Interested in presenting your research at our Digital Edition of Future Medicine Science Match 2020? Submit your abstract now!

Submit your abstract by 18 October 2020 (extended deadline) if you are a scientist or clinician at any career stage working on innovative projects using artificial intelligence with potential relevance for translation and systems medicine. Abstract submission is generally open to all research areas, but should clearly focus on one of the three session topics:

  • Session 1: AI and Basic Medical Research
  • Session 2: AI and Decision Making in Medicine
  • Session 3: AI and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.

The scientific program committee will review all abstracts to ensure they are within the scope of Future Medicine Science Match 2020. All eligible submissions will be invited to record a 3-minute video short talk. These contributions will be progressively published via the Science Channel on the publicly accessible event website. Der Tagesspiegel, organizer of the Future Medicine Science Match, will provide a technical briefing for the video recording and offer further assistance if necessary.

The program committee will select the five most exciting and relevant contributions for each session from the video short talks. The winners are invited to present their research in the livestream Science Live on 7 November 2020. The international audience can select one additional submission per session for live presentation via the event website on 7 November 2020. The presentation for the livestream can be held either in the Tagesspiegel studios in Berlin or remotely via Internet.

At the end of the livestream program, two awards will be presented, one of which will be chosen by the program committee and the other by voting during the livestream.

The extended deadline for submission of short abstracts is 18 October 2020.
Abstracts must be submitted via the online application form.

Who can apply?

Physicians, health care experts, researchers, developers, engineers with projects involving artificial intelligence in translational medicine


  1. The submitting applicant is at least 18 years old.
  2. The idea will be pitched in a 3-minute video (in English).
  3. The applicant can only submit one project, either alone or as a team.
  4. By submitting the application, the applicant guarantees to be the owner of all rights necessary for the project.
  5. The applicant confirms that he or she can be available at the time of the event (digital or present at the Berlin Tagesspiegel Studio).

Important information on the submission of abstracts:

  1. Abstract submissions are only accepted via the online abstract submission application form.
  2. Abstracts will be accepted in English with a maximum length of 500 words and should not contain tables or pictures. Please check your abstract carefully for content errors, spelling, names etc. before submitting it.
  3. Abstracts should contain a concise phrasing of the title.
  4. The abstract should contain concise information about the title, background, aim, methods and results of your project as well as a conclusion and three references. Please explain the relevance of your project in terms of translational and systems medicine aspects.
  5. Please use scientifically common terminology.

Further information on the course of events:

  1. If your abstract is selected for a short talk, you will be notified by mid-October 2020.
  2. Short talks are limited to a maximum of three minutes and may be accompanied by presentation slides.
  3. Due to the current pandemic, the event will take place online. All short talks must therefore be submitted as a video and will be published on the publicly accessible Science Channel of the event website. Der Tagesspiegel, organizer of the Future Medicine Science Match, will provide a technical briefing for the video recording and offer further assistance if necessary:
  4. If your short talk video is selected for a contribution in the livestream Science Live on 7 November 2020, you will be asked to present your research project either live in the studios of Der Tagesspiegel in Berlin or as a live video feed from a remote location of your choice.
  5. Among all contributions to the livestream, two will be selected and awarded prizes at the end of the program: one for the best scientific and one for the most entertaining presentation.
  6. All short talks on the Science Channel and the recording of the livestream Science Live will also be available after the event.