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OISSS's choices

This section of the Bulletin does not present an exhaustive list of events which will be held in a specific field. However, mention will be made of one or two conferences or symposiums which are worth noting due to their theme, the reputation of speakers or a particular issue of concern to OISSS partners.

UK - 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

This symposium will be held in Liverpool from October 8 to 12, 2018. The theme is “Advancing Health Systems for All in the SDG Era”. It will look at new ways of financing health, delivering services and engaging the health workforce, and explore new social alliances and technologies to promote health for all. March 5, 2018, is the deadline to submit individual abstracts on themes ranging from engaging the private sector in moving towards universal health coverage, to community health systems. ...
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UK - 2018 International Health Conference

This global health conference is hosted by the University of Oxford and takes place June 28 to 30, 2018. Researchers from a broad range of disciplines, from primary care to economics, will come together to explore ways of improving health services. It is an opportunity to develop research networks and encourage the uptake of evidence in health care and policy....
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The Netherlands - Revolutionizing Healthcare across different healthcare systems

The 3rd World Congress on Healthcare and Health Economics takes place in Amsterdam, on July 26 and 27, 2018. The conference is an opportunity to exchange with leading health economists, professionals and decision-makers on ways to collaborate in putting quality initiatives in place through health economics research....
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Canada - Inspiring a Future of Better Health

The Canadian Medical Association is holding its inaugural Health Summit in Winnipeg, on August 20 and 21, 2018, to spark a national conversation about disruptive innovation in health care. It will explore how innovation can support culturally diverse, inclusive and accessible care, and how technology can enable patient-centred care and better serve vulnerable populations....
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Italy - Quality of care: Improving effectiveness, safety, and responsiveness

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Venice Summer School will explore the concept of quality of care, ways to measure and compare quality, and how approaches to quality improvement can be combined into national strategies. The course takes place from July 22 to 28, 2018, in Venice....
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France - Why and how to reduce variations in medical practice? Paths for improving care quality

This seminar is an opportunity to discuss the consequences of these variations for health policies and to explore ways to reduce unjustified variations in medical practices. The subject will be explored by leading pioneers in this field from Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom. The seminar takes place in Paris on September 5, 2018....
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USA - Digital Health Care Innovations Congress

This congress brings together the virtual health care summit, the population health analytics summit and the health plan wellness and population health summit. It takes place from July 30 to August 1, in Boston. Best practices in driving digital transformation, expanding telehealth and understanding the patient journey will be explored, among many other topics....
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Canada - Canadian Health Workforce Conference

This is the third conference organized by the Canadian Health Human Resources Network. It provides a forum for discussion around how to optimize health system human resources and ensure that they are fit for purpose. Presenters from across the country and internationally will look at optimizing skills mix, workforce retirement, social accountability and particular challenges of an aging population, community and home care, and mental health. The conference takes place in Gatineau on October 4 and 5, 2018....
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Canada - Family Medicine Forum

The College of Family Physicians of Canada is holding its forum from November 14 to 17, 2018, in Toronto. It offers a wide range of continuing professional development sessions and plenaries on the issues facing family medicine. The program will be available soon....
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Canada - From Research to Practice: Improving Usability, Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology

The University of Victoria is hosting this conference from February 14 to 17, 2019. The conference will take a multi-perspective view about what is needed to move technology along to real sustained and widespread use. It will explore the research, system design, policy, regulation and organizational changes involved in implementing these technologies. The call for papers is now open, with a deadline of September 15, 2018....
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Switzerland - Better Health Faster: Social Science for Public Health

This conference will explore the contribution of social sciences to promoting health-enhancing policies. It will look at the latest findings on determinants of health and examine the policy processes around health promotion. Successful concrete actions undertaken at the cantonal and national level in Switzerland will be presented. The conference takes place in Neuchâtel on November 7 and 8, 2018....
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USA - 11th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

Co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, this conference explores the potential of evidence to optimize health and health care by bridging the gap between research, practice, and policy. This year’s event to be held from December 3 to 5, 2018, in Washington DC, will focus on strategies for scaling up effective interventions across communities, health systems, networks and countries, and efforts to build capacity for dissemination and implementation science. The call for abstracts is open until July 24, 2018....
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Australia - Digital Transformation for Health & Ageing

This conference will look at the latest technological solutions in the health and aged care sectors, explore their benefits in terms of productivity, safety and efficiency, as well as risks such as data security. Australian providers of elder care and home care are early adopters of digital technologies and will describe lessons learned through their experience. The conference takes place July 26 and 27, in Melbourne....
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