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International expert workshop: Understanding the digital divide in health promotion

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.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 accomodation.

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for early career researchers from low and middle income countries. Abstract submissions and the applications for the travel bursaries close on 5 March 2023, 11:59 pm CET.

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