Canada’s ONLY National e-Health Conference and Tradeshow

Join us May 27 – 30 in beautiful Vancouver, BC for the e-Health 2018 Conference and Tradeshow, Canada’s ONLY national digital health conference.

The annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow is the one event that brings Canadian digital health professionals together to network, connect, and learn from one another. With in-demand keynote presenters, expert panelists, and leading-edge vendors, e-Health always delivers great education and networking opportunities. This May, delegates will engage with current and future leaders at the Conference, Showcase, and Hackathon, and network with old and new colleagues at the Tradeshow and social events: Welcome Reception, Canadian Health Informatics Awards Gala, and sponsor receptions.

Our venue this year is the luxurious JW Marriott parq Vancouver, located downtown next to the BC Place Stadium. Hotel guests will have access to Parq Vancouver’s unique amenities, including restaurants and lounges, a casino, world-class spa and fitness studio, and an amazing 30,000 sq. ft. park with native trees located six floors above street level.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s must-attend event as we showcase the success stories, products, new ideas, and amazing people leading the way on Canada’s digital health journey.


Call for abstracts now open

With a focus on innovation, this year’s conference program committee is looking for your contributions to the key domain areas of ‘big thinking’, ‘technology’ as well as ‘people & processes’ that support and enable digital health innovation in Canada. With more presentation opportunities than ever before, we welcome abstract submissions for the concurrent program including: panel, oral, rapid fire and e-poster presentations. Share your work, ideas and challenges with colleagues at Canada’s largest e-Health conference

Submission instructions

Seeking submissions that describe initiatives, technologies, processes or delivery models that have the potential to set the stage for changing the face and locus of healthcare delivery in Canada across all settings including Acute Care, Community Care, Homecare, Long term Care, First Nations health, Mental Health and Telehealth. Areas of interest include:

  • Innovations in people & processes including design, delivery, implementation, consumer health and engagement, adoption and use, benefits realization and performance measurement;
  • Innovations in technology including approaches to telehealth, mobile and virtual health, standards, systems integration, big data, internet of things and interoperability;
  • Innovations in big thinking including strategy, health policy, analytics, and governance (system, data and information);

Abstracts should highlight the key objectives, focus, activities and outcomes of your work as outlined in the submission template.

Learn how to write and submit an abstract for e-Health 2018. Download this COACH Webinar Wednesday by e-Health Program Chair Scott McMillan.

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Panel Presentations (45 minutes)

These presentations are designed to allow a team of presenters (3-4) to bring a variety of perspectives to a single e-Health topic, initiative, or experience that might not otherwise be possible within a single concurrent session. Panels should allow for a maximum of 30-35 minutes of combined presentation time and a minimum of 10-15 minutes for audience engagement. The team abstract should be no more than 500 words and include sufficient detail of the intent and focus of the presentation (see template for submissions). *Only one presenter may be entered at time of submission. Co-presenters will be added by the system administrator once the presentation type of the abstract has been confirmed by the Program Committee.

Oral Presentations (15 minutes)

Each oral presentation will be afforded 15 minutes; the presenter may choose to assign appropriate Q&A time within the allotted 15 minutes at at their discretion. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and include sufficient detail of the intent and focus of the presentation (see template for submissions). A MAXIMUM of one (1) author per submission will be invited to present.

Rapid Fire Presentations (3 minutes)

For e-Health 2018, we have the pleasure to introduce a new presentation format called: “Rapid Fire”. In a Rapid Fire presentation, multiple speakers in the same stream present under a strict set of guidelines that are designed to keep the information flowing and to develop a dynamic and fast conversation that will lead to networking around important eHealth topics of interest.

The e-Health Rapid Fire session is a live, interactive format that will feature approximately six presenters, each one scheduled for three minutes to present their ideas. Presenters should focus on being brief, clear, and highlighting impact. Presenters will be able to present a maximum of 3 slides – remembering that “less is more” and the goal is not to be exhaustive, but to create dialogue. The result will be a fast-paced session that changes topics several times keeping the audience engaged!

The presentation format for the e-Health 2018 Conference will be: 1 cover slide, with 3 slides maximum of content, that will move forward at exactly one minute. Each presenter will speak for 3 minutes. No questions will be asked. Following the last presentation, there will be a facilitated discussion/ Q&A with all presenters and the audience.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and include sufficient detail of the intent and focus of the presentation (see template for submissions). A MAXIMUM of one (1) author per submission will be invited to present.

e-Posters (10 minutes)

The program includes electronic posters (e-posters) that will be available for viewing during networking breaks. Authors will have the ability to upload images, slideshows, and videos as elements of their e-poster. The format will allow delegates to view and interact with your poster at designated stations during the conference. Authors will be invited to give a scheduled 5-7 minute oral presentation with 2 minutes for audience questions. Posters will be judged and a winner for Best Overall e-Poster will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Content, clarity and impact of presentation
  • Appropriate use of graphics
  • Succinctness of messages
  • Creative use of media
  • Originality and overall visual appeal

Winner of the Best Overall e-Poster will receive a complimentary registration for the e-Health 2019 Conference at Toronto, Canada.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and include sufficient detail of the intent and focus of the presentation (see template for submissions). A MAXIMUM of one (1) author per submission will be invited to present.