IEEE-EMBS Conference on Healthcare Innovation and Point-of-Care Technologies

Co-located with the IEEE-EMBS International Conference on
Body Sensor Networks: Sensor and Systems for Digital Health
(IEEE BSN 2023)
MIT Media Lab • Boston MA USA • 11th – 13th October 2023

Welcome to IEEE HI-POCT 2023

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Welcome to IEEE EMBC 2023

Welcome to EMBC 2023 and to Sydney, Australia! EMBC 2023 is the 45th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. We are honoured and thrilled to host our EMBS community ‘down under’ from 24th to 28th July 2023.

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IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Health Innovations in Point of Care Technology (IEEE HI-POCT) is the premier conference in the areas of Health innovations in point-of-care technologies. In its eighth year, this IEEE EMB Strategic Conference will emphasize funding opportunities and the promise and pitfalls of the journey from idea to patient. The conference will provide a strategic forum in which clinicians, industry experts, innovation experts, researchers, and students will examine how to define unmet clinical needs and successfully travel along the innovation cycle toward commercialization and patient impact. Clinical, technological, regulatory, and marketing aspects of this learnable process will be stressed. Expert panels will discuss learnings in the development, translation, and commercialization of technologies and challenges in bringing medical care innovation to community health. The conference will be co-located with the IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Body Sensor Networks – Sensors and Systems for Digital Health (IEEE BSN) in Boston.

Importance: IEEE HI-POCT 2023 will accept 4-page conference Full Papers, 1-page Conference Abstracts for poster presentation, and 1-page Prototype Demonstration Abstracts. Excellent papers (e.g., Best Paper Award candidates) will be invited to present in a special session at the conference and extend their works for rapid review and publication in several partnering journals, such as IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, PLOS Digital Health, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and Frontiers in Digital Health. See Call for Papers for more details.

Keynote talks and panel discussions with leaders and stakeholders will address clinical needs, mastering the process of innovation, funding, and individual networking opportunities. In addition, a limited number of poster presentations will be included in the final program.

Who Should Attend: All researchers, clinicians, and students engaged in scientific and clinical research related to the development and commercialization of healthcare applications are invited to attend. All stakeholders in healthcare innovations, delivery, maintenance, services, and management are specifically encouraged to participate in the conference. Industries and businesses dealing with healthcare products, devices, pharma, and payers, along with life-sciences-related sponsoring agencies and foundations, are welcome to participate in the collaborative synergy addressing the future of healthcare innovations and point-of-care technologies in medicine.

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Important Dates:

May 15, 2023
Full Paper (4-pages) deadline
July 15, 2023
Full Paper acceptance notification
July 18, 2023
Conference Abstract (1-page) and Prototype Demo Abstract (1-page) deadline
August 7, 2023
Full Paper camera-ready deadline
October 11-13, 2023

All deadlines are 11:59pm USA (PST)

*no further extension

Conference Themes

Conference themes would include a topical coverage of (but not limited to):

  • Global health and precision medicine
  • Telemedicine and health informatics
  • Machine and deep learning/big data
  • Point-of-care, Point-of-need, and home-based technologies
  • Improved clinical laboratory tests and testing technologies
  • Mobile and wearable diagnostics
  • Personalized health
  • Miniature and wireless devices
  • Molecular and microfluidic diagnostics
  • Biosensors/biomarkers
  • Mental health technologies
  • Diversity, equity, and social determinants of health
  • Accessible and equitable technologies
  • Regulatory challenges
  • Community medicine technology
  • Translation and commercialization
Sessions Proposals, Mini-Symposia, Workshops, and Special Sessions Full Contributed Papers One-page Papers
(Research Poster Papers)
Submission Deadline Jan 19, 2022
Accept/Reject Notification Jan 28, 2022
Final Submission Deadline Feb 25, 2022
Submission Deadline* Jan 31, 2022
Accept/Reject Notification Apr 1, 2022
Final Submission Deadline Apr 12, 2022
Submission Deadline Apr 8, 2022
Accept/Reject Notification Apr 28, 2022
Final Submission Deadline May 6, 2022

All deadlines are 11:59pm USA (PST)

*no further extension