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New Voices in Global Health 

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The Lancet and M8 Alliance  – World Health Summit 2014 Call for Abstracts

The call for applications is now closed. Deadline was June 25, 2014!

The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies is pleased to invite the submission of abstracts for presentation at its upcoming World Health Summit 2014. The World Health Summit is one of the world’s foremost gatherings of leaders from academia, politics, industry, and civil society to develop joint strategies and take action to address key challenges in medical research, global health and health care delivery with the aim of shaping the political, academic and social agendas. It will be held again at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin from October 19-22, 2014.

>>> Please click here to read more about dates, submission guidelines, and to submit your abstract


General Information

The New Voices in Global Health (NVGH) is a competitive abstract submission and selection program designed to highlight important research, policy and advocacy initiatives of new and future leaders in global health, and empower participants with global health advocacy skills.

Selected participants will have the opportunity to make a presentation at the World Health Summit 2014. The accepted researchers will participate in either the NVGH forum session or the NVGH poster presentation session. Selected abstracts will be published in a special booklet available at the World Health Summit and on The Lancet´s website. Issues addressed must be relevant, reflect current challenges, show originality and will spark the interest of conference participants and the readers of The Lancet.

Topics of particular interest would be those linked to the summit’s main themes:

1. Education and Leadership

  • Social Accountability of Medical Schools
  • Health Systems after Megadisasters
  • Medical Education
  • Future Leaders in Public Health
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Healthy Nutrition

2. Research and Innovation

  • Medical Technology and Digital Health
  • Patient Safety & Quality Management
  • Research Capacity Building

3. Evidence to Policy

  • Climate Change and Health
  • Climate Change and Infectious Diseases
  • Climate Change and Food Security
  • Hearing Loss
  • Demographic Surveillance Systems

4. Global Health for Development

  • Global Health Strategies
  • Role of the Private Sector in Universal Health Coverage
  • Role of Primary Care in Universal Health Coverage
  • Universal Health Coverage /SDG / MDG
  • Financing Global Health

Research using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods may be submitted. Abstracts should be submitted online no later than June 25, 2014. An expert committee composed of M8 Alliance members and Lancet editors will review the abstracts after peer review.

>>> Please click here to read more about dates, submission guidelines, and to submit your abstract

M8 Alliance

The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, Universities and National Academies was officially founded in 2009, as a medical and scientific forum of excellence on the occasion of the 1st World Health Summit.

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