Cancelled - GLOBVAC 2020 Conference

We regret to inform that this event has been cancelled at this time. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has carefully evaluated the present situation with the COVID-19 virus and concluded that the conference will be postponed to a later date.

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Cancelled - GLOBVAC 2020 Conference

The Centre for Global Health along with co-organizers, Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Research Council of Norway is pleased to announce the GLOBVAC 2020 Conference. The overarching theme of the conference will be the changing landscapes of Global Health in the 21st century. By this conference, we want to present and celebrate results and achievements in Global Health research in the last decades, while looking into the next decade.

At this last conference of the Globvac research programme , there will be plenaries,  symposia, posters which will present results from research from the whole of the Globvac period and other relevant projects. Parallel to this, we will invite contributions, which are pointing to the future direction of global health research. Please see tab “Call for scientific contributions” on how you to submit your proposal.

Deadline for applications is 10th January
Successful applicants will be notified by end of February 2020
Registration opens 3rd January

programme & web page

Parallel sessions
There will be five parallel sessions during the conference with three 1.5 hrs symposia in each as well as orals and posters.

The themes of the parallel sessions will include the priorities of the WHO as stated by Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus: ‘Health is a human right. No one should get sick or die just because they are poor, or because they cannot access the services, they need. Promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable’.

Strengthen the global efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage

Symposia under this theme could include topics like primary health care, priority setting and health financing, gender perspectives in global health, mother and child health, reproductive health, governance and health systems, neglected tropical diseases, migrant health etc.

Strengthen Global health security, preparedness, and health in crises and conflict

Symposia under this theme could include topics like Antimicrobial resistance, One Health, Global health preparedness, health in crises and conflict situations, climate change, disease surveillance etc.

Strengthen knowledge about public health and effective health interventions 

Symposia under this theme could include Non-communicable diseases, evidence-based global health, mental health, determinants of health, organizing and institutionalizing public health, structural interventions like taxation and regulations etc.

Strengthen innovations in technology and methods development

Symposia under this theme could include topics like digital health, communicating health, genomics, new vaccines, robot-technology and innovations for service delivery etc.

Health and climate change

Symposia under this theme could include topics like climate change and migration/health risk, vector born diseases and climate change, vulnerabilities in water and sanitation, air pollution and health, One health etc.

Independent oral and poster presentations

This could include single submissions, which do not fit into the themes of the symposia mentioned above

To read the full concept note for the conference please click here. 

Published Jan. 7, 2020 2:43 PM - Last modified Mar. 31, 2020 11:24 AM