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Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission for e-Health 2017 is NOW CLOSED

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Open September 6, 2016 CLOSED
Abstract Submission Deadline October 14, 2016 CLOSED
Abstract Notifications December 2, 2016
e-Poster Presentation Submission Open January 31, 2017
e-Poster Submission Deadline for Best Overall e-Poster Selection March 3, 2017
Presenter Registration Deadline March 17, 2017
Conference Dates June 4 -7, 2017

Presenting Author Registration

Presenting Author Registration Deadline: March 17, 2017

Registration instructions was sent to abstract presenters in mid-January, 2017. Should the presenting author not have received their notification, please contact ehealth2017-speakers at icsevents.com

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.

Abstract presenter headshots and biographies are required for the Conference mobile app. Please submit your headshot and biography during the online registration process. Specifications are as follows:

  • Headshot – jpg or png, 560 x 620 pixels
  • Short Biography – maximum 350 characters (not words)

Panel and Oral Presentations

General Information

Only digital material will be allowed for panel or oral presentation (PowerPoint files). All presentations must be brought to the Speaker Ready Room at least 24 hours before presentation time. All presentations will be saved on a central server connected to the lecture rooms which are equipped with computers, beamers, microphones, and lecterns. All material used in a presentation will remain the property of the speaker and will not be reused by e-Health 2017 without his/her permission.

Panel Presentations (45-60 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. Panels should allow for a maximum of 30-35 minutes of combined presentation time and a minimum of 10-15 minutes for audience engagement.

Oral Presentations (15 minutes): Each oral presentation will be afforded 15 minutes for presentation, with no Q & A.

Presentation schedule is now available on the Conference Program.

Optional Presentation Template

Download the optional presentation template here.

Preparing Your Presentation Material

  • Your presentation must be prepared in PowerPoint 2007 or any later PowerPoint Version (MS Windows) and provided on a CD-ROM or USB-removable drive.
  • Set the slide size of the page to “On-screen show” 16.9 and landscape orientation in the page set-up section. (Portrait orientation will not be displayed properly).
  • Use high-contrast lettering, and not too much text per page (max. 10 lines or 15-20 words). Make sure you use high-contrast colors for the best definition of your text. Please be aware that red letters or lines are usually not visible.
  • As a general rule, you should not present more than 1 slide per minute. Visual material supports the speech and should not be the transcription of it.
  • You may include graphics and/or slide-show animation. If the presentation contains movies, they have to be coded by standard Windows codes. Remember to save your PPT show with your video attachment in the same folder and then copy the folder to the CD or USB-removable drive including ALL elements. Do not use special fonts which are not part of the standard PowerPoint package as this will cause problems while uploading your file.
  • Include duplicate(s) if you intend to use a page more than once in the course of your presentation and include the duplicate slide in the correct sequence of the presentation.
  • It is recommended to keep a copy of your presentation at the time of the presentation, should a problem occur. Furthermore, please have the presentation printed on paper, for reference during the lecture.
  • Special characters: To avoid any compatibility problems, please do not use special characters (i.e. “, Ö, Ø, ñ, ?, ®, ý, }, { etc) to name your presentation or movie files.

e-Poster Presentations

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.

e-Poster Sessions

Session 1: Monday, June 5, 10:00 – 11:00
Session 2: Tuesday, June 6, 9:30 – 10:30
Location: Exhibit Hall

e-Poster Submission

e-Poster submission instructions have been sent to presenters on January 31, 2017. Should the presenting author not have received their notification, please contact support at multieposter.com

Posters submitted by March 3, 2017 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 2018 e-Health Conference at Vancouver, Canada.

Call for Abstracts Overview

The Future of Digital Health and the People Who Benefit

With a focus on innovation, this year’s conference program committee is looking for your contributions to the key domain areas 1of ‘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 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, 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.

Call for Abstract Submission Process

Each submission type (e.g., panel, oral 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.


Panel Presentations (45-60 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. Panels should allow for a maximum of 30-35 minutes of combined presentation time and a minimum of 10-15 minutes for audience engagement. The team abstract should be no more than 500 words and include sufficient detail of the intent and focus of the presentation (see template for submissions). A brief bio of each presenter should be provided. *Only one presenter may be entered at time of submission. Co-presenters will be added by the system administrator once the presentation type of the abstract has been confirmed by the Program Committee.

Oral Presentations (15 minutes): Each oral presentation will be afforded 15 minutes for presentation, with no Q & A. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and include sufficient detail of the intent and focus of the presentation (see template for submissions). A MAXIMUM of one (1) author per submission will be invited to present. A brief bio should be provided for the presenter.

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. Posters 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

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Questions? Contact Jing Zhong, Speaker & Abstract Manager at ehealth2017-speakers at icsevents.com