New: Now offering one day registration for Monday or Tuesday!
Daily registration allows those people who are unable to attend the full HSR 2016 Symposium to attend Satellite Sessions and Skills building sessions taking place on either Monday, November 14 or Tuesday, November 15. View the full program of Satellite Sessions online here. To take advantage of daily registration for Satellite Sessions, please Register Here.
Join us in Vancouver….
From November 15-18, 2016, the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems and Research will be held in Vancouver at the Convention Centre.
The Canadian Society for International Health invites you to participate with 2,000 attendees from around the world who are expected to attend. Meet the Global Health leaders, policy makers, researchers, NGOs, Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH), MentorNet Students and Young Professionals (SYPs), who will push the boundaries in health systems research and practice by exploring key themes before, during and after the Symposium.
This five-day event combines plenary, oral and poster sessions, workshops, satellite & skills building sessions, and a vibrant marketplace. The symposium will focus on Building Resilient and Responsive Health Systems for a Changing World.
Health Systems Global, Canadian Society for International Health, WHO/ PAHO, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, IDRC & CIHR
Students and Young Professionals Pre-Conference
Saturday, November 12 – Sunday, November 13, 2016
The Global Health Students and Young Professional Summit (GHSYPS) and Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) are partnering for a weekend pre-conference for students and young professionals in global health. Saturday will be centered on the 2016 EV4GH cohort’s final research presentations and the Sunday offers interactive workshops, a career panel, skill-building sessions, networking opportunities and more. For more information and to register for this event, visit www.ghsummit.com
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Sessions of Interest
How to write a good paper and get it published: publishing, peer review and innovation
Hosted by Biomed Central, this workshop aims to assist researchers in building their skills as authors with the goal of increasing the likelihood that they will be published. Monday, November 14, 8:00-17:00
Setting an agenda for scaling up integrated health services: the role of global health initiatives and donors
Hosted by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - Improved integration is a policy
goal of most health systems. This session will bring together the perspectives of key global health initiatives and donors to highlight the challenges related to integration, and begin to outline an agenda for scaling-up integrated, people-centered primary health care services. Monday, November 14, 12:00-14:00
Canada’s vision and strategic directions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
This session will bring together senior government officials, academics, civil society organizations and individuals to reflect on how Canada can achieve its national and international commitments to the SDGs, with emphasis on goals related to health and well-being, governance, transparency, and partnerships for enhanced monitoring and evaluation. Tuesday, November 15, 13:00 – 15:00
Welcome Plenary: Resilient peoples, responsive health systems? Bringing indigenous understandings of health and wellness to health systems evaluation and improvement
This welcoming plenary invites participants to engage with Indigenous voices and experiences, and consider how "indigenizing" our health systems might be transformative for all populations and systems. Indigenous practitioners, managers, scholars and activists from the Americas. Tuesday, November 15, 17:30 – 19:00
Changing minds and changing budgets: funding strategies for Health Policy and Systems Research
This panel discussion hosts a number of diverse research funders in order to provide the audience with insights into each of the agency’s research funding contexts and aims, and how this relates to health policy and systems research. Specifically, the session will seek to explore the current health research funding context at national and global levels, and in particular the streams of funding available for health policy and systems research, and to understand trends in global health, and the funding of global health research. November 16, 11:00-12:30
Enhancing resilience in health systems by investing in high-performing primary health care
The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI), led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank Group, and the World Health Organization, will host a discussion on the vital role of high performing primary health care (PHC) systems in building health systems resilience. November 16, 14:00-15:30
What role for research? Recommendations and actions arising from the High-Level Commission on Health Employment & Economic Growth
The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth (Commission) was established by the UN Secretary-General. This session will explore the emerging research agenda on health employment, health labour markets and labour mobility and aims to identify research opportunities and partnerships in support of the Commission’s recommendations and actions. November 18, 13:30-15:00
Updates on the Symposium Website
WebsEdge and HSG bring Global Health TV to Vancouver
Health Systems Global is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the international film and broadcasting company, WebsEdge, to bring Global Health TV to the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. Global Health TV will be an on-site conference television channel featuring a new episode daily, screened around the venue, as well as in selected guest hotel rooms and online. Read more…
Programme and registration updates
Over 1,500 people have so far registered to attend the Symposium, with over 50% of these participants from low- and middle-income countries. Whilst early bird registration is now closed, you can register online anytime up 8th November 2016, or onsite from 14th November 2016. Check out the full Symposium Programme online now and register now to make sure you don’t miss out on this exciting conference.
Volunteer at HSR 2016
We are looking for volunteers to help with various roles before and during the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. In recognition of your service, you will receive a number of benefits, including free access to sessions after volunteering and the opportunity to network with symposium attendees. Find out more and register to volunteer.
Marketplace stalls going fast
Spaces in the Marketplace are running out, so book a stall now! The Marketplace will be a lively gathering point and is intended to provide: a central meeting point; a place to display literature and resources related to health systems research; an opportunity and for participants to meet and network; and the possibility for non-profit organizations, educational institutions, companies involved in health systems research and community-based programs to showcase their work. Spaces in the marketplace are still available, and we have a number of different packages available. Find out more and book a stall.
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