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NIH Digital Summit 2015
Optimizing Digital to Reach Patients, Scientists, Clinicians, and the Public
The National Institutes of Health is hosting a summit to explore how digital is being used by government agencies, clinicians, scientists, patients, and the public to communicate information on health and science.
According to a September 2012 Pew Research Center survey, 72% of internet users say they looked online for health information within the past year. As health information becomes increasingly accessible, it’s important to take a look at how these resources are being communicated and shared with the public, how and where clinicians and scientists are discussing important health topics in the digital sphere, and the challenges health communicators face with an ever-evolving digital landscape. The summit is designed to encourage discussion and to strengthen scientific communications communities around the digital and social media strategies used in health and science agencies.
Monday, October 19, 2015
National Institutes of Health, Building 10, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD
Visitor information is available at http://www.nih.gov/about-nih/visitor-information.
The morning will focus on digital health and the public. The afternoon will focus on how researchers and health professionals are using digital tools in their professional lives. There will be multiple opportunities throughout the day for the audience to ask questions of the various speakers.
Keynote Speakers: Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Richard Besser, M.D., Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News.
October 19: Morning Session
|Session Time||Event Information|
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Registration
|9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.||Opening Remarks and Keynote Introduction
John Burklow, Associate Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
|9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.||Keynote Speaker
Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
|9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.||Q&A|
|Master of Ceremonies
Scott Prince, Chief, Online Information Branch, OCPL, NIH
|9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.||Panel 1: The Patient and Caregiver Perspective: Managing Health Conditions Using Digital Tools and Social Media
Moderator: Anne Rancourt, Section Chief, Office of Communications and Government Relations, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
|10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Q&A|
|10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.||Break for Exhibitor Hall
|11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Panel 2: Reaching Patients and the Public Where They Are: Sharing High Quality, Evidence-Based Information With the Public on Social Media, Blogs, and Mobile Apps
Moderator: Brooke Leggin, Program Analyst, Office on Women's Health, Division of Strategic Communications, HHS
|11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||Q&A|
|11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.||LUNCH
Options include: Cafeteria and Au Bon Pain
|12:45 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.||Break for Exhibitor Hall
October 19: Afternoon Session
|Session Time||Event Information|
|1:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.||Afternoon Opening Remarks and Keynote Introduction
|1:25 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.||Keynote Speaker
Richard Besser, M.D., Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News
|1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Q&A|
|2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Panel 3: The Health Professional Perspective: Using Social Media To Get and Share Information and Interact With Other Professionals and Patients
Moderator: Josephine Briggs, M.D., Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH
|2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.||Q&A|
|2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.||Break|
|3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Panel 4: The Scientist’s Perspective: Using Digital and Social Media To Collaborate, Share Ideas, and Communicate Research to the Public
Moderator: Sheri Schully, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention, NIH
|3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Q&A|
|3:45 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.||Thank You and Closing|
Videocast: If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the summit at videocast.nih.gov.
Questions: If you have any additional questions, please email Yasmine Kloth.
Social Media: Use #NIHDigital to join the conversation.
This page last reviewed on October 22, 2015