Late-breaking abstract submission for COVID-19 projects

We want to offer a place in our program for projects that have been intensely engaged with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the past weeks and months.

Therefore, there will be a late-breaking abstract submission for COVID-19 projects from July 20 to August 10. Make a note for this period now! ! We will publish more information on the details of the submission in the next few weeks. We look forward to your contributions!

Abstract submission for the Master’s Corner

This year the master students will again get the chance to present their master theses in the session Master’s Corner. For the first time, the master students can submit their work via the official congress abstract system.

Submission for the Master's Corner runs from July 20 to August 10 and all further details will follow in the next few days.

For any questions please contact

Tina Streitberger
Telefon: +49 3643 2468-169
E-Mail: dkvf@kukm.de

Please follow the following guidelines for your abstract:

Submission deadline/notification

Notification of the abstract’s acceptance or rejection will be sent to the corresponding author by mid-July.

Scope, content

The maximum length of an abstract is 2,800 characters (without spaces). Modifications of submitted abstracts are possible until 31 July 2020 and should be send to the congress agency KUKM (dkvf@kukm.de).

Review process and criteria

Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by several reviewers and scored on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relevance and reference to (international) health services research and health service provision: The subject is appropriate to health services research, innovative and relevant for health service design and planning. The current state of (international) research will be considered.
  • Scientific originality: The study contributes to the gain in knowledge in health services research.
  • Methodological quality: Methods, research design and data used are clearly and sufficiently described.
  • Abstracts must meet all requirements of the outlined guideline.
  • In the abstract it should be made clear to which of the categories (ongoing/completed research projects or research projects in the conception/initial phase) and topics the research belongs.


With the submission of an abstract, the author grants the organisers the right to publish the abstract on this website: www.egms.de.

In case your project receives funding, please indicate the source of funding during abstract submission:

  • German Innovation Fund / Health Services Research
  • German Innovation Fund / Innovative models of care service provision
  • DFG Young Investigators Academy Health Services Research
  • BMBF Structural Funding of Health Services Research
  • BMBF Structural Funding of Health Services Research / Junior Research Groups
  • Individual funding (BMG, DRV, BMBF, DFG, etc.)
  • EU funding
  • Other


We invite researchers to submit an abstract related to one of the following congress topics, which may be from a country, regional, or global perspective. Submissions from international research and/or collaborations are highly encouraged.

Compare health care internationally

  • Objectives of health care systems and health care provision: Accessibility, quality, efficiency etc.
  • Health System Performance Assessment: Data, methods and results
  • Health services research of regional disparities
  • Building blocks of care: outpatient, inpatient, cross-sectoral in an international comparison
  • Care management (e.g. via payment) in international comparison
  • Evaluation of care provided by patients and citizens

Improve health care

  • From Performance Assessment to a health care reform target
  • From reform objective to implementation
  • Access, quality and efficiency-oriented reforms: expectations and reality
  • Centres for Health Economics Research and the German Innovation Fund: Contributions to access, quality, efficiency?
  • Digitalisation: Improvement of health care service provision?

Further topics

  • Methods and theories of health services research
  • Patient Centeredness / Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Quality and patient safety
  • Health services research in training and further education
  • Scientific communication and visualisation of research results
  • Data for health services research: what are the benefits of the General Data Protection Regulation and/or the German Digital Healthcare Act?
  • Free Topics