Registration

Background

In 2016, the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN) published a vision paper on digital health entitled “Personalized Telehealth in the Future: A Global Research Agenda”. The aim of the paper was to develop a strong evidence base of successful, innovative digital health solutions that could lead to scalable and sustainable digital health programs. The coronavirus outbreak was first reported towards the end of 2019 and was soon declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, treating patients remotely is no longer a matter of convenience. Remote treatment has become imperative for digital health stakeholders, organizations and providers. There is a vital need to understand and provide care in a safe and secure manner. For digital health to be effective, it needs to become a routinely used part of our health system. This requires change in management practices and a redesigning of existing models of care. Two key questions emerge: What have we learned so far about implementing new digital health technologies? And what lessons can be learned that we can use to improve digital health care? In this light, the TTRN are issuing this call for an international conference, to be held in collaboration with the International Society of Telemedicine & eHealth at Aalborg University.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is supporting the conference, enabling us to invite distinguished scholars to hold keynote speeches and to award grants to youngers researchers to participate in the conference. Hope to see you at the conference.

Target group

The target group of the conference are younger and senior researchers within the fields of healthcare and health management, healthcare professionals, and managers within the healthcare system, including private firms working within digital health throughout the world.

Aims

  • To present and share experiences on research on implementation of the newest digital health technologies and services in the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • To identify, communicate and compare lessons learned on digital health beyond COVID-19
  • To identify knowledge gaps and challenges for further research within digital health beyond the pandemic
  • To identify potential opportunities for exchange of knowledge and research collaboration in the field of digital health
  • To provide younger researchers within digital health the opportunity to present their work to a broad range of international scholars and colleagues

Program at Glance

Download full program here (updated April 29).

Monday August 29

  • 08.00-15.55: Conference​
  • 15.55-17.00: Reception, networking & celebration of “10 Years Anniversary of TTRN”

Tuesday August 30

  • 08.00-15.00: Conference
  • 15.00-15.30: Reception and Networking

Registration

The conference participation fee is DKK 595 (90 $/ 80 Euro). The fee includes conference participation over two days, catering services, a set of abstracts, and attendance at the receptions on both days.

Follow this link to register

Registration closes on August 8, 2022. The conference registration fee is nonrefundable after August 8, 2022. However, if the conference is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions your fee will be refunded. Cancellation policy please see registration page.

If your abstract for oral or posters presentation has been accepted or you have received a grant (for younger researchers), you must register for the conference on or before August 8, 2022.

Hotels in Copenhagen

We recommend Hotel Scandic Sydhavnen, which is located in walking distance from the conference venue, Aalborg University campus in Copenhagen.

If you prefer to stay downtown in Copenhagen or at a low budget hotel you can find an overview of nice hotels in Copenhagen at this link.

Sightseeing in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and a lovely city to visit.

At this link you will find your guide to the perfect Copenhagen experience.

NyHavn

Invitation & call for abstract and posters

Here you find a pdf of the call for abstract and posters (updated April 29) as well as:

  • Tracks at the conference
  • Submission guidelines and timeline
  • Template for abstracts
  • Proceedings

Grants for younger researchers

The conference is offering participation grants of DKK 4000 (600 $/ 538 Euro) to younger researcher under 40 years old. Ten grants will be awarded. The grant can cover expenses for printing of poster, travel to Denmark, accommodation, and the conference fee. To apply for the grant, researchers should submit a motivation letter, and their full CV and publication list. Preference will be given to those early career researchers who will be actively participating in the conference, by presenting an accepted paper or poster.

The application letter and materials for the travel grant must be submitted by May 15 12pm, 2022 to professor Birthe Dinesen, email: bid(at)hst.aau.dk

Organization of the conference

Organizing committee

  • Kristian Kidholm, Professor & Head of Innovation at Center Innovative Technologies (CIMT), Odense University Hospital, Denmark (DK)
  • David Lindeman, Director CITRIS, University of California, Berkeley
  • Gale Berkowitz, Associate Director CITRIS Health, CITRIS, UC, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Frederic Lievens, Director, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), Brussels
  • Birthe Dinesen, Laboratory for Welfare Technologies – Digital Health & Rehabilitation, Sport Sciences-Performance and Technology, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University (AAU) (Chair of committee and conference convenor)

Scientific committee

  • Kristian Kidholm, Professor & Head of Innovation at Center Innovative Technologies (CIMT), Odense University Hospital, Denmark (DK)
  • Lars Dittman, Professor, Department of Photonics Engineering, Networks Technology and Service Platforms, Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark
  • Heather Young, Professor, Dean Emerita & National Director for the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship Program for Nurse Leaders and Innovators, University of California, Davis Health, CA, USA
  • Nancy Albert, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Nursing Research and Innovation,
  • Cleveland Clinic Health System and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, USA & Adjunct Professor, Aalborg University, DK
  • Gale Berkowitz, Associate Director CITRIS Health, CITRIS, UC, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Professor Birthe Dinesen, Laboratory for Welfare Technologies – Digital Health & Rehabilitation, Sport Sciences -Performance and Technology, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University (AAU), DK

Thank you!

The conference is supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Novo Nordisk Fonden
TTRN
ISfTeH