News: Participate in the 2020 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Photo (cropped): Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Pernambuco, Brazil. Photo credit: PAHO/Flickr licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0


The Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (#HSR2020) - which is co-sponsored by Health Systems Global (HSG) - takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 8-12 November 2020. The event will bring together over 2,000 policy-makers, practitioners and researchers from more than 100 countries to discuss this year's theme: "Re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice".  

Contribute to HSR2020 - call for abstracts 

Contribute to this important global gathering by submitting: 

  • individual abstracts for the scientific programme (deadline 6 February);
  • proposals for skills building sessions to develop the expertise of participants (deadline 6 February);
  • and/or multimedia abstracts, including short films, animations, photo essays, virtual reality experiences, or other forms of multimedia (deadline 6 March).

Further information can be found on HSR2020'S abstracts page.

This recent blog by Tom Barker, Institute of Development Studies, highlights the importance of a "... genuine engagement from a diversity of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, advocates, educators and citizens concerned with the multiplicity of issues and disciplines that shape human health, including health systems, humanitarian health, social protection, environmental sustainability and climate change, data science, ethics, political economy, social science, media, and many more" at HSR2020. 

Read blog in full: Participate in the 2020 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (published by the IDS on 7 January 2020).