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Message posted on 07/01/2019

NOW abstract submission for the Digitally Engaged Patient Conference

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting your abstract to the Digitally Engaged Patient
conference (Copenhagen, Denmark, June 11-12th , 2019):

Abstratc Deadline: February 1, 2019


Now Call for abstracts:
https://vital.ku.dk/news-from-vital/call-for-abstracts/

The Digitally Engaged Patient Conference - Copenhagen, June 11-12th
2019


Keynote speakers:
Professor Deborah
Lupton, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of
Canberra
Associate Professor Henriette
Langstrup, Department
of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
In recent decades, there has been a shift from preventing morbid death to the
everyday challenges of living with disease, where quality of life indicators,
as well as the wellbeing and life satisfaction of individuals and nations, are
increasingly mapped out and tabulated. At the same time, while improving the
lives of those living with illness is reflected in the objectives of global
and national health policies, health care provision throughout the world is
suffering from austerity and economic strain. Not least as a consequence, new
ICT (information and communication technologies) initiatives are on the global
health agenda with an aim to improve productivity and effectiveness, enhance
services, and reduce costs on governments. The assumption is that ICTs in
healthcare will reduce costs by enabling patients to care for themselves to
larger degrees. However, new obstacles and dilemmas arise due to shifts in
tasks and responsibilities which in turn raise questions about good care and
the quality of life of patients.
Within this broader move towards ICT-based solutions, we have seen a rapid
increase in the number of eHealth and mHealth projects globally. Whereas
eHealth covers the use of and enrolment in online forums and communities,
blogs, podcasts, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat and Wikis, mHealth defines
portable, device-based and mobile access to connect around a common illness
diagnosis as well as opportunities for self-tracking, monitoring and even
treating disease. With smart-care and smart-technologies based on downloaded
apps on mobile devices, self-care and monitoring of disease has become
available by reaching into the pocket just one click away for those who have
access to smartphones and ICT infrastructures. At the same time, researchers
have pointed to the fact that new technologies and digital services not only
change the way we communicate, but also offer innovative and creative ways of
monitoring health and well-being, albeit for those who choose to engage with
them.
This 2-day conference on The Digitally Engaged Patient addresses and
challenges the recent transition from eHealth to mHealth and welcomes
researchers within the fields of social science and humanities (anthropology,
sociology, science and technology studies, cultural studies and the like). We
hope the conference can be a venue for critical discussions around good care
and quality of life for patients in the 21st century with digitalized
technologies for (self-)caring.
We seek papers that engage with eHealth, mHealth, and the digital patient
within the following themes, but not limited to:
Chronic living and technology Embodiment and identity - Lively data, broken
data - Tinkering and creativity Sociality - Patient knowledge - Digital
methodologies - Aging and Digital Life Course
Sign up here
Best regards

Natasja Kingod
Postdoctoral Researcher, VITAL

Department of Anthropology
University of Copenhagen
ster Farimagsgade 5
1353 Copenhagen K
Denmark
natasja.kingod@anthro.ku.dk
+45 23907473
www.vital.ku.dk
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