Call for Abstracts- now closed

The call for abstracts is now closed. The peer review process is underway. 

If you would like to make a late submission, please contact the Iceberg Events Team:

Katie Tomkins
07 3876 4988


Dear Authors,

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health (UQ-COH) is pleased to call for abstracts for the 2024 Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-24) conference to be held in Brisbane from the 13-15 November 2024.   

The SFT conference is an interactive experience that promotes engagement, innovation, critical debate, and future planning. SFT-24 will bring together the telehealth and virtual care services community.

Have a role in the future direction of telehealth and virtual care – by submitting an abstract and joining us at the conference.

Topics of Interest

We encourage submissions relating to the clinical use of telehealth across a range of settings and disciplines including public and private hospitals, general practice, specialist services, allied health, nursing, residential aged care facilities, in the home and within First Nations community settings. The committee is very keen to receive submissions that report on failures (or challenges) as well as successful experiences involving telehealth and virtual care – see examples below.   

Presentation Type

Presentation Options:

  • 15 Minute Oral Presentation
  • 3 Minute Oral-Poster Presentation
  • Poster Display (display only in foyer/exhibition space)

Abstract Categories:

Formatting Requirements


  • Title should be a maximum of 150 characters in length


  • Enter name/s of author/s on form
  • Check the box for those authors who are presenting
  • Each author needs to be listed separately 
  • Include professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof) when entering the author/presenter names


  • The online form will not keep any formatting you have created from a Word document; simply enter your abstract into the content box provided
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words written in the English language 
  • Do not leave blank lines between paragraphs 
  • Use standard abbreviations only
  • Do not use abbreviations in the title

Peer Review

All abstracts will be subject to peer review by an international committee of experts in the field.

Abstracts will be judged on originality, significance, technical quality, relevance to the conference themes, and presentation. Submission of an abstract will be regarded as an undertaking that, should it be accepted, at least one author will register and attend the conference to present the work. Authors may submit more than one abstract, provided it meets the conditions outlined earlier.

Conference Proceedings

All accepted abstracts will be published electronically in the SFT-24 conference proceedings.  A selected number of abstracts will be published as short papers in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare (December 2024 special issue).

Important Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Open: from Monday 18 March 2024

  • Abstracts Submission Close: Monday 27 May 2024
  • Peer-Review of Submissions: Monday 3 June – Friday 14 June 2024
  • Notification to Authors (SFT presentations):  June 2024
  • Notification to Authors (JTT short papers*):  June 2024
  • Short paper manuscripts (if selected for JTT special issue) due: no later than Monday 12 August 2024
  • Final Abstracts (for SFT-24 conference proceedings): Monday 21 October 2024

Specific dates subject to minor changes. Please check the website for latest details.
Please note that a limited number of invitations for short papers will be made by the JTT editorial team and are separate to offers sent to authors for SFT presentations. 

If you have any issues with submitting your abstract, please contact the Conference Organisers, 

Some dates subject to change and may be updated as required.  Please refer to the SFT-24 website for the latest instructions.

Submit Abstract

Submit your abstract by clicking below. 

24th Successes and Failures in Telehealth Conference (SFT-24) will be held from 13-15 November 2024 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

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