October 26, 2017: University of Oslo hosts seminar on the role of military in health care delivery

In the third seminar of the series “Global Health Unpacked”, hosted by University of Oslo (UiO), participants address the potential benefits and risks of military forces being used to deliver health care services during health crises. Speakers include Colin McInnes of Aberystwyth University and Simon Rushton of University of Sheffield. “Global Health Unpacked” is jointly organized by the research group Power and Politics of Global Health, UiO's Centre for Development and the Environment, and the UiO Centre for Global Health.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Website - University of Oslo


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Canadian Society for International Health hosts annual global health conference

From October 29 to 31, 2017, the Canadian Society for International Health will host the annual Canadian Conference on Global Health in Ottawa. Every year, the conference draws more than 600 practitioners, educators, researchers, students, and policy makers from more than 30 countries to share knowledge and experiences. This year, the conference theme is “Leaving No One Behind? Reflections for Action in a Changing World” and will provide a forum for reflecting on the first 1000 days of action and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals for global health.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event page - Canadian Society for International Health

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October 30-31, 2017: International telehealth conference takes place in Brisbane

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health in cooperation with the Australasian Telehealth Society hosts the 2017 International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-17) in Brisbane. The conference presents  a wide range of work: from academic paper presentations to industry products, government telehealth initiatives, and poster presentations. The two-day event will draw around 200 delegates, including health professionals, government representatives, and private sector partners from around the world. 

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event website – SFT17

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November 1, 2017: CanWaCH Hosts Annual General Meeting

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2017. The meeting, which takes place the day after the 23rd Canadian Conference on Global Health in an adjacent location, brings together CanWaCH members to foster collective learning across partners and engage in conversations about future initiatives for a common purpose.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Website - CanWaCH

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Major HIV/AIDS and sexual health conferences take place jointly in Canberra

The 2017 Australasian Sexual Health Conference, convened by the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA), and the 2017 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference, run by Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), take place in a new four-day format from November 6-9, 2017. The Australasian Sexual Health Conference convenes medical specialists, GPs, nurses, researchers, and other key contributors to the field of sexual health, while the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference is designed as a platform for the dissemination and presentation of new and innovative research findings across the HIV sector. Delegates come from a range of professional backgrounds including clinical medicine, epidemiology, and community programming.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event page - ASHM

Event page - HIV/AIDS conference

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November 13–14, 2017: University of Oslo hosts Global Health Inspiration Days

The Center for Global Health and the University of Oslo (UiO) hosts Global Health Inspiration Days for the first time. It will become an annual event with panels, workshops and seminars on global health. Global health research, training, and outreach by the UiO, are to be showcased.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website – University of Oslo (in Norwegian)

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November 20-21, 2017: International tuberculosis congress in Barcelona

The Barcelona Foundation for TB Research (fuiTB) hosts the 21st International TB Congress in Barcelona. With the objective of addressing the most pressing challenges and opportunities around the science and research of tuberculosis, this two-day conference gathers Spanish and international researchers, public health professionals, and NGO representatives. Topics include discussion panels on new TB drugs and diagnostics, epidemiology of TB in vulnerable populations, and HIV/TB co-infection.

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Website - fuiTB (in Spanish)

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November 22, 2017: ICAD hosts annual meeting to unveil new strategic plan

The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) hosts its annual members’ meeting. In the context of advances in global health and a rapidly changing environment, the meeting unveils ICAD’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and looks ahead to key opportunities for the year to come.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Website - EventBrite


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Colloquium on infectious diseases and antibiotics in Brisbane

On December, 1-2, 2017, the International Colloquium on Infectious Diseases and Antibiotics takes place in Brisbane, Australia. Hosted by Innovate Antibiotics 2017, a premier medical and scientific conference event producer, the meeting brings together world leaders in fields related to the research and development of antibiotics, with a focus on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. 

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event page - Innovate Conferences

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Third International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town

The third International Conference on Global Food Security combines discussion with critical analysis to gain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to global food security. The conference addresses the activities of production, harvesting, processing, distribution, and consumption, as well as explores the trade-offs between economic, environmental, health, and social outcomes. A multidisciplinary approach is applied in order to reflect on how the best science can be used to support the Sustainable Development Goals.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa 

Website - International Conference on Global Food Security

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