DHIS2 Symposium highlights

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District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2) is an open source, web-based platform most commonly used as a health management information system (HMIS). Today, DHIS2 is the world’s largest HMIS platform, in use by 73 low and middle-income countries. Approximately 2.4 billion people live in countries where DHIS2 is used. Including NGO-based programs, DHIS2 is in use in more than 100 countries.

DHIS2 software development is a global collaboration managed by the Health Information Systems Program (HISP) at the University of Oslo (UiO).

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About the Symposium

The DHIS2 Symposium brings together representatives from global development agencies, governments, and NGOs with a shared vision of using data to drive decision making and impact. It is an opportunity to interact with peers and thought leaders in health systems strengthening, monitoring & evaluation, and analytics. The DHIS2 Symposium highlights how DHIS2 is being used in creative ways to solve common challenges in collecting, managing, visualizing, and most importantly, using data.

Agenda

SEPTEMBER 28 - 29 I VIRTUAL

Times Displayed in the EDT timezone (GMT-4)
Register for General Admission to get access to all plenary sessions, Spotlight sessions, panel discussions, networking, and the virtual expo area. Select the Bootcamp ticket if you would like to attend the technical Bootcamps.
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Day 1
12:00 am
1:12 am
Sep 28, 2021
Day 1

Day 1
8:00 am
10:00 am
Digital Doors Open
Digital Doors Open
Participants receive access to Hopin and can browse the venue and schedule, visit expo booths, network, etc.

Day 1
10:05 am
10:15 am
Main Stage
Welcome Remarks
Welcome Remarks
Message from the organizers.

Open full Agenda
Day 1
12:00 am
1:12 am
Sep 28, 2021
Day 1

Day 1
8:00 am
10:00 am
Digital Doors Open
Digital Doors Open

Participants receive access to Hopin and can browse the venue and schedule, visit expo booths, network, etc.

Day 1
10:05 am
10:15 am
Main Stage
Welcome Remarks
Welcome Remarks

Message from the organizers.

Day 1
10:15 am
11:00 pm
Plenary session
DHIS2 for Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery

Day 1
11:00 am
11:15 am
Break
Break

Day 1
11:15 am
12:00 pm
Main Stage
Spotlight session
Biometrics and DHIS2: Reaching Every Patient

Day 1
11:15 am
12:00 pm
Spotlight session
DHIS2 for Routine Education Data Management and Emergency Response: Uganda Use Cases

Day 1
12:00 pm
12:15 pm
Break
Break

Day 1
12:15 pm
1:00 pm
Spotlight session
Securing DHIS2

Day 1
12:15 pm
1:00 pm
Spotlight session
Improving Routine Data & Clinical Quality with DHIS2

Day 1
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
Break
Break

Day 1
1:30 pm
2:30 pm
Main Stage
Panel
DHIS2 for Donors

While donors have long supported the use of DHIS2 for projects and implementing partners, more and more donors have adopted DHIS2 as an internal reporting system. In this panel, we’ll bring a group of donor representatives together to discuss how DHIS2 adoption has supported their internal data management needs. We’ll also touch on how this adoption has helped to better align with Government and implementing partners.

Day 1
2:30 pm
3:15 pm
Spotlight session
Wanda: Assessing User Satisfaction on Using a DHIS2 Android Based Data Management System in Low Resource Settings

Day 1
2:30 pm
3:15 pm
Spotlight session
Global Alignment Across DHIS2-based Systems for Integrated Vector Control Data Use

Day 1
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
Break
Break

Day 1
3:30 pm
4:15 pm
Spotlight session
Next Gen DHIS2 Hosting

Day 1
3:30 pm
4:15 pm
Spotlight session
The Many Ways to Slice a (Juicy Historical Data) Pie: Exploring and Comparing 4 Tools to Import Historical Data

Day 2
12:00 am
1:00 am
Sep 29, 2021
Day 2

Day 2
10:15 am
10:30 am
Main Stage
Welcome Day 2 and Kahoot
Welcome Day 2 and Kahoot

Welcome message.

Day 2
10:30 am
11:30 am
Main Stage
Day 2
11:30 am
11:45 am
Break
Break

Day 2
11:45 am
12:45 pm
Main Stage
Panel
Augmenting DHIS2 with Commercial Software

DHIS2 as an open-source product has had incredible success across the development sector. However, no one software can be everything for everyone. In this panel, we’ll look at three different use cases to show how various organizations have augmented open-source DHIS2 with a commercial software, and why this approach can provide best in class solutions for a variety of use cases.

Day 2
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
Break
Break

Day 2
1:15 pm
2:00 pm
Spotlight session
Using DHIS2 as a National NTD Database to Extend Routine Data Collected by HMIS

Day 2
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Virtual Expo
Virtual Expo

Day 2
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Networking
Networking

Hopin

Day 2
3:15 pm
4:00 pm
Spotlight session
Using a Collaborative Action Model to Ensure Data-driven Decision Making in Haiti

Day 2
3:15 pm
4:00 pm
Spotlight session
Development and Rollout of a Standardized DHIS2 Tracker Metadata Package for HIV Programs

Day 2
4:00 pm
4:15 pm
Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks

Day 1
12:00 am
1:12 am
Sep 28, 2021
Day 1

Day 1
8:00 am
10:00 am
Bootcamp
Transform Tracker Data with the Program Dataset Connector (PDAC) App

Day 1
8:00 am
10:00 am
Bootcamp
Data Visualizer & Maps: New Analytic Features

Open full Agenda
Day 1
12:00 am
1:12 am
Sep 28, 2021
Day 1

Day 1
8:00 am
10:00 am
Bootcamp
Transform Tracker Data with the Program Dataset Connector (PDAC) App

Day 1
8:00 am
10:00 am
Bootcamp
Data Visualizer & Maps: New Analytic Features

Day 1
11:30 am
1:30 pm
Bootcamp
SMS Gateway Configuration

Day 1
11:30 am
1:30 pm
Bootcamp
Bringing Data Quality to the User

Day 2
12:00 am
1:00 am
Sep 29, 2021
Day 2

Day 2
8:00 am
10:00 am
Bootcamp
BIF: the Essentials

Day 2
8:00 am
10:00 am
Bootcamp
A Deep Dive into DHIS2 Maps

Day 2
8:00 am
10:00 am
Bootcamp
Predictors for Enhanced Analytics and Data Transformation

Day 2
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Bootcamp
Self-Service Environment: BAO DHIS2 Docker

Day 2
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Bootcamp
Cracking the DHIS2 API from R with Datimutils

Why attend

Here's why you should attend the Symposium.

Join the community

Meet and network with other DHIS2 community members.

Be inspired

Learn about the many diverse use cases of DHIS2 from our seasoned speakers.

Learn about DHIS2

Come away with a better understanding of DHIS2 and how organizations are innovating in the use of DHIS2 and find opportunities for collaboration with other DHIS2 users.

Expand your contacts

Harness the energy of a like-minded community and enjoy social and networking gatherings to expand your network of contacts.

Attend from anywhere via Hopin

The 7th annual Symposium will be broadcasted online with select portions of the program held in Washington, D.C. Join us! *

* Pending COVID-19 protocols at that time

Agenda

April 27-29, 2021
All talks are in English and in CET Timezone
Day 1
September 28, 2021 0:00
Day 1

Sep 28, 2021

Day 1
September 28, 2021 8:00
Transform Tracker Data with the Program Dataset Connector (PDAC) App

Bootcamp

Day 1
September 28, 2021 8:00
Data Visualizer & Maps: New Analytic Features

Bootcamp

Day 1
September 28, 2021 0:00
Day 1

Sep 28, 2021

Day 1
September 28, 2021 8:00
Transform Tracker Data with the Program Dataset Connector (PDAC) App

Bootcamp

Day 1
September 28, 2021 8:00
Data Visualizer & Maps: New Analytic Features

Bootcamp

Day 1
September 28, 2021 8:00
Digital Doors Open

Digital Doors Open

Day 1
September 28, 2021 10:05
Main Stage
Welcome Remarks

Welcome Remarks

Day 1
September 28, 2021 10:15
DHIS2 for Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery

Plenary session

Day 1
September 28, 2021 11:00
Break

Break

Day 1
September 28, 2021 11:15
Main Stage
Biometrics and DHIS2: Reaching Every Patient

Spotlight session

Day 1
September 28, 2021 11:15
DHIS2 for Routine Education Data Management and Emergency Response: Uganda Use Cases

Spotlight session

Day 1
September 28, 2021 11:30
SMS Gateway Configuration

Bootcamp

Day 1
September 28, 2021 11:30
Bringing Data Quality to the User

Bootcamp

Day 1
September 28, 2021 12:00
Break

Break

Day 1
September 28, 2021 12:15
Securing DHIS2

Spotlight session

Day 1
September 28, 2021 12:15
Improving Routine Data & Clinical Quality with DHIS2

Spotlight session

Day 1
September 28, 2021 13:00
Break

Break

Day 1
September 28, 2021 13:30
Main Stage
Day 1
September 28, 2021 14:30
Wanda: Assessing User Satisfaction on Using a DHIS2 Android Based Data Management System in Low Resource Settings

Spotlight session

Day 1
September 28, 2021 14:30
Global Alignment Across DHIS2-based Systems for Integrated Vector Control Data Use

Spotlight session

Day 1
September 28, 2021 15:15
Break

Break

Day 1
September 28, 2021 15:30
Next Gen DHIS2 Hosting

Spotlight session

Day 1
September 28, 2021 15:30
The Many Ways to Slice a (Juicy Historical Data) Pie: Exploring and Comparing 4 Tools to Import Historical Data

Spotlight session

Day 2
September 29, 2021 0:00
Day 2

Sep 29, 2021

Day 2
September 29, 2021 8:00
BIF: the Essentials

Bootcamp

Day 2
September 29, 2021 8:00
A Deep Dive into DHIS2 Maps

Bootcamp

Day 2
September 29, 2021 8:00
Predictors for Enhanced Analytics and Data Transformation

Bootcamp

Day 2
September 29, 2021 10:15
Main Stage
Welcome Day 2 and Kahoot

Welcome Day 2 and Kahoot

Day 2
September 29, 2021 10:30
Main Stage
DHIS2 Roadmap

Plenary session

Day 2
September 29, 2021 11:30
Break

Break

Day 2
September 29, 2021 11:45
Main Stage
Day 2
September 29, 2021 12:45
Break

Break

Day 2
September 29, 2021 13:15
Using DHIS2 as a National NTD Database to Extend Routine Data Collected by HMIS

Spotlight session

Day 2
September 29, 2021 14:00
Self-Service Environment: BAO DHIS2 Docker

Bootcamp

Day 2
September 29, 2021 14:00
Cracking the DHIS2 API from R with Datimutils

Bootcamp

Day 2
September 29, 2021 14:00
Virtual Expo

Virtual Expo

Day 2
September 29, 2021 15:00
Networking

Networking

Day 2
September 29, 2021 15:15
Using a Collaborative Action Model to Ensure Data-driven Decision Making in Haiti

Spotlight session

Day 2
September 29, 2021 15:15
Development and Rollout of a Standardized DHIS2 Tracker Metadata Package for HIV Programs

Spotlight session

Day 2
September 29, 2021 16:00
Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks

Open full Agenda

DHIS2 Aggregate Analytics Training

Join us for DHIS2 Aggregate Analytics training, taking place on April 30, 2021 from 09.00 - 17.00 CET. This course is aimed at any user wanting to learn more about DHIS2 analytics for the aggregate data model in DHIS2 to gain experience viewing data for programmatic decision making, reporting, and analysis. This training is optional, and you can chose between attending the GDD Summit, the training, or both!

Tickets

Take a look at different options we offer, and join the online experience.

Earlybird Promotion
General Admission
-
$ 0.00 USD
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General Admission
  • Sessions
  • Virtual expo area
  • Networking
Bootcamps
-
$ 200.00 USD
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Bootcamps
  • General admission (all sessions, virtual expo area, networking), plus
  • Access to all technical Bootcamps
  • Experts' lounge
DHIS2 Web API Training
$ 400.00 USD
DHIS2 Web API Training

GDD Summit goals

Our goal for this event is to bring together key members of the development community who are using or desire to use digital solutions to address the health and development problems being faced worldwide. If this event helps just one person more successfully implement a solution that betters lives in their community, the event will be a success.

Tickets

Take a look at different options we offer, and join the virtual experience.

REGISTER NOW
$ 0.00 USD
General Admission
A General Admission ticket holder receives access to:
  • Sessions

  • Virtual expo area

  • Networking

$ 200.00 USD
Bootcamps
A Bootcamp ticket includes:
  • General admission (all sessions, virtual expo area, networking), plus

  • Access to all technical Bootcamps

  • Experts' lounge

$ 400.00 USD
DHIS2 Web API Training
A DHIS2 Web API Training ticket holder receives access to the one-day virtual training on Sept. 30, 2021.

Call for speakers

We want to hear from you! Submit an abstract for a chance to present your work at the virtual DHIS2 Symposium.

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Testimonials

Laura Lincks
ICAP
"These events benefit me so much personally and professionally and I’m excited to see our BAO family again as well as the rest of the DHIS2 community.”
Rodrigo Gramajo
PSI
"PSI has participated in the DHIS2 symposium from the first edition, and we always look forward to this event. It provides excellent opportunities to share practical experiences, face-to-face time with experts, great actionable content and a diverse group of attendees from implementors, tech folks, representatives from ministries and donors. I recommend this event to those that are new to DHIS2 and want a crash course and introduction to the community, as well as those seasoned in this field; both will leave inspired and with new ideas and connections."
Attendee
DHIS2 Symposium 2020
"Great country level presentations. I was impressed with the quality of the speakers."

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