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DHIS Symposium 2019

Washington, D.C.

Date: Apr11

Location: Washington, D.C.

Event Overview

Registrations are open for the 2019 DHIS 2 Symposium, which will be held April 11th and 12th at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC.

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What is the DHIS 2 Symposium

DHIS 2 is a web-based, free and open source platform running in more than 60 countries globally. It provides a wide range of possibilities for building integrated yet customized information systems.

The system is developed and managed by the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo (UiO) and supported by the Health Information Systems Programme (HISP) network. The software is backed by a large and growing implementing community.

Since 2013, DHIS 2 has become the management information system of choice for many international NGOs working across a variety of sectors. The DHIS 2 symposium brings together experienced DHIS 2 users, technical experts, implementers and trainers across the public and NGO sectors in order to share best practices and lessons learned in the implementation and use of DHIS 2.

The symposium is the only DHIS 2 US-based event. It is an opportunity for participants to learn about the development roadmap of the software, meet the development team and learn about UiO initiatives in advancing the DHIS 2 learning environment. The event will showcase use cases that have adopted DHIS 2 in creative ways to solve data management challenges.


2019 Symposium Themes

In previous years we have looked at how international partnerships between NGOs and governments are supporting national systems strengthening, what work is being done around using DHIS 2 for the UN SDGs, how data is used in concrete ways to drive decision-making and drive impact of programs, and how integration with other systems like LMIS and EMRs is improving national systems. The agenda for the DHIS 2 Symposium 2019 is forthcoming, but we expect to touch upon topics like National HMIS, Data Exchange, and the Next Generation of DHIS 2. Stay tuned for sessions!

Target Audience

Who should attend?

We encourage international development M&E specialists, project and program managers, IT staff, consultants and others who are interested in learning more about DHIS 2 implementation to attend.

The two-day event will provide an opportunity for participants to meet users, implementers, and developers and learn about how DHIS 2 could be utilized to support their specific use case. Participants will have first-level access to the University of Oslo development team to provide feedback and requests for new features.

If you attended the symposium in previous years, you should consider attending again to learn about the latest developments in the community, the software, and resources available to the community.


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact the organizer with questions?

Please e-mail your question to

I will be traveling from overseas, how can I obtain a visa?

Delegates from outside the US are responsible for determining whether they need visas and applying for their own visas but can obtain a visa invitation letter from us to support the application process.

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets are transferable to other participants. Please send an email to to update the participant information. Tickets are fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the event. After that period tickets are non-refundable.

Accommodation and travel

Participants are responsible for making hotel reservations and travel arrangements.