What’s on at the DigiFest2021

Section: DigitalType: News Item Date Published: 29th September 2021
2021 Digital Health & Care Fest Poster

This year's DigiFest will be a virtual programme with extended dates and opportunities to participate.

Four half-day virtual sessions will be hosted during November 2021.

The half-day sessions will lead up to a two-day virtual conference event taking place on 1-2 December 2021.

The half-day sessions will be developed collaboratively and coordinated by DigiFest Steering Group members, including:

  • The Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre
  • BCS Health and Care Scotland
  • The Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland
  • The INTERREG VA funded mPower Project
  • The Digital Office for Scottish Local Government

They will take place on:

  • Monday 1 November 2021
  • Tuesday 9 November 2021
  • Wednesday 17 November 2021
  • Thursday 25 November 2021

The December conference will take place virtually on 1-2 December 2021.

A range of UK and international keynote speakers will be featured, alongside plenary and workshop sessions.

The programme for the events in November and December will reflect a range of topics, showcasing digitally enabled solutions in the context of, citizens, services, home and environment.

The topics covered will include:

  • Scotland’s digital ambitions for renewing health and social care
  • Hybrid solutions: in-person and digitally enabled pathways
  • Digitally supported citizens – digital participation
  • The role of Public Health – building trusted services based on data and equity
  • Impacting sustainability for services & citizens
  • Methodologies for developing digital solutions
  • Sharing international good practice


A virtual poster exhibition will feature in DigiFest21. Abstracts which represent digitally enabled examples from: service design, implementation or research projects will be invited to submit and be reviewed by a panel for inclusion. The winning abstract will receive a prize provided by BCS Health and Care. Further details about the programme and registration will be provided in the coming weeks.

For more information follow @TECScotland (this link will take you away from our website).

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