15th international scientific conference: Digitalisation and Education in Health Sciences



We have organized the

15th International Scientific Conference: Digitalisation and Education in Health Sciences,

which was at Hotel Astoria Bled on June 9th, 2022  

The 15th International Scientific Conference 2022 emphasized the importance of digitalisation and new approaches to health sciences education. The conference brought together the practice of health sciences, facilitates collaboration between different health disciplines and introduced a modern approach to the holistic treatment of the individual. It linked theory and practice as well as research findings and users. To promote the necessary improvements and digitalisation of approach, it positioned expert findings within a broader context.

The conference was dedicated to presenting the current research and development work in the field of digitalisation of health sciences and the implementation of new educational methods in nursing care, health promotion, physiotherapy, and other health sciences.  

The aim was to integrate the practice of health sciences through digitisation and introduce new teaching approaches that reflect digitalisation trends. An important aspect of digitalisation and education in health sciences was their impact on shaping a new approach to treating individuals.


Braking down the barriers between technology and healthcare 
Intelligent health
Teaching, evaluation, learning and clinical practice 
Research for education, guidelines and universal healthcare developments
Healthcare informatics 
Standards, expertise and the resulting opportunity for a step forward in improving healthcare quality 
Leadership challenges facing new conditions in healthcare
How modernization in healthcare can transform the way we work 
How health education can improve control, clinical practice and patient safety
How can we encourage greater involvement of healthcare professionals, service users, communities and the general public in shaping healthcare services that are fit for the purpose


 The central topic of plenary session was Digitization and education in health sciences. Participants were addressed by:

- Dr Jana Javornik, University of Leeds, United Kingdom: Health Care in Society 5.0
- Dr. Alison P. Squires, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, USA: Critique the Past & Present, Create a New Future for Nursing
- Dr. Brigita Skela Savič, Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care, Slovenia: First RN4CAST results in Slovenia
- Dr Maria Ruzafa-Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain: Evidence-based Practice in the clinical setting: from competency to utilization

Various contributions were presented in the sections. Young researchers presented their contributions in the ASPHER Forum of Young Researchers. The following topics will be highlighted:

Teaching, assessment, learning and clinical practice
Removing barriers between technology and healthcare
Standards, expertise and related opportunities to move forward in the field of healthcare quality
Research for education, guidelines and general health development

The winner was:

Dennis Wienand, Department of Health Economics, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria: Estimating the Public Health Impact of Excess Physical Comorbidities Associated with Mental Health Disorders in Europe: Structured Review, Meta-Analysis and Population-Level Extrapolation of Existing Epidemiological Evidence.

The Jury also chose to give two certificates of high commendation to:

Philippa White, Department of Public Health, HSE-South, St Finbarr’s Hospital, CorkHighly Lethal Methods of Self-Harm: An Analysis of Hospital-Treated Attempted Hanging and Drowning in Ireland, 2007-2019

and the Team from Usher Institute: What is the Impact of COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies on the Mental Health of Post-Secondary School Students?






Sanela Pivač, PhD, Assistant Professor 


 Sponsor of the event:


The event is also part of StarVital project.