The abstract submission period has officially ended and the call for abstracts is closed.

Abstracts are being solicited for SEARCH 2020 – The National Telehealth Research Symposium. We are currently seeking Podium presentations (short lecture and long lecture) and Posters.  Focus categories include, but are not limited to: Research, Policy, Education, Administration, and State of the Art. To submit your abstract for SEARCH 2020, please follow the link below.


If you have any questions, please email

  • All submissions must be sent via the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION form.
  • Abstracts written to promote a product, company, or service will NOT be considered.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed and selected for presentation based on the scoring guidelines provided below.
  • Upon notification of acceptance, you will have two weeks to confirm and register for the conference.
  • Focus areas:
    • Evidence-based research that supports the benefits of connected health systems (e.g., telemedicine, telehealth, eHealth, mHealth)
    • Quality initiatives and telehealth measures
    • Telehealth training programs and education


If you are selected for a Podium presentation, sessions are approximately 60 minutes long and you will be assigned a speaking time ranging from 15 to 30 minutes allowing for Q&A.


  • Does the abstract offer new knowledge to conference attendees?
  • Does the abstract highlight current connected health research endeavors and  findings or identify the need for connected health research endeavors?
  • Are there findings, strategies, and outcomes that may benefit other connected health endeavors?


  • Does the abstract clearly, concisely, and logically convey the intent of the presentation and support the title, background, purpose, results and conclusions?


  • Is the topic timely and relevant to the activities, initiatives, or direction of connected health?
  • Does the abstract cover one or more of the stated focus areas?


  • Does the abstract have any commercial affiliation that may impact the objectivity of the presentation?



Abstract Submissions Due Friday, July 10, 2020 – 11:59 PM (CST)
Notification of Acceptance Announced Tuesday, August 18, 2020



  • Podium presentations
    • If you are selected for a podium presentation, sessions are approximately 60 minutes long and you will be assigned a speaking time ranging from 15 to 30 minutes allowing for Q&A.
  • Poster presentations
    • The poster presentation session is approximately 60 minutes long and you must be available during the session for Q&A.
    • You may also be invited to present during a 2-minute research flash presentation during the symposium.
    • Dimensions and other specifications will be provided upon notification of poster presentation acceptance.
    • Posters must remain in place until the conclusion of the session.


This year, SEARCH 2020 – The National Telehealth Research Symposium, is excited to announce the online publication of all accepted abstracts to the journal of Telemedicine & e-Health!

Telemedicine and e-Health is the leading peer-reviewed journal for cutting-edge telemedicine applications for achieving optimal patient care and outcomes. It places special emphasis on the impact of telemedicine on the quality, cost effectiveness, and access to healthcare. Telemedicine applications play an increasingly important role in health care. They offer indispensable tools for home healthcare, remote patient monitoring, and disease management, not only for rural health and battlefield care, but also for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and maritime and aviation settings. Telemedicine and e-Health offers timely coverage of the advances in technology that offer practitioners, medical centers, and hospitals new and innovative options for managing patient care, electronic records, and medical billing.

Learn More About The Journal!