At the Health Datapalooza, attendees from both the public (governmental) and private sectors engage in meaningful discussions around the future of health data and its role in supporting healthcare transformation.

If your proposal is accepted, you will be invited to share your latest innovations, successes (or stumbles), and strategies for liberating data with people and organizations using data to power changes that improve health and health care. This year, we are particularly interested in having sessions that support collaborative problem solving. We are designing a program that helps you and other attendees walk away with “aha!” moments and insights so you can take these new solutions and products home and make change happen faster!

We invite you to mix it up this year and send us your best ideas for well designed, novel and inventive sessions. The 2020 Health Datapalooza will cover a breadth of relevant topics. Insights into consumer-facing technologies, cybersecurity, value-based systems transformation, multi-sector data sharing, privacy and security, real-word evidence, artificial intelligence, and international approaches are welcome.


  • Submission Open: Tuesday, August 27
  • Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m. ET

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Submission Types and Conference Themes

Here are three ways to think about your contribution:

  1. As a fully designed, 75-minute session where you propose the content and speakers (allow time for ample audience interaction) OR
  2. A brief rapid fire presentation where you are the only speaker OR
  3. NEW this year, as a poster or other printed, graphic presentation highlighting your new tool, solution, or impact.

Submission Types:

  • Call for Panels
    Panels submissions should be submitted to one of the themes (3) by the lead organizer and must include the names and organizations of the panelists. Please note there can be no more than five (5) people on a panel, including the moderator.
  • Call for Rapid Fires
    An individual Rapid Fire submission should be submitted to one of the themes (3) by the presenter. Rapid Fire Presentations will be featured in dedicated rapid fire sessions with time limits strictly enforced (so time yourself when you practice!). Each session will have up to 6 presenters and each will have 7 minutes to enthrall the audience – using a few slides, graphics, a very brief video, or a technology demonstration (be creative!) -- followed by a Q&A with the audience. Rapid Fire Sessions will be organized by theme and are optimized to highlight a much broader range of innovations.
  • Poster
    An individual Poster submission should be submitted to one of the themes (3) by the presenter. Posters should be highly visual representations of your work and could include infographics, illustrations, charts, visual abstracts or traditional/modified academic posters. During the conference, posters are presented actively in dedicated session during which presenters have the opportunity to discuss their work with meeting participants who browse the presentations at their leisure. Posters should highlight how data was used or could be used to improve care or help understand an issue or implement and evaluate an innovation. Reports on initiatives or collaborations to improve access, knowledge, or analytics of a data set or types of data, through case studies, narratives, and other methods are encouraged. Note: Rapid Fire submissions that are not accepted for podium presentation may be accepted for Poster presentation.

Please note: Panels should reflect multiple points of view to maximize diversity of participants, perspectives and balance. If you are selected for a rapid fire, you will be one of 5-6 speakers in quick succession during one breakout block.

Submission Themes:

  • Transforming Patient Care
  • Ensuring Data Privacy and Security
  • Advancing Data Analytics and Application  

Learn more about each theme.