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Call for speakers


Submissions are now closed. Accepted speakers will be notified during the week of 12 July.

General submission – up to 300 words

Would you like to take the stage? As a presenter you will be heard by a broad and knowledgeable audience interested in hearing about your digital health initiatives, case studies, innovations, life experiences and research. Bring us your success stories, your failures, your ideas!

Key dates

➠ Speaker applications close 14 June (CLOSED)
➠ Notify speakers of outcome Week of 12 July
➠ Speaker registration due 24 September

Why you should present

  • Show others how your organisation has been successful and what you’ve learnt in applying digital health
  • Share how your work is making an impact - from improving day-to-day delivery of patient care, to enhancing population and global health delivery
  • Partner with healthcare facilities, clinicians, vendors and others to present a compelling case for the value of ‘on the shop floor’ implementation
  • Showcase your idea, your innovation, your concept - get feedback and get the conversation flowing
  • Increase your networking opportunities at the event by being a speaker on the Summit stage
  • Have your voice heard

Presentations are encouraged from across a range of healthcare settings including public and private hospitals, nursing, primary care, indigenous, aged and community care and multi-cultural services.


Authors are encouraged to submit under the following 14 themes. The bullet points under each stream provides context of the type of content in those areas.

Primary and community care

  • Telehealth and virtual care
  • Patient records
  • Connected care
  • Health UX
  • Practice efficiencies and management
  • Sustainability
  • Patient empowerment and engagement
  • Integrated approaches to mental health, chronic disease


Clinical informatics

  • Quality, safety and patient outcomes
  • User experience design UX, human-computer interaction and human factors
  • System and workflow implementation/change management/adoption and use
  • Clinical decision support
  • Data integrity, reliability
  • Clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice


Digital health workforce development

  • Informatics education and workforce development, building workforce capacity
  • Governance, change and adoption


Nursing informatics

  • Data analytics and the use of nursing data
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship in nursing
  • Digital health nursing workforce development
  • Nursing information systems
  • Nursing roles in digital hospital implementations


Public health

  • Health policy
  • Digital health strengthening the public health system
  • Sustainability
  • Preparedness for epidemics and pandemics
  • Health information literacy


Innovations, informaticians and digital health entrepreneurship

  • Innovative research and uses of emerging technology e.g. apps, wearables, virtual/augmented reality, robotics
  • Innovative uses of technology e.g. mHealth, telehealth, social media, web 2.0, medical technology
  • Strategic opportunities for investment and innovation


System implementations and digital hospitals

  • Digital hospital implementations and change management
  • EMRs and digital records management
  • Medications management
  • Specialty systems

Health policy, ethics and business models

  • New service delivery and business models of healthcare e.g. patient centred medical homes, decentralised and federated solutions
  • Health service delivery improvements/new service delivery models
  • Privacy and consent
  • Cybersecurity
  • Access and equity to healthcare


Telehealth and virtual care

  • Innovative and new models
  • Improving access to health services
  • Climate change the catalyst for virtual care
  • Sustainability in healthcare and driving change
  • Nurses and midwives leading telehealth and virtual care
  • Influencing policy on virtual care


Integrated and connected care

  • Care across multiple disciplines/providers/regions/precincts
  • Managing healthcare in priority areas
  • Convergence of healthcare with social and community care
  • Integrated approaches to mental health, chronic disease


Interoperability and informatics infrastructure

  • Methods to develop and implement clinical data integration and exchange, including use of health IT standards (FHIR etc), secure messaging, standard data formats (e.g. continuity of care document or HL7, Clinical Document Architecture) and vocabularies (e.g. SNOMED, LOINC, ICD-9).
  • Convergence of data/interoperability between medical devices and EMRs


Participatory medicine & consumer informatics – involving the patient

  • Enhancing two-way communication of information between consumer and clinician
  • Research and application of patient-facing technologies–such as Personal Health Records (PHRs), symptom tracking, fitness trackers, etc.
  • The consumer perspective, access and technology design to improve consumer experience


Analytics and the learning health system

  • Applications and research of data science in all areas of health and biomedicine
  • Population health, precision medicine and genomics
  • Natural language processing, artificial intelligence and deep learning
  • Data visualisation, data analysis, communication and simulation approaches


Informatics in health professional education

  • Information technology in health professional education and the teaching of health informatics as a discipline