also by British AHMRC, and management and mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic with digital health
tools (funded by the Norwegian research council).





Research Associate, DIT-ECRI
PhD Candidate, Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.

Scientific Session Speaker

Lecturer in Digital Health, DIT-ECRI
Dental Physician and Radiologist





Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Founder & CEO, skyrocket.ai GmbH

Past Head of Data Academy, Alexander Thamm GmbH
Past Innovation Manger for Artificial Intelligence, Krones Group





Professor of Data Analytics, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Scientific Committee Member

Past Associate Professor at the Masaryk University in Czech Republic






Senior Research Engineer, Harvard University

Co-founder, the Forome Association - a community of contributors to the Forome Open Genomics Platform





More information on Michael Bouzinier

Sr. Marketing Manager Digital Solutions, Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH

Past Sr. Marketing Specialist, Medtronic Korea
Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI







Research Associate, DIT-ECRI
PhD Candidate, Accessing health through digital health literacy for migrant populations in Europe.

Student & Young Scientist Session Host

Project strategy development and research support, Yoleco GmbH.





Senior Medical Informatics Specialist and Product Owner, medondo AG
Innovation Consultant (Freelance), management4health

Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI and an expert in Oral Medicine and Radiology.







Assistant Head of the Medical Data Integration Center, MeDIC, at Uniklinik Cologne

Platform Architect (SOA) under the flagship project of HiGHmed (Germany’s Medical Informatics Consortium); Alumnus, Master
Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI







Teacher, Research Associate, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Digital Health Senior Advisor for IDB, Interamerican Development Bank; Consultant as Specialist in health interoperability
standards projects in Latin America and the Caribbean region; Participant in SDOs (Standards Development Organisations)
HL7 Int., IHE, SNOMED CT Expert; Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI





Interoperability Expert
Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI







Thursday, 9 November 2023, 02:00 - 06:00 PM


02.00 - 06.00 PM  



Virtual Keynote: Prof. Bernd Blobel (Germany)

Virtual Keynote: Dr. David Novillo (Denmark)

Virtual Keynote: Dr. Harvey Castro (USA)

Virtual Keynote: Dr. Anne Snowden (Canada)




Friday, 10 November 2023, 9:00 AM - 22:00 PM


08.30 - 09.00 am 

Arrival & Registration




09.00 - 11.00 am 



Morning Plenary Session

Host: Prof. Horst Kunhardt (Germany)




Impulse Talk: Dr. Osama El Hassan (UAE)

Impulse Talk: Mr. Chencho Liu (China)

Impulse Talk: Mr. Philippe Gerwill (Switzerland)

Impulse Talk: Dr. Justus Wolf (Germany)



11.00 - 11.15 am

Coffee Break


11.15 - 01.00 pm



Parallel Sessions



Host: Prof.  Lars Lindsköld (Sweden)



Host: Prof. Dipak Kalra (UK)



Host: Prof. Mouzhi Ge (Germany) & Oscar Blanco (Germany)

01.00 - 02.00 pm 

Lunch Break



02.00 - 02.30 pm 


Pfarrkirchen City Hall


Opening and Welcome addresses


Host – Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan (Germany)
Organizing Committee Chair




Klaus Holetschek (Germany)
Bavarian State Minister for Health and Care 

Prof. Dr. Waldemar Berg (Germany)
President-Elect of DIT

Michael Fahmüller (Germany)
Landrat, Rottal-Inn

Wolfgang Beißmann (Germany)
1st Mayor of Pfarrkirch

Prof. Dr. Dipak Kalra (United Kingdom)
International Chair

Dr. David Novillo Ortiz (Denmark)
WHO Regional Office for Europe

Prof. Dr. Yunkap Kwankam (Switzerland)
Executive Director of ISfTeH




02.30 - 04.30 pm 


Pfarrkirchen City Hall


Afternoon Plenary Session


Host – Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan (Germany)
Organizing Committee Chair




Keynote: Prof. Dipak Kalra (UK)

Keynote: Ms. Pilar Fernandez Hermida (UK & UAE)

Keynote: Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta (India)

Keynote: Ms. Birgit Bauer (Germany)

Keynote: Dr. Stephan Schug (Germany)

Keynote: Dr. Peter Gocke (Germany)



04.30 - 04.45 pm

Coffee Break



04.45 - 05.45 pm 


Pfarrkirchen City Hall


Panel discussion: Digital Health Data for Safe, Efficient, and Reliable Primary and Secondary Use: Bavarian, German, European, and Global Perspective (TBC)

Host –  Mr. Dmitry Etin (Austria)




Prof. Dipak Kalra (UK)

Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta (India)

Dr. Helen Caton-Peters (WHO)

Dr. Georg Münzenrieder (StMGP, Germany)

Ms. Pilar Fernandez Hermida (UK)

Ms. Birgit Bauer (Germany)


05.45 - 06.00 pm


Wrap-up and Closing




06:00 - 10:00 PM


Pfarrkirchen City Hall

DigiHealthEvening RECEPTION





Please note: the details of the Program, including timing and venues, may be subject to change!

The Final Program will be made available two weeks prior to the event.

digihealth workshops

DigiHealthDay is not just a one-day symposium – it is also a series of educational events hosted at DIT-ECRI in Spring and Summer 2023, in partnership with CONEDIG – the Consortium of Educational Institutions in Digital Health.



Title: Clinical Decision and AI Systems in Healthcare
Speaker: Arunakiry Natarajan, M.Sc, MDS (Germany)
Date: 24 April, Monday, 2023


Title: Virtual Reality in Healthcare
Speakers: SyncVR (The Netherlands)
Date: 11 May, Thursday, 2023


Title: Data Integration and Interoperability
Speakers: Jonathan Okereke, M.Sc (Germany), Fernando Portilla, M.Sc (Germany)
Date: 15, 17, & 18 May, Monday, Wednesday, &  Thursday, 2023


Title: Human-Computer Interaction for Digital Health
Speakers: Martin Gerdes, PhD (Norway) , Santiago Martinez, PhD (Norway)
Date: 15 June, Thursday, 2023 


Title: The case for a European Health Data Space
Speakers: Dipak Kalra, PhD, FRCGP, FBCS (United Kingdom), Dmitry Etin (Austria)
Date: 22 June, Thursday, 2023


Title: Ambient Assisted Living and DeinHaus 4.0
Speaker: Horst Kunhardt (Germany)
Date: 3 July, Monday, 2023


The DigiHealth workshops are co-sponsored by CONEDIG – the Consortium of Educational Institutions in Digital Health.

Title: DigiHealth‐AI: Practice, Research, Ethics, and Regulation
Speakers: Renowned experts from University of Agder (UiA, Norway), Luleå Technical University (LTU, Sweden), Czech Technical University (CTU, Czechia), and Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT, Germany)
Date: Virtual, Singel Day (TBA)
           Onsite, November 6-10, Monday-Friday, 2023




DigiHealthDay 2023 is an International Symposium with the theme "Global Digital Health – Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond". We invite interesting abstracts pertaining to the field of digital health and its role in the context of 'Global Health'. You are welcome to submit scientific articles as abstracts or papers. 

Participation in DigiHealthDay 2023 entitles you to the publishing of one abstract and paper in the Symposium Proceedings and the Journal of Applied Interdisciplinary Research (JAIR) jointly with the Ukrainian Journal of Medical Informatics and Engineering. (Note: Formal acceptance required!) JAIR features topics in interdisciplinary research and is aimed at academic readers from diverse disciplines. To find out more about the journal, please visit https://jas.bayern/index.php/jair/index.

The following are topics that are of interest for DigiHealthDay 2023: 

  • Special Focus on: Digital health education, AI research, ethics and regulation, digital health innovation and entrepreneurship, pragmatic research in digital health
  • EHR, health information systems
  • Data standards and interoperability
  • Telemedicine and remote health care
  • mHealth, IoMT, and telemonitoring
  • Health data management and analytics
  • Privacy, security, trust, and patient engagement
  • Robotics, blockchain, new and emerging technologies
  • Delivery models, bottlenecks, and moving forward


Please use the following links to assist you in the submission

Submission preparation checklist and author guidelines:


Paper Submission:

Please register at the following link in order to submit a paper


Abstract Submission:

Please submit your abstract at the following link


Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: 15 October 2023

Please address your inquiries to: submission.digihealth@th-deg.de


host & venue

The faculty European Campus Rottal-Inn is a semi-autonomous branch of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (abbreviated to DIT. In German the DIT is titled THD – Technische Hochschule Deggendorf, a university of applied sciences in Bavaria). ECRI was established in 2015 as a cross-disciplinary educational institution preparing multilingual, global graduates for international careers in applied healthcare and technical sciences. ECRI offers two full-time study programs in the field of Healthcare Information and Communication Technologies: Bachelor of Health Informatics, and Master of Medical Informatics, both taught in English, targeting not only local but primarily international students. 

ECRI is located in the district centre Pfarrkirchen, in the region of Lower Bavaria (South-East of Germany). It is a charming touristic town, nestled among rolling, picturesque hills, close to the Austrian border and only one hour’s drive away from Deggendorf. Attractive cities nearby are Salzburg, Regensburg and Passau, and Munich is just a 90-minute drive away. The proximity to Austria and the Czech Republic puts the district in the heart of Europe. Pfarrkirchen has excellent school and education facilities, and offers many leisure activities. In the recent years Pfarrkirchen has become culturally renowned in the area due to its exceptional art exhibitions, museum nights and numerous festivals and events throughout the year. In the summer, the old town festival tempts thousands of visitors with its multicultural culinary and musical events.

The Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) strives for academic excellence and ranks among the best universities of applied sciences in Germany. Founded in 1994, it is a young, modern and excellently equipped university offering relevant and practical courses set in a friendly, relaxed and safe environment. DIT supports its students with many facilities, such as student clubs, a sports programme, an international office, career services and child care centre. It is the perfect environment for students to shape their futures and move forward into academic success.

Over 8,000 students study in a range of bachelor and master level courses held in English or German (of which 41% are international students from 100+ countries). More than 1,000 students are at ECRI, in exclusively English study courses. DIT is committed to producing global graduates with international degrees: 165 partner universities around the world provide students with many opportunities to gain experience and earn credits towards their degree through foreign exchange semesters, internships and double-degree studies abroad. Additionally, great value is placed on German language training, which is tremendously beneficial for international students, helping them integrate easily into the Bavarian lifestyle.

The university focuses in three areas: firstly, full-time education; secondly, applied research & development; and thirdly, further education. Full-time education concentrates on the bachelor and master courses, whilst in applied research & development a vast range of research topics lead to practical scientific solutions that are used to develop new, marketable products, processes and services. In fact, many doctoral students are engaged in cooperative PhD programmes in this important field. Finally, further education is organised by the Deggendorf Institute for Further Education; its courses are geared towards students who work full-time whilst pursuing further education to advance their careers.












The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) is a global advisor and through leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit for more than 60 years, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise gloabl leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. With a community-centric approach, our innovation engine delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers around the world.

HIMSS serves the global health ecosystem with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Members encompass more than 100,000 individuals, 480 provider organisations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organisations.

Vision - To realise the full health potential of every human, everywhere.

Mission - Reform the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology.

  • Initiatives
    • Accelerate Health
    • Global Health Equity Network
    • Women in Health IT
    • Global Consortium for eHealth Interoperability
    • Alliance for Nursing Informatics
    • EHRA
    • Health Technology Alliance
    • Immunisation Integration Programme
    • Interoperability Showcase
    • IHE USA
    • TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform)



A Global network of/for Telemedicine & e-Health stakeholders that facilitates the dissemination of knowledge and good practice in Telehealth & e-Health through promoting and supporting Telemedicine/e-Health activities worldwide and also by providing access to organised experts in the field, internationally. A Neutral, Democratic, Non-governmental and non-profit society with close ties to WHO and ITU that also aids developing countries in the field of Telemedicine and e-Health.


The "Consortium of  Educational Institutions in Digital Health" ("CONEDIG") is an organ of the ISfTeH, academically independent, that operates under the umbrella of the Society's Education Program and Management Board.

CONEDIG’s purpose is to assist the Consortium’s partners to coordinate their programmes around Digital Health education issues (including Telemedicine, eHealth, m-Health, Medical Informatics, Bio-Medical Engineering, etc.) such as teaching, research, development, practical applications in view of initial graduation and post-graduation



The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is the world body for health and biomedical informatics. As an association of associations’, IMIA acts as a bridging organization, bringing together the constituent organizations’ and their members. IMIA provides leadership and expertise to the multidisciplinary, health focused community and to policy makers, to enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the world-wide vision of improving the health of the world population



The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) is the leading nonprofit organization in biomedical and health informatics in Europe. The Federation comprises 30 national societies and includes an exceptional network of experts and stakeholders in health, care, IT and its societal dimensions; supported by 15 topic working groups ranging from human factors, to security and translational health informatics.

EFMI is committed to health for all underpinned by information and communication technology.
The objectives when founded in 1976 were:

  • To advance international co-operation and dissemination of information in Medical Informatics on a European basis;
  • To promote high standards in the application of medical informatics;
  • To promote research and development in medical informatics;
  • To encourage high standards in education in medical informatics;
  • To function as the autonomous European Regional Council of IMIA.



The German Society of Digital Medicine e.V. (DGDM) is a professional society dedicated to the promotion of science, research, and teaching in the field of Digital Medicine and its development as a future-oriented medical specialty. The DGDM promotes scientifically based education and training in studies and clinical practice in the form of scientific programs, events, and information in the field of Digital Medicine. It participates in health policy discussions. The Society pursues its goals especially by uniting scientists and physicians working in the field of Digital Medicine, as well as medical students, trainees, and members of non-physician healthcare professions who have a practical or scientific interest in Digital Medicine. The DGDM was founded in November 2020 and is registered as an association with headquarters in Berlin.



German Telemedicine Society (DGTelemed) is a national association to promote, to disseminate, to market and to publish modern innovative developments, solutions and products in telemedicine. DGTelemed is a forum of communication, discussion and lobbying for telemedicine in Germany and Europe.



Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitstelematik (DGG) is a long-standing Digital Health Association speeding up the development and meaningful routine use of eHealth, Telemedicine and Digital Health services in Germany and Europe. DGG is the ISfTeH National member for Germany. Through a rich collaboration network (e.g. in HIMSS sphere), DGG supports mutual learnings with a global perspective. As organisation and through its members, DGG has made vital contributions for building the European EHR and cross-border ecosystem. DGG advocates digitally enabled integrated person centred care and thus cross-sectorial and decentralised/localised health and social care. DGG Interop Council representatives support consensus finding on clinically oriented Health-IT architectures, standards and profiles. DGG partners in dialogues on EHDS, telehealth etc. are German legislators and implementers on Federal and State level, gematik (National Agency for Digital Medicine), Medical Informatics Initiative (MII/TMF - HealthData@EU).



Bavarian Telemedicine Alliance (BTA) is an interdisciplinary network interface in the field of medical telematics which provides solutions, concrete insights and help for the practice of patient care in clinics and doctor’s offices. Topics are future regulations and standardization, technology options and infrastructures, new social and political framework conditions as well as pricing and financing forms for new telematics services. To realise these goals the BTA deals multidimensionally and beyond the blockades of current disputes with physicians, hospitals, pharmacies and other allied health professions.

The BTA was established in Ingolstadt, May 2012. It is a nationwide contact for all activities in the field of telemedicine, eHealth and health telematics. As a neutral competence platform, the BTA initiates, coordinates and networks telemedical projects in Bavaria, and is an information and support centre for the healthcare system and its patients. The BTA  brings diverse telemedical approaches to the public and increases the level of awareness and acceptance of digitally supported health care.








Armenian Association of Digital Health (AADH) is a non-governmental, non-profit professional organisation founded in December 2008 by a group of physicians and ICT specialists in Yerevan, Armenia, interested in exploring and developing Digital Health in Armenia and worldwide.

Armenian Association of Digital Health is visioning to lead the quality and accessibility of health care in Armenia via exploration, establishment and development of Digital Health services in the local health care system.

The mission of Armenian Association of Digital Health is to promote the development of Digital Health in Armenia, concurrently participating and contributing to the further advancements in the field worldwide


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Founded in 1997 under the joint authority of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia, Russian-Armenian University (RAU) is a young, rapidly developing and ambitious university and nowadays already one of the leading universities in the South Caucasus region.

RAU offers a diverse range of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs. Academic programs at RAU are coordinated by 8 Institutes, which offer high-quality education most branches of modern science and the humanities at all levels of study, as well as innovative career-focused courses: the Institute of Economics and Business, the Institute of Law and Politics, the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, the Engineering Physics Institute, the Institute of the Human Sciences, the Institute of Biomedicine and Pharmacy, the Institute of Media, Advertising and Cinema, the Institute of Oriental Studies. RAU implements more than 100 educational programs in Russian, Armenian and foreign languages in accordance with the State educational standards of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia. It is practically the only university in Armenia that can be classified to the research cluster. In 2016, it was included in the list of the 1000 best business schools in the world, according to the expert agency EdUniversal.








RUDN University is one of Russia’s top 5 HEIs, has, from its foundation been a globalised institution. With 28,000 students, a quarter of whom are foreign from more than 150 countries, it runs 150 joint programs with over 100 countries. It plays a central role in the CIS, Shanghai organisation and BRICS University networks. 

Central to RUDN’s philosophy is the need for it to offer innovative, interdisciplinary and international training designed to impact society. It benefits from and builds on its decades long experience of managing international cooperation for both study and research: its students and graduates on returning home continue to honour the traditions they learnt at RUDN and often lead to further international cooperation. The University has a multiprofile structure of faculties and majors, typical for classical universities of the world. Specialists are prepared in 62 majors and lines of study.  RUDN is one of the leading universities in development and implementation of the PhD program.  In 2017 RUDN was among the first 19 universities in Russia which was granted an opportunity to issue the university PhD diplomas (before 2017 all the PhD diplomas were issued by a Higher Qualification Committee at the state level).

Medical Institute is the largest division of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. Full-time (specialty "General Medicine", "Dentistry" and "Pharmacy") and extramural forms of study (specialty "Pharmacy") are studying 1,722 students and more than 1,000 post-graduate students (residents and graduate students). Over 6,400 specialists trained by the institute work today in more than 110 countries of the world.  Today, the RUDN Medical Institute is equipped with 14 state-of-the-art clinical laboratories, where a training system based on information-computer testing and television broadcasts has been created. For practical studies, compartments of computed tomography, liver fibroscan and andrology were created.



Shupyk National Healthcare University of Ukraine (Shupyk NHU of Ukraine) is the national leader in higher and postgraduate education, continuing professional development for medical doctors and pharmacists with a history of over 100 years.

Shupyk NHU of Ukraine is constantly expanding cooperation in the field of education and science. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (the name of the institution at that time) became collective member of the International Personnel Academy of UNESCO (2001), a member of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (2008), a member of the European Association of Medical Education (2011). The University is the first institution from Ukraine represented in the Global Excellence Index of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM Global Excellence Index).

Since 2018, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (the name of the institution at that time) is a member of ORPHEUS (The Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System). Within the University there are 3 educational & research institutes and 5 faculties, which unite 81 departments (of which 69 are clinical, located on 230 clinical sites), scientific library, 4 centers, 3 laboratories, vivarium, clinic, 17 divisions, 5 dormitories. There are 11 specialised academic councils for 17 scientific specialties, and 25 scientific schools. 2018 it was awarded "Recognized Excellence – 5 Stars" by the European Foundation for Quality Management.


SyncVR is a platform-based Virtual Reality solution for medical/healthcare providers enabling: pain and anxiety reduction, staff/patient education, and physical rehabilitation. SyncVR is currently the leading virtual reality provider in Europe within the medical setting.

This means that we provide not just virtual reality applications that we have created, but can also host third party applications on our platform. This allows clinicians to use one headset but have a wide variety of therapies that they can then provide to their patients. Moreover, our in-house team of developers is able to constantly work on and adjust our existing applications so that we develop along with hospitals and are constantly on the fore-front of science with them.

We currently operate in 3 different categories: pain and anxiety reduction, clinician and patient education, and gamified physical rehabilitation. There are myriad studies that show that virtual reality is able to decrease the reliance on opiod based pain relief due to both the immersion and distraction that it provides. VR is also an incredibly helpful tool for education as it allows clinicians to practice procedures and methods over and over again without needing to set up an entire room. We have also seen success in patient adherence to treatment when it comes to physical therapy. We have been partnering with hospitals all over the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway and the UK to integrate virtual reality into the very fabric of medical care. We believe that by addressing the emotional aspects of medical care with our holistic approach that the platform makes possible-patients can receive a much more integrated treatment. While VR has traditionally been viewed as more of a game- we don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. By leveraging the fun and immersiveness that VR brings- we can take a needle procedure or dialysis to become something that is relaxing and fun for the patient instead of just scary.

DigitalHealthNews.eu is the first European eHealth news portal and one of the most visited sites on the Internet for eHealth decision-makers, professionals and stakeholders looking for the latest eHealth breaking news.

The JAIR is an interdisciplinary open access journal in which researchers from different academic levels publish according to high scientific standards and in compliance with the principles of Good Scientific Practice. We welcome application-oriented researchers from all academic institutions: You are more than welcome to submit a paper! The JAIR is an English-language journal, although, in the spirit of open science, we are open to accepting papers in other languages with an appropriate English translation.



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