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Experts Group Meeting on m-Health: Towards Better Care, Cure and Prevention in Europe


Experts Group Meeting on "M-Health: Towards Better Care, Cure and Prevention in Europe" is an an integral part of the European Regional Initiatives on “ICT applications, including e-health” adopted by the ITU Resolution 17 (WTDC-10, Hyderabad).

The main aim of this meeting it is to  share, amongst European administrations, the best practices in the implementation of ICT applications, including e-health, while addressing an urgent need  to focus on challenges (policy, regulatory, technical and business related) arising from a rapid growth of the mobile health services.

During this meeting, the countries and experts will share their experiences the following areas :
• Strategies and policies fostering development of the m-health services
• Policy and regulatory frameworks for m-health
• Business models fostering m-health development
• Technical challenges

This meeting shall address the management and engineering staff of the regulators, telecommunication ministries, state agencies, operators, research labs etc. All presentations and discussions will pave a way towards elaboration of a  report and repository of best practices.

Information Note to Delegates Concerning Visa Procedures  

Citizens of a number of countries are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Switzerland. The visa must be requested and obtained from the office (embassy or consulate) representing Switzerland in your country or, if there is no such office in your country, from the one that is closest to the country of departure. If problems are encountered, the Union can, at the official request of the administration you represent, approach the competent Swiss authorities in order to facilitate delivery of the visa. To comply with the procedure applicable for ITU meetings held in Geneva, you are requested to provide the following information and documents upon the confirmation of registration request:

  1. a letter (with official letterhead, address and the sender's typed title and name), signed by the person responsible for the delegate's entity and specifying the name of the delegate, his/her date of birth and passport number and the passport's expiry date along with a clear and legible copy of his/her passport.

  2. The number of the confirmation received together with a copy of the delegate's duly completed registration form.

The above information and documents must be sent to the registration service ( Upon receipt by the Registration Service, a request for visa support will be faxed to the Swiss Embassy/Consulate covering your country with a confirmation of the action taken to the person having sent the official letter. The processing of a request for visa support may take up to 15 days.

Meeting Information  

Title: ITU Experts Group Meeting on m-Health: Towards Better Care, Cure and Prevention in Europe
Dates: 25-26 September 2012  
Framework: European Regional Initiative on ICT Applications, in particular e-Health
Participation: Telecommunication Administrations,  Regulatory Authorities, ITU Sector Members (Private Sectors, Academia)
Remote participation: Adobe Connect
ITU, Geneva, Switzerland
Organizer: ITU
Focal Point: Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator for Europe, ITU and Vladimir Stankovic, EUR, ITU

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