Call for Abstracts

This international conference will be organized by the newly established Digital healthcare ethics laboratory (Digit-HeaL), Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb.

The conference will focus on ethical, legal and social challenges posed by digital technologies in healthcare.

Abstracts addressing any of the issues enlisted below from an ethical, and/or legal, and/or social perspective will be favoured, although work on other topics can also be submitted.

Issues of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • AI in healthcare
  • Big data in healthcare
  • Digital health
  • Research ethics issues in digital health
  • eHealth
  • mHealth
  • Digitalization of Healthcare
  • Data economy and ethics
  • mHealth
  • Social implications of digital healthcare
  • Digital phenotyping
  • Digital psychiatry and mental health apps
  • Health surveillance and tracking
  • Digital technologies and the future of the healthcare profession
  • Digital technologies in pandemic/endemic scenario
  • Digital twins in healthcare

Important dates and information:

Abstract submission deadline: October 1st 2020   extended to November 1st
Notification of acceptance: October 10th 2020      extended to November 10th
Registration deadline: November 15th 2020          extended to December 1st

As the situation with COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, the Conference will be organized as a virtual online event!

Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit an abstract in Word format (500 words maximum).
The Scientific Conference Program Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation.
Please send abstracts by e-mail:

  • Dr Elvira Lazić-Mosler, PhD,
    Catholic University of Croatia, Department of Nursing
  • Mrs. Suzana Obrovac-Lipar,
    Catholic University of Croatia, Head of the Public Relations Office
  • Ms. Ivana Kelava,
    Catholic University of Croatia, Expert Adviser in the Public Relations Office
  • Dr Anto Čartolovni, PhD,
    Catholic University of Croatia, Digital Healthcare ethics laboratory (Digit-HeaL), Croatia
  • Dr Maria Kolesarova, PhD,
    Comenius University in Bratislava/Faculty of Medicine, Slovakia
  • Prof. dr. sc. Robin L. Pierce,
    Tilburg University, Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), Netherlands
  • Prof. dr. sc. Maria Luisa di Pietro,
    Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
  • Prof. Marta Čivljak,
    Catholic University of Croatia, Head of the Department of Nursing
  • Dr. Anto Čartolovni,
    Catholic University of Croatia, Digital Healthcare ethics laboratory (Digit-HeaL), Croatia


Phone: + 385 (0) 1 370 66 28