About Us

Coda is a global health community that comes together to quickly generate, prove and share revolutionary healthcare ideas to solve urgent global health challenges.

Founded by the same team that created the SMACC worldwide conference series, the Coda community is driven by four key values:

Collaboration

We believe breakthrough solutions come from the active exchange of different perspectives and ideas between people of different backgrounds, talents and contributions. We look for the creative power of committed people from all disciplines, professions, countries and cultures, united around a single cause.

Action

We’re driven to make a real and lasting difference to world health and patient experiences. So, we are focused on actions, outputs and outcomes, as well as the exchange of ideas. We are active, proactive and energetic because our greatest reward is to see our ideas put into practice, and making a difference.

Creativity

The toughest, most urgent health problems will only be solved through creative thinking. We are constantly exploring cutting edge thinking and aspire to develop innovative, world-changing ideas that will take world health and patient experiences to the next level. Our creativity and our ability to think and act differently help us to deliver more engaging, compelling and effective collaborations.

Humanity

We exist to make the world a healthier place. Our urgency, our action orientation and our ability to collaborate all come from our shared care for humanity and the human condition. People are our focus, and people will make the difference.

There are four central commitments in our mission, which provide the framework for the community to act:

Moving together with clear actions with have an impact.

Identify:

Coda will produce clear, achievable and sustainable actions capable of bringing about meaningful change, and then seek to mobilise the entire global healthcare community to adopt these actions.

Examine:

Each year a specific and urgent threat to global health will be identified and examined for action by our diverse and expert global team.

Propose:

The teams will deliver a draft set of tangible, achievable actions for community consultation 3-4 months prior to the Coda event.

Share:

These draft actions will then be published via academic journals and disseminated for community wide comment, engagement and discussion via social platforms. Meaningful signals from this community feedback will then be provided to the expert panels for them to modify the original draft action plans with final actions presented as part of the annual Coda event for rapid adoption.

Measure:

Coda will measure the impact of what we achieve together, and share progress towards our common goals at regular intervals – holding ourselves and our profession to account.

Why You

We know that being part of our active, engaged and connected community is incredible rewarding and inspiring for its participants.

The feeling of belonging within this community is profound, and it creates an atmosphere of shared trust and safety. It’s an environment that promotes creativity and fulfils our purpose as healthcare providers and professionals.

Whether you attend the Coda event or are part of the virtual community, you will feel connected, and this in turn provides enormous inspiration, revitalisation and hope for the future.