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We present an overview of the medical question answering task organized at the TREC 2017 LiveQA track. The task addresses the automatic answering of consumer health questions received by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. We provided both training question-answer pairs, and test questions with reference answers 1 . All questions were manually annotated with the main entities (foci) and question types. The medical task received eight runs from five participating teams. Different approachesdblp:conf/trec/AbachaAPD17 fatcat:44j4ml5chrdqnfajnk2673kfdq