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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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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 - 42nd World Hospital Congress

The central question at this conference is: How can healthcare evolve to meet 21st century demands. The first day explores the shift from volume to value as the focus of hospitals and health organizations. Day 2 looks at how integrated care can be supported at funding, structural and clinical levels, and Day 3 explores the potential for transforming all the data collected in the healthcare context into intelligence that will improve efficiency and quality. The conference takes place in Brisbane, Australia, from October 10 to 12, 2018....
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Canada - Driving Access to Care

Canada Health Infoway's Partnership Conference will be held in Montreal on November 13 and 14, 2018. Speakers will describe progress in providing safer medication practices, empowering people with access to their health information, and achieving interoperability between systems....
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Australia - Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018

This conference takes place October 22 to 24, 2018, in Melbourne. It will bring together experts from across the world to talk about their experiences in generating and implementing evidence for better policy and practice. Funding agencies, policy makers, practitioners, knowledge brokers, and researchers will benefit from discovering the latest evidence synthesis and implementation science research and practice strategies for improving the lives of individuals, families and communities....
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Kazakhstan - Global Conference on Primary Health Care

Co-hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, WHO and UNICEF, this conference will bring international representatives together to renew a commitment to primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. It will look at workforce issues, disruptive innovations and integrated service delivery, among other topics. The conference takes place in Astana, Kazakhstan on October 25 and 26, 2018....
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UK - Current and future directions in health equity research and action

The HERON network, funded by the Wellcome Trust, supports a variety of research and community-driven initiatives to better understand and reduce health inequalities. HERON’s second conference will take place on 31 October 2018, in London. Parallel sessions will address topics such as community voices, multi-morbidity, tensions between research and advocacy, and more....
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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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Canada - Mental Health for All

This third edition of the Mental Health for All conference takes place in Montreal from October 22 to 24, 2018. The program, designed by service providers, front-line workers, researchers, funders, policy makers and people with lived experience of mental health problems, focuses on the future of community mental health. The agenda looks at upstream strategies to promote mental health in children and youth, remove stigma, and provide appropriate and prompt treatment for mental health problems....
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