The Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), 24-27 August 2015 in Manila, Philippines

About the conference

As world leaders shift their focus to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, increased understanding of the impact of research and innovation on health is of critical importance. Scientific research and innovation has transformative effects on not only health outcomes, but also on national economic growth and sustainable development. Forum 2015 provides a platform where low and middle income countries take prime position in defining the global health research agenda, in presenting solutions and in creating effective partnerships for action.

The Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), in partnership with the Philippine Department of Health and Philippine Department of Science and Technology, will host the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health in Manila, 24-27 August 2015. Forum 2015 will bring together all stakeholders who play a role in making research and innovation benefit health, equity and development. This includes high-level representatives from government, business, non-profits, international organizations, academic and research institutions and social entrepreneurs among others.

Call for Abstracts

The Forum 2015 organizers invite abstract submissions from policymakers, business and community leaders, researchers and scholars, non-profit and international organizations, and any others from various disciplines and sectors whose work addresses key concerns in research and innovation for health and development.

The abstracts may be research-focused, clinical-focused, policy-focused or program-focused. The abstract should describe clearly developed-work that is evidence-based. Abstracts describing work that is in early stages of development will not be considered.

At the time of the abstract submission, authors may request a poster presentation, an oral presentation, or both. The Forum 2015 will make the final decision on what type of presentation method will be awarded based on the overall program needs.

Important Dates

May 5, 2015      Abstract submission deadline

June 2015          Abstract notification letter

19 June 2015     Early registration deadline

24-27 August 2015          Global Forum on Health Research and Innovation for Health 2015

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