Mobile health applications:  from their use to their ethical, deontological and legal challenges

The market for mobile health applications is currently booming. Several factors contribute to the development of the market for mobile health applications, among others, the democratization of digital mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) which gain in performance; and a commitment of the IT industry, Web Giants and pharmaceutical firms, who see these innovations as a very promising market. Furthermore, the development of a mobile applications market occurs within the perspective of a participatory culture in the area of health, which it helps to advance, allowing for health measurement, self-monitoring and self-care. However, if health applications are increasingly popular with the public and caregivers, researchers and health stakeholders are divided on the issues surrounding their use and evaluation. This international conference aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines and professionals from the health sectors and the mobile applications industry as well as patients to reflect on the ethical, deontological, and legal issues surrounding the development, implementation and evaluation of mobile health applications. This international conference is co-organized by the Strategic Grouping of Internet and Health , the Strategic Grouping on Ethics and Integrity Population Health of the Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN) and the Centre for Research on Communication and Health (ComSanté-UQAM).   Date: November 22, 2016 Location: University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), Athanase David Hall, Room DR-200 ( locate on map )  

Registration fee

  • Student Rate: $ 10
  • Rate for Academics and Professionals: $ 90

Registration Please note that online registration is open until November 21, 11:59 pm. Persons wishing to register the day of the conference (if there is space) can only pay their registration in cash. Coffee, pastries and lunch will be offered Please share your preferences and dietary restrictions in the following form: For information: Gabriella Kranz   Funding is available for students outside Montreal to travel to the conference: see here

This content has been updated on 07/10/2019 at 15 h 37 min.