Announcing call for Speakers, Panel Discussions, Poster Presenters and Workshops

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Updated 03-18-13: The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2013 conference has been extended to April 15 as we continue to develop the program

We are pleased to announce that Stanford Medicine X is now open for submissions to present oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops and panel discussions at our 2013 conference.

We invite you to submit work for presentation at our conference taking place at Stanford University September 27-29, 2013. Submissions will be accepted from February 1, 2013 to March 15, 2013.


Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care. The Medicine X initiative is designed to explore the potential of social media and information technology to advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. The “X” is meant to evoke a move beyond numbers and trends—it represents the infinite possibilities for current and future information technologies to improve health.

Where other technology conferences may focus on consumer trends or business-to-business needs, Medicine X brings a broad, academic approach to understanding emerging technologies with the potential to improve health and advance the practice of medicine. We focus on a patient-centered view of healthcare information technology.

Join our growing network today and keep posted on the latest news and progress about Stanford Medicine X!


  • Business: Submissions to the business track typically involve presentations of interest to the business community and also presentation of commercial products that may be of interest to the Medicine X community.
  • ePatient: Submissions to the ePatient track typically involve issues around participatory medicine and the role of technology in empowering patient engagement in their own healthcare. Topics related to patient-centered outcomes research should be submitted to the research track.
  • Practice: Submissions made to the practice track typically represent work conducted to address a particular need or purpose that wasn’t formally designed as a research study to evaluate a specific hypothesis. Submissions in the practice track are typically non-commercial in nature.
  • Research: Submissions made to the research track reflect original work conducted to answer a hypothesis (research question) and should present relevant data, interpret the findings and synthesize the results into a set of conclusions. Abstracts must be structured into the following sections: background, methods, results and conclusion.



    Oral presentations offer an opportunity to provide a powerpoint slide presentation of your work to a large breakout audience. Presentations are 15 minutes in length, with a five minute question and answer period. Oral presentations are organized into theme sessions, and each session will have a designated moderator.


    Panel discussions are an ideal opportunity to provide a diverse set of perspectives on important topics in eHealth. If selected for a panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to select from 30, 45 and 90 minute session blocks. Successful applicants will be contacted after acceptance for preferences.


    Poster presentations offer an opportunity to share your work with an international audience at Medicine X. If selected, you will present your work in printed form for display on easels. Presentations will take place throughout the Congress with special designated times for poster viewing. First authors should plan to be next to their posters to answer questions during these times.


    These small interactive sessions are an opportunity for you to delve deeply into a topic and share your expertise with a group of passionate MedX attendees. Workshops typically hold a maximum of 30-35 people.



Presentations submitted in the research track  will be eligible for publication in the conference’s partner journals, PLoS ONE and the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). Accepted abstracts will be published in an electronic publication entitled the Stanford Medicine X Proceedings.

If invited by Medicine X to submit a paper to our PLoS ONE virtual collection and it is accepted for publication, Medicine X will cover the cost of the open access page charges. This is a $1350.00 fee that will be paid by Stanford Medicine X on behalf of the study authors.

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