Wanted: Young Talents. DMEA Sparks Brings Gen Z and Health IT Together

DMEA - Connecting Digital Health9 - 11 April 2024, Berlin, Germany.
The digital health industry urgently needs skilled workers, which is why DMEA sparks focuses on careers, jobs and supporting young people.

Against the backdrop of the skills shortage in the healthcare sector, supporting young people is becoming increasingly important and at DMEA 2024 from 9 to 11 April is not just an empty promise. DMEA sparks places the focus on careers, young people and sustainability, and offers students and young professionals a wide-ranging programme - comprising lectures, discussion rounds, Meet2Match events and networking opportunities, where young people can find out about careers in health IT.

Congress programme: Gen Z and the healthcare employment market

DMEA sparks topics are also reflected in the congress programme. On day one, various universities, companies and institutions will take part in ten-minute Career Insights sessions and introduce themselves to young professionals. At the session entitled Career in Healthcare IT, Tanja Galla of the statutory health insurance association Westfalen-Lippe will offer a glimpse of the various career prospects and work areas in health IT. She will look at the demands of industry, hospitals and administrations on career starters and what makes this sector attractive. Date and venue: 9 April at 5 p.m., Box 2.

On Wednesday, the Friedrich-Wingert-Stiftung and Hasso-Plattner-Institut will present their latest projects along with information on scholarships and career prospects in science. On days two and three of DMEA, there will be an additional focus on Gen Z and their changing demands on the employment market. The topic will be the role of the media-driven generational conflict under the heading Boomers vs. Gen Z together with possible solutions. Kim Becker of Dedalus, Jonah Grütters of Hashtag Gesundheit, Dr. Jan Wenzel of medatixx and Glenn Zimmer of bvitg generation_next will address the subject on 10 April at 4.30 p.m. at Box 2. The young generation will be represented by the Federal Representation of Medical Students. In a practice-oriented panel they will introduce themselves and discuss the opportunities that digitalisation offers for their professional future.

Other exciting DMEA sparks topics, such as the hospital of the future or developments in medical informatics, round off the DMEA sparks stage programme. Full details of the DMEA congress programme are available online.

Meet2Match: Speed dating for career seekers

Over 25 hospitals, universities and companies will be assembled on the DMEA sparks area. The companies exhibiting at the event are represented by their HR departments in order to engage directly with prospective new employees. Students of all ages and graduates will be able to find out about the wide-ranging opportunities a health IT career offers with various companies and take their first steps in the world of digital health. As part of the DMEA, the universities will be presenting degree programmes and in-service training courses in the field of digital health.

The German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors, the Friedrich Wingert Stiftung as well as CompuGroup Medical, DMI, medatixx, Meierhofer, nexus, Oracle Cerner, Sectra, Thieme and x-tention Informationstechnologie are represented as career partners at DMEA.

At the Meet2Match event, young professionals and prospective employers can get to know each other at a brief speed dating session and follow up their conversations afterwards in the Recharge and Networking Area or over a game of table football.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, career tours will take place with an opportunity to make closer contact with the companies question. The students and young professionals will be able to find out more about DMI, Oracle Cerner, Thieme, Meierhofer, medatixx and Sectra.

Awards for the best Bachelor’s and Master’s degree papers

Day two of DMEA is traditionally when the DMEA Newcomer Award is presented for the best Bachelor’s and Master’s degree papers. A panel of experts has chosen the five best Bachelor’s and Master’s papers respectively from all the entries. The entrants will present their work in brief video clips on the YouTube channel of DMEA, with the winners in each category receiving a Newcomer Award and prize money at DMEA.

Free tickets for the next digital health generation

As in previous years, students of all ages and trainees can obtain a free voucher for an unlimited pass to DMEA. All that is needed is to register here.

Tickets to DMEA are available from the online ticket shop.

Additional information on DMEA sparks can be found on the website.

About DMEA

DMEA is Europe's leading event for digital health, which gathers decision-makers from all areas of the healthcare sector, including IT specialists, physicians, hospital and nursing care executives as well as experts from politics, science and research.

In 2023 around 16,200 attendees gathered on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, including 735 exhibitors from Germany and abroad and over 300 speakers.

In 2022, following two years of virtual events due to the pandemic, DMEA was able to take place once again as an in-person event on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Over 11,000 attendees, more than 500 exhibitors as well as 300 speakers from Germany and around the world took part in the event.

The DMEA is organized by the Bundesverband Gesundheits-IT - bvitg e.V. (Federal Association for Health IT) and is hosted by Messe Berlin GmbH. It is organized in cooperation with the industry associations GMDS (German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology) e.V., BVMI (Professional Association of Medical Informatics) e.V. and with the content-related participation of KH-IT (Federal Association of Hospital IT Managers) e.V. and CIO-UK (Chief Information Officers - University Hospitals).

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