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Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission for e-Health 2018 is now closed 

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Open Closed
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline Closed
Abstract Notifications December 11, 2017
Deadline to Confirm/Decline Presentation December 20, 2017

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, 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 CME, CPHIMS-CA and other continuing education credits

Learning Objective

Participation in e-Health 2018 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.


Panel Presentations (45 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). *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; the presenter may choose to assign appropriate Q&A time within the allotted 15 minutes at at their discretion. 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.

Rapid Fire Presentations (3 minutes)  

For e-Health 2018, we have the pleasure to introduce a new presentation format called: “Rapid Fire”. 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.

The e-Health Rapid Fire session is a live, interactive format that will feature approximately six presenters, each one scheduled for three minutes to present their ideas. 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 2018 Conference will be: 1 cover slide, with 3 slides maximum of content, that will move forward at exactly one minute. Each presenter will speak for 3 minutes. No questions will be asked. Following the last presentation, there will be a facilitated discussion/ Q&A with all presenters and the audience.

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.

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

Winner of the Best Overall e-Poster will receive a complimentary registration for the e-Health 2019 Conference at Toronto, Canada.

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.

Questions? Contact Jing Zhong, Speaker & Abstract Manager at speakers at e-healthconference.com