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Call for applications: International expert workshop on the digital health divide

By 14 February 2023August 1st, 2023No Comments

Social inequalities are an important contributor to the global burden of disease. It has been initially assumed that digital health technology may increase access to high quality health care at low cost, however, first studies suggest that digital health risks to widen, instead of reducing, health disparities.

This workshop aims to build an international network of researchers in public health and related fields addressing social inequalities in digital health to synthesize the current state of research, assess underlying mechanisms of the digital divide, identify research gaps, and propose potential solutions to improve digital health for all.

The workshop will be held from 20 to 23 June 2023 in Kulmbach, Germany. Abstract submissions are now open and close on 5 March, 11:59 CET. The workshop is free of charge thanks to generous funding of the Bayreuth Humboldt Centre. Coffee breaks and a networking dinner will be covered. Attendees will need to cover their travel costs and accommodation. Up to 5 travel bursaries are available for early career researchers (up to 6 years post PhD) from low and middle income countries of up to 750€ to cover travel costs and accommodation.

More information about the workshop and how to apply:

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Laura Koenig at

Claire Conley

Claire C. Conley, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology and a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program within Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA. Dr. Conley’s program of research broadly focuses on psychosocial issues across the cancer continuum, from prevention to end-of-life. Her research aims to promote health behavior change and improve quality of life in the context of cancer.