Abstract Submission

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With a focus on innovation, the conference program committee is looking for your contributions to the key domain areas including Digital Health as well as applications of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data or Machine Learning on Healthcare. Original clinical and technical researches are both welcome. All submissions will be evaluated by the scientific committee, which will select abstracts for oral or poster presentation. 


Important Dates:

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 April 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline:  30 March 2019

Abstract Notification:  20 April 2019
End of Early Bird Registration:  10 May 2019

Guidelines for Abstract Submission
  • Abstracts must be written in ENGLISH.

  • The title must be within 40 words. Capitalize only the first and any principal words of the title.

  • Author’s and co-authors’ names should be given in surname-last format. Capitalize the initial character of each word only. Only up to 15 authors, including a presenting author, can be listed in each abstract. Author’s and co-authors’ affiliations should contain his/her institution, city and country.

  • Description of the following headers are required:

    • Objective

    • Method

    • Result

    • Conclusion

  • All words in the abstract will be counted. All four sections must not exceed 350 words in total. Please kindly verify the word count prior to your entry.

  • There is a strict limit of ONE graph, figure or table to each submitted abstract. Any image should be uploaded in our submission system in JPEG or PDF file format. The maximum file size of each image is 500 KB, whereas the maximum pixel size of the image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixels. No exceptions would be allowed.

  • All presenting authors will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement prior to the submission deadline. 

  • All emails for abstract submission and notification process will be sent from isdh2019@easychair.org. Please add this e-mail address to your safe sender list or address book to ensure that you will receive all communications.

  • Acknowledgement emails will be sent to the submitter when the submission process is started and when your submission is completed. Invitation emails will be sent to the presenting author only.  Please contact  isdh2019@cuhk.edu.hk if you do not receive the system-generated emails.

  • Upon acceptance of your abstract, the presenting author is expected to register in the Symposium.

Call for Abstracts

The International Society of Digital Health (ISDH) invites researchers from around the world to submit abstracts for presentation at our second edition of the International Symposium on Digital Health (ISDH20). This is an annual symposium where scientists, (healthcare)professionals, researchers, students and policymakers meet to share their knowledge to help to bring digital health to the next level.

ISDH20 will be held on June 23-25 and will be hosted by the National eHealth Living Lab (NeLL) in the Netherlands.

The symposium will feature a wide range of exciting talks, discussions, and networking opportunities with experts, researchers, and up-and-coming leaders in the field of digital health. We believe that through a multidisciplinary approach, together we will have a positive impact on the development of the most optimal, patient-centered care.

This symposium is an opportunity to share your digital health research with international colleagues who are actively aligning ethics, law, society, and policy with advances in digital health.

We welcome abstracts related to the field of digital health from any disciplinary background, whether the work is empirical or theoretical. Investigators at all career stages are encouraged to submit one or more abstracts.

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Acceptance is based on content, available space, and overall program balance. Poster presentations will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 23, 24 and 25, 2020.

Opportunities for oral presentations will also be available, with details to follow.

All accepted abstracts will also be considered for publishing in a future issue of <XXX>. 


The deadline for abstracts is <XXX>.

Abstracts submitted by the deadline may be considered for the following opportunities. To be eligible, authors must indicate their interest in each of these following opportunities when completing the online submission form. Authors must be ISDH member in good standing to accept the opportunities offered by the ISDH Organizing- and Scientific Committee; however they do not need to be members of the ISDH at the time of their submission.



Poster Presentations – Authors of accepted abstracts who will attend the meeting are expected to present a poster (if not selected to give an oral presentation). Poster presentations will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 23, 24 and 25, 2020.

When preparing your poster, please use size A0 (1189 x 841 mm), portrait (vertical). We encourage you to size the title and the text so it can be read from several meters away (approximately 60 point font for the title and 24-36 point font for the body text), avoid large sections of text, and use images, charts, figures and bulleted lists when possible.

Oral Presentation – A number of authors will be invited (based on abstract topic and quality of submissions) to speak about their research. We will release information about the presentation format and selection process for these presentations at a later date. Authors who are selected will not be expected to present a poster.



<XXX> – Accepted abstracts will be reviewed by the editors of <XXX> and ranked according to novelty, relevance, and contribution to the field of digital health. Up to <XX> abstracts will be identified for inclusion in a future issue of the journal. ISDH is not responsible for ensuring that final drafts of abstracts are received by <XXX> or published in the journal.

ISDH Publications – Accepted abstracts will be listed on the ISDH website and all oral and poster presenters who confirm their participation by April XX will be included in program materials. Unless otherwise requested, ISDH reserves the right to publish titles, authors, affiliations, and the full text of submitted or accepted abstracts on the website or any other digital or print publication.

All abstracts must be received through the online abstract submission form <insert link to form> before the deadline.

Incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted.

If necessary, please send via email (<insert e-mail>) a PDF version of any abstract containing charts, images, or text formatting essential for the review process.

All submissions must include:

  • A clear and concise abstract of no more than 500 words in English that satisfies all of the below requirements for scholarly rigor

  • A title (formatted in Sentence case, not Title Case or UPPERCASE)

  • A list of all authors using their full names

  • Institution affiliations for each author

  • One author who is an INS member and will be able to present the abstract at the meeting (see below)

  • Up to five references or citations, consistently formatted according to any major academic citation style (e.g., APA, MLA, Bluebook)

  • Disclosure of any conflicts of interest

The composition of the abstract and the scientific focus of the research must:

  • Clearly articulate a digital health problem giving rise to a research question that drives the work

  • Include relevant background information, and engage with extant literature

  • Employ, and clearly identify, research and/or theoretical methods appropriate for the problem and questions raised, including information about sample, recruitment, and analytic strategy (for empirical work)

  • If empirical, clearly present results (or, where not yet available, hypothesized or anticipated outcomes) and engage with ethical implications

  • Identify the importance to digital health of any conclusions drawn or arguments advanced

In awarding special recognition such as travel stipends, the Committee looks for abstracts displaying particular novelty or merit, while also taking other factors into account.

At least one author must be an ISDH member who plans to attend the meeting and present the abstract. If an author cannot present, an ISDH member knowledgeable of the abstract and research may present it on their behalf. All oral and poster presenters must confirm their participation and register by May XX to be included in program materials.

Work presented in abstracts must be in compliance with local policies, ethical review related to the use of humans and animals in research, and the disclosure and conflict of interest statement listed below.

Abstracts are reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee and their appointees from within the Society. The committee will select high-quality abstracts to receive special recognition. Their decisions on acceptance, travel stipends, and other recognition will be final. The committee is not obligated to provide feedback to abstract authors regarding final decisions.

The abstract deadline is <XXX>.

Authors will receive an email within 48 hours confirming the receipt of their submission and confirming it meets minimum requirements. Notification regarding acceptance will be emailed to authors by April XX. Recipients of the travel stipends, oral presentations, and other recognition will be notified individually by email and expected to confirm their acceptance within one week. All presenters will be announced by May XX in the ISDH newsletter.

If you have trouble submitting your abstract through the online form or have any questions about the submission requirements or process, please contact staff by email (<insert e-mail>). If you are unable to submit your abstract using the online form on the day of the deadline, abstracts received by email before the deadline will be considered timely. Authors retain the right to rescind their submission from consideration or request that their abstract not be published online or in any print materials.

Authors are responsible for reporting any real or perceived financial conflict of interest. A brief disclosure and conflict of interest statement should be submitted with the abstract and viewable on the poster. Any potential for financial gain that may be derived from reported work may constitute a possible conflict of interest. Disclosure is required in any case in which an individual or company stands to benefit financially from research performed. Therefore, each author must indicate any benefit to an individual or company that may potentially lead to financial reward.

Disclosures should appear on the bottom left corner of the poster and may follow the recommended format: "Disclosures: None" or "Disclosures: The author(s) disclose a relationship with..."


Eligibility and Terms

To be eligible to receive this/these stipend, individual researchers must submit an abstract for presentation at ISDH20 and elect to be considered for a travel stipend when completing the online form. Submitted abstracts must meet all requirements outlined in the call for abstracts above and be accepted by the ISDH Scientific Committee. Only abstract authors with an accepted submission will be considered for the available travel stipends.

Funds may only be used to attend ISDH20 in the Netherlands. Original receipts for air travel and hotel accommodations are required for reimbursement. For additional information about the stipend or the distribution of stipend funds, please contact <CP> (<insert e-mail>).


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