No registration fees for COMET 2020 - registration required - submission guidelines

This is a follow up message to the earlier circular dated 20 April 2020 regarding the non-physical format for COMET 2020.

Last modified: 19.05.2020

Please note that there will be no registration fees for COMET 2020. However, all participants will be required to register online in order to be able to submit their own presentations and to have access to other presentations.

Presentation formats

With regard to your presentations, you can choose to send a PPT file (in PDF only) or a video presentation. If the latter, please see the list of supported formats.

Please make sure that your presentations reach us at by Wednesday 24 June 2020.

Submission for the journal Communication & Medicine

As a matter of reiteration, all presenters are eligible to submit written versions of their work for possible inclusion in the journal Communication & Medicine. This offer applies to all including those who are unable to send PPT or video presentations. The deadline for submission is 30 September 2020 via the journal’s online procedure. The guidelines for online submission can be accessed.

Please indicate that your manuscript is a COMET 2020 submission. All queries can be directed at

Following the usual peer review procedure, if a sufficient number of accepted mss is reached, a single or double special issue of Communication & Medicine will be designated to comprise COMET 2020 presentations. Alternatively, accepted individual manuscripts will appear in regular issues.

COMET 2021

I would like to confirm that all the four plenary speakers have agreed to participate in COMET 2021 (28-30 June 2021, hosted by Insubria University, ITALY, at their Como campus).

  • Richard Ashcroft (City, University of London, UK)
  • Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband (Harvard Medical School, USA)
  • Lorelei Lingard (Western University, Canada)

Please mark the dates in your calendar. If you wish to defer your COMET 2020 presentation until 2021, you will still need to submit your proposal when the Call for Papers is announced in the Autumn/Fall. You must indicate that your proposal was already accepted for COMET 2020, so it will not go through the peer review stage again.

For further details, visit or, write to Alessandra Vicentini at


Srikant Sarangi/15 May 2020

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee