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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Clinical Medicine

Chronic Diseases - Current State and Future Trends

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Clinical Medicine series
13–15 Nov 2024
Event's Timezone: Central European Time
Abstract Submission Deadline
16th July 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
6th August 2024

Registration Deadline
8th November 2024

Epidemiology, Immunology, Mental Health, Oncology, Hematology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology and Hepatopancreatobiliary Medicine, AI and Telemedicine, Cardiology
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ECCM 2024 is Calling for Abstracts! Submit your abstract to be part of cutting-edge discussions and networking opportunities. Attendance is complimentary.

ECCM 2024 is free to attend.

Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Clinical Medicine: Chronic Diseases - Current State and Future Trends (ECCM 2024), which will take place online from 13 to 15 November 2024.

This conference will present the latest studies in various fields of clinical medicine. The goal is to show the current state, challenges, opportunities, and future trends.

All clinical medicine-related scientists, researchers, and individuals are welcome to join this event and share their findings pertaining to the following general and related themes, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • AI and Telemedicine;
  • Cardiology;
  • Clinical Psychology;
  • Dermatology;
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism;
  • Epidemiology and Public Health;
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatopancreatobiliary Medicine;
  • Hematology;
  • Infectious Diseases;
  • Nephrology and Urology;
  • Neurology and Stroke Neurology;
  • Nuclear Medicine and Radiology;
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology;
  • Oncology;
  • Ophthalmology;
  • Orthopedics;
  • Otolaryngology;
  • Pharmacology;
  • Psychiatry;
  • Pulmonology;
  • Stomatology.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee. Following the conference, authors are welcome to submit a proceedings paper, where the publication fee will be waived. Selected contributions will be invited for submission to the journal Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN: 2077-0383; Impact Factor: 3.9; CiteScore 5.4), with a 10% discount on the publication fee.

We look forward to you joining us at this exciting event.

Conference Chair:
Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Andrès
Internal Medicine Department, University Hospital Strasbourg, France

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Event Chair

Internal Medicine Department, University Hospital Strasbourg, France

Dr. Emmanuel Andrès is Editor-in-Chief of JCM since 2018. He is very active and knows the journal very well. He has a good reputation and has published more than 600 papers (H-index of 47 on Scopus). His research interests are drug-induced cytopenias, anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, cobalamin deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, telemedicine, chronic diseases, and chronic heart failure.

Session Chairs

Dr. Karl-Philip Rommel

Department of Cardiology, Heart Center Leipzig at University of Leipzig, 04289 Leipzig, Germany

S1. Cardiology

Dr. Francisco Guillén Grima

1. Department of Preventive Medicine, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Spain; 2. Navarra Medical Research Institute (IdiSNA), Spain; 3. Center for Biomedical Research Network Epidemiology and Public Health, (CIBERESP), Spain; 4. Department of Health Sciences, Public University of Navarra, Spain

Dr. Francisco Guillen-Grima is a renowned Spanish physician and academic specializing in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He earned his MD, PhD, and MBA from the University of Murcia and furthered his studies at Harvard University, obtaining an MPH and MSc in Epidemiology. His career includes roles such as Medical Officer in Murcia, Fulbright Scholar at Harvard, and Field Epidemiologist in Pamplona. Since 2005, he has been the Head of Preventive Medicine at the University of Navarra Clinic and a Full Professor at the Public University of Navarra. Dr. Guillen-Grima has also served as the director of several graduate programs and held advisory positions at ANECA. His leadership extended to serving as the Secretary of the Spanish Society of Preventive Medicine, Public Health, and Hygiene. His career is distinguished by his commitment to advancing public health education and policy.
S3. Epidemiology & Public Health

Assoc. Prof. Michele Roccella

Department of Psychology, Educational Science and Human Movement, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy

S6. Mental Health

Dr. Alan Bernard Fleischer Jr.

Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati, 3230 Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA

Alan Fleischer is a professor and residency program director at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. In addition to clinical work, he has been involved as an investigator with hundreds of clinical trials and hundreds of health services research studies.
S8. Dermatology

Prof. Dr. Alex C. Spyropoulos

1. Institute of Health System Science, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA; 2. Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services, Northwell Health at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY 10075, USA; 3. The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, NY 11549, USA; 4. Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA

S7. Oncology & Hematology

Event Committee

Department of Computer Science, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany,
Biostatistics Group, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

Research Keywords
exploratory data analysis, data visualisation, robust and computational statistics. He is a member of the editorial board of international journals like Data Mining, Modelling & Management (IJDMMM), Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA) and Evolving Systems (ES

Center for Adolescent Medicine and UNESCO Chair in Adolescent Health Care, First Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece,
Unit of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aretaieion Hospital, Greece

Research Keywords
immunologic pathways of stress, the role of gut microbiome. and the impact of stress on human body composition

Animal Facility and Animal Experimentation Unit, Biocruces Bizkaia Health Reseach Institute, Spain

Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA

School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Nicosia

Department of Internal Medicine A, Division of Cardiology, Angiology, Nephrology and Intensive Medical Care, University Hospital Ruppin-Brandenburg (UKRB) of the Medical School of Brandenburg,
Medical Faculty, Martin Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Magdeburger Strasse 8, D-06112 Halle (Saale), Germany

Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Patras, University Campus, Greece

Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago Christchurch, New Zealand

Hematology Unit and Bone Marrow Transplant, A.O.U. Policlinico “G. Rodolico—San Marco”, 95123 Catania, Italy

1. Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Barcelona, 08035 Barcelona, Spain; 2. Institute of Neurosciences, University of Barcelona, 08035 Barcelona, Spain

BioImmuno Designs, Inc., Edmonton AB T5J 4P6, Canada

School of Medicine, University of Crete, 71500 Heraklion, Greece

Department of Public Health and Maternal & Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Białystok, Wołodyjowskiego 2 Str., 15-272 Białystok, Poland

Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Spitalul Clinic Sfanta Maria, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 050474 Bucharest, Romania

Department of Haematology, Cancer Institute, University College of London, Paul O'Gorman Building, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Units, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, 17674 Athens, Greece

1. Hospital Universitario Virgen de las NIeves, 18014 Granada, Spain; 2. Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria ibs.GRANADA, 18012 Granada, Spain

Keynote Speakers

Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Department of Mental Health, Physical and Preventive Medicine, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, 81100 Caserta, Italy

Cancer Center Clinica Universidad de Navarra (CCUN), CIMA, IDISNA, 31008 Pamplona, Spain

Jesús San-Miguel is Professor of Medicine-Hematology , currently Senior Consultant and Strategic Advisor at the Cancer Center of Clinica Universidad de Navarra in Spain. For the past 10 years he has served at this institution as Director of Clinical and Translational Medicine. He was Director of the Hematology Department of the University Hospital of Salamanca in Spain, for more than 2 decades, also has served as Director of the Biomedical Research Institute of Salamanca and Vice Director of the Cancer Research Center. He was President of the International Myeloma Society from 2012 until 2019. Professor San-Miguel has published extensively (over 900 original papers, H-Index: 148 and >100.000 citations) and has made seminal contributions to myeloma cell biology in areas such as immunophenotyping, risk of progression from monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance or smouldering MM into active MM, and minimal residual disease and therapeutics, including studies for new antimyeloma drugs at the preclinical and clinical levels (5 drugs/combinations approved by FDA/EMA under his leadership) Dr San Miguel´s reputation has been recognized by more than 30 Research Awards and Honors, such as: the Waldenstrom Award, the Kyle Life Achievement Award, the EHA-Carreras Award, the Thomas H. Ham-Wasserman Lecture Award, the Michaelli Award, the KNAW Bob Pinedo Award, Premio Fundación Lilly, Premio Rey Jaime I and the Spanish National Prize of Medicine.

Invited Speakers

School of Medicine, University of Crete, 71500 Heraklion, Greece

Helen Papadaki is a Professor of Haematology at the School of Medicine, University of Crete (UoC), Greece. She is Head of the Department of Haematology, Cell Therapy Unit and the Public Cord Blood Bank of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, and Head of the Haemopoiesis Research Laboratory, UoC. Dr. Papadaki received her MD from the UoAthens with honours and her PhD from the UoC. She has been trained in Internal Medicine and Haematology at the UoC and has been post-doc researcher (EMBO fellowship) in Saint George’s Medical School, London, UK, visiting scientist at the Institute for Cancer Studies, Birmingham, UK and visiting physician at the Department of Haematology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Dr Papadaki has been appointed Deputy Rector of the UoC (2013-2015), has been elected as European Haematology Association (EHA) Board Member (2016 – 2020), she is now co-chairing the EHA Community and Stakeholder Committee and is a member of the EHA Good Governance Committee. She is the co-chair of the EHA Scientific Working Group on Granulocyte and Constitutional Marrow Failure Syndromes, external advisory board member of the Severe Chronic Neutropenia International Registry (SCNIR). Dr Papadaki’s main field of interest is Neutropenia, Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes and Umbilical Cord Blood applications. She had been the PI in a number of national and international Projects, she has more than 200 publications and more than 7000 citations. She has been awarded by 25 Awards for best abstract or full paper in the Hellenic Haematology Association and has received the Health Care Greek Award for the category “Research in Hospital” in 2021 and 2023.

School of Community and Environmental Health, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, 5115 Norfolk, US

Dr. Al-Taiar (MD, DCH, MSc, PhD, FACE) is a physician epidemiologist with an MD degree. He received his graduate training in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (London University) in the UK. This includes a master level training in Biostatistics and PhD in Epidemiology. He is a fellow (by distinction) of the Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE). He taught Epidemiology and Biostatistics for graduate and undergraduate students in several countries. He had several funded projects that have produced numerous publications and conference presentations. He is in the editorial board and associate editor of several peer-reviewed indexed journals. His research interests revolve around maternal and child health.


Registration for ECCM 2024 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance at all conference sessions.

If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the submission and registration are two separate parts. Only scholars who registered can receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 8 November 2024.

Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors
The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Clinical Medicine will accept abstracts only. The accepted abstracts will be available online on during and after the conference.

Important Deadlines
Deadline for abstract submission: 16 July 2024
Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 6 September 2024; You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Certificates of Participation are available in your logged-in area of, under “My certificates” after the conference.

Abstract Submission
1. Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with and using the "Submit Abstract" function once logged into the system. No physical submission is necessary.
2. The abstract should include an introduction, methods, results, and conclusion sections, and be about 200–300 words in length.
3. All accepted abstracts will be published in MDPI’s Proceedings journal (ISSN: 2504-3900). If you wish to publish a proceedings paper or a research article in the journal, please refer to the “Publication Opportunities” Section.
4. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
5. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.
6. All abstracts accepted for presentation will be collected in a book of abstracts, which will be published on the website after the conference.

Detailed Requirements:
1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.
Note: We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission
The slot for the oral presentation is 15 minutes. We recommend a 12-minute presentation, leaving about 3 minutes for a Q&A session.

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the abstract. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using the proprietary slide viewer at Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results are presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format prior to submission so that they can be converted for online display.

Poster Presentation
a. Your submission should include the title, authors, contact details, and main research findings, as well as tables, figures, and graphs where necessary.
b. File format: PDF (.pdf).
c. Size in cm: 60 width x 80 height–portrait orientation.
d. Font size: ≥20.
e. Maximum size: 250 M
You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded here.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be named after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room. Please note that you will be leading your own room, i.e. sharing your screen, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.

We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.

Publication Opportunities
- Journal of Clinical Medicine Publication

Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a research article to the Special Issue, published in Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN: 2077-0383, Impact Factor: 3.9), with a 10% discount on the publication fee. Details of the special issue will be announced here later. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.

- Proceeding Paper Publication

You are welcome to submit a proceeding paper (4-6 pages) to the Medical Sciences Forum (ISSN: 2673-9992) after the conference and after quality check. Proceedings papers must be prepared in MS Word and should be converted into PDF format prior to submission. Publication of the proceedings will be free of charge.

Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the ECCM 2024 conference paper in their cover letter. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

Proceedings paper submission deadline: 31 December 2024.

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:
  • Title.
  • Full author names.
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
  • Abstract.
  • Keywords.
  • Introduction.
  • Methods.
  • Results and Discussion.
  • Conclusions.
  • Acknowledgements.
  • References.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.

MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide 6 awards including Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award

Number of Awards Available: 6

The Best Oral Presentation Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.

The Best Poster Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.

There will be six winners selected for this award. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

Sponsors and Partners

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please click here.


Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Niya Wu
Ms. Ioana Vintila

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.