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 4 th 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 Timesbest-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 Businesseswill 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.