Call for papers

Academic / Scientific

Submission types

MedInfo 2023 will be a collection of peer-reviewed papers, posters, workshops, panels and tutorials expertly selected for presentation. Accepted papers/posters will be published in the full open access series with IOS Press, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics and indexed in PubMed.

πŸ“„ Paper submission

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.

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

Please read the guidelines for presentation length and more information on submitting.

Paper guidelines

  • Papers must be a maximum of 5 pages in length, including references
  • The following paper structure must be used: Abstract (125-150 words), Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, and Address for Correspondence
  • Students: Typically have the mentor/teacher/guide as the senior author as well as other collaborators, mentors, or authors
IOS Press 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.

πŸ“„ Poster submission

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.

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

Please read the guidelines for more information on submitting.

Poster guidelines

  • Posters must be a maximum of 2 pages in length, including references
  • The following poster structure must be used: Abstract (50-75 words), Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, and Address for Correspondence. The discussion section may be removed
  • Posters will be A1 in size and further guidelines for preparing your poster will be shared to those accepted
  • Students: Typically have the mentor/teacher/guide as the senior author as well as other collaborators, mentors, or authors
IOS Press 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.

πŸ“„ Panel submission

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.

Panel guidelines

  • Submissions must be 3 pages in length, including references (if any)
  • Proposals must contain a general description of the topic of the discussion in appropriate headings and need not contain or adhere to the structured headings provided in the template
  • Brief biographies and specific contributions to the discussion must be provided of the panellists
  • Panels are part of the main conference program and are traditionally 90 minutes in length. However, the SPC may alter this length at their discretion

πŸ“„ Workshop submission

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.

Workshop guidelines

  • Submissions must be 3 pages in length, including references (if any)
  • Workshop proposals must contain a general description of the topic proposed in appropriate headings
  • Workshops do not need to follow the structured headings provided in the template
  • Brief biographies of the workshop organisers, as well as their specific contributions to the workshop content must be provided
  • Workshops are part of the main conference programme and traditionally 90 minutes in length. However, the SPC may alter this length at their discretion

πŸ“„ Tutorial submission

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.

Tutorial guidelines

  • Submissions must be 3 pages in length, including references (if any)
  • Tutorial proposals must contain a general description of the topic proposed in appropriate headings
  • Tutorials do not need to follow the structured headings provided in the template
  • Brief biographies and specific contributions of the tutorial organisers/lecturers must be provided
  • There may be up to 3-5 organisers/lecturers for tutorials
  • Tutorials are scheduled before the conference (pre-conference), either as a half-day session (3 hours) or full day session (6 hours) including breaks

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

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Submissions open

βœ… Open

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Submissions close

1 December 2022

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Notification to authors

Week of 6 February 2023

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Author registration due

10 March 2023

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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 Philip Scott

Dr Philip Scott

Programme Director, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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