LSTM led team wins bid to organise the 2018 Health Systems Global Symposium

Biennial global conference will bring over 2,000 delegates to ACC Liverpool

LSTM led team wins bid to organise the 2018 Health Systems Global Symposium

Health Systems Global (HSG) has chosen Liverpool as the host city for its Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in 2018.

The winning bid was put forward by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), in close cooperation with a consortium of UK institutions including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development Institute, University of Leeds, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, Nice International, Action for Global Health and ACC Liverpool.

Around 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the five day symposium on October 7, 2018, at the waterfront venue, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

“We are delighted with this decision”, said Professor Janet Hemingway CBE, Director of LSTM. “It is not only a recognition of a very strong bid that we have put in together with our partners, but also of the key research on health systems challenges that is being carried out by LSTM and our partners.”

George Gotsadze, executive director of Health Systems Global, congratulated the team on behalf of the Board of Health Systems Global which is made up of key researchers and experts from across the globe. “Liverpool’s winning bid was exceptionally strong and we are looking forward to working closely with LSTM and partners as we prepare this event over the coming years.”

Kerrin MacPhie, director of conference and exhibition sales at ACC Liverpool, added: “Health Systems Global is a prime example of the city working together to bring a large international conference on health systems research into the UK for the first time, capitalising on its expertise in this field”.

Health Systems Global is an international membership organisation fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. Its fourth global symposium will be held from November 14-18 this year in Vancouver, Canada and will focus on ‘resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world.’

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