As we approach the culmination of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional pre-conferences, we are excited to announce the final gathering scheduled for February 27-28, 2024, in Brazil – marking the conclusion of one of HSG’s largest pre-HSR regional gatherings.

Organized by Daniel Maceira, LAC regional representative on the HSG board, in collaboration with local institutions, these pre-conferences explore and debate the themes of the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. They identify and support submissions to the HSR symposium scientific program and contribute to the broader discourse on designing and implementing policies for more equitable and effective health systems and services, offering a unique perspective from the LAC region.

Since October 2023, HSG’s LAC regional network has successfully hosted eight pre-conferences in collaboration with 60 local institutions

These pre-conferences have welcomed a total of 350 participants:

  • Colombia – October 2023
  • Uruguay – November 2023
  • Argentina – November 2023
  • Costa Rica – December 2023
  • Dominican Republic – December 2023
  • Peru – December 2023
  • Mexico – January 2024
  • Trinidad & Tobago – January 2024
  • Brazil -February 2024

We are thrilled to conclude this series with the closing pre-conference in Brazil, a collaborative effort with the São Paulo Health Institute. The University of São Paulo, the Federal University of Bahia and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation.

Importantly, this event is open to all and free of charge. Please find more information about the event, themes and sub-themes, registration and abstract submission guidelines at the following link

We look forward to your continued engagement in shaping the dialogue on health systems in the LAC region.