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Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions. 

What is the abstract submission deadline? 

Abstracts are due at 11:59pm Sunday 3rd October 2021 with no extensions. 

What are abstract submissions being accepted for? 

1. Presentations
2. ePosters

Presenters can nominate their preference for an ePoster or presentation format, with both formats providing presenters a speaking opportunity to share their work. Presenters may be asked to present in an alternate format to their nominations in order to fit within the overall program. 

What is the conference theme in 2022? 

The theme for 2022 is Reality check: how do we make technology work in real life? 

Is this conference only open to Sydney and Melbourne participants? 

Not at all. Digital Health Week 2022 is being co-hosted by the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne but is open to everyone! Digital Health Week 2022 will be held online with a program of events from the 14th-17th February, 2022. 

Does my research topic fit? 

Research topics include, but are not limited to, the following (in alphabetical order):

  • Codesign and consumer-centred technologies
  • Data science
  • eHealth education
  • Equity, equality, and the digital divide
  • Ethics and law in digital health
  • Games and gamification for health
  • Learning health systems
  • Mobile applications and wearable technologies
  • Optimisation and implementation of technological systems
  • Social media and social networking sites
  • Technology and the health workforce
  • Telehealth and telepractice
  • Virtual and augmented reality

Are there guidelines for where my research topic fits? 

There are no set definitions for each of the topics as this is a general guide and your submission is welcome under what you feel best represents your work. 

How long will the presentation be? 

Oral abstract presentations will likely be 7 minutes, with 2 minutes following the presenations for discussion and questions with the audience. 

ePoster presenters will also be given an opportunity to present their research informally in an ePoster showcase session.

What is an ePoster? 

An ePoster is an academic poster that is submitted online, avoiding the economic and environmental costs of printing conventional posters. Other benefits of using ePosters include: • online submission can be done in a quick and secure way • higher work visibility, ePosters will be displayed online two weeks prior the event. Participants submitting an ePoster will have access to an online ePoster workshop and detailed guidelines. 

Who can submit an abstract? 

Any researcher undertaking research in digital/eHealth and informatics is welcome to submit an abstract. At least one author on the submission should have a university affiliation. If there is not one team member who has an academic affiliation, we are requesting that the project has Ethics Approval.

The conference is keen to showcase Honours and Higher Degree Research Students to highlight their research so if you are a research student please indicate it on the submission form. 

What type of research is suitable for submission? 

The conference is keen to showcase new and emerging research. Abstracts are accepted on completed research, preliminary findings, and research methodologies. 

What is the abstract review process? 

All abstracts go through a blinded review by a panel of reviewers picked from the Digital Health Week Working Group. Abstracts are reviewed against structured criteria, including for alignment with the conference theme.

We hope that you will join us for this exciting Digital Health event in February 2022!  

Additional information and next steps
– Prizes will be awarded for both the oral abstract presentations and ePosters
– Participants will be advised of the outcome of their submission in November 2021
– Registration for Digital Health Week 2022 is a separate process to the submission of abstracts and all presenters will need to register
– Reflections on the 2020 event can be viewed here
– Information on the 2021 event can be viewed here
– If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email

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