World Telemedicine & eHealth Forum
Call for Abstract
World Telemedicine and eHealth Forum 2015
March 24–March 26, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) 

The International Society for Telemedicine and ehealth (ISFTEH) is seeking presentations for its First World Telemedicine and eHealth Forum being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on March 26 – 28th, 2015. The Forum’s theme is: “World class healthcare for all through Telemedicine and eHealth: Improving quality, increasing access and reducing costs.” We are seeking presentations in both the Clinical/Administrative track and the Technical track. 

Presenters with expertise in either of these tracks are invited to submit an abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Organizing Committee to ensure the integrity and relevance of their content. Consideration will be given to all abstracts, but preference will be given to those that align with the conference theme of demonstrating Telemedicine Innovation, collaboration or the theme, “World class healthcare for all through Telemedicine and eHealth: Improving quality, increasing access and reducing costs.” 

How to Submit an Abstract

Complete the Abstract Submission online under the Call for Abstracts tab and choose Be come a Presenter from the Reason for Contact drop-down. The form can be found at

Submission deadline is Midnight (GMT), January 10th, 2015. 

Selection Criteria 

  1. Abstracts must be submitted using the abstract submission online form.The WTeHF Conference Committee will review and select abstracts for presentations. Notifications will be sent by January 17th, 2015. 
  2. Submissions will be reviewed and scored according to the guidelines that follow. 
    • Merit: What value will this presentation bring to the conference?The abstract should address the following considerations:
      • Will your presentation demonstrate how to use Telemedicine to increase access to people, providers or patients in the area? 
      • Is the subject of the presentation developing or will it be completed by time of the meeting? 
      • Does the innovative or collaborative model you are presenting show attendee how to improve quality of services more effectively? 
      • How will the innovation or collaboration you will discuss help attendees enhance their Telemedicine operations? 
    • Clarity: Is the abstract description well written? Does it clearly, concisely, and logically convey the intent of the presentation and support the title, background, objectives, and conclusions? 
    • Innovation: Is the topic innovative? Would this presentation add to our knowledge? Has this information been presented before? 
    • Relevance: Is the topic timely and relevant to the activities,initiatives or direction of Telemedicine? Will this topic be of interest to conference attendees? 
    • Non-Promotional/Commercial in Nature: Is this proposal educational in nature and non-commercial? Does the proposal adhere to HAAD/DHA/MoH standards?Proposals that are written in a manner that promotes a product, company, or service will NOT be considered for presentation. 
Important Information 
  • Sessions are 55 minutes long.Presentations should be 45-50 minutes to qualify for CME for physicians in attendance, with a 5-10 minute wrap-up,Q&A session. 
  • Conference Registration fees will be waived for presenters so that you may attend the conference sessions and network with other attendees. 
  • Presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses from their home to Abu Dhabi, UAE,and their lodging and meals while in Abu Dhabi.
  • Abstracts must be received by Midnight (GMT) on January 10th,2015. 
  • Upon notification,speakers will have 2 weeks to confirm participation in the Conference and provide the WTeHF with necessary items such as print quality photo and short bio. 
  • Make your presentation lively: keep the attendees excited and engaged. 
  • Bear in mind our theme,“World class healthcare for all through Telemedicine and eHealth: Improving quality, increasing access and reducing costs.” Share the methods you have used to engage practitioners, payers and patients in Telemedicine or to bring innovative Telemedicine care to your area. 
  • Tailor your presentation to the region,that is,a primarily urban,developing population. Show attendees how to bring telemedicine services to that population. 
  • Share your successes and lessons learned, if attendees can avoid mistakes already made,they can move ahead faster. 
  • Use PowerPoint®slides and graphics sparingly to augment your presentation. A laptop, projector and flipchart will be available in the meeting room. 
  • No commercial presentations,please! If you are a vendor,contact for information on the very popular exhibit opportunity the conference offers. 
  • All accepted abstracts will be published on the Telemedicine website.