e-Health 2024 Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract.

  • Call for Abstracts opened September 11, 2023.
  • Abstract submissions must be made online via the submission platform by 23:59 PM PT (end of day, Pacific Time) on October 20, 2023. There will not be any extensions beyond this date.
  • Successful submitters will be notified via email the week of December 4, 2023.
  • All selected presenters must confirm their participation by December 15, 2023.

Important information

Who should submit an abstract?

We want to hear from anyone working to improve Canadian healthcare! We aim to fill the conference program with a variety of perspectives to provide a rich learning experience. Submissions are sought from digital health professionals, practitioners, frontline care delivery workers, vendors, patients, and caregivers speaking to topics representing, but not limited to:

  • Acute care
  • BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour) communities
  • Community care
  • Deaf and disabled people
  • Home care
  • LGBTQIA2S+ communities
  • Long-term care
  • Marginalized groups
  • Mental health
  • Rural and remote locations
  • Virtual health sectors


  • Abstracts should highlight the work’s key objectives, focus, activities, and outcomes as outlined in the Abstract Template
  • All presenters must be identified in your abstract submission. If your abstract is an Oral presentation, you can enter up to two presenters. If your abstract is a Panel presentation, you can enter up to three presenters.
  • Delete identifying information (e.g., project or institution name) from the abstract to enable blind review.
  • Presenters and/or organizations are welcome to submit multiple abstracts.
  • Abstract submissions may be saved in draft format and updated at any time before finalizing the submission by choosing ‘Apply’ at the end of the form.

Abstract submission webinar

Watch ‘e-Health 2024 Abstract Submission Guidelines’ for a quick overview of the abstract submission process. Presented by: Treasure D. Ledgister, Director, e-Health Conference and Tradeshow. Download a PDF copy of the slides here, or watch the video on YouTube at the link below. 


Abstract submission practice template

This form is for practice only and mirrors the online form you will use to submit your abstract (do not submit this form).


Speaker information

  • Organizations are not limited to the number of proposals they wish to submit.
  • It is recommended that proposals submitted by consultants or private sector organizations include a provider/user participant as the primary speaker. Any form of commercialism or vendor bias in the proposal is discouraged.
  • Presentation deadlines, guidelines and requirements will be sent to speakers upon acceptance.
  • One primary presenter per submission will receive a reduced-fee conference registration. Additional presenters pay the full registration fee.
  • If your abstract is accepted as a Panel Presentation, reduced-fee conference registration will be extended to a maximum of three panellists. 
  • Accepted speakers should not register until receipt of registration instructions.
  • Registration is non-transferable.
  • Speakers are responsible for hotel and travel expenses.
  • Please notify e-Health at speakers@e-healthconference.com immediately of any presenter changes made after a proposal has been accepted.

Conference tracks

Presentations will be sorted into tracks to guide attendees and streamline the program. You will be asked to choose an appropriate conference track for your presentation. 

  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
    Exploring the applications of AI, GenAI, and machine learning in healthcare, from administration to patient education and diagnosis to personalized medicine.
  • Connected Care and Interoperability
    Highlighting data and language standardization, data sharing, policy alignment, and shared governance initiatives that support a connected healthcare system.
  • Digital Health Equity and Access
    Focusing on strategies to address the digital divide and ensure equitable access to digital health technologies and services.
  • Digital Technology and Healthcare Human Resources
    Exploring how digital technology can help address healthcare human resources shortages and optimize workforce management.
  • Health Data Management, Security, and Privacy
    Addressing best practices for collecting, analyzing, and securing health data while ensuring privacy and balancing data-sharing priorities.
  • Patient Engagement and Empowerment
    Exploring approaches to enhance patient engagement, promote shared decision-making, and empower individuals in managing their own health.
  • Technology Solutions for Mental Health
    Focusing on mental healthcare delivery technologies and e-mental health innovations, resources, and tools.
  • Virtual Care, Telemonitoring, and Remote Patient Care
    Examining advancements in virtual and remote care technology and program implementation and the impact on healthcare accessibility.

The e-Health Program Committee reserves the right to change tracks.

Types of presentations

Panel Presentation Panel presentations allow a team of presenters to offer different perspectives on a topic, initiative, or experience in a single session. The panel presentation may include optional Q&A time within the allotted time.

  • Duration is 30 minutes.
  • Maximum number of presenters is three. 

Oral Presentation Oral presentations allow a speaker(s) to focus on a selected topic and share their experience, challenges, and successes. They consist 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 time.

  • Duration is 15 minutes.
  • Maximum number of presenters is two. 

Rapid-Fire Presentation 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 presentation covers the following three items on three slides: 1. The healthcare challenge; 2. An outline of the existing barriers; 3. The solution.

  • Duration is 7 minutes.
  • Maximum number of presenters is one. 

e-Poster Presentation 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/media; Originality and overall visual appeal.

  • Duration is 5 minutes.
  • Maximum number of presenters is one. 

How proposals are evaluated

Proposals are blind-reviewed, scored, and selected by the e-Health Program Committee with the support of Volunteer Abstract Reviewers working within their areas of expertise.


Questions? Please email speakers@e-healthconference.com.

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