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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.

Australia - 4th International Health Care Reform Conference

Taking place in Sydney from March 21 to 23, 2018, this event brings together health care organizations, policy makers, consumers, researchers and clinicians. Entitled "Moving care from hospital to community," it will focus on capacity building, consumer engagement, service integration, funding models, change management, international innovation, technology, policy enablers and eHealth. The call for abstracts opens on June 5, 2017....
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USA - 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

Hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the conference will be held in Arlington, Virginia from December 4 to 6, 2017. In the decade since its inception, the conference has become the preeminent event to bridge the gap between evidence, practice, and health policy. The call for abstracts will open in late May and includes 10 thematic tracks, including big data and technology, clinical care settings, health policy, prevention and public health, and dissemination and implementation models and methods. ...
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Canada - Healthy Canada Conference 2018: Personalized Health and Wellness

The concept of precision or personalized medicine is increasingly becoming a reality. Big data analytics offers the opportunity to better understand individual and community-level characteristics, preferences, and needs. Organized by the Conference Board of Canada, this conference will explore how health care providers, organizations, governments, and the health technologies industry can use this data to produce better products and programs. The conference will take place in May 2018, in Toronto. Stay tuned for the exact date....
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Canada - The System Awakens: Building Learning Healthcare Systems in Canada

The University of British Columbia Centre for Health Services and Policy Research is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018 with a health policy conference to explore the idea of learning healthcare systems. The conference will take place March 8 and 9, 2018, in Vancouver. More information will be available soon....
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USA - Global Digital Health Forum

This year’s forum captures the spirit of progress made in the past several years to scale digital health systems, and encourages a critical examination of the continued need for innovation, as well as integration, to improve health outcomes in a changing political landscape. The conference takes place in Washington, DC, from December 4 to 6, 2017....
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UK - Diversity and health

The first World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health takes place in Edinburgh from May 17 to 19, 2018. The conference will explore contemporary problems across the globe, assemble research on care for migrants and other populations facing discrimination, and debate suggested solutions. Oral or poster presentations may be submitted on legislation, policy and practice; research; and training and education. Abstract submission closes on October 6, 2017....
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Canada - Healthy Canada Conference 2018: Personalized Health and Wellness

This conference addresses the new reality of precision or personalized medicine and the opportunities it presents in health promotion, health system design and interventions. The Conference Board has organized the conference to discuss how Canada can become a leader in implementing a personalized approach to health and wellness. It takes place in Toronto on March 27 and 28, 2018....
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UK - Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live

Organized by the WHO Collaborating Centre and the Department of Architecture at the University of Western England, this conference will address a broad set of interrelated concerns about health and the places we inhabit. It seeks to better understand the interconnectedness and potential solutions to the problems associated with health and the built environment, incorporating perspectives from architects, urban designers, planners, human geographers, sociologists, media specialists and more. The deadline for abstract submissions is October 30, 2017. ...
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Canada - 4th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is co-hosting, along with the BC Ministry of Health, the Public Health Association of BC, and the United Kingdom's Fuse Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, the 4th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health. The conference takes place in Vancouver from May 8 to 10, 2018. The organizers have launched a call for abstracts presenting research on challenges in integrating evidence into policy. The deadline in November 20, 2017....
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Canada – 2nd IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit Western Canada

This second Big Data Summit will be held in Vancouver on November 28 and 29, 2017. It looks at the Internet of Things, such as sensors, mobile devices and other technologies, that produce vast amounts of data. The conference will explore how healthcare can make better use of this data....
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Canada - Public Health 2018

The conference of the Canadian Public Health Association takes place May 28 to 31, 2018, in Montreal. A call for submissions has been launched for oral and poster presentations, symposiums and workshops that facilitate the exchange and dissemination of innovative public health research, policies and practices. The deadline for submissions is December 5, 2017....
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Canada - Strengthening the Evidence-to-Action Connection

Health Technology Assessment International is holding its next conference in Vancouver, from June 1 to 5, 2018. Among the questions to be considered at the conference are how to generate, synthesize and present evidence to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. Lessons from other disciplines will be explored. The deadline to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations is November 24, 2017....
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Canada - Cochrane Canada Symposium 2018

The annual symposium takes place this year in Calgary on June 6 and 7, 2018. Participants will learn about the latest tools to produce systematic reviews, along with strategies to promote use of evidence by practitioners, consumers and policymakers. Efforts to improve the impact of evidence on healthcare decision-making will be discussed. ...
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The Netherlands - 12th European Conference on health Economics

The theme of this year’s conference, hosted by Maastricht University, is “Shaping the future: the role of health economics”. The call for abstracts is open, with possibilities for submitting an individual abstract or an organized session consisting of three or four oral presentations. The deadline for session descriptions and abstract submissions is January 22, 2018....
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