Abstract Submission Information

Since its inception in 2000, the e-Health Conference has taken a journey of growth and innovation. This year the conference will be fully virtual, expanding the reach of e-Health to a wider audience while adapting to the new normal of a post-pandemic world.

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission Open: December 17, 2020
  • NEW Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, January 25, 2021 (9AM Eastern Time)
  • Notifications: February 24-26, 2021
  • Confirmation Deadline: March 5, 2021
  • Presenter Registration Deadline: March 31, 2020

Notes on Abstract Submission

  • Abstracts should highlight the key objectives, focus, activities, and outcomes of your work as outlined in the e-Health 2021 Abstract Template. Please review and follow the Abstract Template guidelines in order to ensure due consideration of your submission by the Abstract Review Committee.

Abstract Template

  • All submissions will be rated for originality, merit, relevance, clarity, and alignment with conference objectives.
  • Abstract submissions must be made online via the Submittable platform by 9AM on Monday, January 25, 2021.

Submittable

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Sharing knowledge and showcasing the projects that support and enable digital health innovation in Canada is more important than ever. Apply to present your digital health projects, ideas, and research to colleagues from across Canada and the world at e-Health 2021 by submitting an abstract for consideration today.

How many presentation slots are available?

This year the number of speaking opportunities has been reduced to fit a more streamlined virtual schedule, with 48 presentation slots scheduled into 16 concurrent sessions on the two main days of the virtual conference (May 26 and 27). e-poster presentations take place during three pre-conference events (May 5, 12, and 9).

What presentation formats are available?

We welcome abstract submissions to fit a variety of concurrent programming options, including Panel, Oral, Rapid-Fire, and e-Poster Presentations.

Who should submit an abstract?

We want to hear from anyone working with technology to improve health for Canadians, including (but not limited to): Canadian digital health professionals, practitioners, front-line care delivery workers, IT/IM specialists, vendors, project managers, patients and caregivers. We are looking for stories from people representing acute care, community care, home care, long-term care, First Nations health, mental health, and telehealth/virtual health sectors, and others.

e-Health strives to represent in its programming the diversity of the Canadian digital health community, and we actively welcome submissions from digital health and healthcare delivery professionals, patients and caregivers who are Black, Indigenous, LGBTQIA2S+, or living with disability, as well as People of Colour or members of other racialized and marginalized groups. We aim to fill the conference program with a variety of perspectives, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes e-Health a better, richer learning experience.

Tell us about your innovative work in:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Big Thinking
  • Innovations in access to care within a health delivery system
  • Digital Application

Please note: Presenters and/or organizations are welcome to submit multiple abstracts.

Virtual Presentation Types

Panel Presentation and Discussion (30 minute Concurrent)

  • Panel Presentations allow a team of presenters to offer different perspectives on a topic, initiative, or experience in single session.
  • This is 30-minute session that includes 20-25 minutes of discussion/presentation time and 5-10 minutes for audience engagement.
  • A maximum of three presenters is permitted for each accepted panel presentation/30 min session.
  • There is the opportunity for further discussion following the session at the open Roundtable and Networking immediately following the concurrent sessions.
  • Enter one primary presenter in your abstract submission. If your abstract is accepted as a Panel Presentation, please contact speakers@e-healthconference.com to identify the remaining presenters. For panel presentations, complimentary registration will be extended to three panelists. Additional presenters pay the full registration fee.

Oral Presentations (15 minutes each; 2 per Concurrent)

  • Oral Presentations allow a speaker(s) to focus on a selected topic and share their experience, challenges, and successes.
  • This is a15-minute session that consists of a discussion/presentation component and an audience engagement component. The duration of each component is at the discretion of the presenter, who may choose to assign appropriate presentation and Q&A time within the allotted 15 minutes.
  • A maximum of two presenters is permitted for each accepted oral presentation/15 min session.
  • There is the opportunity for further discussion following the session at the open Roundtable and Networking immediately following the concurrent sessions.
  • Enter one primary presenter in your abstract submission. One primary author per submission will receive a complimentary conference registration. Additional presenters pay full registration fee.

Rapid-Fire Presentations (7 minutes + 3 slides)

  • Rapid Fire Presentations spark dynamic networking discussions around important digital health topics. Multiple speakers in the same stream present in a tightly controlled format that keeps information and conversation flowing.
  • Each Rapid-Fire Presentation is a seven-minute session that covers three questions on three slides. Rapid Fire Presentations may include one cover slide plus three content slides with the following titles: Slide #1 – The Healthcare Challenge; Slide #2 – Outline of the Existing Barriers; Slide #3 – The Solution.
  • A maximum of one presenter is permitted for each accepted rapid-fire presentation/seven minute session
  • There is the opportunity for further discussion following the session at the open Roundtable and Networking immediately following the concurrent sessions.
  • Enter one presenter in your abstract submission. One presenter will receive a complimentary conference registration.

e-Posters

An e-Poster is a digital presentation of a project or case study that informs or advises the delegates of key findings or lessons learned. e-Posters will be reviewed based on:

  • Content, clarity and impact
  • Concise messaging
  • Appropriate use of graphics
  • Creative use of media
  • Originality and overall visual appeal

e-Poster presentation schedule:

  • The top 12 e-posters will be presented during the three pre-conference sessions on May 5, 12 and 19
  • All submitted e-Posters will be available for viewing during the e-Health Virtual Conference on May 26 & 27
  • e-Poster authors will be provided with a virtual template to upload their poster; the specific platform is TBA
  • Enter one primary presenter in your abstract submission. One primary author per submission will receive a complimentary conference registration.