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DHIS 2 Symposium
Thu, Mar 23, 2017, 8:30 AM – Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT
The DHIS 2 Symposium is the only US-based DHIS 2 conference, providing an exciting environment for M&E and data management practitioners to learn from their peers and become part of the DHIS 2 community.
What is the DHIS 2 Symposium?
DHIS 2 is a web-based, free and open source platform running in more than 60 countries globally. It provides a wide range of possibilities for building integrated yet customized information systems.
The system is developed and managed by the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo (UiO) and supported by the Health Information Systems Programme (HISP) network. The software is backed by a large and growing implementing community.
Since 2013, DHIS 2 has become the management information system of choice for many international NGOs working across a variety of sectors. The DHIS 2 symposium brings together experienced DHIS 2 users, technical experts, implementers and trainers across the public and NGO sectors in order to share best practices and lessons learned in the implementation and use of DHIS 2.
The symposium is the only DHIS 2 US-based event. It is an opportunity for participants to learn about the development roadmap of the software, meet the development team and learn about UiO initiatives in advancing the DHIS 2 learning environment. The event will showcase use cases that have adopted DHIS 2 in creative ways to solve data management challenges.
2017 Symposium Themes
As we head into our third year of the DHIS 2 Symposium, the DHIS 2 landscape continues to expand exponentially. Implementing partners are faced with aligning internal systems with national MoH and donor systems.
This year, the symposium’s themes will explore this multi-system landscape and how system alignment and interoperability can reduce data duplication, ensure data quality and data management efficiency. We will also look at efforts to drive data usage through innovative apps, analytics or business intelligence tools.
Topics to be explored include:
How can we align and harmonize data across stakeholders without compromising competing priorities?
How can advances in system interoperability and data exchange help each of these stakeholders get the critical information they need?
How is your data used in concrete ways to drive decision-making, course-correction, and the impact of your programs?
In what innovative ways is DHIS 2 being used - even beyond health technical areas? What innovative apps has our community developed?
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Who should attend?
We encourage international development M&E specialists, project and program managers, IT staff, consultants and others who are interested in learning more about DHIS 2 implementation to attend.
The two-day event will provide an opportunity for participants to meet users, implementers and developers and learn about how DHIS 2 could be utilized to support their specific use case. Participants will have first-level access to the University of Oslo development team to provide feedback and requests for new features.
If you attended the symposium in previous years, you should consider attending again to learn about the latest developments in the community, the software and resources available to the community.
What people are saying:
91% of respondents from the 2016 event would recommend the symposium to a colleague.
75% of respondents reported that the symposium improved thier understanding of how DHIS 2 could be used as a management tool in thier organization.
"The symposium was my first time to be exposed to the DHIS 2 tool. I had an excellent opportunity to have basic knowledge and take away to recommend its implementation."
"Excellent overall quality of presentations, great timing & flow of the day, with lots of useful information & contacts made."
"There was good diversity in the use case scenarios, which was useful to see how multiple organizations solved their MIS issues."
"The symposium did a good job of catering to different audiences, programs people and developers."
What's the refund policy?
We allow our attendees to request a refund up until February 21 2017.