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The 1st International Electronic Conference on Healthcare

1–30 Oct 2018
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Welcome from the Chair

I would like to welcome you to the 1st International Electronic Conference on Healthcare (IECH). This is a platform for researchers to present their research findings and discuss popular health related topics free of charge as this is an online conference without expensive travel, accommodation, and registration fees.

As this is the first conference on healthcare, sponsored by the MDPI open access journal Healthcare, the topics will be rather general. During the last few years, there have been great achievements on human health and nursing care. The overall aim of the conference is to stimulate scientific exchange and discussion on all aspects that will help to make further great advances in human health.

Throughout this event, we aim to cover the following six topics:

  • Health Disparities
  • Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases in Humans
  • Public Health Systems
  • Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Disorders
  • Metabolic Diseases

This is a virtual conference held at is a platform developed and sponsored by MDPI to organize electronic conferences, and to provide our community with the technical support for hosting digital conferences. This platform has been established in response to the high demand from our community whom might not always have the required material and human resources for travelling and participating physically in high quality scientific events.

IECH provides participants with the unique opportunity to disseminate their knowledge and latest research findings in the healthcare field among their peers in an open forum, and immediately receive valuable feedback from the virtual audience towards their future research directions.

Participation is free of charge—both for authors and attendees. Accepted papers will be collated in the proceedings of the conference, and selected papers will be published in the open access journal, Healthcare.

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy

University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL 32827, USA

Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy, Professor of Medicine, University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL 32827, USA, and currently holds the Florida Hospital Chair in cardiovascular Sciences. His research activities are focused on the fundamental mechanisms of the development of atherosclerosis and heart failure. Specifically, he is interested in studying the role of oxidative stress in the development of cardiovascular diseases and associated risk factors, including Type 2 diabetes. In addition, he is interested in both the prevention and cure of cardiovascular diseases using nutritional, pharmacological, and lifestyle modulations.

Several years ago he proposed the oxidative theory of atherosclerosis, which has gained considerable acceptance, and as a result, a substantial proportion of the population now consumes antioxidant vitamins. However, a number of anti-atherogenic behavior traits are themselves pro-oxidant in nature. For example, exercise, a well-known deterrent of cardiovascular disease, is known to induce oxidative changes and deplete tissue antioxidants. Similarly, the consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are more oxidation labile, decreases the progression of atherosclerosis. Based on recent studies, Dr. Parthasarathy’s team postulated that a threshold oxidative stress might activate arterial wall antioxidant enzymes, and thus could become anti-atherogenic.

Human arteriosclerotic disease is different from that of animals and Dr. Parthasarathy is currently studying the mechanisms involved in the generation of advanced lesions and how calcification and inflammation might affect plaque vulnerability. Some of the ongoing studies in the laboratory include studies on novel mechanistic insights on the cardio-protective role of aspirin, the use of sesame oil to control plaque progression, role of macrophage adherence in plaque development, progression of oxidative stress and aortic calcification, mechanisms involved in heart failure, and the pathobiology of type 2 diabetes.

Call for Papers

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Healthcare

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Healthcare(IECH 2018) will be held from 1 to 30 October 2018. All proceedings will be held online at

Throughout this event, we aim to cover the following six topics:

  • Health Disparities
  • Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases in Humans
  • Public Health Systems
  • Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Disorders
  • Metabolic Diseases

The conference will be completely free of charge - both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will also be a possibility to submit selected papers to the e-conference related Special Issue of the journal Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032), with a 50% discount on the APC. IECH 2018 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without the concerns and expense of traveling - all you need is access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to "attend" this conference by presenting your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 20 August 2018 online at For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 20 August 2018. The conference itself will be held 1–30 October 2018.

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success. IECH 2018 is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the submission procedure and preparation of a full presentation, please refer to the "Instructions for Authors".

Conference Chairs

University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL 32827, USA

Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy, Professor of Medicine, University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL 32827, USA, and currently holds the Florida Hospital Chair in cardiovascular Sciences. His research activities are focused on the fundamental mechanisms of the development of atherosclerosis and heart failure. Specifically, he is interested in studying the role of oxidative stress in the development of cardiovascular diseases and associated risk factors, including Type 2 diabetes. In addition, he is in

Conference Committee

Unit for Health Promotion Research, University of Southern Denmark, 5230 Odense, Denmark


Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA


Department of Psychiatry and School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA


Vice President for Research and Health Affairs; Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine; Chief, Division of Cancer Research and Training; Endowed Chair in Cancer Research; Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities, Department of Internal Medicine, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1721 East 120th Street, Los Ange


Department of Microbiology, EA3064,University of Saint-Etienne, PRES of Lyon, 15 rue Ambroise Paré, 42023 Saint-Etienne cedex 2, France


Department of Pathology, Tokai University, School of Medicine, Isehara, Japan


Department of Cell Biology, New York University Medical School, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA


Instructions for Authors

Submission Information

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with, and using the "New Submission" function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 150-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 30 June 2018.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the IECH2018. All authors will be notified by 14 July 2018 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his/her manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint (only PDF) and/or video presentation of his/her paper, until the submission deadline of 20 August 2018.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on IECH 2018 homepage for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 1-30 October 2018 and will be published in journal Proceedings.
  5. The Open Access Journal Healthcare will publish Special Issue of the conference. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Healthcare Special issue with 20% discount on the APC.
Structure of proceedings paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Accepted File Formats

  • MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Health Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
  • Electronic Conference on Health MS Word Template File

Manuscript Preparation

  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Formatting / Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of IECH 2018 template. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

For further inquiries please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Video Presentations

Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video will be uploaded to Youtube, as well as onto Sciforum. The video should be no longer than 20 minutes and be prepared with the following formats,

  • .MOV
  • .MPEG4
  • .MP4
  • .AVI
  • .WMV
  • .FLV

The video should be submitted via email before 28 September 2018.

Presentation of Posters
Authors that wish to present a poster only, i.e. without proceedings paper, can do so in section J. - Posters of this conference. Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.
Publication ethics statement

Authors wishing to publish their papers are asked to abide to the following rules:

  • Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.
  • Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.
  • Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work.
  • Raw data should preferably be publicly deposited by the authors before submission of their manuscript. Authors need to at least have the raw data readily available for presentation to the referees and the editors of the journal, if requested. Authors need to ensure appropriate measures are taken so that raw data is retained in full for a reasonable time after publication.
  • Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not tolerated.
  • Republishing content that is not novel is not tolerated (for example, an English translation of a paper that is already published in another language will not be accepted).
  • If errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the editors of this journal so that appropriate actions can be taken. Please refer to our policy regarding publication of publishing addenda and corrections.
  • Your manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published. If you include already published figures or images, please obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CC-BY license.
  • Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated.
MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (1)

Id Title Authors Poster PDF
sciforum-020508 Promoting the China Health Modernization by Health Superhighway System


Submitted: 15 Jun 2018

Abstract: Show Abstract
, Poster PDF Show Abstract

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Conference Secretariat

Ms. Zhenfang Zhao
Ms. Aggie Zheng
IECH Secretary
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing

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