OpenMRS 2019 Announced!!


When

Dec. 2, 2019 to Dec. 6, 2019 |


Where

Maputo, Mozambique


Event details


Mozambique welcomes you to this years' OpenMRS Implementers' annual meeting!

This year's theme is:

Harmonizing and strengthening the OpenMRS ecosystem.

This is the 13th OpenMRS Implementers’ conference, the 7th in Africa and the 2nd to be held in Maputo, Mozambique at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center.


Objectives

  1. Supporting the Ministry of Health and leveraging country communities of practice to strengthen the maintainability and sustainability of OpenMRS implementations
  2. Harmonising OpenMRS technologies, versions and distributions for data management and decision support across healthcare facilities and services
  3. Maturing OpenMRS implementations from data entry to point of care


Who Should Attend

  • People new to OpenMRS who want to connect to others using the platform around the world

  • Experienced OpenMRS implementers who want to share their experiences and learn from others

  • OpenMRS platform developers – anyone building systems to integrate with or extend OpenMRS

  • Developers of related health and healthcare application software

  • Health practitioners, researchers and publishers

  • Any other implementor of OpenMRS and its distributions

  • You!


Why You Should Attend

This event provides an opportunity for developers to collaborate and improve their technical skills in OpenMRS, implementers to share their best practices from implementations, and users to propose and prioritize their top features in future releases of the software. The event will also include visits to OpenMRS implementation sites along with a discussion afterwards for participants to share their experience and suggestions.


REGISTRATIONS

Register via the registration link available Here.

The conference registration packages are as follows:

Package                   Opening Dates                                           Rate

Early Bird                15th Aug 2019 - 7th Oct 2019                  Closed      

Regular                    9th Oct 2019 - 22nd Nov 2019                 USD $ 400

Late & On-Site       4th Nov 2019 - 2nd Dec 2019                   USD $ 450


Please note: The information collected will be mainly used in the planning of this conference, such as scholarship applications, logistical arrangements and hackathon attendance. Please ensure if travelling as a group or being sponsored by an organisation, each individual needs to register using the registration form.

Payment Options

Tickets via Brown Paper Tickets(BPT).

Tickets are available here.

Brown Paper Tickets can be used for those that cannot use PayPal or Wire Transfers. 


PayPal

To purchase your ticket using PayPal, click here and then click on the Purchase Your Ticket button.


Wire Transfers

Please Note: Payments via wire transfers will be for bulk registration(3 participants and above).

Send an email to events@openmrs.org and copy christine@openmrs.org to get an invoice with the payment details.

The following information should be provided to help us generate the invoice for your team: 

  1. To whom should the invoice be addressed to.
  2. The number and names of the participants.

Wire transfers take a period of 2 weeks to reflect into our accounts. Thus once payment is done, we kindly request you to share the remittance advice as proof of payment and ease of follow up.

Wire transfers close on 15th November 2019.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

A draft of the Conference Schedule can be found here.

The schedule is dynamic. Keep a lookout for updates.


Hackathon

The Hackathon is 1 and 1/2 days. It will commence on 2nd Dec 2019  and come to close on 3rd Dec 2019  at 1:00 pm to pave the way to the official opening of the conference on the same day.
The different teams will have time throughout the conference to continue working on their solutions and will make a presentation of their achievements to the community on Friday 6th Dec 2019.


OpenMRS Operation and Strategic Meeting (Leadership Meeting)

This meeting will take place on 3rd Dec 2019 as from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

Any community member is encouraged to join this meeting to bring up issues or ideas and join or lead operations and strategy tasks and projects in the community. 


Official Opening of the OpenMRS Implementers' Conference

The Conference will officially open on 3rd Dec 2019 as from 2:00 pm


Site Visits

The site visits are scheduled to take place on Thursday, 4th Dec 2019 as from 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm. 

Profiles of the different sites will be shared once they are finalized.


TRAVELLING TO MOZAMBIQUE

Invitation Letters & Visas

Air travel.

Maputo International Airport services direct connections from a number of international destinations including major air hubs in Africa, Europe and UAE. 

Visas.

The passport needs to be valid for 6 months after the date of intended departure from Mozambique and three blank pages are required. 

Citizens of the following eight countries can visit Mozambique without a Visa for up to three (3) months: Botswana, Cape Verde, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia. 

The visa at the border is for all travellers who want to enter Mozambique regardless of whether or not there is an embassy in their country of origin. The visas come at a cost of $50 (U.S.) and are valid for 30 days. 

Citizens of Australia, Canada, EU, UK and USA require a visa to enter Mozambique. It may be possible to get a visa on arrival but is only safe to presume this is allowed if there is no Mozambique embassy in the country issuing the passport and recommended to get the visa in the country of origin. 

Vaccinations

For more information on vaccines and medication required when travelling to Mozambique, please review this link "HERE".

Accommodation

Maputo AFECC Gloria Hotel.

Accommodation is not part of the registration fees. 

The Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center is located within the same vicinity as the MAPUTO AFECC GLORIA HOTEL which is the recommended accommodation option for this year's conference.

The negotiated accommodation rates are as follows:

Room type                                    Rate

Deluxe King Bedroom               USD 120.00 

Deluxe Twin Bedroom              USD 150.00

Executive Room                         USD 150.00

Deluxe Suite                                USD 288

Executive Suite                          USD 298

To book your accommodation at the hotel,  please follow the instructions below:

  1. Download and complete booking form attached: Hotel Booking form- OpenMRS.pdf.
  2. Email the completed form to reservations via the email address:  amancio.guambe@gloriahotels.com.


Accommodation Alternatives

In addition to the Gloria Hotel, there are other accommodation alternatives that are between 500m to 1 km away from the Conference Center.

These include:

Meals

TBD

Transportation

TBD

Cell Phones

TBD

Travel Grants

Each year, we offer travel grants to outstanding community members who would like to attend our meeting and are in need of financial assistance. 

As you can see from this list, there are many ways to contribute to OpenMRS! Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded based on the strength of the applicant's statement of interest and contributions to OpenMRS.

To apply for one of our scholarships, please complete and submit the OMRS19 Scholarship Application Form by 1 October 2019.

If you have questions about the scholarship application form or process, please contact events@openmrs.org.

SPONSORSHIP

Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship benefits begin at $5000.00 and can be customized based on the goals and available budget of the sponsoring organization. Please contact events@openmrs.org for more information.

Sponsorship packages can include the following:

  • Complimentary conference registrations 
  • Sponsor ribbon 
  • Prominent sign recognition in conference registration area 
  • Name or logo on screen before plenary sessions
  • Named sponsor for lightning talk or cultural entertainment event 
  • Named sponsor for coffee and tea breaks
  • Recognition during keynote talks
  • Organization listed on "conference sponsor" section on website including logo and 
  • website link 
  • Logo on conference t-shirt or lanyard 

We have tiered sponsorship packages that can be seen here.

Business Sponsorship

Business sponsorship is available to those registering four participants without additional cost. If your organization is only sponsoring 3 participants, the cost will be an additional $200 USD to be a business sponsor; if only 2 participants, there is an additional cost of $300 USD; for one participant, there is an additional cost of $400. As part of your business sponsorship,  there will be an area to have a display to share information at a designated location and time during the meeting. If you are interested in this option, please contact events@OpenMRS.org.


Contact details

Click here to visit the event Site

Email: secretary@kehia.org

Mobile: +254 711 466 463