2018 National Conference

Welcome to the conference “Health system strengthening: Health for all revisited” in Oslo, Norway 10-11 April 2018

Call for Symposium Proposals

The deadline for submission of proposals for symposia during the conference is January 20, 2018.

Submit symposium proposal

The 2018 Norwegian global health conference will take place at the University of Oslo, 10-11 April 2018. The main topic is “Health system strengthening: Health for all revisited”. The Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research organizes the conference, and it is the 12th conference since the start of the GLOBVAC program of the Norwegian Research Council.

The Conference is a cooperation between Centre for Global Health, UiO, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Centre for Development and the Enviroment, UiO, Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research

The overarching theme is “Health system strengthening: Health for all revisited”, with four core topics (follow links to read more):

RegistrationClick here to register for the conference. 
Call for symposiaClick here to submit a prososal for one of nine symposia during the conference (more details below). Deadline: January 20, 2018.
Submit abstractClick here to submit an abstract for posters for the conference. Deadline: January 20, 2018.

More information


  • To register, click here
  • The University of Bergen handles the registration and payment for the conference. This is why there is a field asking whether you are a UiB-employee when you register.
  • Fees: Two day Conference and Conference dinner on the first first day: NOK 800. Two day Conference with no dinner on the first day: NOK 500.
  • Conference dates: April 10-11, 2018
  • Venue: Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo
  • Note that we do not offer travel grants for this conference, but PhD students may join the Global Health Student Conference immediately afterwards.

Symposium proposals

  • The Program Committee is now soliciting suggestions for symposia. Symposia will include 3-4 speakers and be one or one and a half hour in length. Symposia must connect to one of the four core topics.
  • We accept abstracts for a full symposium only (one hour or 90 min duration).
  • We want you to send abstracts containing title, a small introduction of the topic, a session leader (also corresponding leader) and a few shorter, named presentations that will either cover the field,  or raise interesting debates around our themes.
  • A scientific committee will review the proposals and chose the program finally.

Abstract submission for posters

  • The posters can be on any subject of relevance to global health research, but of particular interest are abstracts related to this years’ theme which is “Health system strengthening: Health for all revisited”
  • Research on global health aims at improving health and health care for marginalized populations in low- and middle income countries. This includes epidemiological studies, the development and evaluation of new methods for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care, more efficient and equitable use of existing methods as well as innovation, implementation, and health systems and health policy Research.
  • Students, researchers and health practitioners are invited to submit an abstract.
  • For submission of poster abstracts: Click here
  • Deadline for submission: January 20 2018.
  • We will provide feedback to accepted submissions before  mid-March.