NEW YORK, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — How is technology translating into clinical practice? What do market analysts think are the hottest digital health innovations today? These and other pressing topics will all be explored at the 5th annual Digital Health Summer Summit (DHSS) co-located with BIO International Convention, providing business leaders, medical professionals and innovators with the insight and strategies needed today to face the challenges and harness opportunities in the ever-changing digital health industry.

The Summit kicks off with an immersive experience into the world of medicine and virtual reality. Hot on the heels of the first ever live-streamed virtual reality surgery, Dr. Ahmed Shafi will deliver the opening keynote address, guiding attendees into the operating room for an extraordinary 360°-view of his surgical virtual reality platform. iO Lifescience will furnish each attendee with Google Cardboard, their own personal virtual reality headset, offering a truly one-of-a-kind experience. The keynote The Immersive Future Reborn: Medicine + VR Meets the World takes place June 6 at 1:00pm. All Digital Health Summer Summit sessions will take place at the Moscone Center, West Hall, Rooms 3022-24.
“Our sessions are filled with the hottest companies and industry leaders that are moving digital health forward,” said Jill Gilbert, producer, Digital Health Summer Summit. “We carefully curate both emerging companies and established innovators that are the ‘it’ players in the industry today.”

Featured Sessions

Cognitive Learning in a Cognitive Era; June 6, 2:20pm
Learn about the ways Watson Health can help organizations as they advance science and care for patients.

IoHT and the Quantified Doctor; June 6, 3:30pm
Discover how emerging technologies are increasing efficiencies in the hospital for both physicians and patients.
Moderator: Lux Research; Speakers: Leaf Healthcare, Hygenix

An Exposé: How Five Innovations Are Changing the Game; June 6, 4:05pm
See a showcase of today’s more exceptional digital health technologies and learn how they are addressing some of today’s greatest healthcare challenges.
Presenters: Profusa, Neurotrack, Qualcomm Life, Adherium, VirtualWare

The Rise of Enterprise and Condition-Specific Wearables; June 7, 11:15am
Experience the evolution in digital health with companies on the forefront of change within the wearable market.

Moderator: BCG; Speakers: VIZR Tech, Profusa, Neurometrix, Sano Intelligence Inc.

Digital Health Zone

Following the two-day summit, attendees are encouraged to visit the Digital Health Zone, located in the BIO Exhibition, at the BIO International Convention, where they’ll find a myriad of companies that are offering ways to help develop cost-effective, patient-centric solutions that are now in demand. These include:

Medication adherence management solutions and apps
Mobile prescription renewal apps
Disease management devices and apps
Next generation sensors for disease diagnosis and monitoring
Subject and data management for clinical trials
Patient-centric and patient-specific data capture and reporting solutions
Personalized marketing solutions
The Digital Heath Zone is open June 8-10 beginning at 10:30am daily.

Digital Health Summer Summit – Agenda, Packages & Registration

View the full DHSS conference agenda and keep up with the current list of speakers here.

BIO will continue to offer a digital health track, as part of its more than 120 sessions offered at the BIO International Convention for those interested in the digital health sector on Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th. The sessions will focus on the intersection of biotechnology and digital health and how the market is reacting. View the session details here.

Various packages are available for those interested in attending the DHSS, which include different levels of access to the BIO International Convention for a bundled discounted rate. View complete details and register online today here.

The DHSS and BIO International Convention are open to credentialed members of the media free of charge. View complete media guidelines and register online here. Registered media will have full access to both conferences. One-on-One Partnering is not included, but can be purchased separately.

For updates on DHSS, follow Digital Health on Twitter at @DHSummit, “like” Digital Health Summit on Facebook, connect with us on Linkedin and follow the hashtag #DHSS16.

About Living in Digital Times:
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards.

The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City.

For more information, visit and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

Media Contacts:
Linda Krebs
LKPR, Inc. for Digital Health Summer Summit
646-824-5186 (mobile)