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Jun 02 2013

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5th World Health Summit

The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, Universities and National Academies is pleased to invite the submission of abstracts for presentation at its upcoming 5th World Health Summit.

>>> Please click here to submit your abstract online

The World Health Summit is one of the world’s foremost gatherings of leaders from academia, politics, industry and civil society to develop joint strategies and take action to address key challenges in medical research, global health and health care delivery with the aim of shaping the political, academic and social agendas. This year’s World Health Summit will be held at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin from October 20th to 22nd, 2013.

The New Voices in Global Health (NVGH) is a competitive abstract submission and selection program designed to highlight important research, policy and advocacy initiatives of new and future leaders in global health, and empower participants with global health advocacy skills.

Selected participants will have the opportunity to make a presentation at the World Health Summit 2013. The accepted researchers will participate in either the NVGH forum session or the NVGH poster presentation session. Selected abstracts will be published in a special booklet available at the World Health Summit and on The Lancet´s website.

Issues addressed must be relevant, reflect current challenges, show originality and will spark the interest of conference participants and the readers of The Lancet. Topics of particular interest would be those linked to the summit’s main themes:

Global Health and Development

  • Health in the (post 2015) Development Agenda
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Global Nutrition and Health

Evidence to Policy

  • Evidence for improved Decision-Making
  • Social media and global Health
  • Foreign Policy and Global Health

Research and Innovation

  • New Approaches to the Control of Infectious Diseases
  • Research Capacity Strengthening in Low- and Middle-Income countries
  • Future of Research for Health

Education and Leadership

  • Transforming Health Professions Education through Collaborative Leadership
  • Global Health Education
  • Interdisciplinary Strategies for Health Communication

Research using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods may be submitted. Abstracts should be submitted online no later than June 19th, 2013. An expert committee composed of M8 Alliance members and Lancet editors will review the abstracts after peer review.

Please click here to read more about important dates and the general submission guidelines.

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