Start of main content


Appropriate healthcare technologies for low resource settings 2024

Call for abstracts - virtual event

31 Jul 2024 /  
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location pin

Online event


Submission Deadline: 5pm (BST) 31st July 2024

How to Submit:

Prepare a 500-word abstract.
Send your abstract to

Webinar Dates:

November 19th, 20249:00 AM (BST)
12:30 PM (BST)
4:00 PM (BST)

Scope: Delivering effective healthcare in low-resource settings faces numerous challenges, including limited financial resources, inadequate infrastructure, insufficiently trained staff, lack of essential equipment and spare parts, inappropriate equipment donations, high levels of out-of-service equipment, and unreliable power and water supplies. Political instability and conflict further exacerbate these issues.

AHT2024 aims to discuss and highlight technological innovations that can address these challenges. The emphasis should be on Innovation, Design, and Engineering. We welcome case studies, especially those highlighting significant challenges or failures, as they can provide valuable lessons for future projects.

Who Should Submit:

Engineers and Technologists
Clinicians and Healthcare Staff
Ministries of Health

Topics of Interest:

Innovative design of AHT devices and technologies
Digital health, including m-health and e-health
AI and medical informatics
Medical laboratory technology
Local manufacture of medical and laboratory devices
Hospital technology management (HTM)
Appropriate equipment donations
Alternative energy sources
Patient transport to hospitals and health centres
Links between healthcare facilities in industrialized and low-resource settings
Monitoring and supply of oxygen
Challenges for healthcare technology in conflict situations

Webinar Participation: Presentations will be delivered across three webinars, each scheduled to accommodate attendees from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Attendees are welcome to join all three webinars as each will feature different content.

Important Information: Please read our competition and awards standard terms before applying to this competition. Ensure that you understand these terms before submitting your entry.

Contact: For any queries, please contact

We look forward to your innovative submissions and to advancing healthcare technology in low-resource environments together.

Full Abstract Review Terms and Conditions can be found here.  Please read and accept these before applying.


You may also be interested in

Healthcare Technologies Student and Early Career awards

Deadline for entry - Friday 26 July 2024

Excellence and Innovation Award - Health Technology

Deadline for entry 28 June 2024

Healthcare Technologies
Consumer Technology


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Clock icon

31 Jul 2024 

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Clock icon


  • Healthcare Technologies TN

Registration information

This is a call for abstracts event - no registraiton is required at this point.  

Email your abstract to

Reasons to attend

This is a call for abstracts event - no registration is required at this point.  

Email your abstract to


Email your abstract to Lynsay Callaghan by 5pm (UTC+1) Wednesday 31 July 2024. Abstracts received after this date cannot be accepted.

Authors will be notified of their success by 5pm (UTC+1) 6 September 2024.

If your abstract is accepted, you will then be invited to submit a short video presentation. We will record these on Zoom during September and October 2024. 

Presenters will be invited to attend one of the three live webinar session where the videos will be playing and then a question and answer session will be hosted on Tuesday 19th November (times 08.00 GMT, 12.30 GMT or 18.00 GMT)