World Telemedicine & eHealth Forum

Dear Colleagues,

I wish to extend to you all a very warm welcome to the 1st World Telemedicine and eHealth Forum (WTeHF), accompanied by the World Telemedicine and eHealth Trophy (WTeHT) Awards Ceremony, on March 24 – 26, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The theme of the conference is"World class healthcare for all through Telemedicine and eHealth: Improving quality, increasing access and reducing costs"

 As technology continues to redefine the way in which healthcare is delivered and managed, we are organizing this event in Abu Dhabi with the aim to bring together all major stakeholders of the mHealth and eHealth (m-eHealth) ecosystem from the Gulf states as well as globally, to network, share best practices and showcase innovative solutions in Telemedicine and eHealth during relevant sessions and at the concurrent exhibition.

 We want to explore what information and communication technology (ICT) has contributed to: a) person-centered health (and patient-centric care)in the six dimensions of quality; b) increasing access to health services for anyone, at anytime and anywhere, thus narrowing the equity gap and reaching the unreached; and c) reducing costs by going paperless and building once but using many times – reusable objects for health and health care.

We will make this event a very productive engagement for attendees, with meaningful discussions, which lead to practical solutions for various categories of our stakeholders. At the accompanying exhibition, you will be able to witness and experience how technology is changing health and healthcare for the better.

The website has gone live – visit for more information. So, mark your calendars and I look forward to welcoming you all to this premier Telemedicine and eHealth event, which we expect to become a permanent fixture on your annual calendar.



Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam, PhD
Executive Director
International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH)

Target audience

We expect to attract between 500 and 1,000 senior industry executives, government officials and policy makers from across the globe, offering the most. The congress that will provide a forum for meaningful interactions among participants from various stakeholder groups – Academia, government, industry, and civil society. It will attract policy and decision-makers, healthcare managers, service providers, researchers, product manufacturers, solutions developers and end users.

Who should attend?
  • Hospitals managers
  • Government representatives
  • Academics and researchers
  • Investors
  • Healthcare providers
  • Professional societies and associations
  • Industry – healthcare solution providers
  • Future customers of industry’s products


Event Features
  • Exhibition
  • Academic program
  • Cultural program
  • Accompanying persons program
  • The  WorldTelemedicine and eHealth Trophy (WTeHT)
  • Special issue of the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH)
  • Workshop/Tutorials
  • Panel sessions / Round tables
  • Expert Consultation – time where experts can be booked for 1-1 discussion. People sign up in advance to speak to identified experts. Identify pool of experts and put aside time for this. Send in problems in advance. Or identify expertise of interest in advance
  • BOF (Birds of a Feather) session
  • CME credits could be available