The 2019 DHIS2
Annual Conference

17 - 20 June, University of Oslo, Norway

About The Event

What is the DHIS2 Annual Conference?



Now in its 7th year, our unique Oslo-based Experts Academy is back with a new name: The DHIS2 Annual Conference. We changed the name this year to reflect the format of the event and the emphasis on learning from the Community.

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The 2019 DHIS2 Annual Conference is an opportunity for the Community to meet and share experiences on DHIS2 implementations. The conference will bring together implementers, developers, ministry representatives, technical partners, and donors from around the world.

Participants will learn from exciting DHIS2 innovations through 4 days of use cases, thematic presentations, and live demos from the developers.

Through a mix of invited key speakers, community-driven presentations from the open call for abstracts, and social events, there will be ample opportunities to network with peers and experienced DHIS2 implementers.

New this year is the Apps Competition where community developers can promote their innovations.


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Call for Abstracts

The Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for the DHIS2 community to learn from the diverse uses, settings, themes and domains in which we work. We welcome all topics and are specifically interested in user stories around the followings:

  • Data driven decisions: use cases showing data driving decision-making
  • Large scale tracker implementations
  • Using DHIS2 at point of care

We will carefully review all submitted abstracts. As in previous years, we are anticipating a high number of abstracts… more information



Our Apps Competition

In recent years, an increasing number of custom applications in DHIS2 have emerged.

These apps are almost always in response to features and functionalities required by a specific user that generic DHIS2 applications do not adequately cover. The development of custom applications ultimately produces a better product to the end user and strengthens the DHIS2 platform ecosystem in general.

We want to shine a light on all of the innovation and incredible app development that is happening in DHIS2. That is why we are holding our first DHIS2 app competition at this year’s DHIS2 Annual Conference.

We invite DHIS2 developers from around the world to submit their best work. Three finalists will be selected. A representative from each of the finalists will be flown to Oslo for the Conference in June to present their app in person and… more information



Registration

Registration fees

The Academy fees are USD 600 and include training material, lunch and coffee breaks for 4 days.

Early Bird Discount: Registration fees at USD 500 if you register before or on 12 April.

Contact Us

Location

Ole Johan Dahls Building, Gaustadalléen 23 B, 0373 OSLO.

 

 

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Accommodation

Anker Hotel is a modern conference hotel with 296 hotel rooms.

As June is the peak season, you are encouraged to book your accommodation at your earliest convenience in order to avoid high rates.

We recommend the below hotel:

Anker Hotel
Storgata 55, Grunerlokka
0182 Oslo
Website: https://anker-hotel.no
Tel: +47 22 99 75 10
Reservation before 30 April: booking@anker.oslo.no
Discount rate per night breakfast including: NOK 900
Reference to mention when booking your accommodation: "DHIS2 Annual Conference - 558110"



Travel Arrangements

Visa application

A personalized invitation letter from UiO for your visa application is attached to this email. If not, kindly send us your request as soon as possible at oslo2019@dhis2.org Please include your full name as stated in your passport.

Your visa application may take several weeks to be processed by the Norwegian embassy in your country/region. We strongly advise to start applying for a visa at least 6 weeks before the Academy starts.

Kindly bear in mind that UiO will not be able to provide any assistance to facilitate the obtention of the Schengen visa.



Terms and Conditions

Registration fees

These Terms & Conditions apply to every person registering as a participant to a DHIS2 Academy.

Academy Registration

Only fully completed registration forms will be considered. After reviewing each registration, the Academy Organisers will send a confirmation/information email. This email will include all the details related to the payment of the registration fees.

Participation is not guaranteed until full payment of the registration fees is received.

Each Academy has a ceiling. If the maximum capacity is reached, the Academy Organisers reserve the right to refuse additional registrations and to close the registration form.

Methods of Payment

Payments should be made in advance, before the Academy starts, by bank transfer or PayPal. Participants who made a late payment (from 3 days before the Academy starts) are invited to bring a copy of their payment slip to the registration desk the first day of the Academy.

All bank fees and money transfer costs must be covered by the transmitter. Any negative balance will be collected on site. Kindly indicate the Academy name and the participant’s full name as a reference on all bank transfers.

Academy Collaterals

The Academy Organisers cannot guarantee that Academy collaterals will be available for late registrations. All materials will be distributed on-site.

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation (sickness, lack of funding or any other personal reasons) must be made in writing by email to the Academy Organisers. The date of the email will be the basis for considering refunds. Please indicate your bank details on your written cancellation. Refunds will be made after the conference.

Registration fees may be refunded as follows (depending on the Organisers' contracts with their vendors):

Up to 4 weeks before the Academy: 100% refund
From 4 weeks to 7 days before the Academy: 50% refund
From 6 days to the Academy: no refund
The Academy Organisers reserve the right to reimburse the participant after deducting costs already incurred for the bank transfers.

No refunds will be granted for unforseen events or early termination of attendance, or any other incidents during the Academy, which are beyond the control of the Academy Organisers.

Cancellation of the Academy

In the event that the Academy cannot be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the Academy organisers, the Academy organisers cannot be held liable by participants for any damages, costs such as transportation, accommodation, and other expenses incurred by the participants.

All expenses in relation to the Academy, the registration and the attendance are the sole responsibility of the participants.

Under these circumstances, the Academy Organisers reserve the right to reimburse the participant after deducting costs already incurred for the bank transfers

Insurance

The registration fee does not include insurance. The Academy Organisers do NOT provide any form of insurance and do not take any responsibility for accidents or illnesses that might occur during the DHIS2 Academy and in the course of travel to or from the Academy place. Therefore, each participant is solely responsible for his/her safety, security and health.

Moreover, participants shall be aware of their health insurance policy and take appropriate measures to ensure their coverage for any hazards which might occur when attending the DHIS2 Academy.

Modification of the Programme and Venue Change

The Academy Organisers reserve the right to amend the Academy programme, including making changes to the speakers/facilitators appearing and/or subjects covered. No refunds can be granted in case of cancellation of speakers/facilitators, programme change or any other incidents during the Academy which are beyond the control of the Organisers.

The Academy Organisers reserve the right to move the Conference to a larger or smaller venue, if the level of participant registrations warrants;

Name Badge

The name badge must be worn at all times during the Academy. Access to the venue will not be granted without the DHIS2 Academy name badge.

Invitation Letter

Participants requiring an official invitation letter from the Academy Organisers can request one by email. Participants must first register to the Academy.

Visas

It is the sole responsibility of the participant to take care of his/her visa requirements. Participant who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure.

Data Protection

The Academy Organisers will collect and store datas for the preparation and execution of the Academy.

HISP-UiO performs monthly e-mailings (which include photographs/videos) and/or communications on social media regarding the DHIS2 Academy. If you do not wish to appear in the marketing visuals, please send an email to aliceal@ifi.uio.no.

Email contact details of participants will not be passed on to third parties. Participants may unsubscribe from these mailing campaigns at any time.

Limitation of Liability

The participant agrees to be responsible for all property he or she brings to the Academy venue.