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Upcoming: Digital Health Communications Extravaganza!

What do you get when you combine experts/thought leaders in the innovative spaces of health communications, a generous helping of research/public health practitioners and a sunny Florida? Why, you get the Digital Health Communications Extravaganza of course!

Put together by my friend and colleague Jay Bernhardt (who I’ve interviewed before at a conference he put together with the CDC), the event promises to give plenty of insight into the next generation of health communications with case studies, research and deep dives into the issues communicators for public health should know. Supported by some great institutions, this should be a solid event to attend on a regular basis.

Facebook: http://dhcx.fbjoin.me

Twitter: http://twitter.com/dhcxconf

Check out some more specific details after the jump!

Featured Speakers Announced:

  • Sekou Andrews, Storyteller/Poet
  • Rohit Bhargava, Global Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy
  • Amelia Burke, Digital Media, Westat
  • Jonathan Cho, Office of Communication and Education, National Cancer Institute
  • Kathy Crosby, Center for Tobacco Products, US Food and Drug Administration
  • Cliff Dasco, General Internal Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, University of Houston
  • Matthew Dasco, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Lenora Johnson, Office of Communication and Education, National Cancer Institute
  • Gary Kreps, Department of Communication, George Mason University
  • Craig Lefebvre, socialShift; RTI International; University of South Florida
  • Dana Lewis, Swedish Health Services
  • Mark Luckie, 10,000 words; The Washington Post
  • Scott Shamp, New Media Institute Grady College, University of Georgia
  • Vic Strecher, University of Michigan; HealthMedia, a Johnson & Johnson company
  • Larry Swiader, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

When & Where:

February 15-17, 2012 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida

How DHCX is Different:

  • DHCX is for advanced users of information and communication technologies, or those who want to become advanced users;
  • All presentations will be held in general, plenary sessions with ample time for Q&A and networking;
  • Presentation topics will address multiple digital platforms (including, but not limited to, mobile) and sectors (health promotion, public health, healthcare, telehealth, communication, and information technology);
  • DHCX is run by a nonprofit, academic institution; Registration and hotel rates are affordably priced;
  • The Peabody Orlando (http://www.peabodyorlando.com) is one of only two Forbes Four-star and AAA Four Diamond hotels in the Orlando area and a short distance to Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios.

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals, scientists, researchers, practitioners, students, developers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries from government agencies, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies;
  • In other words: innovators, connectors and investors who are searching for solutions to big problems in domestic and global public health and healthcare.

What You Will Experience:

  • Two days of collaborative discovery and dialogue with internationally renowned speakers, presenters, and colleagues on the digital communications edge in public health and healthcare solutions;
  • Intense learning, inspiration and new collaborators to move your projects to the next level of impact;
  • Interactive group collaborations and crowd-sourced problem solving for better health;
  • Lively and fun entertainment; i.e., not your typical conference.

Sponsored by the University of Florida Center for Digital Health and Wellness

DHCX Partners:

  • US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) Office of Communication and Education

Exabyte Sponsor:

  • Sapient

Terabyte Sponsors:

  • Brigham Young University (BYU) Department of Health Science
  • IQ Solutions
  • Ogilvy Public Relations

Gigabyte Sponsors:

  • Abt Associates
  • CommunicateHealth
  • Danya
  • RTI International
  • Westat

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