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Announcements: Conference on Mobile Technologies Use for Public Health and Medical Information --- November 8--10, 2010

Approximately 5 billion mobile telephones are in use in the world, and use has become common even in remote villages of developing countries. Public health and medical researchers have become interested in the use of mobile telephones and other mobile technologies to improve access to medical care and pharmaceuticals, facilitate responses to public health emergencies, and conduct public health surveillance. The 2010 mHealth Summit, to be held November 8--10 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, will focus on how mobile technologies can be used to improve the health of persons in underserved communities worldwide.

The conference is being organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in partnership with the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health. Speakers will include Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Ted Turner, United Nations Foundation; Aneesh Chopra, The White House; Francis A. Collins, National Institutes of Health; Julio Frenk, Harvard School of Public Health; and many others. Allen Hightower, former associate director of informatics for CDC Kenya, will speak on the use of mobile technologies in Kenya and at the CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria.

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