Digital health and care congress 2019

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This annual event brings together leading NHS and social care professionals who are all interested in how data and technology can improve the health and wellbeing of patients and the quality and efficiency of services.  

Join NHS and social care teams, innovators, researchers and policy-makers for two days packed full of interesting content and innovative projects. You’ll discover the latest national developments in digital health, design your own congress experience with a choice of deep-dive breakout sessions and have the chance to network with more than 400 delegates working in this area.  

We're looking for projects to present at this event - find out more

Discounted early bird rates expire on 22 October – book now 

Testimonials from 2018

Fascinating and great at all levels of digital thinking, strategic and on-the-ground delivery of care.

I learnt a lot and came away re-enthused and optimistic about what could be achieved.

An illuminating day – well worth the time.

Present your project

You are invited to present the progress and impact of your projects implementing digital health and care innovations under one of the themes indicated below.  

Your project should focus on digital health and care in practice and should report on recent experiences in the development of new innovations. You should present case descriptions of health and care on a national, regional or local level. 

Accepted projects will get a presentation slot at a breakout session at the congress. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. 

Please note: we want to give as many public sector health and care professionals the opportunity to present as possible. If you are from a commercial organisation working in partnership with an NHS or local government organisation, we encourage you to submit a project alongside your NHS or social care partner and ask your NHS/social care partner organisation to present. 

Congress themes 

Authors are invited to submit under the following themes: 

  • Digital tools for people who work in health and care  
    including decision support, team-working and collaboration, and digital care records and planning 
  • Engaging patients, carers and services users in their own care
    including self-care, patient access to care records, and online apps and services 
  • Using technology and data to support place-based systems of care
    including digital work around ICS, STP and other programmes, shared care records, interoperability and data sharing. 

Submission deadline 

All papers must be submitted by Friday 5 October 2018. 

Congress fees 

If your project is accepted for presentation, there will be a maximum of 1 free speaker place allocated. Any additional speaker places must be purchased (at a discounted rate). We are unable to subsidise the travel or congress costs of any participant seeking to make a presentation. 


We invite submissions for posters and if accepted, posters will be displayed around the exhibition area for the duration of the congress and authors are encouraged to be present at their posters during breaks and lunch. Please note there are no poster presentation slots included in the congress programme. 

How to submit your project 

Please enter your submission online. When submitting your project you will need to: 

  • Indicate your preference for the type of submission: presentation (15-20 min slot) or poster
  • Enter names and details of the presenting authors, including job titles and organisations 
  • Indicate whether your project is new or developing work, or completed work with evaluation
  • Indicate which of the three themes you are submitting under. 
  • Include a structured abstract of no more than 500 words including: introduction, aims and objectives, method, results, conclusions. 

What to avoid in your abstract 

The focus for our congress is on how technology and data can be used to support improvements in health and care for patients and users. Please bear that in mind when writing your abstract. 

The focus for the event is also on sharing best practice in digital health and care. You are invited to present current or latest research results and/or report on the progress and impact of innovative projects. Your abstract should not be a sales pitch. 

How your abstract is reviewed 

We have a committee who will be reviewing all of the submitted abstracts. Each abstract is reviewed by two different committee members and their final score is based on the combination of both reviews. Reviewers will be looking at quality of content, significance to theory or practice, relevance to the themes of the congress, originality and innovation. 

Confirming presentations 

All submissions will be reviewed by the congress scientific committee and you will be e-mailed notification of the results of your submission by Monday 22 October 2018. 

Sponsorship and exhibition

Engage with leaders and decision-makers from across the health and care sector by sponsoring or exhibiting at this event. To find out more, please email Danielle Roche or call her on 020 7307 2482.


Early bird rates

These discounted tickets expire on 22 October 2018 - book now.

Group rates

  • 10 per cent discount for 3-4 people
  • 15 per cent discount for 5-6 people
  • 20 per cent discount for 7 or more people. 

Please email Annie for your promotional code. The discount will not be automatically applied to your booking and does not apply to Early bird tickets.


Receive 50 per cent off if you're a student in full-time education. Please email Annie for your promotional code. 

Bursaries for patients and carers 

We offer a limited number of bursary (free) places for our conferences. These are reserved for patients and carers. To apply for a bursary for this event, please email Annie

Register now

Can I pay by invoice? 

Yes. Please select your tickets and once you're through to the registration form, you can amend the 'payment method' from credit card to 'pay by invoice'. Please note, there is a £20 surcharge to cover the cost of processing invoices. This is in addition to the ticket price and will be added to your invoice. There is no charge for paying by debit or credit card.