Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
Registration: Open; online registration closes November 8, 2016
Date(s): November 14-18, 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is hosted every two years by Health Systems Global to bring together its members with the full range of players involved in health systems and policy research. There is currently no other international gathering that serves the needs of this community. Previous events have been held in Cape Town (2014), Beijing (2012) and Montreux (2010).
The Symposium aims to:
- Share new state-of-the-art evidence;
- Review the progress and challenges towards implementation of the global agenda of priority research;
- Identify and discuss the approaches to strengthen the scientific rigour of health systems research including concepts, frameworks, measures and methods; and
- Facilitate greater research collaboration and learning communities across disciplines, sectors, initiatives and countries.
Participants will include researchers, policy-makers, funders, implementers, civil society and other stakeholders from relevant national and regional associations and professional organizations.
The program will include plenary addresses from world experts, as many as 12-15 concurrent sessions made up from abstracts and other proposals, an estimated 600 poster presentations, a vibrant marketplace and many other networking opportunities.
It is expected that approximately 2,000-2,200 people will participate in the Vancouver Symposium in 2016. Health systems are incubators of innovation. At HSR2016 in Vancouver, we will collectively engage and interrogate opportunities and modalities of transformation and resilience in health systems – in all their diverse realities – and as yet unforeseen challenges and opportunities that health systems may encounter. We seek to understand these diverse settings, and develop a more integrated understanding of the multiple ‘real worlds’ health systems are embedded within. HSR2016 will explore ways of preserving public value and public goods in the face of systemic changes that populations, governments and health systems as a whole have to confront, both today and in the future.