Supporting Health by Technology

May 12 & 13, 2022   |   MARTINI PLAZA - Groningen


Yes! The deadline is extended to March 17!

Dear colleague,

We invite you to submit an abstract and present it at the conference. Please find an overview of topics below. If you are in doubt whether it fits in the conference, then please have a look at the Conference Programme 2019All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the conference. The Scientific Committee decides which abstracts will be accepted and to which topic/theme the abstract is assigned. These decisions will be based upon subject and quality of the abstract as well as suitability in the program and number of submissions. Accepted abstracts will be published in the (digital) version of the conference abstract book. The abstract book can be downloaded from this website at the start of the conference.

Important dates

  • February 10: Start abstract submission
  • March 17: Deadline abstract submission
  • March 24: Notification of acceptance or rejection
  • March 31: Full program published on website


  • Positive Technology
  • Development and evaluation approaches for Health Technology            
  • ePublic Health
  • eMental Health
  • eHealth for chronic care
  • Monitoring & Smart Coaching (big data)
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Virtual reality approaches

Should you have any questions about the abstract procedure, then please contact the conference secretariat.


  • It is required to register for the conference in order to present your abstract (oral, poster or demonstration).
  • By submitting an abstract, you agree to the following statement: “If my abstract is accepted, I plan to attend the conference in Groningen. If I am unable to attend, I will make necessary arrangements for a substitute presenter and will communicate such arrangements to the conference secretariat.”
  • Conflict of interest: It is the intent of the Scientific Committee to provide high quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. Thus, the submitting author of an abstract is requested to declare any potential conflicts of interest for all authors during the abstract submission and the presentation.
  • Abstracts must be submitted through the conference website.
  • Authors have to select one or more topics/themes that match their abstract.
  • Please note that incorrectly formatted abstracts will not be accepted, and therefore PDF files or hardcopy submissions sent by fax of postal mail will not be processed.
  • Oral presentations are scheduled for 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion time.
  • Posters should not exceed a height of 120 cm and a width of 90cm (A0, portrait).
  • A selection of posters will be plenary presented in 1-minute presentations (‘Poster Pitch’). Presenters have 1 minute to present their main findings. They should use a maximum of 3 slides. The time limit will be strictly enforced.
  • There will be poster and oral presentation competitions with awards for the best presentations. 


General Rules

  • The abstract must be written in English.
  • All authors should proofread the abstract for grammar and spelling. If English is not the authors’ first language it is recommended that the authors have the final abstract proof read by a native speaker before the abstract is submitted.
  • The abstract should not exceed 300 words (excluding author names, affiliations and contact details of the presenting author).
  • The author may use a text-editing program to write the abstract, such as Microsoft Word, and paste the text into the abstract text area. As the database may only process plain text, authors should not use special characters, superscripts, subscripts, italics or bold to make sure there will be no browser misinterpretations. SI abbreviations may be used undefined, but other abbreviations must be defined. Arabic numerals should be used for numbers except when beginning a sentence.
  • Spell out numbers lower than 10 except in the case of standard measurements such as time, dose and temperature. For example “two patients,” but “2 cc” and “9 p.m.”
  • When presenting confidence intervals, state the confidence level and confidence coefficient in the upper and lower limits, such as (95% CI=1.32-4.56)
  • Do not include any figures, graphs, references or tables in the abstract.

Abstract title
The title should be brief (limited to a maximum of 15 words) and avoid subtitles if possible. Do use ALL CAPS. Do not use abbreviations or acronyms in the abstract title.

Please fill in the affiliation and city under “Organisation”. 

Abstract guidelines for orals and posters
Please describe in the abstract: Background, Methods, Findings, Conclusion.

Abstract Background
The background should be brief and the aim of the study should be stated. Address the scientific background and rationale for the study as well as the significance of the subject. Because of the anticipated diversity of the reviewers and those attending, do not assume that everyone will be familiar with your research topic. Explain why your study is important and which question(s) it will answer. Market your topic.

Abstract Methods
Describe the study design, setting (such as community, clinic, hospital, workplace), study dates, study participants, analytic and/or intervention techniques, research methodology and outcome measures.

Abstract Results
Present the major quantitative and qualitative findings, accompanied by confidence intervals or levels of significance of statistical tests, as appropriate. Although negative as well as positive results may be of interest, report only those results that relate to your research question and conclusion. For an oral presentation, this section must contain data rather than a statement like “Data will be discussed”.

Abstract Conclusions/Discussion
State only those conclusions that are directly supported by the analysed data.

Abstract guidelines for demonstrations
Please describe in the abstract: Background, Description of the application/technology/concept, Practical description of demo.

Symposium guidelines

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