Canadian Conference on Global Health(CCGH)


Canadian Conference on Global Health; Fragile Environments & global health: Examining Drivers of Change

Toronto, Canada November 19-21, 2018

Every year, more than 600 people from more than 30 countries gather in Canada for the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH).  Practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers come to share their knowledge and experience and find new ways to work together. 

The 2018 edition of the CCGH will examine the theme of Fragile Environments and Global Health: Examining drivers of change.  CCGH 2018 warmly welcomes researchers, policymakers, students, practitioners and stakeholders from health, humanitarian and other sectors to share their wisdom on how the global health community can drive change in fragile environments. 

Call for Abstracts

The CCGH invites abstracts for oral, poster, workshops, symposia, and for videos. Submissions may address any global health topic, but must relate to the conference theme and at least one of the sub-themes below.

Fragile Environments and Global Health: Examining drivers of change

  1. Advancement of women and children’s health and rights
  2. The politics of global health (governance, corruption, access and accountability, role of private sector and civil society)
  3. SDGs and intersectoral collaboration for health (environment, food security, education, employment, etc.)
  4. Facilitating the humanitarian-development-health nexus
  5. Social and economic inclusion and populations at risk (aging, disability, vulnerable groups, etc.)
  6. Indigenous populations

Session formats:

  • Oral presentations: One presenter, with or without co-authors; 15 minutes:  10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes for questions.
  • Poster presentations: One presenter, with or without co-authors; dimensions:  1m x 1m (~ 3.5 ft x 3.5 ft)
  • Workshops: Total time:  1.5 hours; One or more facilitators; A workshop is meant to be an interactive learning session and involve participation from the audience.
  • Symposia: Total time: 1.5 hours; Between three and five presenters; A symposium is meant to provide an in-depth examination of a specific topic from the different points of view or experiences of the presenters. A 20-30 minute question and answer and discussion period is recommended to allow for audience participation.
  • Video Documentaries:  Cannot exceed 40 minutes; Color or black/white; permissions needed, as appropriate. Video documentaries are meant to provide an in-depth analysis of a specific topic.

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Submission Guideline & more information 

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