A Record Year with More than 800 Exhibitors and Over 320 Leading Speakers

DMEA - Connecting Digital Health9 - 11 April 2024, Berlin, Germany.
DMEA 2024 kicks off today, focusing on the key issues in the digital transformation of the healthcare system. From now until 11 April over 320 speakers from Germany and around the world will occupy the stages at DMEA. They include Federal Minister of Health Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach, Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Keyrellous Adib of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the publicist Sascha Lobo. Subjects will include the implementation of the digital acts, the future of medical care and AI in medicine.

From today, more than 800 exhibitors from Germany and around the world, including over 80 startups, are presenting their companies and innovative solutions and products at DMEA in Berlin – more than in any previous year. Last year 735 exhibitors took part in DMEA, already a significant increase on pre-pandemic attendance figures. The number of international exhibitors at DMEA continues to grow. Whether from Australia or Taiwan, some 170 exhibitors from almost 30 countries have travelled to DMEA in Berlin to present their products and services.

An overview of all exhibitors at DMEA 2024 can be found in the exhibitor list.

Federal Minister of Health Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach: "We have now begun the age of digital healthcare. With the passing into law of the two digital acts we have made research with health data easier and have integrated digital apps in day-to-day medical care. ePrescriptions became the norm on 1 January and the electronic patient record will follow in early 2025. There will be tangible benefits for everyone involved. As a result, we are making medicine safer and much more efficient and supporting those at the forefront of medicine and health research in Germany."

Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger: "The digital transformation of the healthcare system is a huge opportunity for medical research. AI will provide a real boost for scientific analysis. In that respect, how we handle health data is decisive. Our common aim must be to make more data available for research and teaching AI. We need a culture where patients recognise the huge benefits of sharing data and provide their data of their own accord. More data means innovative technologies have a better chance of succeeding. Innovative, safe and trustworthy - those must be our principles for AI in medical research."

Melanie Wendling, managing director of the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg), the holders of DMEA: "Looking at DMEA, one can see how incredibly dynamic the healthcare sector is. In the beginning the main focus was on hospital IT. In the meantime DMEA has become Europe’s leading trade fair for digital healthcare applications. The programme for the congress and supporting events has been continuously improved and expanded by a fantastic team. This year we are placing special emphasis on students, newcomers, researchers as well as practitioners and healthcare actors participating in the programme, so they can engage with it and find out more."

Dirk Hoffmann, COO Messe Berlin, the organisers of DMEA: "Digital health is becoming increasingly important - be it through fitness trackers, video consultations with GPs or ePrescriptions - the exhibitors and speakers at this year’s DMEA are proof of that - more than 800 companies, startups and institutions are represented here on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Over 320 speakers at some 180 congress sessions, panels and discussion rounds are occupying the stages at DMEA. DMEA is the meeting place for the health IT industry and once again is underlining its role as Europe’s leading digital health event."

AI, the telematics infrastructure, hospital reform and universal electronic patient record

The digital acts have now passed into law, but how will they be implemented? How can AI be integrated in medical care, what are its limitations and how must the healthcare system adapt for Gen Z? Those are just some of the questions that will be discussed over the coming days on the stages at DMEA.

Federal Minister of Health Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach will be onstage on day one already at DMEA. Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger is also visiting DMEA and on day three will be answering questions in an interview. This afternoon at the eHealth Hot Seat, Dr. Sibylle Steiner, a member of the board of Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung, will face questions from the audience. For the first time, a recording will be made for a live podcast onstage at DMEA: the hosts of 'Mehr Einsatz Wagen' Dr. Tobias Daniel Gantner and Artur Olesch will talk about digital health innovations with their guests Dr. Peter Gocke, CDO, Charité Berlin, and Drs. Margrietha H. (Greet) Vink, director of the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam.

From now until 11 April more than 320 speakers will occupy the stages at DMEA, offering practical insights into health sector topics ranging from AI, the ePR and ePrescriptions to interoperability, secure data access and the telematics infrastructure.

An overview of the programme at DMEA can be found online.

The search is on for the most innovative digital health solution

Day two of DMEA is traditionally when the DMEA Newcomer Award is presented. The award recognises the best Bachelor and Master's theses on digital health. The 10 finalists are presenting their work in short video clips on the YouTube channel of DMEA. Up to 2,000 euros in prize money awaits the winners.

On Thursday the DMEA nova Award is being presented for the first time. The award targets startups who have developed revolutionary ideas or solutions for digital healthcare. A panel of experts has already picked 20 finalists who will present their ideas at DMEA. The candidate with the most convincing idea or solution will receive 2,500 euros in prize money.

Focus on careers and newcomers - DMEA sparks

Career tours, Meet2Match, a digital job exchange and job interview coaching - DMEA opens the door to companies, universities and hospital IT departments for students of all ages and graduates. This is where employers can network with prospective employees. Fascinating sessions on getting started in health IT, hospitals of the future and on Gen Z in healthcare will take place at the DMEA sparks Box.

Full details of DMEA sparks can be found here.

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.

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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