Scotland’s Digital Health & Care event 1-11 December 2020

Scotland’s largest annual digital health and care event is back and for the first time will be delivered virtually!

Digital health and care solutions have had a year of rapid scale up and development. Taking time to reflect and learn about how digital solutions in Scotland and internationally have grown and been adopted is the focus of this year’s DigiFest. The DigiFest2020 Steering Group, led by Margaret Whoriskey of the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Directorate, working on the programme for the event which will highlight the range of digitally enabled services in different settings.


DigiFest Steering Group members, BCS Health & Care Scotland, are sponsoring the Poster prizes. One prize will be awarded for the best Service Delivery Poster and one prize will be awarded for the best Research Poster.
Abstract submissions are now invited from staff or students based in Scotland, UK & Internationally – working or studying in health and social care, housing, third sector or academic settings to represent a mix of digital service delivery & research projects.
Successful posters will represent a mix of digital health and social care service delivery and research projects.
Abstracts should present a service development or, research project which is currently underway or completed in the past 12 months.

Extended Abstract submission date

300 word abstracts must be received by 6 November 2020.

Please note that when you submit your abstract you give permission for your abstract to be shared with the conference organising committee and the Poster Review Panel.

Abstracts should include the following details:

Authors names and affiliations and presenter’s email address
Word limit – 300 words
Confirmation will be sent of successful submissions by 13 November 2020.

Submit Abstract

Successful submissions must produce and upload by 25 November 2020:

  • a PDF of an A1 sized digital poster in portrait layout
  • a 2 minute audio or video recording of the authors poster presentation

Posters requirements

  • 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 up to a maximum of 3 references

A maximum of 42 posters will be accepted. Poster requirements document at the bottom of this page.

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