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From: Gunther Eysenbach <geysenba@jmir.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 08:33:13 -0500
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Call for Papers/Abstracts/Tutorial Proposals/Panel Proposals

Abstract Deadline: March 15, 2006

MEDNET is a scientific conference organized of under the auspices of the
Society for the Internet in Medicine (SIM). In 2006, MEDNET will be part of
a larger eHealth conference, with around 500-800 delegates, involving
meetings of other groups such as the International Society for Research on
Internet Interventions, and the WATI group (Web-Assisted Tobacco
Interventions). A NCI-sponsored cancer afternoon will highlight the work of
the NCI Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research (CECCR) and
other cancer communication. Keynote speakers will include world-renowned
scientists from the eHealth research arena, but also including business
leaders from companies such as Microsoft and Google. 

Please preregister today at
(Pre-registration is mandatory before you can submit an abstract or
panel/tutorial proposal).

The congress is co-sponsored by the Society of Internet in Medicine (SIM)
and the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), the leading Open Acesss
eHealth journal (http://www.jmir.org).

Tracks and themes at Mednet 2006
World Congress on Internet in Medicine, Toronto, Oct 13-20
-	Semantic Web applications and search engine technologies
-	Health-e Body Weight: Ehealth technologies for healthy eating and
active lifestyle
-	Cancer and the Internet
-	Web-Assisted Tobacco Interventions
-	Psychobehavioral interventions on the Internet
-	Evaluation and methodological issues in ehealth
-	Web-based medical education
-	Health communication on the internet
-	Patient portals
-	Putting electronic health records online
-	E-trials: Using the web and e-technologies for clinical trials
-	Public (e-)health, population health technologies, surveillance
-	Internet for disease prevention
-	eHealth for chronic diseases
-	Online pharmacies
-	Internet based publishing and peer-review
-	Open Access publishing in medicine
-	Usability and human factors on the web
-	Health information on the web: Supply and Demand
-	Next Generation Internet Health Applications
-	Telehealth and medical practice using IP technologies
-	Business opportunities in ehealth
-	Failures in eHealth

General Instructions
Note that all abstracts/papers and proposals must be submitted online at
http://www.mednetcongress.org/ocs/submit.php only. Submissions by email will
be ignored. 

IMPORTANT: Proposals made in the pre-registration form are merely considered
"informal" suggestions to facilitate our planning. They are not a substitute
for a formal submission on the abstract submission site !

Please also note that for all submissions you will be asked to nominate two
peer-reviewers (who should not be working with you or have any other
conflicts of interests). 

Call for Abstracts and Papers
All abstracts have a strict word limit of 250 words. Abstracts will have to
be pasted into an online abstract form and should NOT contain any special
formatting (bold, italics), special characters (eg. Greek characters),

Abstracts are invited in 3 tracks: research, practice, and business. 

Research Track
Abstract Deadline: March 15th, 2006
Paper Deadline (a abstract must have been submitted!): May 15th, 2006

Abstracts in the research track have higher acceptance standards and must be
structured into Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusions,
and References. Each section (except References) should start with the
respective heading in the same line (e.g. "Background: The Internet has
become..."), with a new section starting on a new line. DO NOT CAPITALIZE
THE SECTION HEADINGS (e.g. do not write "BACKGROUND:", but "Background:").
In the results section, make sure to include relevant statistics, such as
sample sizes, response rates, P-values or Confidence Intervals. References
are mandatory for Research abstracts. In-text citations should be provided
as number in square-brackets [1-3] (see below on how references should be
cited). The References section should start with "References", followed by a
line break, and a numbered (1. , 2., ...) list of references in JMIR format,
with each reference on a new line. 
If an abstract in the research track is accepted, the author will receive an
invitation to submit a full paper (5 pages), which will be published (fully
PubMed-indexed and citable). In addition, the Scientific Programme Committee
may nominate the best papers to be published in JMIR, the leading Open
Access eHealth journal (http://www.jmir.org). The Article Processing Fee for
these authors will be fully waived!

Other Tracks
Abstracts in the practice and business track will be published as abstract
only. No full papers will be invited here. Abstracts will be published as
Open Access publication.

For all tracks: 
Do not use any HTML or attempt to hyperlink to websites. 
You should cite up to 5 references in the abstract, with cited URLs being
treated as reference. The in-text citation must be a number in square
brackets like this [1]. Cited webpages (URLs) which are not journal articles
must be archived with WebCite (www.webcitation.org) [2]. 
The References section should start with "References", followed by a line
break, and a numbered (1. , 2., ...) list of references in JMIR format [1],
with each reference on a new line. 

1. JMIR Instructions for Authors.
WebCite: http://www.webcitation.org/query?id=95905 [cached 29.12.2005]
2. Eysenbach G, Trudel M. Going, Going, Still There: Using the WebCite
Service to Permanently Archive Cited Web Pages. J Med Internet Res
2005;7(5):e60 [Full text]

On submission, authors can select one of the following presentation formats:

-	Oral presentation only
-	Oral or poster presentation (let organizers decide)
-	Poster presentation
-	Software demo table (poster board + table in exhibition hall -
(additional costs apply))
-	8'x10' Exhibition booth (additional costs apply)

Please note that we have a limited number of slots for oral presentations.
Chances for acceptance are much higher for poster presentations.

Call for Tutorial Proposals
(Deadline: Full proposal due by March 15th, 2006)
Tutorial sessions are half-day events which will be taught by experts in a
field. The tutor will receive a complimentary ticket for the entire
conference and a small honorarium. Please note that we reserve the right to
cancel any tutorial with fewer than 10 registrants as of three weeks prior
to the meeting. 
Submit your tutorial proposal at
http://www.mednetcongress.org/ocs/submit.php. Full proposals are due by
March 15th, 2006

Tutorial proposals must not exceed 600 words in length and must include

-	an abstract of 300-400 words that will serve as the basis for a
description used in the online and print programs if accepted 
-	a list of specific educational goals that attendees can expect to
-	a description of "who should attend"
-	an indication of the level or combination of levels of the content
(percentage of coverage that is basic, intermediate, and advanced)
-	a description of prerequisites, if any
-	the name of a reference from an organization that has previously
sponsored the same or another tutorial of similar duration by the instructor

-	a preliminary list of audio-visual equipment (incl. Web access
needed?) that will be needed in the presentation
-	suggested max number of participants, and suggested fee for
participants (standard fee: $150)

Call for Panel Proposals
(Deadline: Full proposal due by March 15th, 2006)
Submit panel proposals here (select "multiple paper presentations").
Panels are presentations or debate sessions of a group of leaders in a field
discussing a broad issue of general interest from various perspectives. If
you want to chair a panel, we would ask you to invite 2-3 well-known experts
to present or discuss a topic of your interest together with you at a
45-minute session at the congress. If you are interested in this, please
first approach your fellow panellists with your idea, obtain their feedback
and consent, and then pre-register (and ask your fellow panelists to
preregister as well).
Please note that normally we will not be able to cover the registration fee,
travel and accommodation for any of the panellists. 
A complete panel proposal consists of a "multiple paper submission", and
includes a 250 word session overview, plus a 250 word abstract from each of
the panelists.
Please note that research abstracts are better suited as "single
abstract/paper submission". Panel topics should be broad and appeal to a
wide audience.

We look forward seeing you in Toronto.
Best wishes
Dr. Gunther Eysenbach
Chair, 11th World Congress on Internet in Medicine, Toronto, Canada

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Gunther Eysenbach MD, MPH

Senior Scientist, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation
Division of Medical Decision Making and Health Care Research; 
Toronto General Research Institute of the UHN;

Associate Professor, 
Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of

Editor/Publisher, Journal of Medical Internet Research

Executive Director, WebCite Consortium, http://www.webcitation.org

Chair, 11th World Congress on Internet in Medicine (MEDNET 2006),

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2006), http://www.mednetcongress.com/preregistration.php
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