Western Europe Pre-conference

Western Europe Pre-conference

Western Europe Pre-conference

The Institute for Global Health and Development at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland is hosting a pre-symposium in preparation for Health Systems Global Symposium.

The event aims to support and mentor early career researchers in Europe and beyond to apply to the Health Systems Global Conference by offering an opportunity for them to receive feedback and steer on their intended submission for either individual presentations or posters. The pre-symposium will also offer participants the chance to network and collaborate with other researchers interested in health systems. Early career researchers and those new to health systems research/Health Systems Global are strongly encouraged to apply.

How do you take part?

A draft abstract for either individual or poster presentations that you wish to apply to HSR 2024 with – submit here: https://forms.office.com/e/ZLjJuBWnBP

Individual abstract: submission instructions

Individuals can submit abstracts as a paper, poster or multimedia presentation for the main symposium. They can do the same for the preconference, however, not all the below information will be required.

  • A paper is a 10-minute oral presentation with 5 minutes allowed for questions. Note: If an abstract is submitted as a paper, it may be accepted as a poster – please do not submit a paper and a poster for the same abstract.
  • A poster is a physical display that is no more than 120 cm by 80 cm in size.
  • A multimedia presentation could be a short film, documentary, animated film or photo-essay and should be no longer than 15 minutes in total presentation time.

Those submitting individual abstracts will be required to submit the following information:

  • Title (maximum 25 words)
  • Speaker contact details
  • Sub-theme and field-building dimension
  • For multimedia submission: link to the video/photos if available
  • List of co-authors for listing in the abstract book, if applicable
  • An abstract of 400 words or less

Abstract format

  • A structured abstract should be prepared for empirical research presentations, covering background, methods, results and discussion/conclusions.
  • For conceptual research or work under other field-building dimensions, abstracts should cover Purpose, focus/content, significance for the sub-theme area/field-building dimension of relevance and target audience.
  • Individual abstracts may be accepted either for oral, multimedia or poster presentation.