The submission of abstracts for the 21st German Congress on Health Services Research closed on 11.04.2022.

General Information

Abstract and Registration Portal

Please create an account or log in with your email address and password. With these access data you can log in to the system at any time and submit further abstracts or finish abstracts you have started.


Abstracts on the topic "COVID-19" can only be submitted and presented in English. For all other abstracts, submission and presentation is possible in German as well as in English.

Abstract Text

For the submission, please use only the template belonging to the chosen track (Word document, font: Arial, font size: 11, no indentation, no spacing). You can download the corresponding template here or in the submission system.

Title and authors

Please enter the abstract title, authors and their affiliations separately in the system. Due to the anonymous evaluation, the Word document with the abstract text must not contain any references to the names of the authors and clinics or their location.

Length, content

The length of the abstract is limited to 2,800 characters (without spaces). Changes to abstracts that have already been submitted are possible until 11 April, 2022.


The use of special text formatting in the title or content of the abstract should be used sparingly. It cannot be guaranteed that all formatting will be displayed correctly in all media (cf. publication).

Presentation Types

You can choose between the following presentation types: Lecture, Poster, Science Slam


Please indicate which type of abstract you are submitting: study results and transfer, study protocol (without results), other.


If the project on which your abstract is based on is/was funded, please indicate this in the course of the submission.

Confirmation of Receipt

After you have submitted the abstract, you as well as all other authors with a provided e-mail address will receive a confirmation by e-mail.


The abstract submission deadline is on 11 April, 2022. On 30 June, 2022, all submitters will be informed about the result of the review.


All submitted papers will be evaluated by several reviewers of the review committee and published on www.egms.de if the abstract is accepted.

Tracks and topics

Abstracts can be submitted for the following tracks and topics:


"Work in progress" could be the motto of this track. Here you can submit all the health care studies that you are currently planning, conducting, would like to present or discuss.

The following topics are available:

  • Cooperation in the health care system
  • Health care organisation and interprofessional cooperation
  • Health economic evaluation
  • Health care system
  • Dementia
  • Health literacy
  • Palliative care
  • Health care-related data / registers
  • and other topics

Template Track 1 & 4 ENG


Under the motto "Researchers learning from researchers", contributions should be submitted here to invite (self-)critical discussion and professional exchange of experience. I.e. conceptual and scientific, methodological, but also practical aspects of health services research studies should be examined, illuminated and discussed.

The following topics are available:

  • Care services and technologies
  • Telemedicine and digitalisation
  • Regional forms of care
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation and curative education
  • Regional forms of care
  • Nursing care
  • Participatory research (patient-professional interaction)
  • Education and training in Health Services Research
  • Implementation and practice transfer
  • Recruitment/incentives
  • and other topics

Template Track 2 ENG


In this track, the health services research of the future will have its say. New designs, methods of data collection, innovative analysis of known data, new data formats, etc., but also possibilities, opportunities and challenges of patient involvement will be presented and developed.

The following topics are available:

  • Field/Data Access/ Register
  • Data use/data protection/ethics
  • Research, data and knowledge management
  • Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
  • Participatory research
  • Application of theories in health services research
  • Science communication
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Living Guidelines and Living Reviews
  • International networking
  • and other topics

This track is dedicated to the topic of Covid-19 and is at the same time open to topics "in between" and "do not fit in" with the other tracks. The whole breadth of our subject is shown here, as well as the immediately and not-so-immediately adjacent fields of science. For this very reason, it is important, innovative, creative and stimulating for all who are interested in health services research.

The following topics are available:

  • COVID-19 and Long-Covid
  • Structures and networks
  • Demand planning and management
  • Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Organisational Development and Work Force
  • Public Health Service and Public Health
  • New results from the DNVF working and expert groups
  • Open topics

The Science Slam format is aimed specifically at scientists in the field of health services research who would like to present their research in a different format. In a separate session, the participants have time to present their own scientific work and to convince the audience with any props. The audience will form the jury, which will select the winners at the end of the session.

Prizes await the three best slammers. Work in progress can be submitted (even if there are no results yet) or work that has already been completed. The criteria mentioned in the guidelines for abstracts also apply to submissions for the Science Slam.

Conference Scholarships for young Researchers

The DNVF is awarding three congress bursaries to young scientists, which include free entry to the entire congress. Undergraduate and postgraduate students who submit an abstract can apply for the scholarship until 7 July, 2022. In addition to the abstract, a curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining the reasons for attending the conference must be submitted as a PDF (to the conference agency KUKM (dkvf@kukm.de)). The conference scholarships will be awarded based on the abstract evaluations by the reviewers as well as the motivation letter and the CV.

For questions regarding abstract submission please contact

Kongress- und Kulturmanagement GmbH
Maximilian Kroboth
Phone: +49 3643 2468-147
E-mail: dkvf@kukm.de