OCTOBER 16-18, 2019



October 17-19, 2018 | Boston, MA

2018 Poster Sessions - FAQs

Updated June 22, 2018

The 2018 Connected Health Conference (CHC18) is taking place October 17-19 at the Boston Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center. CHC18 combines the industry's two leading events -- the Partners Connected Health Symposium and the PCHAlliance Connected Health Conference -- to create an unmatched thought leadership experience in the hub of healthcare and innovation.

Balancing Technology and the Human Element
Thoughtfully embedding connected health technologies into healthcare will allow providers to focus on the human elements of caring, judgment and emotional intelligence, support cooperative care with patients, improve health outcomes, enhance patient-doctor relationships and enable a critical shift to prevention, wellness and self-care across the lifespan. CHC18 will explore how we integrate these technologies in care delivery, wellness and daily living.

2018 Connected Health Conference Poster Session - Hosted by PCHAlliance, Partners Connected Health and JMIR Publications

What is the CHC18 Poster Session?

  • Approximately 50 accepted posters that share methodologies and findings from connected/digital health-related research will be on display during the Conference. There will be designated times for on the Conference agenda for poster presentations. When are the poster presentation sessions held?
  • Session A = 10:40 AM-12:40 PM on Thursday 10/18 and
  • Session B = 10:40 AM-12:40 PM on Friday 10/19.

When are poster presenters expected to be at their posters?

  • Presenting authors are expected to be at their poster during either the Thursday or the Friday session times to discuss their posters with Conference attendees. If your poster is accepted, you will be asked which day you plan to be present.

What can I expect during the poster presentation sessions?

  • The presenting author will be expected to stand by his/her poster to answer questions and provide explanations during at least one of the designated session times (e.g., either A or B). You may want to prepare a 1-2-minute synopsis of your research to share with CHC18 attendees.

What should my poster be about?  Are there specific themes?

  • Poster presentations should be relevant to the Conference theme: Balancing Technology and the Human Element, which includes integrating digital technologies into healthcare delivery, wellness, and daily living; focusing on the human elements of caring, judgment and emotional intelligence; supporting cooperative care with patients; improving health outcomes, enhancing patient-doctor relationships, and enabling a critical shift to prevention, wellness, and self-care. Your submission should address one of the topics above and fit into one of these categories:
  • Innovation
  • New technologies and emerging applications (Analytics/A.I., voice recognition/technology, virtual reality)
  • Digital therapeutics and personalized medicine
  • Chronic disease management
  • Implementation
  • International perspectives


How to submit:

  • Prepare your abstract. You can find examples of abstracts and posters from the 2017 Connected Health Conference on the iProceedings website (
  • Submit your abstract using the JMIR/iProceedings website (
  • Abstracts will be accepted based on the recommendation of an independent peer-review panel.
  • Accepted presenters will be notified no later than August 27, 2018.

When should I submit the abstract?

Call for Applications has closed. Selected poster teams will be notified by August 27.

Who should apply?

  • Academics and Researchers working within the Connected Health field.

Is there a limit to the number of authors on the poster?

  • No.  However, the primary author on this submission should be the one who will be presenting the poster at CHC18. (The presenting author will receive the complimentary registration.) Everyone who substantively contributed to the study should be given credit on the poster. 

What should the abstract include?

  • Your abstract (up to 500 words) should include: a Title, Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
  • You can find examples of abstracts and posters from CHC17 on the iProceedings website (

Do the findings for my poster have to be new?

  • The submission should not have been previously published or presented at another conference. However, we recognize that it may take some time to gather and analyze the results from a clinical trial, and are interested in the “new” results of your connected health study.

After I registered on the JMIR site, I could not find the poster session submission area. What do I do? 

  • Register and then log out, then use the link to log back in. It should take you to the correct page.

Will I be notified whether my abstract has been submitted?

  • You will receive a confirmation email when your abstract has been completely submitted.

When will I be notified whether my poster has been accepted?

  • An independent peer-review panel will review abstracts. Accepted presenters will be notified no later than August 27, 2018.

What do I get for presenting a poster?

  • The presenting author will receive one free registration to the Connected Health Conference. The author should plan to present their poster during the designated times.
  • Poster abstracts will be published online in iProceedings (
  • The presenting author is eligible to publish the accepted poster as a full-length research paper in JMIR or one of its sister journals at a reduced publication rate (20% discount). The paper must have the same title as the poster and be submitted up to one month prior to CHC18 or within the two months following the conference. JMIR has created a knowledge base article for JMIR full paper submissions.

Where can I get technical support for the abstract submission process or website?

E-Poster Display Details
Details will be available soon.

Physical Poster Display Details

What are the maximum dimensions for my poster?

  • Maximum dimensions are 94.375"x wide by 46.25" high.

How big are the poster boards?

  • Poster boards are 99” wide and 79” high (from floor to top; legs are 31” high). (See picture below.) They are double-sided. 


Should my poster be black and white, or printed in color?

  • You choose the layout and design of your poster. One recommendation is that you include at least one color to add visual interest. 

Where do I print my poster?

  • CHC18 does not have printing facilities on-site.  Wherever you decide to get it printed, please print it prior to your arrival in Boston.

How will the posters be hung?

  • Pushpins will be provided for you to use to hang your poster on the poster boards provided (see above). Please be aware that poster stock is too heavy to affix to the boards; try to print your poster on paper (which can be laminated) to minimize the weight.

When will I need to hang my poster?

  • The exhibit hall will be open during the morning of October 17 to allow poster presenters to hang their posters. Please ensure that your poster is in place no later than 5:00 PM. 

Do I personally have to hang my poster?

  • Presenting authors should plan to hang their posters, but can ask a colleague to do so. 

Can I mail or ship my poster to CHC18 so I don’t have to carry it on the plane?

  • Yes. Posters should arrive on October 16 or later. Posters that arrive earlier may be discarded. Use the shipping label available for download here. The CHC18 staff are not responsible for any lost or late-arriving poster packages.   

Where and when do I pick up a poster that I have mailed to CHC18?

  •  Any posters that are received by the hotel will be delivered to the poster area.

Additional Information

Who can I contact if my question has not been answered in these FAQs?

  • Contact Julie Brown ( or by phone at 617-643-3905.

Poster Session Registration

One complimentary registration to CHC18 will provided per poster for the presenting author’s use. In addition, a discounted rate of $250 to CHC18 will be provided to a designated number of poster co-authors on the team. More details on registration will be available soon.

When will Presenting Author registration open?

  • The online registration site will be open on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

When is the deadline to register?

  • The online registration site will remain open throughout the Conference. The presenting author and co-authors can register at the discounted rate until the day of the Conference.

Can co-authors get a refund of $250 if they register and then decide they cannot attend?

  • No, refunds are not possible.


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