When: Sept. 22-24 2012
Where: New York City
According to the Social Good Summit: “The Social Good Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Held during UN Week, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges. This September, we want YOU to join the conversation with leaders and citizens from around the globe. The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place, and then to translate that potential into action. ….”
Blurb taken from the Social Good Summit site at: http://mashable.com/sgs/#sgs_take_action
The Ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information – CRICS9 will be held at the Pan American Health Organization Headquarters, in Washington, DC – USA, during October 22 – 24, 2012.
CRICS9 will be an open forum for discussion on issues relevant to Public Health in the Americas, organized into five tracks:
Information for decision making in health – information management, digital libraries and repositories, and information needs
Public Strategies and policies - development and sustainability, technical cooperation among countries and governments
Information and communication technologies - mHealth, interoperability, accessibility, and standards
Telehealth - models and programs applied to primary care, telehealth services development integrated into national health systems
Capacity building - communication for health promotion, use of social networks, and digital literacy.
For more information, visit: http://www.crics9.org/en/
Where: Panama City, Panama
When: 17 – 19 July 2012
The Connect Americas Summit is organized by the International Telecommunication Union and is hosted by the Government of the Republic of Panama. Connect Americas is part of ITU’s Connect the World series, an ambitious initiative launched in 2005 aimed at connecting the unconnected by the year 2015.
Organized on a regional basis, the Connect the World series of events is focused on regional priorities, including the Regional Initiatives established at the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference in 2010 (WTDC-10), as well as the overall goals established at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
The Connect Americas Summit aims to mobilize the human, financial and technical resources required to close Information and Communication Technology gaps in the region. The Summit offers a venue for leaders from the public and private sectors as well as international and regional financing and development agencies to network face-to-face and forge new partnerships. It is preceded by a preparatory process (including consultation meetings in Mexico City, Mexico, and Port of Spain, Trinidad) during which ICT development projects and project holders are identified, as well as partners and donors willing to contribute to the implementation of the selected projects, with a view to enhance the deployment of ICT networks, applications and services within the region.
To learn more, go here: http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/connect/americas/programme.asp?language=en
I would like to invite all SSCOOP readers to join a dynamic global forum for professionals dedicated to improve quality of health care in low and middle income countries…
HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015) is a global campaign and knowledge network administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network, a non-profit organisation working to improve the quality of health care in developing countries. We are committed to a common goal: By 2015, every person worldwide will have access to an informed health care provider. One-third of members are based in Africa, one-third in Europe, and one-third in the rest of the world. Together we are working for a future where people are no longer dying for lack of basic healthcare knowledge. Continue reading