Call: 2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference

Call for abstracts

2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference
1-3 May 2018
The Open University campus, Milton Keynes, UK

Abstract submission deadline: 30 November, 2017

The 2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference will be held between Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd May 2018 at The Open University Campus, Milton Keynes. The conference is organised by the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area.


This year’s theme is “Fusion – All things Digital Health & Wellbeing”. Due to the nature of the conference, we aim to challenge research and practitioners to explore, uncover and inspire the ethos of Digital Health & Wellbeing and how this can be deployed across varying environments, research and practice, innovation, health, public services, community and non-profit organisations.


We invite you to submit abstracts that describe complete pieces of research that make a distinct contribution to the field of Digital Health & Wellbeing. Topics can cover any aspects of Digital Health & Wellbeing in a variety of contexts. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisted Technologies
  • Cancer Diagnostics & Therapy
  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Cyber Security/crime
  • Death, Dying & Bereavement
  • Deployment of digital technologies in a Clinical, academia, industry environment
  • Games for Health
  • Ecosystems in the Digital Domain
  • Education/Teaching
  • Environment(s) – Clinical, Community Dwelling, Rural, Suburban, City
  • Ethics, Theory and Methods
  • Forensics
  • Fraud
  • Frugal Technologies
  • Health (Digital) Literacy
  • Health Discourse
  • Health Prevention (e.g. Fall risk)
  • International perspectives/interventions of Digital Health & Wellbeing
  • Long-term Conditions
  • Mental Health
  • New Routes to Market
  • Psychological Behaviour, Health, Society
  • Privacy Issues, Digital Health & Wellbeing
  • Sexuality & Reproduction
  • Social Media
  • Space & the Frontier
  • Staff Wellbeing & Resilience
  • Surveillance (e.g. Society, Carehomes)
  • Technology in the Future
  • Technology and Information Management
  • Telehealth/care
  • Wearable Devices and Mobile apps
  • Young People, Refugees, Communities (e.g. Roma), Ageing and Vulnerable Cohorts, Centenarians


Abstract submission – 30 November, 2017
Notification – 14 January, 2018


Abstract submissions for presentation, symposium submissions:

  • 400 word abstract
  • Three learning outcomes that attendees will take home
  • Affiliations, contact details of the lead person submitting the abstract & additional co-authors
  • State which theme(s) your abstract fits into

Doctoral submissions:

  • All doctoral students are invited at all stages of their research to submit a 400 word abstract
  • Three learning outcomes that attendees will take home
  • Affiliation(s), contact details of the doctoral student

Poster submissions:

Please can you adhere to the following guidelines in preparing a poster for presentation at the 2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference, 2018 at The Open University. These are in place to maximize the impact of your poster and to ensure there is sufficient space to display your work properly:

  • Ensure that posters are not more than A0 size. This equates to ‘1.19 x 0.84m’.
  • All text should be Sans Serif in nature to aid with readability. Text size should be large enough that it can be read at approx. 2-3m away. ​
  • Design your posters around a key message. Avoid over complicating things to make most effective use of your space.
  • Pins or Velcro fastenings will be provided to secure your posters so there is no need to worry.
  • Print off A4 versions of your posters to use as handouts. This means people can take away your key information it also means you won’t have too much text on your main poster as you won’t be able to read it at A4 size.

Submission details:

Please submit your abstract either in a PDF or Word document and send to the following email address:

Clearly marking in the email subject box: Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference 2018


Registration will be opening mid-November. Please keep checking back to the conference website.

For informal enquiries and/or to register your expression of interest please email:


For further information please contact:

Conference Administrator
Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
The Open University
Stuart Hall Building
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

Tel: 01908 332112



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