Discussion Groups (DG)

A Discussion Group is designed to gather Congress participants who are interested in discussing, in a genuinely interactive way, certain challenging, controversial or emerging issues and dilemmas of interest to an international or regional audience. The focus of a Discussion Group should be distinct from the subjects covered in the Topic Study Groups (TSG).

Any registered participant of ICME-14 can initiate a Discussion Group if he/she wants to. After forming an organizing team together with participants sharing same interests, he/she can submit a proposal for the activity. A proposal should include:

   The team leader(s) and team members

   Description of the background and expertise of the team leader(s)

   Detailed description of the topic theme including anticipated aims and a rationale for the topic

   Key questions and issues for the Discussion Group or the Workshop to consider

   A precise description of the anticipated structure.

· For Discussion Groups: a description of how the time will be used to manage the discussion during the two sessions, taking into account that there will be no oral presentations in a Discussion Group except brief introductions by the organizers of the group to provide the background and framework for the discussion.

Templates for proposal must be used and are available on the official website (homepage—downloads—template for proposal of Discussion Group).

       Due to the limitation of facilities, the total numbers of Discussion Groups  will be controlled by the organizer.


Timeline for submission of Discussion Groups

Before Nov 30th, 2019

Submission of Proposals

Dec 31st, 2019

Notification of acceptance

Mar 31st, 2020

Submission of final versions of the programme

ICME14 has been postponed due to the global pandemic. New proposals for Discussion Group or revisions on existing proposals are welcome.  The deadline of submission or revision of such a proposal is September 30th, 2020.

Please send the proposals and final version of the programmes for Discussion Group to