There number of current and upcoming events, activities and opportunities for HSG members to look out for during the remainder of 2019.
This month sees the abstract submission deadlines for a series of national and regional events to help mobilise and prepare HSG members planning to respond to the call for abstracts for the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) in Dubai next year. More broadly, the events also aim to contribute to the building of the HPSR community within geographies and foster engagement for future networking, knowledge sharing, and advocacy.
Here is the current list of confirmed events with abstract submission deadline dates and links to further information.
Ottawa, Canada (17-19 October). Call for abstract submissions closed on 12 August. See this link (PDF) for further information.
San Jose, Costa Rica (Central America pre-HSR2020 event – 19 September). Call for abstracts closed on 19 August. See this link (PDF) for further information.
St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago (Caribbean pre-HSR2020 event – 16 September). Call for abstracts closed on 20 August. See this link (PDF) for further information.
New Delhi, India (15 October). Call for abstracts closed on 23 August. See this link for further information.
São Paulo, Brazil (7 October). Call for abstracts closed on 28 August. See this link (PDF) for further information.
Washington D.C., United States (22 October). Call for abstracts closed on 15 September. See this link (PDF) for further information.
Montevideo, Uruguay (7 November). Deadline for submissions is 1 October. See this link (PDF) for further information.
Buenos Aires, Argentina (11 November 2019). Deadline for submissions is 16 October. See this link (PDF) for further information.
Argentina (Northwest) (13 November 2019). Deadline for submissions is 15 October. See this link (PDF) for further information.
Lima, Peru (22 November). Deadline for submissions is 15 October. See this link (PDF) for further information.
Bogotá, Colombia (25 November). Deadline for submissions is 15 October. See this link (PDF) for further information.
Santiago, Chile (28 November). Deadline for submissions is 18 October. See this link (PDF) for further information.
Mexico City, Mexico (7 January). More information coming soon.
The HSR2020 call for abstracts is expected to open on 12 September, with the official website for the Global Symposium being prepared to launch ahead of this call. The deadline for organized session submissions will be 14 November. The final date for individual abstracts to be submitted will be 6 February 2020. Please look out for more information via the HSG website, as well as HSG social media (#HSR2020), the September edition of the HSG monthly email newsletter, and HSG’s targeted member emails.
Back in July, HSG and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, in collaboration with Health Policy and Planning, announced a call for mentees as part of our joint Publication Mentorship program. The invitation to early-career women based in low- and middle-income countries and working on HPSR issues, who are interested in receiving guidance and support to help them publish their HPSR research for the first time in a global peer-reviewed journal is open for applications until 6 September.
In the coming weeks we hope to share more news on upcoming webinars, including a thematic working group webinar on non-state service providers in fragile and conflict-affected contexts, and a webinar to support HSG members in preparing organized session proposals for HSR2020.
Please look out for and engage with HSG’s advocacy activities in the lead-up to and during the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage next month in New York City. Our messages and ‘asks’ of UN member states and UN system agencies are directly informed by the views HSG members shared during the recent HSG membership advocacy consultation. Thanks again for your great response to the consultation. We plan to further consult members in 2019 on the shape and focus of a future HSG advocacy campaign.
Finally, HSG members should have all received an email inviting them to participate in an HSG capacity assessment survey. We would like to hear from HSG members on what they think HSG can do to support capacity strengthening for health policy and systems work around the world. Please do look out for it in your email inboxes. We look forward to reading your suggestions.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about any of the above.
Have a good August.
The HSG Secretariat.