This year the European Telemedicine Conference (ETC) 2016 is part of the E-health in Norway Future Health (EHiN-FH 2016) in Oslo 15th and 16th of November 2016.

It will combine the efforts of several leading European healthcare organisations into two powerful days of health and innovation! The ETC collaborates with prominent healthcare delivery organisations, governmental leaders, clinicians, researchers and university faculties to address and discuss the latest innovations in telemedicine. In 2016 ETC is hosted by the ETC partner Norwegian Centre for E-health Research.

Photo: Ard Jongsma, ETC 2015


Please register to the ETC at the main registration page here. By doing so you get access to the whole ETC program, and the whole EHIN conference. Many of the EHiN-FH sessions will also be held in English.


ETC are presenting a scientific track and an ETC track. All session presented by ETC are helg in English. Also the majority  of the EHiN sessions will be presented in English. By registration to ETC you will also get access to the whole extended program of EHiN.

  • What are the latest trends in Europe on implementing telemedicine? Get the updated status from Norway, Scotland, Denmark and Catalonia.
  • Evaluation of telemedicine: Why do we do it? How can we do it better?
  • What are the success factors for large-scale remote monitoring projects?
  • Meet patients whose strong voices are part of shaping the future in telemedicine.
  • Validation on mHealth apps, we look at concrete national cases and then discuss pros and cons with representatives from the EU commission, the EU parliament and Mobile World Capital.
  • Get the most relevant updates on telemedicine research in Europe in our second track dedicated only to scientific research.

Many exciting speakers from all over Europe are confirmed to ETC 2016. See them all here

Download printable ETC programme here.

Workshops and pre-conference

Educational workshop: Deploying telehealth services in real life – 18 critical success factors.

We recommend this educational workshop to the public sector in their beginning of scaling up their telehealth and telecare services. MOMENTUM’s 18 critical success factors will enable telemedicine ‘doers’ to understand all the actions that they need to take, from leadership to operations, to expand and enhance telehealth services in their local settings.

Hospital visit 14 Nov: Sunnaas Hospital 14 Nov

We have the pleasure to invite you to Sunnaas Hospital, one of Europe’s largest special hospital for medical rehabilitation. The hospital has since the 1990’s worked with telemedicine solutions for their patient groups and has successfully integrated telemedicine in their services. They are considered one of the best Norwegian hospitals on polyclinical telemedicine, remote monitoring, home monitoring and using care at home through telemedicine.

The boat ride through Oslo fjorden on the way there is a great way to see more of Norway while here.

Workshop: Patients’ digital access to their health record: A service for all?

The workshop is targeting everyone who has experience with using, planning, implementing, or researching a service for patients’ digital access to their health record.  The workshop aims to increase the knowledge in Europe regarding the patients’ access to their health record by discussing technical, legal, organizational, practical and cultural barriers for a service for all, as well as investigating possibilities for the future.

Scientific track

The European Telemedicine Conference 2016 highlights research and operational evidence from innovative healthcare solutions. As such, the goal is to address challenges and findings from new product development, effect-oriented studies, and operational experiences.
Accepted ETC16 abstracts will be published in a supplement to the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC).

Areas of general interest to ETC16 include studies and other activities related to development, assessment and implementation of telemedicine and health informatics in general. More specialized topics within ETC16 include, but are not limited to:

  • Participatory design
  • Implementation studies
  • Health service research
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of telemedicine
  • Economic evaluation of telemedicine
  • Clinical telemedicine practice
  • Medical connectivity
  • Enabling technologies
  • Health policy and regulation
  • Technology and society
  • Integrated Care
  • Monitoring
  • Health informatics
  • Clinical decision support systems
  • Data analytics
  • Knowledge management
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Assistive technology
  • Design and development of methodologies for healthcare IT

Guidelines for supplements from IJIC.

The fee described in the “IJIC guidelines for Conference Supplements” are not to be paid by the submitters of the abstracts. This fee relates to the ETC conference as a whole, and is taken care of.

Media partners


Key dates

1 March 2016: Submission opens
19 June 2016: Extended submission deadline
25 August 2016: Notification of acceptance
15 September 2016: Revised abstract deadline
15-16 November 2016: Conference dates

Scientific track committee

Program chairs:

  • Associate professor Hege K. Andreassen, Norwegian Centre for E-health Research
  • Associate professor Stein Olav Skrøvseth, Norwegian Centre for E-health Research
  • Professor Uffe Kock Wiil, Patient@home, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

  • Andrew Watson – UPMC
  • Cathrine Pope – University of Southampton
  • Christian Nøhr – Aalborg University
  • Gregor Stiglic – University of Maribor
  • Heidi Gilstad – The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Jarmo Repponen – University of Oulu
  • Josep Roca – Hospital Clinic CDR
  • Kasper Jensen – Norwegian Centre for e-Health Research
  • Line Melby – SINTEF
  • Maarit Kangas – University of Oulu
  • Monika Johansen – Norwegian Centre for e-Health Research
  • Niilo Saranummi – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  • Stuart Anderson – University of Edinburgh
  • Terje Solvoll – Norwegian Centre for e-Health Research
  • Vivian Vimarlund – Lindkoping University


The competition focuses on new solutions for future health using information and communication technologies with respect to health challenges. The solutions presented for the competition can be anything in the field of

homecare and telemedicine tools,

patient empowerment and communication,

health information support systems,

administrative support systems,

teaching solutions and

solutions for treatment and care.

ETC Innovation Competition

The showground for new solutions and technology in the field of health care at the European Telemedicine Conference. The ETC Innovation Competition is an international contest focusing on new innovative ideas in the field of E-health and telemedicine.

Two categories:

  • Young Innovators
  • Start-ups
Young Innovators Competition

The competition has two categories:

Young Innovators

  • All participants must be less than 30 years old at 1 November 2016.
  • The innovation team can participate if the innovation is only still at idea level
  • Companies may also participate provided they are not established before 1 June, 2016
  • If the idea is presented by a commercial company the company cannot have had an income of over 50 000 € since startup
  • If the idea is presented by a research group, or a member of a research group, the supervisor doesn’t have to fulfill the age criteria.


  • The startup must have been launched within the last 2 years
  • If the startup has received external funding, it can only be up to 500 000 €
  • The startup must have a demonstrable product or service

How to participate?

  1. Send an application to where you describe your innovative solution. Deadline: 20 September 2016See criteria for participation and application in ETC Innovation Competition 2016 Rules and regulations
  1. The ETC Innovation Committee will evaluate the applications and select the best three in each category.
  2. If selected, you or your group will be invited to Oslo 15 November  to pitch your idea in front of the professional jury and audience at a session on the European Telemedicine Conference.
  3. The winners in each category will win a travel to the WoHIT Conference  Exhibition in Barcelona the 21 and 22 November 2016 to present their  winning concept for an international crowd at a plenary session.


Key dates

1 June 2016: Open for submissions

20 September 2016: Submission deadline

10 October 2016: Notification of the three finalists in each category

15 November 2016: Presentation of the finalists at the ETC in Oslo 

21 and 22 November 2016: Presentation of the two winning concepts at a plenary session at WoHIT in Barcelona


ETC Innovation Competition Committee

Siri Bjørvig – Section Manager Health Analytics Norwegian Centre for E-health Research

Donna Henderson – Service Development Manager NHS 24 / Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Simona Abbro – Director International Marketing Communications UPMC Italy

Jordi Piera – CIO, CINO Badalona Serveis Assestencials SA, Spain

Mette Maria Skjøth – Centre for Innovative Medical Technology at Odense University Hospital, Denmark

For questions regarding the ETC Innovation Competition, please contact Eli Kristiansen

For questions about the ETC, please contact Eli Kristiansen,
email: phone: +47 971 62 311

Previous ETC events

ETC Partners

ETC 2016 is presented by the ETC Partners:


ETC Sponsors

ETC 2016 is sponsored by: