Global Health Forum 2016

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08 Dec

Global Health Forum 2016

December, 08 - December, 10
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: West Hall Bathish Auditorium

GHF 2016 Theme: “Rebuilding Health Post-Conflict | A Dialogue for the Future”


The Forum comes at a time of eminent challenges and pressing needs to plan, rebuild, and reconstruct healthcare even before conflicts subside. Such an endeavor is of utmost necessity to meet the needs of populations and re-foster trust and legitimacy through the transition from war to peace. The whole process is a significant undertaking that would require major investments that are beyond the financial aspects to include enhancing the planning capacity, human capital as well infrastructural upgrading.


The Forum is intended to create a scientific and operational platform where stakeholders in the different fields within health start the path of actively assessing rebuilding needs and coordination of efforts.


A dialogue will be initiated – with a way forward outlined – during the Rebuilding Health Forum that would aid in the development of responsive and sustainable health systems in the post-conflict era for our region

Call For Abstracts

The Office of Strategic Health Initiatives (SHI) at the American University of Beirut is organizing a Forum entitled “Rebuilding Health Post-Conflict: A Dialogue for Future”. The Forum aims at creating a scientific and practical platform in which stakeholders in the different fields within/related to health start the path of actively assessing rebuilding needs and coordination of efforts.

The Scientific Committee of the Forum is issuing a call for abstracts on scholarly work that is related to health in conflicts, with an emphasis on generating evidence and recommendations for the post-conflict period.  All abstracts will be peer reviewed for quality of research and scientific content. Accepted abstracts will be presented in two poster sessions that are held as part of the Forum events.

Eligible abstracts include original research in/or related to the following tracks:

  • Health system rebuilding
  • Health care planning and provision
  • Food security
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Technology in health (including biomedical)
  • Health care service models
  • Health care engineering and infrastructure
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Health challenges for refugees during and post-conflict
  • Conflict medicine
  • Health and medical education systems

<p”>Accepted abstracts will be scheduled as posters display on December 8, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:00 and December 9, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30. Accepted posters will be set up in a special hall where the required size of the poster should not exceed 130×100 cm.


Abstract Submission and Deadlines

Deadline for submission of abstract is Thursday, September 15, 2016. Accepted submission will be notified by October 1, 2016.

Abstract should be submitted electronically through the EDAS Conference and Journal Management System (conference code RHF’16):

Submission instructions are presented below.


Full title of paper

Names of authors: All co-investigators should be listed using full last name and first name. Last name should be capitalized. The principal investigator should be identified with an asterisk, and the presenter’s name underlined.

Affiliation by institution and country of principal investigator and presenter.

Example: WARD PAUL, HAMAD Sami, KAWA Nancy*, RAMI Sani

Dr. Ward: University of Cedars, Lebanon

Dr. Kawa: University of Palms at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Body text: Text should be structured in four clear paragraphs:

Background/ Methods/ Results / Conclusion

Total text should not exceed 250 words


For more information, please contact SHI Office at +961-1-350 000 ext. 2940 or email:


Click here to learn more


Supporting the Rebuilding Health Post Conflict Forum by partnering with AUB on this leading
initiative, reflects a commitment to enhancing the lives of a populations challenged by crisis, and
reflects our shared responsibility to providing communities an opportunity for a better future.


Together we become better agents of change.


For more information about support opportunities and sponsorships please contact:


Office of Development – AUB
Tel : 961 1 350 000 ext. 2932
Direct: 961 1 366 445


Continuing Medical Education (CME) Office – AUB
Tel : 961 1 350 000 ext. 4717
Fax: 961 1 744 467


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