Call for Abstracts

TOPICS OF INTEREST | ABSTRACT CHOICES |
FORMATTING | PEER REVIEW | CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS | IMPORTANT DATES | SUBMIT

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health in conjunction with the Australasian Telehealth Society is pleased to announce the call for abstracts - for the 2019 Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-19) conference and 11th Annual General Meeting of the Australasian Telehealth Society. 

The SFT conference is an interactive experience which promotes engagement, innovation, critical debate and future planning. Have a role in the future direction of telehealth – by becoming an SFT presenter.

SFT-19 in conjunction with the 11th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Telehealth Society will be held in Queensland, Australia - at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa from 21-23 October 2019.

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Topics of Interest

The scientific committee particularly encourages submissions relating to the clinical use of telehealth across a range of settings including public and private hospitals, general practice, residential aged care facilities, in the home and within Indigenous communities.  The committee is very keen to receive submissions which report on failures (or challenges) as well as successful telehealth experiences.

Specific topics of interest include:

  • Clinical applications of telehealth
  • Telehealth for chronic disease management
  • Telehealth in acute care
  • Telecare and remote patient monitoring
  • Telehealth in developing countries
  • International perspectives in telehealth
  • Mobile health care applications

Telehealth in Australia and around the world:

  • MBS reimbursed video consultations
  • State health department telehealth initiatives
  • Commercial telehealth services
  • Virtual healthcare systems
  • Experiences in clinical practice
  • New telehealth models of care

 

The future of clinical telehealth:

  • Grand challenges in clinical telehealth
  • Software and systems for telehealth
  • Telehealth service development
  • Telehealth service management
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Where to next? – exploring boundaries and planning the future of telehealth


The business of telehealth:

  • Business models for telehealth
  • Telehealth policy and governance
  • Economic analyses of telehealth services
  • Privacy and security
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Consumer engagement


Education and training:

  • Education and training for current and future practitioners
  • Using telehealth to provide clinical development


State of the evidence:

  • Telehealth service evaluation
  • Evidence reviews

 

Abstract Choices

Authors are to select ‘Presentation Type’:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • 2 Minute Oral-Poster Presentation
  • Workshop

Authors are to select ‘Category Type’:

  • Option 1: Scientific Papers
  • Option 2: Case Studies and Clinical Reports
  • Option 3: SFT Workshop

OPTION 1:
SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

Original unpublished contributions in all fields of telemedicine, telehealth and related areas of eHealth are invited. Authors have the opportunity to submit abstracts up to 300 words in length (excluding references).

Abstracts must contain the following:

  • A clearly stated AIM
  • METHODS
  • RESULTS and
  • CONCLUSION for the work reported.

OPTION 2:
CASE STUDIES AND CLINICAL REPORTS

Submissions are also sought which describe clinical experiences associated with telehealth. In 300 words or less, briefly describe your telehealth service and outline the key lessons learnt.

The abstract should be brief and unstructured, with a maximum of 300 words.

OPTION 3:
SFT WORKSHOPS

 

Up to six (6) preliminary workshops will be held on Monday, 21 October 2019. The duration of the workshops will be a maximum of 1.5 (one and a half) hours. Expressions of interest are invited from potential workshop presenters/facilitators.

Workshop proposals should contain:

  • Brief title
  • Presenter details
  • Brief synopsis (up to 200 words)

 

 

Formatting Requirements

TITLE 

  • Title should be a maximum of 150 characters in length

AUTHOR/S 

  • Enter name/s of author/s on form
  • Check the box for those authors who are presenting
  • Each author needs to be listed separately 
  • Include professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof) when entering the author/presenter names

TEXT 

  • The online form will not keep any formatting you have created from a Word document; simply enter your abstract into the content box provided
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words written in the English language 
  • Do not leave blank lines between paragraphs 
  • Use standard abbreviations only
  • Do not use abbreviations in the title

 


Peer Review

All abstracts will be subject to peer review by an international committee of experts in the field.

Abstracts will be judged on originality, significance, technical quality, relevance to the conference themes, and presentation. Submission of an abstract will be regarded as an undertaking that, should it be accepted, at least one author will register and attend the conference to present the work. Authors may submit more than one abstract, provided it meets the conditions outlined earlier.

 

Conference Proceedings

All accepted abstracts will be published in the SFT-19 conference proceedings.  A selected number of abstracts will also be published as short papers in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare (December 2019 issue).

 

Important Dates

Abstracts Submission Close: 27 May 2019
Peer-Review of Submissions: 3 June – 14 June 2019
Notification to Authors: week commencing 17 June 2019
Invited Manuscripts (if selected for JTT special issue) due: 22 July 2019
Final Abstracts and/or JTT manuscripts due: 30 August 2019

Submit Your Abstract

Please log-in to the abstract submissions portal via the button below to submit your abstract. You will need to create an author account if you have not already done so. 

Abstracts submissions close on 27 May 2019.

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