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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 - 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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Canada – Value in Canadian Healthcare

The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) is holding its annual health policy conference in Vancouver, on March 7 and 8, 2019. Speakers will share their latest thinking and experiences on increasing value in healthcare, drawing from emerging research and recent health system reforms. The conference will facilitate conversations between stakeholders on how provinces can adopt the principles and actions that define increasing value from spending on healthcare....
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Canada - Public health 2019

Public Health 2019 is a national forum where professionals, researchers and policy-makers come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being. The conference will be held in Ottawa, from April 30 to May 2, 2019. The call for submissions for workshops, oral and poster presentations opens on September 20, and the deadline is November 1, 2018....
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Spain - 19th Conference on Integrated Care

The conference takes place in San Sebastian, Spain, from April 1 to 3, 2019. It will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care. The theme this year is "Evaluating and implementing models of integrated people-centred services"....
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Denmark - 4th Transforming Care Conference

Entitled "Changing priorities: The making of care policy and priorities", this conference focuses on the structuring and distribution of social care for children, frail older people and adults with disability. Priority setting can create hierarchies and competition between policy fields and user groups, especially during times of austerity. This conference explores how priorities are made and maintained along with dilemmas that arise in the process. It takes place in Copenhagen from June 24 to 26, 2019....
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Switzerland - New Heights in Health Economics

This conference, organized by the International Health Economics Association, takes place in Basel, Switzerland, from July 13 to 17, 2019. It features plenary talks by Raj Chetty from Harvard University on insights from Big Data around economic opportunity and health inequality, and from Janet Currie from Princeton on child health and human capital....
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Italy - XXXVIth International Congress on Law and Mental Health

This conference takes place July 22 to 26, 2019, in Rome. A pre-conference session on 'Medical Complicity'' takes place on July 21. Presentations will explore access to justice, facets of addiction, mass violence, crisis intervention, and much more. The call for abstract submissions is now open....
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Canada - Mental Health in the Capital 2019

Developed with an advisory committee of workplace health professionals, this conference aims to inspire positive change in the workplace. Speakers will explore best practices in workplace mental health. The conference takes place April 8 and 9, 2019, in Ottawa....
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New Zealand - 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion

The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand is hosting the 2019 conference from April 7 to 11. The meeting defines the state of the art in health promotion practice, research, and theory. It also represents a unique platform to showcase New Zealand’s innovation and excellence in health promotion to a global audience....
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Spain - WHO Barcelona course on health financing for universal health coverage 2019

Addressing the overarching theme of universal health coverage, the course will review policy instruments to improve health system performance through better health-financing policy. Course modules include coordinating reform, raising revenues, pooling health revenues, purchasing, and designing a benefit package. The course takes place in Barcelona, from March 18 to 22, 2019. The deadline for applications is January 16, 2019....
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Canada - 10th International Shared Decision Making Conference

This year, the theme of the conference is Patient-Oriented Shared Decision-Making Research. Taking place from July 7 to 10, 2019, in Québec City, the conference offers a chance to discuss best strategies for involving patients in shared decision-making research so that it better reflects their knowledge, priorities and needs. The deadline to to submit original abstracts in the field of shared decision making is January 21, 2019....
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France - 5th Irdes-Dauphine Workshop on Applied Health Economics and Policy Evaluation

This workshop provides an opportunity to hear and discuss new research on public policy analysis and evaluation in areas including health services delivery and organization, social health inequalities, and meeting the needs of specific populations. It takes place in Paris, on June 20th and 21st, 2019....
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UK - Integrated Care in Theory and Practice

The International Summer School in Integrated Care provides a week of intensive training for health and social care professionals, clinicians and researchers wanting to improve their ability to analyze, design, evaluate and practice integrated care. It takes place in Oxford from June 23 to 28, 2019. Applications can be submitted until April 5....
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Portugal - Managing mental health system complexity

The conference, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from June 6 to 8, 2019, will address issues such as access inequities and cross-cultural learning in mental health. It is organized by the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH), established under the WHO to develop a network of researchers in mental health services in Europe....
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Finland - Health management 2.0

Achieving more efficient and patient-centred care is the goal underlying the program of this conference. Governance, sustainability, digital transformation and the personalization and integration of care are key themes. Presentations will help unlock the change agenda and see what skills and competencies healthcare leaders need in order to make this shift to happen. The conference will be held in Finland from June 17 to 19, 2019. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 17, 2019....
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Canada - Workshop on Personalized Medicine

The research group CIRANO, and the Industrielle Alliance Research Chair in economic challenges associated with changing demographics, are holding this workshop on March 14 and 15, 2019, in Montreal. It will explore legal and economic aspects of personalized medicine, with speakers from North America and overseas. Registration is free of charge, but mandatory....
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Canada - KT Canada Scientific Meeting 2019

Knowledge Translation Canada is a network of Canadian experts in knowledge translation. The annual meeting will take place May 30 and 31, 2019, in Winnipeg on the theme 'Advancing the science of integrated knowledge translation'....
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Canada - 2019 Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) Scientific Conference

Each year, CAHSPR brings together researchers and policy-makers from across Canada to discuss and debate research findings and their potential for guiding decisions around health services. The conference takes place in Halifax, from May 29 to 31, 2019. Registration is now open and discounts are available for patient representatives working as advisors in the healthcare system....
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Canada - Healthcare innovation: Advancing better outcomes and economic growth

The National Health Leadership Conference is presented by HealthCareCAN and the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. This year's conference will be held in Toronto, on June 10 and 11, 2019. The program will explore issues of accountability, effectiveness and transparency in the health system and look at how to bring about and sustain complex changes....
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