Digital Health: From Science to Application (A5)

Scientific Organizers: Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Sue Siegel and Eric D. Perakslis


January 21—25, 2019

Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA


Sponsored by Biogen and Janssen R&D: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson


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** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 16, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is October 24, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

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Scholarship Deadline: October 16, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: October 24, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 16, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 27, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Meeting Summary



This conference is the first digital health meeting to focus specifically on the scientific foundations and health applications of digital technologies. Taking a novel sensor or new device from concept to clinic is remarkably complex, and the technologies are evolving rapidly. Digital technology offers novel capabilities that have great potential to drive chronic disease understanding and management at both an individual and population level, including the ability to deliver real-time interventions that can be connected to a healthcare system, in a community setting or in limited-resource settings. The increased use of digital capture devices has become a universal part of everyday life; however, more research is needed to provide evidence that wearables and even more sophisticated implantable medical devices will transform healthcare delivery quality and costs. This Keystone Symposia conference focuses on: 1) The scientific/medical gaps in knowledge and opportunities to fill them; 2) Required methodologies for medical and technical validation; and 3) Specifics of data and knowledge management. The conference explores the landscape at the intersection of digital technologies, molecular/genomic data and healthcare data by examining how these data streams can interface to enable precision health, drive research (patient-reported outcomes, continuous phenotypes) and impact clinical care (monitoring, feedback, adherence). The conference aims to enhance participants’ understanding of the state of the art for capturing digital phenotyping and of consumer/patient access and comprehension, regulatory jurisdiction, health care provider/system readiness, clinical utility, personal utility, integration with the electronic health record, quality standards and ethical considerations. It brings together clinicians, scientists, technology innovators, health economists and regulators to discuss and develop the new models of cross-disciplinary collaboration and business that will be required to deliver quality digital health strategies and solutions, and to illuminate areas of synergy between the academic, public and private sectors to inform a research agenda for the next five years.