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Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission for e-Health 2019 is now closed.

 

Theme: Celebrate, Grow & Inspire Bold Action in Digital Health

 

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Open September 4, 2018
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline October 22, 2018 CLOSED
Abstract Notifications December 5, 2018
Deadline to Confirm/Decline Presentation December 14, 2018
Presenter Registration Deadline February 27, 2019

Call for Abstracts Overview

Theme: Celebrate, Grow & Inspire Bold Action in Digital Health

 

With a focus on innovation, this year’s conference program committee is looking for your contributions to the key domain areas of ‘big thinking’, ‘technology’ as well as ‘people & processes’ that support and enable digital health innovation in Canada. With more presentation opportunities than ever before, we welcome abstract submissions for the concurrent program including: panel, oral, rapid fire and e-poster presentations. Share your work, ideas and challenges with colleagues at Canada’s largest e-Health conference. 

In particular, we are seeking submissions that describe initiatives, technologies, processes or delivery models that have the potential to set the stage for changing the face and locus of healthcare delivery in Canada across all settings including Acute Care, Community Care, Homecare, Long term Care, First Nations health, Mental Health and Telehealth. Areas of interest include:

  • Innovations in people & processes including design, delivery, implementation, consumer health and engagement, adoption and use, benefits realization and performance measurement;
  • Innovations in technology including approaches to telehealth, mobile and virtual health, standards, systems integration, big data, internet of things and interoperability;
  • Innovations in big thinking including strategy, health policy, analytics, predictive modelling and governance (system, data and information);

Abstracts should highlight the key objectives, focus, activities and outcomes of your work as outlined in the submission template.

Who Attends the Conference:

  • e-Health novices and experts
  • Clinicians, executives, governments, educators, researchers, students, policy-makers, and health delivery organizations
  • Information and communication technology vendors and consultants
  • Digital health innovators and entrepreneurs
  • International delegates

Why Participate?

  • Share your ideas, expertise, successes and challenges with colleagues from across Canada and beyond
  • Meet and learn from other attendees with common interests
  • Earn CPHIMS-CA and other continuing education credits

 

Learning Objective

Participation in e-Health 2019 will provide all attendees with opportunities to hear and discuss:

  • Big ideas
  • Technology solutions
  • Innovations
  • New strategies

to celebrate, grow & inspire bold action in digital health!

 

Submission Process

Each submission type (e.g., panel, oral, rapid fire or e-poster) and qualifying requirements are described below. Each submission will be subject to a blind review and rating by a minimum of three (3) abstract reviewers. To this end, it is encouraged that all identifying information (e.g., project or institution name) be removed from the abstract.

All submissions will be reviewed for originality, merit, relevance, clarity, fit, and alignment with conference objectives. Please comply with the guidelines of the submission template in order to ensure due consideration of your submission by the Abstract Review Committee.

For each confirmed presentation, a headshot and a brief bio of each presenter should be provided to be included in the conference mobile app. Specifications will be posted at a later time.

Please note that ONLY the primary author of each submission will receive a discounted registration for the conference. With the exception of panel sessions, additional presenters will be required to pay the full registration fee. For the panels, discounted registration will be extended to two (2) panelists.

 

Presentation Types

Panel Presentations (20 – 30 minutes)

These presentations are designed to allow a team of presenters (3-4) to bring a variety of perspectives to a single e-Health topic, initiative, or experience that might not otherwise be possible within a single concurrent session. 30-minute panels should allow for a maximum of 20-25 minutes of combined presentation time and a minimum of 5-10 minutes for audience engagement. Please note that some panel presentations are 20 minutes instead of 30 minutes. 

Only one presenter may be entered at time of abstract submission. If your abstract has been accepted as a panel presentation, please contact speakers@e-healthconference.com to identify the 3-4 co-presenters for your presentation if you have not already done so. For each panel presentation, discounted registration will extended to two (2) panelists.

Panel presentations will take place in a session area equipped with a podium, microphone(s), laser pointer, PC laptop computer, LCD projector and screen.

Oral Presentations (14 minutes)

Each oral presentation will be afforded 14 minutes; the presenter may choose to assign appropriate Q&A time within the allotted 14 minutes at their discretion. A MAXIMUM of one (1) author per submission will be invited to present. ONLY the primary presenting author of each confirmed presentation will receive a discounted registration for the conference.

Oral presentations will take place in a session area equipped with a podium, microphone(s), laser pointer, PC laptop computer, LCD projector and screen.

Rapid Fire Presentations (10 minutes + Facilitated Discussion)  

In a Rapid Fire presentation, multiple speakers in the same stream present under a strict set of guidelines that are designed to keep the information flowing and to develop a dynamic and fast conversation that will lead to networking around important eHealth topics of interest.

Working from last year’s dynamic debut presentations, this year’s Rapid Fire format will be extended to 10 minutes per presentation to answer 3 questions on 3 slides, in an audience fueled facilitated discussion:

  1. Defined healthcare challenge
  2. Existing barriers
  3. Proposed/Implemented solution

Presenters should focus on being brief, clear, and highlighting impact. Presenters will be able to present a maximum of 3 slides – remembering that “less is more” and the goal is not to be exhaustive, but to create dialogue. The result will be a fast-paced session that changes topics several times keeping the audience engaged!

The presentation format for the e-Health 2019 Conference will be: 1 cover slide, with 3 slides maximum of content, that will move forward at around three minutes (auto advanced or with remote control). Each presenter will speak for 10 minutes. No questions will be asked. Following the last presentation, there will be a facilitated discussion/ Q&A with all presenters and the audience.

A MAXIMUM of one (1) author per submission will be invited to present. ONLY the primary presenting author of each confirmed presentation will receive a discounted registration for the conference.

Rapid Fire presentations will take place in a session area equipped with a podium, microphone(s), laser pointer, PC laptop computer, LCD projector and screen.

e-Posters (10 minutes)

The program includes electronic posters (e-posters) that will be available for viewing during networking breaks. Authors will have the ability to upload images, slideshows, and videos as elements of their e-poster. The format will allow delegates to view and interact with your poster at designated stations during the conference. Authors will be invited to give a scheduled 5-7 minute oral presentation with 2 minutes for audience questions.

A MAXIMUM of one (1) author per submission will be invited to present. ONLY the primary presenting author of each confirmed presentation will receive a discounted registration for the conference.

E-Posters will be displayed the entire time during the Tradeshow Opening Hours each day, via e-poster computer kiosks on the Tradeshow Floor. Scheduled e-Poster presentations will take place at an e-Poster station.

Each e-Poster station will be equipped with one large touch screen LCD monitor and one microphone for the presenter. Audience headsets will be available throughout the Tradeshow Floor.

Posters submitted by Friday April 5, 2019 will be judged and a winner for Best Overall e-Poster will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Content, clarity and impact of presentation
  • Appropriate use of graphics
  • Succinctness of messages
  • Creative use of media
  • Originality and overall visual appeal

Winner of the Best Overall e-Poster will receive a complimentary registration for the e-Health 2020 Conference at Vancouver, Canada.

Questions? Contact Yurim Park, Speaker & Abstract Manager at speakers at e-healthconference.com