Have you heard?
You can join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Digital Summit on October 19th. The free, day-long event will highlight “how digital is being used by government agencies, clinicians, [caregivers], scientists, patients, and the public to communicate information on health and science.”
Digital tools and technology are changing rapidly. At AIDS.gov, we know these tools are vital to extending the work of the HIV community. The NIH Digital Summit is designed to explore how the use of digital tools is changing the ways in which patients and caregivers get their health information, how doctors communicate with their patients and each other, and how researchers pursue their studies and share their scientific ideas. As accessibility to health information increases, the Summit will encourage discussion about what health agencies from both inside and outside government are doing to reach their audiences.
The Summit will feature four engaging panel sessions. The morning panels will feature members of the public and will focus on how patients leverage digital tools to manage their health. In the afternoon, health professionals and scientists will talk about how they share and communicate science and health information within their communities and to the public. More details coming soon!
This free event is open to the public and will be held at NIH in Bethesda, MD. Seats have filled up fast, but join the waitlist to be notified if additional seats become available.
Here are some other ways to get involved and join the conversation:
- Join the event live stream on Monday, October 19th: http://videocast.nih.gov/
- Get the Summit agenda and more information: NIH Digital Summit Event Page.
- Use #NIHDigital to join the conversation.
Use Social Media at Conferences
- Visit the AIDS.gov new media pages for tips and resources.
- Sign up for AIDS.gov Virtual Office Hours for free, one-on-one social media training
- Subscribe to the AIDS.gov blog for information about upcoming HIV, hepatitis, and health communication conferences and examples of how digital communication has extended conference content to those who can’t attend in person
Use and share these resources to be a part of digital conversations. Stay tuned for more information about the NIH Digital Summit.