August 22-23, 2018: Development Research Conference 2018: Rethinking Development

In August 2018 the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency will host a conference on development research on the topic of Rethinking Development. The purpose of the conference is to create a multidisciplinary forum for research on development issues in low-income countries. The conference offers a platform for dialogue between researchers and relevant authorities, organizations and practitioners.

Deadline for registration is 30 June.

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Event website - University of Gothenburg


September 4, 2018: UiO hosts seminar on the history of malaria

The Center for Global Health at the University of Oslo is hosting a seminar on the history of malaria with Professor Mark Harrison, professor of the history of medicine at the University of Oxford. He will discuss how observing past methods of malaria control and the reasons for their success or failure may help create sustainable solutions for managing malaria today.

Location: Oslo, Norway 

Event website - University of Oslo 

March 5-9, 2018: WASH Futures Conference 2018 in Australia

The WASH Reference Group, consisting of NGOs, academia and private-sector players, is hosting the annual WASH Futures conference. The conference aims to bring together international and Australian experts, to discuss meeting water sanitation and hygiene needs, as well as to strengthen and improve the quality of Australia’s response to the global sanitation and water crisis.

Key speakers include Barbara Evans from the University of Leeds, and Val Curtis from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Themes that will be covered include financing and investing in sustainable systems, equity, urban communities and women, and WASH.

Location: Brisbane, Australia 

Event website – WASH Futures

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September 6, 2018: First Australian Disaster Resilience Conference

Hosted in collaboration with Monash University, the inaugural Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will be themed 'The rise of resilience: from the individual to the global.' Program streams will include new directions in resilience thinking, enhancing recovery, and education.

Location: Perth, Australia

Conference  website - Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

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September 17-21, 2018: EDCTP 9th annual forum

The European and Developing countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP) annual forum will bring together African and European scientists, policy makers, funders, and global health partners in clinical research and development (R&D) for poverty-related diseases. The forum provides an opportunity for researchers to share new results and network with international colleagues.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Website - EDCTP

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September 19, 2018: CCIC hosts public event on sexual and reproductive health and rights

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), in partnership with Women Deliver and the Future Planning Initiative, host an information fair and panel that discusses the importance of grounding gender equality in sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The CCIC believes that the discussion of SRHR and the rights of girls and women are at the forefront of Canada’s development policy and that enabling these rights can address inequality, poverty, and discrimination.  Panelists will be announced closer to the date of the event.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event website - CCIC   

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September 20, 2018: Dutch parliament debates Dutch positions on EC proposal for the MFF

The European Affairs Committee of the Dutch Parliament hosts a general consultation on the European Commission (EC)'s integral Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) proposal package, which sets the limits for the annual general budgets of the European Union for the next seven years. The consultation includes the elaboration of the sectoral proposals and the corresponding 'BNC' files (Beoordeling Nieuwe Commissievoorstellen, in Dutch), which are the thematic assessments of the EC's initial proposal. The BNC files are the basis for Dutch negotiators in Brussels.

The debate is co-chaired by Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Wopke Hoekstra, Minister of Finance.

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands

Agenda news - Parliament of the Netherlands (in Dutch)

September 24, 2018: Australasian HIV and AIDS conference

Australia’s major HIV/AIDS conference is open for registration.  This is organized annually by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Sexual Health Medicine. Participants attend the conference from throughout the Asia and Pacific region. Presentations and sessions for 2018 include changing HIV epidemiology, community engagement, and the future of antiretroviral therapy and new drugs. Other specific topics include HIV regulation, the law and rights, and vaccines and immunopathogenesis.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - ASHM 

September 25, 2018: Global Health Inspiration Day 2018

The Center for Global Health at the University of Oslo is hosting its second annual Global Health Inspiration Day. The event is aimed at students, researchers, and clinicians in the region with an interest in global health research. The topics range from infectious diseases to digital health, migrant health, nutrition, health systems and policy, public health history, and anthropology. Program to be announced. 

Location: Oslo, Norway 

Event website - University of Oslo

September 26, 2018: Australian public health conference 2018

The Australian Public Health Association is holding its annual conference in September 2018. This is the forty-fifth year of the conference, which will focus on leadership in public health challenges for local and planetary communities. It provides an opportunity for public health professionals to connect and discuss innovative ideas.

Location: Cairns City, Australia

Event website - PHAA

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