The Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research will take place in Vancouver on 14-18 November 2016
Health Systems Global organizes a symposium every two years to bring together its members with the full range of players involved in health systems and policy research. There is currently no other international gathering that serves the needs of this community.
The venue chosen for each meeting will facilitate inclusion of participants from a specific part of the world and a focus on that region, although each will be a global meeting in terms of content and representation. Each symposium will:
Participants will include researchers, policy-makers, funders, implementers, civil society and other stakeholders from relevant national and regional associations and professional organizations.
The programme will include plenary addresses from world experts, concurrent sessions made up from abstracts and other proposals, poster presentations, a marketplace and many other networking opportunities. Details on the developing programme, including speakers and pre- and post-Symposium satellite sessions, will be regularly communicated on the website and via social media where input and comments will be encouraged.
The elected, 11-member board of Health Systems Global, chaired by Sara Bennett, will oversee the organization of the Fourth Global Symposium. The board will strive to ensure that the membership of Health Systems Global is consulted on important organizational issues, such as the overall Symposium, its sub-themes and invited speakers.