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Updates on COVID-19

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. pHealth 2020 organizers have been monitoring the developing COVID-19 pandemic (Coronavirus). 
The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to be a pandemic, many governments have enacted travel bans and numerous state and local governments are prohibiting large or even moderately-sized public gatherings. Such bans on travel and public gatherings are likely to increase in number and scope in the coming weeks. 
After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, we are sorry to announce that the in-person gathering of pHealth 2020, scheduled to be held in Prague, Czech Republic September 14–16, 2020 has been cancelled. 

pHealth 2020 will now be held as a virtual conference on September 14-16, 2020. 
Information of the virtual platform will be confirmed in the coming days.

The pHealth 2020 proceedings will be published by IOS Press in electronic form in full and permanent Open Access mode.

pHealth 2020 is the 17th event in a series of international conferences on personalized health, to cater for patient needs and to facilitate patient engagement.

The 2020 edition of pHealth will emphasize the interrelated aspects framing ubiquitous pervasive health: mobile technologies, wellness, micro-nano-bio smart systems, bio-data management and analytics for personalized health, precision medicine and virtual care. It also addresses new potential risks for security and privacy as well as safety chances and challenges, the motivation of patients in care processes by game and gamification, and health systems challenges in developing countries. The intended outcome is intelligent and connected health devices and services leading to integrated care. The multilateral benefits of pHealth technologies for all stakeholder communities give enormous potential, not only for medical quality improvement and industrial competitiveness, but also for managing health care costs and, last but not least, improving patient experiences. One topic of the 2020 event will address opportunities and challenges of AI and robots in healthcare.