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MedForum: International Conference on Patient-Centered Approaches to Medical Intervention 2024

May 27 & 28, 2024 | Online | Worldwide

Organizers

Publishing Opportunities
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Important Dates

1. Submission of Full Length Articles 12-05-2024

2. First Review  18-06-2024

3. Second review and decision 01-07-2024

4. Camera Ready Papers Sent to Publishers 15-08-2024

5. Publication Date To be updated by publisher

Submission Link opens on 15th March 2024
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About

Welcome to MedForum, a leading international conference dedicated to advancing patient-centered approaches to medical intervention. Our platform unites healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers, and industry leaders from across the globe to explore innovative strategies prioritizing patient well-being and preferences in medical decision-making and treatment.

At MedForum, we recognize patients as the focal point of healthcare. Our conference emphasizes holistic patient-centered care, highlighting collaborative efforts between healthcare providers and patients to achieve optimal health outcomes. Through fostering inclusivity and support, we empower individuals to actively engage in their healthcare journey, making informed decisions aligned with their values, preferences, and goals.

Our conference program covers a diverse range of topics, including:

1.  Shared Decision-Making: We discuss principles and practices of shared decision-making, where healthcare providers and patients collaborate to select the most suitable treatment options based on clinical evidence, patient preferences, and values.

2.  Personalized Medicine: Explore the latest advances in personalized medicine, tailoring medical interventions to individual characteristics such as genetic makeup, lifestyle factors, and environmental influences to optimize efficacy and minimize adverse effects.

3.  Patient Engagement and Empowerment:  Learn about innovative approaches to enhance patient engagement and empowerment, including patient education, communication skills training for healthcare providers, and integrating patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice.

4.  Health Equity and Access: Addressing health disparities and promoting equitable access to healthcare services is crucial. Our conference examines strategies to reduce access barriers and improve health outcomes for underserved populations.

5.  Technology and Innovation:  Discover how technology and innovation are revolutionizing healthcare delivery and empowering patients to actively manage their health. Topics may include telemedicine, mobile health applications, wearable devices, and digital health platforms. Moreover, the conference focuses on how technology is utilized to inform various stakeholders about medical advancements, ensuring that healthcare professionals, patients, policymakers, and industry leaders are well-informed about the latest developments in medical intervention.

6.  Ethical Considerations:  We explore ethical considerations surrounding patient-centered care, including issues related to informed consent, privacy, autonomy, and the ethical use of emerging technologies in healthcare.

MedForum offers a unique opportunity for attendees to engage in stimulating discussions, share best practices, and foster collaborations advancing patient-centered medical intervention. Join us as we work towards a future where every patient receives compassionate, personalized care that respects their individual needs and preferences.

Chairs
Fee
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Prof. Dimitrios A Karras

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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Dr. Eugenio Vocaturo

Dept. Computer Engineering, Modeling,
Electronics, and Systems Sciences,
University of Calabria, Italy

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Dr. Asif Ekbal

Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna India

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Dr. Nandkishor Bankar

 Jawaharlal Nehru medical college Wardha

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Dr. Nishikant Ingole

 Jawaharlal Nehru medical college Wardha

Organizing and Publications Committee
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Dr.Dilrabo Bakhronova

Uzbek State University of World Languages, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Dr. Sai Kiran Oruganti

Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

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Dr. Abhinav Sharma

Solar Research Center, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Yuvaraju Chinnam

Research Scientist, Blue eye soft corp.  South Carolina, USA

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Tracks

The conference will consider submissions strictly within the defined tracks. The submissions that do not fall under the following defined categories will not be sent for peer review:

1. Shared Decision-Making Track

  • Principles and practices of shared decision-making

  • Strategies for effective communication between healthcare providers and patients

  • Tools and resources for facilitating shared decision-making in clinical settings

  • Patient decision aids and their impact on treatment outcomes

  • Implementing shared decision-making in diverse healthcare settings

2. Personalized Medicine Track

  • Genomic medicine and its applications in personalized treatment

  • Precision oncology: Tailoring cancer treatment based on molecular profiling

  • Strategies for improving patient-provider communication and relationship-building

  • Empowering patients to actively participate in healthcare decision-making

  • Integrating patient-reported outcomes into clinical practice

  • Innovative technologies for enhancing patient engagement and self-management

 

3. Health Equity and Access Track

  • Addressing disparities in healthcare access and outcomes

  • Social determinants of health and their impact on health equity

  • Community-based approaches to improving healthcare access for underserved populations

  • Policy interventions to reduce healthcare disparities

  • Strategies for promoting cultural competency and diversity in healthcare

4. Technology and Innovation Track

  • Telemedicine and virtual care delivery models

  • Wearable devices and remote monitoring technologies

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare

  • Blockchain technology for secure healthcare data management

  • Digital therapeutics and mobile health applications


5. Ethical Considerations Track

  • Informed consent in the era of precision medicine and genetic testing

  • Privacy and security issues in healthcare data sharing and digital health technologies

  • Autonomy and decision-making capacity in patient-centered care

  • Ethical implications of emerging technologies in healthcare

  • Equity and fairness in resource allocation and healthcare delivery

  • Pharmacogenomics: Optimizing drug selection and dosing for individual patients

  • Personalized nutrition and lifestyle interventions for disease prevention and management

  • Ethical considerations in personalized medicine research and practice

6. Diabetes Management Track

  • Innovations in diabetes prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Advances in glucose monitoring technology and insulin delivery systems

  • Lifestyle interventions for diabetes prevention and management

  • Personalized approaches to diabetes care based on patient characteristics

  • Strategies for addressing psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes

7. Special Case Studies Track

  • Complex and challenging patient cases across various medical specialties

  • Multidisciplinary approaches to managing rare diseases and syndromes

  • Ethical dilemmas and decision-making in complex medical scenarios

  • Success stories and lessons learned from unique patient care experiences

  • Collaborative problem-solving and innovation in addressing special cases

Conference Fee

Early Bird Registration: 9000 INR| 109 USD

Included in the Fee

- Publication
- Formatting and Grammar Check
- Oral Presentation
- Conference Sessions

- Workshop

- Proceedings article in SPAST Reports

- Extended article in SCITEPress sent for SCOPUS for indexing

*Additional charges Taxes: 20.8% 

Late Registration: 11500 INR | 140 USD

Included in the Fee

- Publication
- Formatting and Grammar Check
- Oral Presentation
- Conference Sessions

- Workshop

- Proceedings sent to SCOPUS for indexing

*Additional charges Taxes: 20.8% 

Normal Registration: 3500 INR| 45 USD

Included in the Fee

- Publication
- Formatting and Grammar Check
- Oral Presentation
- Conference Sessions

- Workshop

- Proceedings sent to Google indexing

- All Special issues articles will be invited from these proceedings

*Additional charges Taxes: 18%

Peer Review Policy:

All VectMag conferences follow a stringent multi-round peer-review process, akin to scholarly journals. This characteristic has been acknowledged by our publishing partners, as evidenced by our comprehensive peer-review data submissions spanning our previous nine conferences.

 

Guidelines for Authors

Guidelines for Reviewers

Scopus has very clear set of guidelines for indexing and most people forget some basic requirements: https://www.vectmag.com/reviewer-guidelines

 

Essential Requirements

  1. Formatting should adhere to the guidelines provided by the organizer/publisher. The Organizers have assigned an internal team for formatting corrections.

  2. Image quality: Images should not be copied, under copyright, or taken from other papers as screenshots.

  3. Grammar: Corrections can be made internally. The Organizers have assigned an internal team for Grammar corrections.

  4. Author affiliations and email IDs should be accurate and functional at the time of indexing.

  5. Citations: A maximum of three self-citations is allowed.

  6. No politically sensitive articles, advertisements for a particular ideology, politician/individual, or political party.

  7. Scientific accuracy: Manuscripts with incorrect logic or scientifically unfounded claims will be rejected.

  8. Manuscripts must be relevant to the conference theme/scope; otherwise, they will not be considered.

 

Plagiarism Report:

  1. Ensure that the similarity index, excluding references, does not exceed 10%.

  2. Use either iThenticate or Turnitin software exclusively.

Review Quality and Diversity:

1. "At least 2 reviewers are needed."
2. "Both reviewers should be from two different organizations."
3. "All reviewers and authors should be from different organizations."

 

Review Comments

  1. Comments should be contextual.

  2. Comments should be actionable, and upon reading, authors should know what they need to do to improve the quality of the article.

  3. Avoid citation comments as much as possible. Only ask authors to cite references that are relevant to the article.

  4. Avoid single-line comments or no comments (e.g., Accept, Reject, good paper, Accept, bad paper, reject, etc.). Instead, provide proper reasoning for accepting or rejecting the paper.

  5. Providing relevant comments to improve a manuscript is a good review practice. Cover the following sections of the paper:

    a. Abstract: Comment on the abstract.

    b. Introduction: Comment on the introduction.

    c. Method/Proposed idea: Provide comments if you agree or disagree and suggest improvements to enhance the paper.

    d. Experiments & Results: Provide comments if you agree or disagree and suggest improvements to this section.

    e. Conclusions: Conclusions should align with the abstract and introduction based on experiments and outcomes.

    f. References: Comment on the relevance of references to the article; check for self-citation, ensuring authors have not cited more than three of their own articles.

 

Reviewer Details

All reviewers must mention their ORCID ( please go to your profile on seas transactions and add ORCID)

Program (Tentative)
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