A panel is a 90-minute session during the main conference programme that focuses on a specific challenge, application area or methodological development. A panel would typically feature 3-5 panelists giving a brief presentation or making a position statement, followed by discussion with an active role for the audience. A panel proposal should clearly specify the motivation and aims, intended outcome (e.g. clarification of challenges), target audience and the structure of the session.

The Programme Committee encourages equal representation of women and men on panels, as well as participation of patients.



Contributions should consists of up to 2 pages, clearly specifying the title, aim and objectives of the panel and its panelists (including their short bios). Panel submissions will be treated separately from the other submissions.

Please use HealTAC2018-Session-Template and submit proposals via EasyChair. The (extended) deadline for submissions: January 21st, 2018.


Key dates

  • The deadline for submissions: January 15th January 21st, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: February 22nd, 2018
  • Early registration deadline: March 1st, 2018
  • The PhD forum session: 9:00-12:30 (tbc), April 18th, 2018