Workshop 1 – Is there role for Digital Therapeutics and other Apps in the product portfolio?

Monday 15 June 2020
16:00 - 17:30

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the classification of mHealth apps and understand appropriate levels of evidence for safe and effective digital health technologies.
  2. Evaluate an app-based digital health technology and its potential value (if any) to the product portfolio.
  3. Understand relevant regulatory standards for app-based digital health technologies.


This workshop will be split into three parts as follows

  1. Presentation: Introduction to mHealth, how to classify mHealth apps, standards for safety and efficacy. (20min)
  2. Group exercise: evaluation of proposed digital assets. (40min)
  3. Presentation: Partnering with a digital therapeutic company. (15 min plus 15 min Q+A)

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Joining instructions will be sent to attendees no earlier than Friday 12 June 2020.


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Meet your facilitator - Dr Simon Rowland

Dr Rowland is employed as Global Medical Director at Besins Healthcare. He was previously Head of Global Medical Affairs at Natural Cycles Nordic AB, a digital health start-up based in Stockholm, Sweden. At Natural Cycles, Dr Rowland led a medical affairs team specialised in working on digital products. By leveraging the digital platform to collect real world data from more than 200,000 women globally, his team achieved 6 peer-reviewed publications in the 2019 calendar year including a manuscript in Nature Digital Medicine which was covered by global mainstream media outlets including the BBC, The Times and Newsweek in the US. The research was used as part of a successful FDA clearance for the app. Dr Rowland has since continued his work in digital health through an Honorary position at Imperial College London, publishing a comprehensive review of apps in healthcare in Nature Digital Medicine in January 2020 and provides expert advice to Digital Health start-ups across Europe.

Dr Simon Rowland
Dr Simon Rowland

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