The second edition of the Portugal eHealth Summit takes place March 20 — 23 at the Altice Arena and at the PT Meeting Center in Lisbon.

The biggest event for the digital transformation in healthcare ever held in Portugal returns to Lisbon next week and invites health professionals and startups to participate in the event that aims to promote best practices in the eHealth area.

The 2018 Portugal eHealth Summit aims to stimulate forums, debates and conferences while leveraging Portugal’s strategic positioning in eHealth.

During three days, the organization also organizes 14 workshops on topics such as: “The role of caregivers in quality, efficiency and innovation in healthcare,” “Strategic Communication in crisis situations in healthcare,” “Negotiation and Partnerships for Innovation.”

Some 200 speakers will analyze issues such as Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence & Data, Communication, and Social Innovation.

In addition to health professionals, the organization also invites companies and startups in the technology sector, along with academics and public administration bodies to participate in the event.

Portugal eHealth Summit will count on 61 sessions and 90 exhibitors from health entities, technological and pharmaceutical companies and consultants, and some 45 startups, according to News Farma.

This summit aims to leverage the country’s strategic positioning on a global scale, so that Portugal remains at the forefront of debureaucratization, simplification, dematerialization and commitment to digitizing the health sector.

The Portugal eHealth Summit is promoted by the Ministry of Health through SPMS, EPE, and SNS.

In 2017, it was the largest initiative on digital transformation in the health sector in the country.

Last year, the Portugal eHealth Summit had 10,000 participants and 6,000 watching the live stream.

Over the three days, the meeting bet on a dynamic model, with continuous and parallel sessions, totaling three keynotes, 26 presentations and 60 debates centered on the various eHealth segments.

Registration for this year’s event is mandatory. Startups can also register, and should contact the organization, for further clarification, via