Call for Abstracts


Call for Abstracts

The conference planning committee invites submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations in the area of value in Canadian healthcare. For example, topics might include:

  • Frameworks for measuring value in healthcare
  • Data needed to support the measurement of value
  • Accountability structures for improved value
  • Payment structures aligned with increasing value
  • Changes to delivery systems to enhance value
  • Policy options and changes for provincial health insurance programs to improve value
  • Ethical implications to patients and providers

A limited number of abstracts will be accepted for 12 minute oral presentations. Abstracts not selected for oral presentation may be accepted as posters instead.

What is value in healthcare?

Value in healthcare is a broadly applied term that refers to activities in the delivery and management of healthcare that are intended to increase or maintain health more than they increase spending. Efficiency and effectiveness are key aspects of value, as are quality and equity. The conference will explore topics important to increasing the value of healthcare, such as health outcomes, patient experience, integrated delivery system attributes and financial incentives as they relate to value in healthcare.

Submission guidelines

Submit your abstract online no later than 11:59 pm PST on Friday, January 11, 2019. If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified by email by January 25, 2019, prior to the early bird registration deadline. Presenters must register for and attend the conference and are responsible for all associated costs.

Submissions must contain the following:

  • Title
  • Full name of presenting author (presenting authors must register for and attend the conference)
  • Email address of presenting author
  • Organizational affiliation of presenting author
  • Full name(s) of co-authors, if applicable
  • Source(s) of funding for research
  • Abstract text of no more than 350 words
  • Statement of no more than 100 words explaining how the abstract relates to improving value in Canadian healthcare
  • Preference for oral or poster presentation

Oral presentation guidelines

  • Presentations will be given in a concurrent session
  • Each speaker will have approximately 12 minutes, plus 1-2 minutes for questions
  • Presenters must register for and attend the conference and are responsible for all associated costs

Poster presentation guidelines

  • Posters will be displayed throughout the conference and featured at the networking reception
  • Posters will be presented on boards 48 inches in height and 60 inches in width
  • Presenters must register for and attend the conference and are responsible for all associated costs