European Telemedicine Conference (ETC) 2016

This year the European Telemedicine Conference (ETC) 2016 is part of the E-health in Norway Future Health (EHiN-FH 2016) in Oslo. It will combine the efforts of several leading European healthcare organisations into two powerful days of health and innovation! The ETC collaborates with prominent healthcare delivery organisations, governmental leaders, clinicians, researchers and university faculties to address and discuss the latest innovations in telemedicine. In 2016 ETC is hosted by the ETC partner Norwegian Centre for E-health Research.


Please register to the ETC at the main registration page here. By doing so you get access to the whole ETC program, and the whole EHIN conference. Many of the EHiN-FH sessions will also be held in English.

European Telemedicine Conference 2016


ETC will present a scientific track and an ETC track. All session presented by ETC willl be held in English. Also parts of the EHiN sessions will be presented in English, and by registrating you will get access to the whole extended program of EHiN.


More information to come.

Scientific track

Call for papers for the ETC:
The European Telemedicine Conference 2016 highlights research and operational evidence from innovative healthcare solutions. As such, the goal is to address challenges and findings from new product development, effect-oriented studies, and operational experiences.
An international program committee will judge the abstracts submitted. The best abstracts will be selected for oral presentation, and remaining accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the conference. Accepted ETC16 abstracts will be published in a supplement to the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC).

Areas of general interest to ETC16 include studies and other activities related to development, assessment and implementation of telemedicine and health informatics in general. More specialized topics within ETC16 include, but are not limited to:

  • Participatory design
  • Implementation studies
  • Health service research
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of telemedicine
  • Economic evaluation of telemedicine
  • Clinical telemedicine practice
  • Medical connectivity
  • Enabling technologies
  • Health policy and regulation
  • Technology and society
  • Integrated Care
  • Monitoring
  • Health informatics
  • Clinical decision support systems
  • Data analytics
  • Knowledge management
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Assistive technology
  • Design and development of methodologies for healthcare IT

Abstracts should be submitted in Easychair

Abstracts are limited to one A4 page, and must follow guidelines for supplements from IJIC.

The fee described in the “IJIC guidelines for Conference Supplements” are not to be paid by the submitters of the abstracts. This fee relates to the ETC conference as a whole, and is taken care of.

Key dates

1 March 2016: Submission opens
19 June 2016: Extended submission deadline
15 August 2016: Notification of acceptance
15 September 2016: Revised abstract deadline
15-16 November 2016: Conference dates

Scientific track committee

Program chairs:

  • Associate professor Hege K. Andreassen, Norwegian Centre for E-health Research
  • Associate professor Stein Olav Skrøvseth, Norwegian Centre for E-health Research
  • Professor Uffe Kock Wiil, Patient@home, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

  • Andrew Watson – UPMC
  • Cathrine Pope – University of Southampton
  • Christian Nøhr – Aalborg University
  • Gregor Stiglic – University of Maribor
  • Heidi Gilstad – The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Jarmo Repponen – University of Oulu
  • Josep Roca – Hospital Clinic CDR
  • Kasper Jensen – Norwegian Centre for e-Health Research
  • Line Melby – SINTEF
  • Maarit Kangas – University of Oulu
  • Monika Johansen – Norwegian Centre for e-Health Research
  • Niilo Saranummi – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  • Stuart Anderson – University of Edinburgh
  • Terje Solvoll – Norwegian Centre for e-Health Research
  • Vivian Vimarlund – Lindkoping University


The competition focuses on new solutions for future health using information and communication technologies with respect to health challenges. The solutions presented for the competition can be anything in the field of

homecare and telemedicine tools,

patient empowerment and communication,

health information support systems,

administrative support systems,

teaching solutions and

solutions for treatment and care.

ETC Innovation Competition

The showground for new solutions and technology in the field of health care at the European Telemedicine Conference. The ETC Innovation Competition is an international contest focusing on new innovative ideas in the field of E-health and telemedicine.

Two categories:

  • Young Innovators
  • Start-ups

The competition has two categories:

Young Innovators

  • All participants must be less than 30 years old at 1 November 2016.
  • The innovation team can participate if the innovation is only still at idea level
  • Companies may also participate provided they are not established before 1 June, 2016
  • If the idea is presented by a commercial company the company cannot have had an income of over 50 000 € since startup
  • If the idea is presented by a research group, or a member of a research group, the supervisor doesn’t have to fulfill the age criteria.



How to participate?

  1. Send an application to where you describe your innovative solution. Deadline: 20 September 2016See criteria for participation and application in ETC Innovation Competition 2016 Rules and regulations
  1. The ETC Innovation Committee will evaluate the applications and select the best three in each category.
  2. If selected, you or your group will be invited to Oslo 15 November  to pitch your idea in front of the professional jury and audience at a session on the European Telemedicine Conference.
  3. The winners in each category will win a travel to the WoHIT Conference  Exhibition in Barcelona the 21 and 22 November 2016 to present their  winning concept for an international crowd at a plenary session.


Key dates

1 June 2016: Open for submissions

20 September 2016: Submission deadline

10 October 2016: Notification of the three finalists in each category

15 November 2016: Presentation of the finalists at the ETC in Oslo 

21 and 22 November 2016: Presentation of the two winning concepts at a plenary session at WoHIT in Barcelona


ETC Innovation Competition Committee

Siri Bjørvig – Section Manager Health Analytics Norwegian Centre for E-health Research

Donna Henderson – Service Development Manager NHS 24 / Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Simona Abbro – Director International Marketing Communications UPMC Italy

Jordi Piera – CIO, CINO Badalona Serveis Assestencials SA, Spain

Mette Maria Skjøth – Centre for Innovative Medical Technology at Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Start-up category:

  • The Startup must have been launched within the last 2 years
  • If the Startup has received external funding, it can only be up to 500 000 €
  • The Startup must have a demonstrable product or service

For questions regarding the ETC Innovation Competition, please contact Eli Kristiansen

For questions about the ETC, please contact Eli Kristiansen,
email: phone: +47 971 62 311

Previous ETC events

ETC Partners

ETC 2016 is presented by the ETC Partners: