RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
AUGUST 11, 2020 to AUGUST 12, 2020
August 11 to 12, 2020RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

Riyadh Global
Digital Health Summit

Global Strategic Partnership in

Digital Health to Fight Pandemics

Virtual Forum

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Welcome Message

Bandar AlKnawy, MD, FRCPC Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs
President, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University
for Health Sciences
President, Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the RIYADH GLOBAL DIGITAL HEALTH SUMMIT. This summit will be one of the most important events in its field for this year. It aims to bring together leaders of healthcare systems, public health, digital health, academic institutions and businesses in order to discuss the vital role of digital health in the fight against current and future pandemics.

This two-day global scientific event was well-structured to represent all aspects of digital health and to ensure a wide participation from experts across the world. Hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as one of its G20 presidency associated events, and organised by the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs in collaboration with Saudi Center for International Strategic Partnerships, this virtual international digital health summit will be a landmark forum in order for the digital technology and innovation to be a cornerstone in a resilient global healthcare system of the future. We look forward to seeing you all on the 11th-12th of August 2020.

Vision

Global Health system connectivity in preparedness and response
to COVID-19 Pandemics.

Mission

The Summit aims to conclude with the "Riyadh Digital Health Declaration" to leverage digital technologies in support of public health innovation in combatting COVID-19 pandemic, its current, and future impact.

Objectives

  • Promote the thriving digital health technologies and its role in enabling public health solutions in the fight against the pandemics.
  • Enhance the digital health technology in monitoring, surveillance, detection and prevention of COVID-19.
  • Empower the role of digital health in mitigation of COVID-19 impact on the healthcare system delivery.
  • Advance joint efforts in developing equitable and widely used digital technologies in tackling current and future viral pandemics.
  • Cultivate the knowledge, skills and training in digital technologies in order to face future public health challenges.
  • Foster the responsible and well-governed use of digital health data in fighting COVID-19 in order to maintain the public trust and best cybersecurity practices.
  • Pave the path towards multilateral organization strategic partnerships road map for digital health regarding pandemic crisis off-set.

Summit Chair

H.E. Dr. Tawfig AlRabiah

Minister of Health
Director, Digital Health & Innovation
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
World Health Organization

Bernardo Mariano Junior

Secretary-General
Saudi Health Council
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Nahar M. Al Azemi

Assistant Professor of Public Health, King Saud University
Centennial Fellow at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Nurah Maziad S. Alamro

Medical Director
Public Health Scotland
National Clinical Data & Digital Lead
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Honorary Professor of Health Intelligence & Service Effectiveness
University of Glasgow

Prof Mahmood Adil

Dean of the Medical Faculty
Chief Executive Officer
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Paul B. Rothman, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Digital Health Institute
Australia

Dr. Louise Schaper

Secretary-General
Saudi Commission for Health Specialties
Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ayman Abdo

Chief Executive
Digital Health and Care Institute
Scotland

Professor George Crooks

Second Century Distinguished Professor
Dean Emeritus
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Prof. Michael Klag

Summit Co-Chair

Dean at the School of Public Health
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
China

Prof. Hui Wang

Researcher (CR)
Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique (IPLESP)
INSERM
France

Chiara Poletto

Head
Laboratory Services and Biobank Group
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Zisis Kozlakidis

Professor & Deputy Director (Digital Health) of UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering Professor of Human-Computer interaction University College London

Prof Ann Blandford

Professor of Computer Science
Head of the Department of Computer Science
University of Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Sasu Tarkoma

Summit Speakers

Assistant Director-General
Antimicrobial Resistance
World Health Organization

Dr. Hanan Balkhy

Executive Director
Information Services and Informatics Division
Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs

Raed AlHazme, PhD

Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine
Imperial College University
London, United Kingdom

Dr. Erik Volz

Associate Professor
Department of Knowledge Service Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Prof. Uichin Lee

Vice President and Chief Health Officer
IBM Corporation and IBM Watson Health

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP

Associate Professor
Chair, Health Informatics Department
and Director, Biomedical Informatics Program
Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University, USA

Arif M. Rana, Ph.D., Ed.S., M.S., M.P.H., M.A.

Regional Director
HIMSS Analytics-EMEA

John Rayner

Professor of Medicine
Senior Advisor, Patient Safety
Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS), France

Professor René Amalberti

Chief Executive Officer
Australasian Digital Health Institute
Australia

Dr. Louise Schaper

Medical Director, Clinical and Quality Analysis
Information Systems Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine Brigham & Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
United States

Prof. David Bates

Director, National Information Center
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Esam Al Wagait

Professor of Health Metrics Sciences
Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation
Chief Strategy Officer of Population Health
University of Washington

Ali Mokdad, PhD

Dean at the School of Public Health
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
China

Prof. Hui Wang

Deputy Minister for Public Health
Ministry of Health
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Hani Jokhdar

Chief Scientist
European Centre for
Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC

Dr. Mike Catchpole

Researcher (CR)
Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique (IPLESP)
INSERM
France

Chiara Poletto

Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Australian Government Department of Health
Professor of Primary Care Reform
The Australian National University

Professor Michael Kidd

Executive Director
Data, Insights and Statistics
NHS Digital

Tom Denwood

Scientific Topics

The science of digital epidemiology is a new evolving concept
Digital epidemiology can be broadly defined as epidemiology (science of control the diseases) that uses digital methods from data collection to data analysis, this data was not generated for a primary goal of epidemiological studies.

This topic has the following objectives

  • Digital data to support public health surveillance and infectious disease monitoring
  • The role of digital systems in early detection of pandemics (ProMED-Mail, Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN), HealthMap, and Google Flu Trends (GFT))
  • Challenges facing the use of digital epidemiology data including data privacy, availability and analysis.

The mathematical pandemics prediction models have played a major role in shaping the health policy, the public opinion and the healthcare response to pandemics.
In this topic the following areas will be discussed:

  • Overview of the pandemic's prediction models in previous and current pandemics
  • Prediction models methodology and assumptions
  • Validity and reliability of prediction models
  • Challenges facing pandemics prediction models
  • Future of predictions model’s role in tackling pandemics

Human behavior determines how pandemics spread and digital health has a key role in enhancing this behavior to improve the pandemics outcomes In this topic, the discussion will focus on developing behavioral strategies in reducing the infection transmission using technology.

  • International approach to modifying human behaviors during the crisis
  • The technology current and future role in modifying human behaviors
  • Challenges to the use of digital health technology in changing behaviors

This topic explores the ways that digital technology supports the public health practices in tackling pandemics.
The international perspectives of following areas will be covered.

  • Enhancing public health education using digital solutions
  • Surveillance systems
  • National digital tracing
  • Public health decision support systems
  • Public health Remote monitoring

This topic explores ways the evolving wellness technology has supported health systems in tackling pandemics.
The following areas to be covered:

  • Wellness technology role in supporting mental health for both the public and the healthcare workers
  • Wellness technology role in maintaining physical fitness
  • The role of Wellness technology in post COVID-19 era

AI has a vital role during this pandemic. It helped in early detection and diagnosis, monitoring of treatment, contact tracing, predicting mortality and morbidity, development of drugs and vaccines, and the prevention of the disease.
In this topic the following areas will be covered:

  • AI actual and potential contributions to the fight against pandemics
  • The role of AI in social control during pandemics
  • Constraints to AI usage to its full potential
  • Future strategy of AI in healthcare post COVID-19

This topic focuses on developing public health communication strategies. It highlights the important role that communication plays in pandemics.
The main objectives of this topic:

  • Overview of the communication in pandemics at the age of social media
  • Public health communications principles (transparency, reliability, and trust)
  • Measures to develop a robust communications surveillance strategy

The provision of healthcare remotely has been a key part of healthcare response to the COVID-19 pandemics.
In this topic the following areas will be discussed:

  • The role of telehealth in the provision of care to non-COVID 19 patients
  • Telehealth role in reducing the spread of infections
  • The telehealth clinical outcomes during the pandemic
  • The perception of patients and healthcare workers to the use of telehealth
  • Strategies of implementing telehealth in the post-pandemic’s era

The health policy at national and global level has a key role in the fight against COVID 19.
This topic, the focus is on highlighting successful health policies and analyzing its impact on the pandemics outcomes.
The following policies and its impact will be discussed and analyzed:

  • Prevention of the transmission
  • Ensuring adequate infrastructure and work force capacity
  • Effective provision of the health services
  • Financing health services during crisis
  • Governance of the health services during crisis
  • Implementing and lifting the lockdown criteria and practices
  • Measures to prevent a second wave of pandemics

Event Program

  • Day 01

    11 August, 2020

  • Day 02

    12 August, 2020

Opening Ceremony
14:00-14:30
Riyadh Time
(GMT+3)

Welcome Remarks

H.E. Dr. Bandar Alknawy

Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs
President, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
President, Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit

Keynote Presentation

Acceleration of Digital Transformation of Healthcare during the Pandemic - Opportunities and Challenges

Bernardo Mariano Junior

Director, Digital Health & Innovation
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
World Health Organization
Digital Epidemiology
14:30-15:30
Riyadh Time
(GMT+3)

Chair

Bernardo Mariano Junior

Director, Digital Health & Innovation
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
World Health Organization

Co-Chair

Chiara Poletto

Researcher (CR)
Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique (IPLESP)
INSERM, France

Epidemiology in the Digital Era

(20 min)

Dr. Hanan Balkhy

Assistant Director-General, Antimicrobial Resistance, World Health Organization

Emerging Surveillance Technologies

(20 min)

Raed AlHazme, PhD

Executive Director
Information Services and Informatics Division
Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs

Discussion

(20 min)

Pandemics Prediction Models
15:30-16:30
Riyadh Time
(GMT+3)

Chair

Paul B. Rothman, M.D.

Dean of the Medical Faculty
Chief Executive Officer
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Co-Chair

Prof. Sasu Tarkoma

Professor of Computer Science
Head of the Department of Computer Science
University of Helsinki, Finland

Predicting Pandemics – Is the Technology Available Now?

(20 min)

Dr Erik Volz

Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Imperial College University, London, United Kingdom

Global Case Studies of Pandemic Predictions

(20 min)

Ali Mokdad, PhD

Professor of Health Metrics Sciences, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, Chief Strategy Officer of Population Health, University of Washington

Discussion

(20 min)

Communication of Public Health Crisis-COVID 19
16:30 - 17:30
Riyadh Time
(GMT+3)

Chair

Prof. Michael Klag

Second Century Distinguished Professor
Dean Emeritus
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Novel Communication Methods Amid Crises, Lessons Learned

(20 min)

Prof. Hui Wang

Dean at the School of Public Health
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
China

Measures to Develop a Robust Communications Surveillance Strategy

(20 min)

Dr. Hani Jokhdar

Deputy Minister for Public Health, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Discussion

(20 min)

Health Policy
17:30 - 18:30
Riyadh Time
(GMT+3)

Chair

Dr. Nahar M. Al Azemi

Secretary-General
Saudi Health Council
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Co-Chair

Prof Mahmood Adil

Medical Director
Public Health Scotland
National Clinical Data & Digital Lead
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Honorary Professor of Health Intelligence & Service Effectiveness
University of Glasgow

Impact of Health Policy on Pandemics.

(20 min)

Dr. Mike Catchpole

Chief Scientist
European Centre for
Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

The Role of Digital Health in National Policy Responses to a Pandemic

(20 min)

Professor Michael Kidd

Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Australian Government Department of Health
Professor of Primary Care Reform
The Australian National University

Discussion

(20 min)

Technology and the Public
18:30 - 19:30
Riyadh Time
(GMT+3)

Chair

Dr. Nurah Maziad S. Alamro

Assistant Professor of Public Health, King Saud University
Centennial Fellow at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Co-Chair

Prof. Hui Wang

Dean at the School of Public Health
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

Nudging the Public to Improve Compliance

(20 min)

Professor Uichin Lee

Associate Professor, Department of Knowledge Service Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

The Role of National Open Data Strategy in Pandemics

(20 min)

Tom Denwood

Executive Director
Data, Insights and Statistics
NHS Digital

Discussion

(20 min)

Digital Public Health
14:00-15:00
Riyadh Time
(GMT+3)

Chair

Prof Mahmood Adil

Medical Director
Public Health Scotland
National Clinical Data & Digital Lead
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Honorary Professor of Health Intelligence & Service Effectiveness
University of Glasgow

How Technology has Changed the Science of Public Health

(20 min)

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP

Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Corporation and IBM Watson Health

Data Driven Analysis of the Global COVID-19 Dissemination

(20 min)

Chiara Poletto

Researcher (CR)
Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique (IPLESP)
INSERM
France

Discussion

(20 min)

The Role of Wellness Technology
15:00-16:00
Riyadh Time
(GMT+3)

Chair

Dr. Louise Schaper

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Digital Health Institute
Australia

Co-Chair

Zisis Kozlakidis

Head
Laboratory Services and Biobank Group
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Wearable Technologies to Monitor High Risk Patients During Pandemics

(20 min)

Dr Arif Rana

Arif M. Rana, Ph.D., Ed.S., M.S., M.P.H., M.A.

Associate Professor
Chair, Health Informatics Department
and Director, Biomedical Informatics Program
Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University, USA

Wellness Technologies in Supporting the Health of Public/Healthcare Workers

(20 min)

John Rayner

Regional Director HIMSS Analytics-EMEA

Discussion

(20 min)

Telehealth
16:00-17:00
Riyadh Time
(GMT+3)

Chair

Dr. Ayman Abdo

Secretary-General
Saudi Commission for Health Specialties
Saudi Arabia

Co-Chair

Prof Ann Blandford

Professor & Deputy Director (Digital Health) of UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering Professor of Human-Computer interaction University College London

Maintaining Healthcare Delivery During Shutdowns

(20 min)

(Telehealth intreating COVID 19 patients)

Professor René Amalberti

Professor of Medicine, Senior Advisor, Patient Safety, Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS), France

It’s Healthcare, But Not as We Know It. Delivering Health in the Post-Pandemic Era

(20 min)

Dr. Louise Schaper

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Digital Health Institute, Australia

Discussion

(20 min)

AI and Robotic Process Automation
17:00-18:00
Riyadh Time
(GMT+3)

Chair

Professor George Crooks

Chief Executive
Digital Health and Care Institute
Scotland

The Role of AI in Fighting Current and Future Pandemics

(20 min)

Dr. Esam Al Wagait

Director, National Information Center, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Use of AI in Weathering the COVID Storm

(20 min)

Professor David Bates

Medical Director, Clinical and Quality Analysis
Information Systems Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine Brigham & Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
United States

Discussion

(20 min)

Riyadh Declaration
18:00-19:00
Riyadh Time
(GMT+3)

Chair

H.E. Dr. Tawfig AlRabiah

Minister of Health

H.E. Dr. Bandar Alknawy

Chief Executive officer, Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs
President, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
President, Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit

Summit ORGANIZERS

In collaboration with

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Bandar Alknawy, MD, FRCPC
 
Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs
President, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
President of Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit
Raed AlHazme, PhD
Executive Director, Information Services and Informatics Division
Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs
Ali M. Al Khathaami, MBBS, MPH, FRCPC
Stroke & Neurology Consultant, KAMC-Riyadh Associate Professor of Neurology, KSAU-HS Executive Director
Quality & Patient Safety Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs
Joud Abduljawad MD FRCEM
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Chairman of Clinical Performance
Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs
FAISAL ALMAJED, BSc., MSc., MMEd., PhD
General Director, University Relations and Media Affairs
Director, King Abdullah Arabic Health Encyclopedia
Assistant Professor, Molecular Medical Microbiology
King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Eng. Badr Aljared
Vice President, Governmental Partnerships, SCISP
Mr. Majed Alotieschan
Senior Manager, Governmental Partnerships, SCISP
Mr. SAAD ALSAHLI
Senior Specialist,Governmental Partnerships, SCISP
Ms. Rasha AlShihabi
G20 Saudi Secretariat
International Conferences & Events
Executive Director
Mr. Ahmed Nabelsi
G20 Saudi Secretariat
International Conferences & Events
Event Management Director
Mr. Abdulaziz Abbas
G20 Saudi Secretariat
International Conferences & Events
Event Manager

Advisory Board

Medical Director
Public Health Scotland
National Clinical Data & Digital Lead
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Honorary Professor of Health Intelligence & Service Effectiveness
University of Glasgow

Prof Mahmood Adil

Professor & Deputy Director (Digital Health) of UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering
University College of London, UK United Kingdom

Prof. Ann Blandford

Senior Teaching Fellow Clinical Epidemiology Institute of Health Informatics
University College of London, UK United Kingdom

Dr. Holger Kunz

Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science.
University of Helsinki Finland Finland

Prof. Sasu Tarkoma

Former Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Professor of Medicine USA

Prof. Michael Klag

Medical Director, Clinical and Quality Analysis
Information Systems Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine Brigham & Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health United States

Prof. David Bates

Chair &Professor Health Metrics Sciences and Director Adjunct Professor
Global Health Professor
Health Metrics Sciences Adjunct Professor
Health Services
Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation (IHME) University of Washington USA

Christopher J.L. Murray

Professor, Faculty Health Sciences Flinders University Ba Nursing, Masters HSM, DBA, FAAQHC, FCHSM
Flinders University Australia

Prof. Christine Dennis

Dean, School of Public Health
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine China

Prof. Hui Wang

Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Imperial College University
Imperial College University, London United Kingdom

Dr. Erik Volz

Head, Laboratory Services and Biobanking (IARC/WHO)
ISBER Past-President, Scientific Advisor at PTEN Research United Kingdom

Dr. Zisis Kozlakidis

President and CEO at Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI)
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Dr. Jennifer Zelmer

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Digital Health Institute
Melbourne Australia

Dr. Louise Schaper

REGISTRATION FORM

Accredited by:

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

11 CME hours

For full summit attendance, attendees will be granted:

  • For SCFHS registered attendees, you will receive 11 CME hours and attendance certificate .
  • For non-SCFHS registered attendees, you will receive certificate of attendance.
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