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Call for Abstracts

Deadline for submission Extended: November 20, 2019!Submission Form Below

Our world is witnessing an unprecedented increase in human mobility with more than one billion people, one of every seven, categorized as in-country displaced or international migrant. The dramatic and uncontrollable increase in human mobility has affected all countries through their status as either a country of origin, a transit country, or a country of destination. The increase in human mobility and its impact around the world has changed the world’s perception of migration and linked the increase of human mobility and migration to the current paradigm of development. Migration now tops the list of all priorities related to international development and begs a different approach of managing the relation between the South and the North or what is called “Paradox of the Migration-Development Nexus. Improving the health of migrants and their access to health care services as well as the regulation of the migration of healthcare personnel requires multi-level actions at the individual, community, institutional, and societal/policy levels. Any such interventions should consider variations among regions and countries in terms of the political climate, social protection models, as well as the organization and financing models of various national health care systems.

The Annual Conference on the Health of Migrants provides a platform for constructive policy dialogue among relevant stakeholders, including immigrants and organizations representing migrants, law and policy makers, government leaders, health care professionals, faith community, health system administrators, academicians, researchers, community-based service providers, and international and multi-lateral organization representatives. The third annual conference in December 2019 will focus on identifying effective strategies and building partnerships to address gaps in policies, knowledge, and implementation related to the following themes:

  • Policies and legislation regulate human mobility and migration
  • The health of migrants and their access to health care
  • Integration of migrants in local communities
  • Migration and global health emergencies
  • Migration of health care personnel

The poster abstract should cover the learning objective(s) and describe the topic in no more than 300 words. The abstract and subsequently, the poster may describe research findings, stories from the field, and/or the theoretical framework for suggested actions/policies.

The art abstract should cover, in no more than 300 words, the broad idea of the artwork, how it relates to the abstract themes, and the space expected to display the work. Artwork can include but is not limited to drawings, films, photographs, and sculptures. If the art is already completed, please include a link to view it online or embed it in the PDF. Artwork needs not to be complete to be considered.

 Proposals should be submitted by November 20, 2019 using the submission form below.

Session participants will be asked to vote on the posters and artwork during the conference. The top three from each category will be recognized during the conference closing session.

Abstract Submission Form

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