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Annual DHIS2 Symposium

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April 27–29, 2021
Online edition
SEPTEMBER 28-29 I VIRTUAL

Digitally healing societies together

The DHIS2 Symposium will return in October 2022.
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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
DHIS2 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.

$500

Early Bird price available until December 15.

Don't miss out!

Join the digital health and development community and learn what's new in DHIS2.

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We are accepting submissions until Tuesday, August 30, 11:59 EDT, 2022.

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Join the community

Meet and network with other DHIS2 community members.

Get inspired

Learn about the many diverse use cases of DHIS2 from our seasoned speakers and walk away with a better understanding of how you can utilize DHIS2 to drive decision making and impact.

Professional development

Staying updated is key. At the Symposium, you have an opportunity to learn the latest developments when it comes to DHIS2, connect with members of the core development team, and boost your DHIS2 skills.

Meaningful connections

Harness the energy of the DHIS2 community and get ready to meet other brilliant minds, exchange ideas, network and lay the foundations for new, fruitful partnerships.

"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.”

Laura Lincks

"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."

Rodrigo Gramajo

"Great symposium and very insightful Bootcamp sessions. I would highly recommend the DHIS2 Symposium and Bootcamp sessions to anyone that is interested in learning more about DHIS2 from both the donor, developer, and end-user perspective”.

Antony Karanja

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Agenda

SEPTEMBER 28 - 29 I VIRTUAL

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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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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

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April 27-29, 2021
All talks are in English and in CET Timezone
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Demystifying System Maintenance
in DHIS2

February 21, 2024 |AWS Skills Center, Arlington, VA, USA

Prerequisites
Intermediate knowledge of DHIS2’s data models and configuration is essential. Participants should be familiar with the foundational concepts and terminology in DHIS2.

Target audience
This course is aimed at any user meeting the prerequisites who want to gain intermediate-level skills to use system maintenance functions in DHIS2, and understand how they can be leveraged to support DHIS2 maintenance and troubleshooting. Target audience groups include, but are not limited to, M&E staff, DHIS2 system administrators, program managers, and anyone responsible for maintaining a DHIS2 project instance.

Description
Do you want to gain the skills to maintain your DHIS2 system confidently? This training explores the system maintenance functions within DHIS2, including a deep dive in on resource tables and analytics tables. Participants will learn the purpose, importance, and execution of various system management features available in the Data Administration app.

This course will be taught by highly experienced DHIS2 experts with real-world experience conducting system maintenance to support DHIS2 implementations and projects around the world. Our facilitators will help you learn to navigate DHIS2’s system maintenance, enabling you to get the most out of your DHIS2 instance. 

This course includes:

  • Insightful presentations explaining the key concepts you need to know

  • Guided, visual demonstrations of the functionality and features of DHIS2’s system maintenance tools and needs

  • Hands-on exercises to apply key concepts, maximize learning and gain practical experience

  • Access to training materials and system maintenance resources to support your on-going work in DHIS2

  • Certificate of completion to share your achievement

This course will discuss system maintenance information for all three data models: Aggregate, Event and Tracker. It will be taught using the most recent version of DHIS2 (v40). 

With a mix of presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, you will gain a deeper understanding of the comprehensive and powerful capabilities of DHIS2’s system maintenance, and advanced skills to apply these capabilities to your own DHIS2 instance. You don’t want to miss this one day system maintenance for DHIS2 training.

Duration
1 day, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

 

Location
AWS Skills Center Arlington1550 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

Facilitators
Chase Freeman, Rachel Zink & Megan Kill

Tickets

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

Earlybird Promotion
General Admission
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$ 0.00 USD
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General Admission
  • Sessions
  • Virtual expo area
  • Networking
Bootcamps
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$ 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

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$ 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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65

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357

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Frequently asked questions

View the event participant guide here.

How can I attend the DHIS2 Symposium?

The DHIS2 Symposium is an open event. You do not need a special invitation to attend; once we open registration you can purchase a ticket. The Organizers of the DHIS2 Symposium are not able to sponsor participants or cover any travel and accommodation fees. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to get funding and/or cover any expenses related to the Symposium. Scholarships may become available depending on sponsorship. Please email events@baosystems.com for more information.

In what timezone does the event take place?

The DHIS2 Symposium takes place in Washington, D.C. in the Eastern Time Zone. The DHIS2 Symposium takes place in-person.

Accommodation and travel

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. The Organizers are not able to sponsor participants or cover any travel and accommodation expenses. We have secured a deal with Hyatt (0.1 miles from the venue) which will provide a discount based on the occupancy of the hotel. Currently the rate is $189/night. Please keep in mind that the rate fluctuates based on the occupancy of the hotel. You can book Hyatt via this link: https://www.hyatt.com/hyatt-centric/wasar-hyatt-centric-arlington?corp_id=113781

When do you open registration?

Registration for the DHIS2 Symposium will open on September 4, 2023.

I will be traveling from overseas, how can I obtain a visa?

It is the sole responsibility of the delegate to determine whether they need a visa and applying for their own visa. Non-US citizens who require a visa to enter the US should start the visa application process early to allow sufficient time for the visa application process. The visa processing time has increased post Covid-19. If you are residing in Africa or Asia we recommend starting the visa application process 5-6 months prior to the event date.

Can I get an invitation letter?

Participants requiring an official invitation letter can request one by email. Participants must first register for the DHIS2 Symposium. If you need an invitation letter to help facilitate the visa application process, email us at events@baosystems.com and provide the following information: full name as stated in your passport, passport number, nationality, country of residence, job title and organization name. 

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