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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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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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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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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 - 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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Canada - Choosing Wisely Canada National Meeting 2018

Choosing Wisely is a national effort to reduce unnecessary care. At the 2018 national meeting, providers, patients and system leaders will describe practical projects implemented in various contexts and look at emerging evidence on the impact of the campaign. The meeting takes place April 23, 2018, in Toronto....
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Netherlands - 18th International Conference on Integrated Care

The conference 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 latest evidence will be presented on areas such as integrating health and social care, new roles for hospitals, integrated mental and physical care, mobile and digital health solutions, clinical leadership and coproduction with individuals, carers, communities and populations. It takes place in The Netherlands from May 23 to 25, 2018....
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Canada - Shaping the Future of Canada’s Health Systems

The 2018 CAHSPR conference takes place from May 28 to 31, in Montreal. A key focus is on how recent developments such as the focus on population health, the increase in patient input, and new technologies and data sources can influence the healthcare system and disrupt the status quo....
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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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Canada - Creating the Winning Conditions for Change

HealthcareCAN and the Canadian College of Health Leaders are holding the National Health Leadership Conference in St. John’s Newfoundland on June 4 and 5, 2018. The NHLC aims to explore the challenges and opportunities facing health leadership in Canada, and strives to provide an environment that will cultivate movement from knowledge to action....
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Canada - Value-Based Procurement and Innovation: Opportunities for Improving Canada's Health Care

The Conference Board of Canada is holding this conference on April 18, 2018, in Toronto. It will explore the shift from procuring commodities to procuring for outcomes and solutions, and look at how processes need to change as a result. The Conference Board of Canada has led discussion of value-based procurement in a number of countries and Canadian cities and will bring this expertise together in Toronto to provide participants a sense of the opportunities available in this area....
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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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Canada - Is Two-Tier Care the Future? Private Finance in Canadian Medicare

The CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research and University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics are hosting this conference to explore Medicare financing from different angles. The conference opens with a public keynote panel on the evening of April 6, 2018, with speakers Greg Marchildon, Danielle Martin and Martha Jackman, and continues all day on April 7. Registration is required for the April 7 conference....
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UK - Health Economics for Public Health Practice & Research

The Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation is holding this short course at Bangor University in the UK from March 19 to 21, 2018. It will equip participants with the concepts, methods and application of health economics to public health and an understanding of potential return from investments in health programmes....
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