Poster Abstract Submissions for 2019 Digital Health and Social Care Conference

Poster submissions are invited for the Digital Health and Social Care Conference 20 and 21 November 2019, University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre.

Poster Exhibition – Outline Requirements

Submissions of abstracts are invited from staff or students based in Scotland, the UK and Internationally, who are working in any health and social care or academic setting.

A maximum of 16 posters will be accepted. The Poster Review Panel has determined that successful posters should represent a mix of digital health and care services and digital health and care research projects.

How to submit an abstract

Abstract submission must be received by noon on 27 September 2019.

Please note that when you submit your abstract you give permission for:

  • Your abstract to be shared with the conference organizing committee and the Poster Review Panel.

Abstracts should include the following details: 

  • Authors names and affiliations and presenter contact details
  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Word limit– 300 words
  • Confirmation will be sent of successful submissions by 4 October 2019.
  • Successful submissions must produce a poster dimensions only A0 Portrait (841mm x 1189mm).
  • At least one of the authors must attend both days (20-21 November 2019) of the conference.


Posters should describe research projects or services which demonstrate the use of digital tool/s in a health,social care or home setting, supporting teams or individuals, for example, to: 

  • improve service users and/or carers ability to access health and care services
  • support service users to manage their own health and care  
  • improve health and wellbeing
  • transform a service delivery pathway
  • develop workforce capability in digital health and care

Abstract Submission Criteria

  • Present a digital health and care service development or, research project which is currently underway or completed in the past 12 months. 
  • Explain (briefly) how this work relates to the wider digital health and care agenda. 
  • Identify target end users for the digital health and care service or research project.
  • Clearly articulate the objectives for service users / patients / citizens and for the service providers.
  • Include a brief explanation of the research methodology used for research studies.
  • Include a brief explanation of the approach e.g. improvement methodology used for service developments. 
  • Clearly present outcomes/results/recommendations in a way that can be readily understood by those working outside your own area of practice. 
  • Include any references (year, author, title) cited in a bibliography section. 

How will my poster be displayed at the Digital Health and Care Conference?

  • The Conference Team will email you in advance to confirm your poster board number. 
  • You will be required to bring a hard copy of your poster to the venue and poster authors will have access to the exhibition area on the Mezzanine level of the venue on the morning of 20 November between 07.30am – 10.00 am. 
  • All posters must be displayed on their dedicated poster board by no later than 10.00am on Wednesday 20 November. 
  • Poster tape and/or pins will be provided
  • Poster presenters will be expected to attend their poster position to meet delegates during coffee and lunch breaks each day. 
  • Poster presenters will be able to attend other conference activities when not scheduled to attend their poster. 
  • Posters will remain in situ on 20 and 21 November. 
  • Poster presenters will be required to remove their poster on Day 2 of the conference – 21 November from 15:30 to 16.30. 

There will be a prize for the best Service poster and for the best Research Poster.

Poster Review Panel

  • Dr Katie MacLure, Senior Research Fellow & Lecturer, School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences, Robert Gordon University, British Computer Society Health & Social Care Scotland Committee
  • Dr Sanna Rimpiläinen, Research and Skills Manager, Digital Health and Care Institute
  • Dr Margaret Whoriskey, Head of TEC And Digital Healthcare Innovation, Scottish Government
  • Keith Willcock, Digital Healthcare Innovation, Scottish Government 
  • Michelle Brogan, Development Manager – North of Scotland Lead, Digital Health and Care Institute

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