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CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro to Deliver Keynote Address at 2012 mHealth Summit

Association head discusses innovation in mobile health, consumer electronics

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 mHealth Summit today announced that Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, will deliver the keynote luncheon address at this year's event. 

The 4th annual mHealth Summit will take place December 3-5, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, DC area.  Mr. Shapiro will address attendees during the keynote luncheon beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4th regarding the role of innovation and pro-innovation policies in restoring the American economy, and the rise in mobile health and fitness technologies in consumer electronics. "We are pleased to have Mr. Shapiro address attendees at this year's mHealth Summit, to share his insights about the key role that innovation, consumer technologies and consumer channels are playing in the evolution and consumerization of healthcare," commented Richard Scarfo, Director of the mHealth Summit and Vice President of Events at HIMSS Media. 

Shapiro heads the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owning and producing the International CES. He is also a New York Times best-selling author of The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream. His latest book, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses will be released in January.

The 2012 mHealth Summit has become the global convener of the mobile health ecosystem and brings together 4,500 leaders from over 50 countries to encourage dialogue and advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes.  This year's expanded agenda includes an increased number of co-located events, the release of several new studies, including one from CEA on health and fitness. The expanded Conference program offers analysis, insights and lessons-learned about the critical issues surrounding mobile health in the areas of Health, Innovation, Technology, Research, Policy, Business and Finance. 

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About the mHealth Summit

The mHealth Summit is presented by HIMSS, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, the mHealth Alliance and the Foundation for the NIH.  It is the leading conference, expo and networking event advancing cross-sector collaboration in the best use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes. The 2012 mHealth Summit, to be held December 3-5 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, will connect leaders in government, private sector/industry, academia, foundations and not-for-profit organizations to advance discussion and decision-making related to the intersection of mobile technology, health research, and policy in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.mhealthsummit.org.

About CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org

For additional information on the 2012 mHealth Summit's organizing partners, please visit:

About HIMSS:  www.himss.org    
About the Foundation for the NIH:  www.fnih.org  
About the mHealth Alliance:  www.mhealthalliance.org  
About the National Institutes of Health:  www.nih.gov

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