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28 May 2014, Conference Day 1
  Ballroom 1 and 2 Ballroom Foyer
09:00-09:15 Event Welcome: The importance of mhealth and key achievements in Abu Dhabi
Ali Mohamed Al Ali, Director of Information Technology, Health Authority of Abu Dhabi, UAE
Continua Connects Showcase
09:15-10:00 Opening Keynote: How creating strong partnerships are essential to accelerate the adoption of mHealth across the GCC States
Michael Morgan-Curran, Director of mHealth, GSMA, United Kingdom
10:00-11:00 Roundtable: Building Successful Models to Ensure mHealth and IT is Successful in Addressing Chronic Disease
Speakers:
Ramzi Rahal, Special Projects, National Health Insurance Company, Daman,
Dr. Nick Richards, Chief Medical Officer, SEHA Dialysis Service, UAE,
Mohammed Arif Ali, Senior Systems Analyst, Dubai Health Authority, UAE,
Dr. Nasser Al Budoor, International Relations & Health Affairs and Director of Health Minister's Office, Ministry of Health, UAE
Tawab Hamidi, Healthcare Business Development Director, Oracle Middle East & North Africa
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Gaming in Healthcare
Ben Sawyer, Co-Founder, Games for Health, USA
This presentation will provide a strong introduction to the use of games & gamification in health and healthcare, providing a strong orientation to the field and some of its most interesting areas of activity
mHealth and Interoperability
Chuck Parker, Executive Director, Continua Health Alliance, USA
In this presentation, Continua's Executive Director will illustrate the ways that Continua's Design Guidelines support the current trends and future vision for mHealth, provide an update on adoption of Continua’s Design Guidelines, and explain how the newly established Personal Connected Health Alliance will move mHealth forward.
12:00-13:00 Lunch and Netorking, Live Continua Connects
13:00-13:45 On Location POV: Will consumers use Personal Connected Health? And what do they want from it? A panel discussion with thought leaders and healthcare providers.
George Yacoub, Acting Group Chief Information Officer at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - SEHA, UAE,
Mr Bashar Al Ramahi, CEO, Imperial College London Diabetes Center, UAE;
Raouf Khalil, CEO, Mobile Doctors, USA
13:45-14:40 Governments Take Action: Interoperability Standards Adoptions Around the World
This session will review regional and national government adoptions of Continua Health Alliance’s global plug-and-play Design Guidelines for interoperability in personal connected health, and the initial health program objectives tied to these implementations.
Clint McClellan, Continua President and Board Chair, PCHA and Senior Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Life, USA;
Claus Nielsen, Vice Chair, Continua Health Alliance Europe and Business Development Manager, Health & Assisted Living Technologies and International Relations, DELTA, Belgium
14:30-15:15 Containing Contagion with mHealth: What you need to know, now.
The right mobile solutions can detect and respond to disease or contagion outbreak within 1 meter of where it is reported. Learn in this session what pieces need to come together to ensure that your organization is playing an effective role in addressing the urgent public health needs. Today citizens demand a new level of responsiveness from the governments and healthcare providers charged with containing contagion and integrating stakeholders into a unified effort. Dr. Russell Gann is a world-renowned expert who has advised leading organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control, US State Department, Department of Defense, the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on how to respond to these pressing needs.
Russell Gann, Director for Medical Informatics and Modernization for Vinnell Arabia at the Ministry of the National Guard, Health Affairs Directorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
15:15-15:45 Networking in the Exhibition Area
15:45-17:45 Games for Health: Opportunities & Pathways for Development
Ben Sawyer, Co-Founder, Games for Health, USA
This session takes a deeper look at the games for health field with a specific focus on identifying the opportunities for deployment today, and the pathways and approaches available to organizations interested in building their own game-based solutions.
17:45-18:45 Continua Connects Networking Reception

29 May 2014, Conference Day 2
  Ballroom 1 Ballroom 2 Ballroom Foyer
8:30 - 12:30 Path to Certification Training
This half-day Continua training is intended for companies interested in certifying a product through Continua. It covers the types of devices that can be certified in the next 3-6 months as well as pre-requisites such as Bluetooth HDP/MCAP and USB PHCDE certification basics and how to obtain these requirements. It will also cover how to apply for Continua Certification, and what to expect from the certification process. This is intended to prepare companies interested in certifying a product.
Presenter: Michael Kirwan, Technical Operations Director, Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) for Continua Health Alliance
10:00 - 15:45
CIO Forum (By Invitation Only)
Continua Connects Showcase
Ballroom 3
09:00 - 12:30
IHE Event
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
  Ballroom 1
13:45 - 16:45 IEEE 11073 Training
This tutorial covers all of the optimized data and communication standards being created in the IEEE 11073 Personal Health Device working group, which are foundational to Continua's Design Guidelines for plug-and-play connectivity.
Presenters: Michael Kirwan, Technical Operations Director, Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) for Continua Health Alliance;
Kelvin Lim, Continua and Roche Diagnostics

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