The 7th Annual Health in Humanitarian Settings Research Symposium will be taking place in Liverpool.
This is a brilliant opportunity for medical and global health students to present work (finished or in process). The deadline for abstract submission is 15th October.
Please contact Katia Florman for more information.
The Evolution of humanitarianism: Adapting to a changing world.
7th annual Health in Humanitarian Settings research symposium
22nd November 2017
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK L3 5QA
We invite abstracts from any field of research to the above symposium, a one-day annual event aimed towards networking, research and keynote talks pertaining to the humanitarian sector.
We accept abstracts for poster presentations (with short presentations to a panel of judges) and oral presentations for the four panel themes below. Oral presentations will be ten minutes in length and prizes will be given for
The panels are:
1. The changing health needs of vulnerable populations.
This panel aims to evaluate the humanitarian sector's response to the changing needs of at-risk populations, and explore how we need to adapt to a rapidly changing economic, ecological and natural climate.
2. Human rights and policy- The political divide in humanitarian action. Recent events in the UK have put our very definition of human rights at risk. This panel seeks to address the working relationship between aid and policy, law, human rights, and the politics driving (or obstructing) aid delivery- from international to organisational.
3. Mind the gap!
Humanitarian assistance shares a complex relationship with the development process, and as our working climate changes, so does the risk of discontinuity. Here we focus on the growing divide between humanitarian and development aid and welcome any research into its causes, trends and populations at risk of being forgotten.
4. Logistics: innovations in the field.
With changing needs comes changing techniques and technologies at our disposal. Here we explore research into innovations not only on the knife edge of delivery, but in systems, processes and our very understanding of how aid work can be better delivered.
We invite abstracts no more than 250 words long from any original research, including academic, field-based, military or undergraduate. Please structure your abstract clearly under background, aim, methods, results and conclusion.
Please email abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday 15th October.
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