Tomorrow marks the beginning of the annual International CES conference, the largest industry conference to hit Las Vegas every year with over 150,000 attendees, 3,000 exhibitors, and 300 sessions. It serves as the world’s gathering place for entrepreneurs, engineers, and more to discuss brand-new technologies for the coming year.

The Digital Health Summit during the 2014 CES conference promises to unveil the latest products and ideas for innovative medicine and health. 

With a focus on the changes occurring due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the workshops within this track will also cover new solutions for diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. It doesn’t come down to just equipment in the lab or health office. Panels will showcase games that can reinforce healthy behaviors and complete body sensors that allow people to track their own health.

The importance of monitoring and tracking all aspects of health has some hot coverage during the conference. “How Digital Health Saved My Life” brings on everyday people who have been impacted by life-saving digital health initiatives, while “Track-a-holism: A Disorder Worth Having” discusses the positive results from self-tracking. 

The “Prevention as Policy” workshop looks at the big new focus on preventative care under the ACA. “Point-of-Care Everywhere” workshop showcases new ways for meeting patients digitally for consultation, diagnostics, disease management, and monitoring.

Most exciting, the session “This Is Spinal Tech” promises to cover groundbreaking new techniques and technology to help alleviate back and neck pain. 

As the organizers note, 85% of people in the U.S. suffer from back or neck pain, spending $50 million each year to treat it. With moderator Veronica Combs, Editor in Chief of, and panelists Chuck Thomas of Neubac and Christine Berquam of OmniMount, conference goers can learn about the new innovations that are working to change those numbers.

Other conference tracks like Fitness Tech and TransformingEDU also promise interesting topics for those interested in medicine and health.

Have you attended the International CES conference before? 

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