We believe that systems thinking and complexity science can be transformational in global health by increasing local capacity and shared learning, and minimizing unintended consequences.
Organizers of the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) are pleased to announce the Second Global Symposium – Inclusion and Innovation Towards Universal Health Coverage. This time researchers, policy-makers, funders, implementers, civil society and media representatives, and other stakeholders will gather in Beijing, China, to review the status of HSR since the last Symposium in Montreux (November 2010), to share new evidence, identify new opportunities and gaps, build understanding across disciplinary boundaries, and discuss the way forward to support HSR and the use of evidence in decision-making in low- and middle-income countries.
Abstracts can now be submitted here.
Deadlines for submission are:
Organized Sessions: 15 March 2012
Individual Abstracts: 1 May 2012
Abstracts can cover one or more of the following:
Three main themes:
• Knowledge Translation
• State-of-the-Art Health Systems Research
• Health Systems Research Methodologies
Three cross-cutting themes:
• Innovations in Health Systems Research
• Neglected Priorities or Populations in Health Systems Research
• Financing and Capacity Building for Health Systems Research
Symposium registration will open in May 2012.