Aneesh Chopra, assistant to the president and associate director for technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will deliver a keynote speech at a conference aiming to improve health in developing areas through mobile technologies.
The mHealth Summit, taking place Nov. 8–10 in Washington, D.C., is being organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health along with the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health.
“With more than 5 billion mobile subscriptions in use around the world, today cellphones are connecting people and communities in resource-poor and hard-to-reach areas,” said Rich Scarfo, director of the mHealth Summit and Director of Strategic Alliances at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. “Through the use of mobile technology to improve health outcomes, we can empower patients and health workers from urban centers to rural villages.”
Other than Chopra, the summit has attracted a number of prestigious speakers, including Bill Gates, Ted Turner, NIH Director Francis Collins, and Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Julio Frank.