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 27, 2018: World of Health Care 'Congresstival' in Rotterdam

Over 1000 Dutch and international life sciences and health organizations from the industry, knowledge institutes, civil society, healthcare providers, and the Dutch government will attend the World of Health Care 'Congresstival' (WoHC), organized by the Task Force Health Care. The main goal of the WoHC is to facilitate networking, knowledge sharing, and to inspire. The event is organized as a mid-way between a festival and a congress. 

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Event website - World of Health Care

October 4-5, 2018: La Caixa Foundation and Biocat to hold conference on Open Science

The La Caixa Banking Foundation and the Catalan regional government’s Biocat, jointly with initiatives like the global health think tank Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and the HIV research institute IrsiCaixa, are organizing an international scientific workshop aimed at discussing best practices around Open Science. Under the title 'Open Science: from values to practice. Building a roadmap for transformative change', this 2-day conference will be focused on four main streams involving health research, ethics, and innovation translation, i.e., open access, research integrity and reproducibility, research evaluation, and stakeholder engagement.

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Conference website – B-debate

Spain Global health R&D

October 24-27, 2018: The Hague hosts 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health

The city of The Hague and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation host the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health this year. The conference theme is 'Declaring our Rights: Social and Political Solutions', highlighting "the essential need" for a human rights approach and greater political commitment to eradicate tuberculosis and reduce the global threats of tobacco use, air pollution, and other lung diseases.

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands

Event website - KNCV Tuberculosis Fund

Netherlands Global health Global health R&D

October 31, 2018: AusBiotech 2018

The AusBiotech conference of life sciences will cover topics including clinical trials, strategies to help Australia continue to attract international health research and development (R&D),  and drugs and diagnostics for tropical diseases. 

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Conference website – AusBiotech

Australia Global health Global health R&D

November 5-6, 2018: Norway to host GFF replenishment conference

Norway, Burkina Faso, the World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will host the Global Financing Facility (GFF)'s replenishment conference November 5-6, 2018. This is the first replenishment conference for GFF since it was started in 2015. Today Norway is one of the seven largest contributors to GFF, with NOK600 million (US$ 71.4 million) per year. 

Location: Oslo, Norway

Announcement - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Norwegian)

December 14, 2018: Innovative Medicines Initiative 10-year anniversary event

Luxinnovation and partners plan to host an international conference and networking event celebrating 10 years of medical breakthrough funding by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). The IMI partners the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry to fund health-related research, infrastructure, and innovation. The conference will address neurodegeneration, oncology, biomarkers, and diagnostics; analyze how long-term use of data can be made secure, sustainable, and of best benefit to patients; and discuss future IMI priorities with collaboration partners for forthcoming projects. The event will bring together healthcare professionals from academia, industry, research infrastructures, patient organizations, and EU funding experts. Registration opens in early autumn, when the detailed event program will also be available.

Location: Luxembourg

Event website – IMI

EU Global health R&D

June 18, 2019: Australian government to organize Global Health Security Conference in Sydney

An inaugural Global Health Security Conference will be held in Sydney next year. Conference partners include the Australian government’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, the New South Wales government, and the University of Sydney. The three-day conference will provide a venue for researchers, government officials, and international organizations to advance the health-security agenda. It aims to establish a health-security community of practice. It will also provide an opportunity for students to showcase their research.

Sectors involved include veterinary science, agriculture, medicine, and public health.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - Global Health Security Conference

June 18, 2018: Global health security conference 2019

The University of Sydney and the Australian government’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security are sponsoring a global health security conference in June 2019. The program will focus on health emergencies, emerging threats, and challenges in governance and financing for global health security. Themes will include new technologies and partnerships for global health security. The conference aims to include government officials,  international organizations, civil society, and private industry.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - ghs2019