Call for papers

Academic / Scientific

Our event theme – THE FUTURE IS ACCESSIBLE – aims to inspire us to lead the conversation and implement actions where we collectively are building a health sector that is accessible, where data is not locked in silos and where both clinicians and consumers can work together in true partnership towards healthier lives, digitally enabled.

We invite authors to submit their research, projects, innovations, experiences and learnings that drive us closer to our vision for the future.

Accessibility

Accessible healthcare to all individuals no matter what the situation or circumstance.

Data use

Improved insights and health outcomes from the vast amounts of healthcare data.

Consumer managed care

Clear opportunities for individuals to better manage their own health and well-being.

Connectivity

Better platforms and connected systems that seamlessly link information and data between health service providers and consumers.

Experience

Enhanced experience for consumers, patients, and all types of health practitioners.
 

Pathways

Defined and supported pathways to take advantage of the opportunities provided by leading-edge research and digital health innovation.

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Advancement

Real advancements in treatment and care through innovation, research, data use, and technology.

Submission types

MedInfo 2023 will be a collection of peer-reviewed papers, posters, workshops, panels and tutorials expertly selected for presentation.

Paper

Includes student papers
Papers are descriptions of original research on the use of information methods, systems and technologies to improve the quality and safety of care, enhance care outcomes, promote patient-centred care, facilitate translational research, enable precision medicine, and improve education and skills in informatics.

Please view the guidelines document for specific instructions on submitting a paper.

Accepted papers will have adhered to the guidelines, have a 15-minute presentation in the concurrent program and your paper published in the full open access series with IOS Press, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics and indexed in PubMed.

Student papers typically have the mentor/teacher/guide as the senior author, as well as other collaborators/mentors.

Panel

A panel typically features 3-5 panellists giving a brief presentation or making a position statement, followed by at least 30 minutes of discussion, active audience interaction and participation. Panellists are usually thought leaders in the relevant field.

Please view the guidelines document for specific instructions on submitting a panel paper.

Tutorial

Tutorials are educational or teaching sessions that address a specific topic in the field of informatics.

Please view the guidelines document for specific instructions on submitting a workshop paper.

Poster

Includes student posters
Poster papers are descriptions of original research on the use of information methods, systems and technologies to improve quality and safety of care, enhance care outcomes, promote patient-centred care, facilitate translational research, enable precision medicine, and improve education and skills in informatics.

Please view the guidelines document for specific instructions on submitting a poster paper.

Accepted posters will have adhered to the guidelines, have their poster on display at MedInfo and your paper published in the full open access series with IOS Press, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics and indexed in PubMed.

Student posters typically have the mentor/teacher/guide as the senior author, as well as other collaborators/mentors.

Workshop

A workshop is aimed at engaging the audience and collaborative working around a specific theme. A workshop would typically feature 3-5 organizers. In a workshop, the organizers operate on equal footing with the audience rather than as experts or thought leaders.

Please view the guidelines document for specific instructions on submitting a workshop paper.

All submission types must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.doc) file using the MedInfo2023 template provided. Non-MS Word files and non-adherence to formatting guidelines will result in your submission being declined without review.

Tracks, themes and topics

Information and knowledge management

Information standards

  • Interoperability
  • Terminology
  • Ontology
  • Metadata

Information management

  • Electronic health records
  • Data quality
  • Registries and health information exchange
  • Medical device integration
  • Security, privacy and consent

Computable knowledge

  • Guideline implementation
  • Decision support
  • Trust and governance
  • Curation

Quality, safety and outcomes

Evaluation

  • Methods
  • Healthcare quality and patient safety
  • Legal, ethical and regulatory
  • Safety and security

Quality improvement

  • New service delivery models
  • Measuring outcomes
  • Counterfactual modelling

Innovation

  • Emerging technologies
  • Novel applications
  • Governance, change and adoption

Patient-facing technology

  • Personal health records
  • Symptom checkers
  • Fitness trackers
  • Social media

Health data science and artificial intelligence

Methods

  • Natural language processing
  • Deep learning
  • Data visualisation
  • Simulation
  • Process mining
  • Data cleansing
  • AI ethics

Applications

  • Disease surveillance
  • Biomedical imaging and image analysis
  • Population health
  • Precision medicine

Human, organisational and social aspects

User experience

  • UI/UX design
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Ergonomics
  • Workflow
  • Patient-clinician communication

Health policy and ethics

  • Integrating with mental health, social and community care
  • Learning health systems
  • Citizen co-design
  • Consumer perspectives
  • Behaviour change science

Education and training

  • Formal education
  • Continuing professional development
  • Workforce development
  • Online learning
  • Serious gaming
  • Health information literacy CV

Global health informatics

One Health

  • Interdependent human, animal, and environmental ecosystem
  • Mental and emotional well-being
  • Biodiversity
  • Food security
  • Economics

Public health

  • Universal health cover
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Disaster management
  • Healthcare access and equity
  • Social determinants

Key dates

Submissions open

Opening in July 2022

Submissions close

18 November 2022

Notification to authors

Week of 6 February 2023

Author registration due

10 March 2023

Resubmissions due

10 March 2023

Scientific Program Committee (SPC) Co-Chairs

Dr Paula Otero

Dr Paula Otero

Professor, Department of Health Informatics, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

Dr Phillip Scott

Dr Phillip Scott

Programme Director, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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