Invitation to organize symposia/workshops - The 10th GLOBVAC Conference

Successful applicants will be invited by the programme committee to organize a symposium as part of the conference programme. The symposium should last maximum 1 ½ hour.

We strongly encourage you to include at least one young researcher and one speaker from a Low- and Lower Middle Income Country (LLMIC) (this could be the same person). We further encourage you to include maximum 4 speakers in order to leave sufficient time for questions and discussions.

This year's conference is entitled: Ensuring healthy lives for all?

The conference is organized in four sessions, and, if accepted, the symposium/workshop will be incorporated into the conference programme. The decision will be made by the programme committee. For a detailed description of this year's theme, please see the concept note (DOCX - 76 KB) .

The 4 sessions and suggested topics (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Inequity and unfinished agendas: Migrant health, conflict settings, environmental effects on health, global health preparedness and core capacities, unequal availability of and access to health care services and health systems, human rights, harmful health and social policies and efforts to reduce disparity in a broad sense (the SDGs), social determinants of (ill)health, lack of efforts to tackle poverty-related, neglected diseases, continued maternal/child mortality and morbidity, reproductive health and education issues particularly for young women
  • Innovative approaches to improve health: New or improved techniques and procedures, product development, new or improved vaccines/medicines/treatments for high burden infectious diseases, incorporate neglected practices such as surgery in low-resource settings, mental health interventions (particularly in primary health care setting and community setting), novel approaches to target maternal/child/reproductive health, improved health outcomes through projects or programming
  • Interaction, collaboration and new partnerships: capacity building and skills training, task-shifting, community-based organizing, international partnerships, pipelines of product development and how to interact at different stages, partnership programmes, policy/donor relations
  • Implementation and impact: roll-out/up-to scale of medicines, robust and sustainable health care systems and programmes, large scale interventions through health systems, focus on health policy issues, priority settings globally and nationally, rolling out/implementing registry systems, global governance for health (social science)


All applications must be submitted electronically through this online form

Please give an outline of the suggested symposium/workshop including:

  • Title of the symposium/workshop
  • Related GLOBVAC project number and project title if applicable
  • Suggested speakers (name, institution) and title of talks (with time schedule-MAX 1 ½ hours)
  • Short description of the subject, including why it is relevant to this conference, as well as expected outcome of the symposium/workshop
  • Budget for travel costs and accommodation for speakers from LLMICs, if applicable

Travel costs (cheapest travel option) and accommodation for invited symposia speakers/participants from LLMICs can be covered by the conference budget up to a maximum of 30 000 NOK per workshop/symposium. The costs will be covered only if the proposal for symposium is accepted by the conference programme committee.

If applying for financial support, a budget should be provided in the application. Support must be clearly justified and specified. Travel cost for participants from High Income Countries cannot be covered by this budget.

The application deadline is 15th of September 2016. Successful applicants will be notified end October 2016.


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