Science Slam

Call for submissions

Science Slam, medical informatics in 5 minutes

In four years, the Science Slam has become one of the most popular sessions of the yearly MIE conference. During the Science Slam you have got five minutes to share your knowledge about medical informatics with the audience. From stand-up comedy to live experiments, anything is possible.

A previous edition saw poetry, Pokémon Go!, David Beckham and patient portals, Data Science Barbie, and Darth Vader in Data Wars. Last but not least, the winner of last year’s session made it into the BMJ Christmas edition!


All selected participants will be commended for their contribution. The top three presenters will receive prizes of € 450, € 200 and € 100 respectively.

How to apply

You are eligible to apply if you are attending MIE2020 in Geneva. Preference will be given to students and early career researchers, but all applications are encouraged.

Submit an abstract (max. 350 words) or short video (max. 2 minutes) about your Science Slam to and From your submission it should be clear what the topic and format of your talk are. Keep in mind that the topic should be related to medical informatics, and that the best Science Slams entertain as well as educate the conference audience.

Submission deadline is Friday 29 February, 23.59 CET.

What’s next?

  • Submission closes on Friday February 29, 23.59 CET
  • Participants will receive notifications of acceptance early March
  • Participants will need to provide proof of registration to MIE2020 early March
  • The Science Slam will take place on the 29th of April

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at or

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