Norwegian Global Health Conference 2018

The 2018 Norwegian global health conference will take place at the University of Oslo, 10-11 April 2018.

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April 10 

Networking, registration, coffee                                                                      
Time: 08:30-09:00 – Place: Gamle Festsal

Time: 09:00-09:10 – Place: Gamle Festsal

  • Camilla Stoltenberg, Director-General, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Frode Vartdal, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo

Keynote address: Göran Thomson
Time: 09:10-9:40 - Place: Gamle Festsal

  • Göran Thomson, Senior Professor, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinske Institutet

Symposium 1: Global health funders and priority setting for universal health coverage
Time: 09:40-11:00 – Place: Gamle Festsal – Read full abstract
Speakers: Unni Gopinathan (chair), Trygve Ottersen, Mariam Claeson, Michael Borowitz  

Symposium 2: Digitalization of health information systems–old challenges, new opportunities
Time: 11:30-12:45 – Place: Gamle Festsal – Read full abstract
Speakers: Johan Sæbø (chair), Sundeep Sahay, Olav Poppe, Mike Frost  

Symposium 3A: Neglected Tropical Disease: Is it possible to eliminate? Successes and challenges
Time: 13:15-14:30 – Place: Gamle Festsal – Read full abstract
Speakers: Andrea Sylvia Winkler (chair), Frank Olav Pettersen, Eyrun Kjetland, Lucy J. Robertson, Wendy Harrison

Symposium 3B:  Digital Health as enabler for Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion
Time: 13:15-14:30 – Place: Professorboligen – Read full abstract
Speakers: Josef Noll (chair), Sara Rivenes Lafontan, Haitham el Noush, Christine Holst, Erwan Le Quentrec

Symposium 4A: Abortion and post abortion care: Politics, religion, public health, health care and legal systems
Time: 14:45-16:00 – Place: Gamle Festsal – Read full abstract
SpeakersBerit Austveg, (co-chair), Elisabeth Darj (co-chair), Maria Lisa Odland, Emily McLean, Maren Kloster, Drabo Seydou

Symposium 4B: eRegistries: Digital health solutions for universal health coverage in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
Time: 14:45-16:00 – Place: Professorboligen – Read full abstract
Speakers: Frederik Frøen, (chair), Fatema Khatun, Binyam Bogale, Ingrid Friberg, Michael James Frost  

Symposium 5: Diverting discrimination in a digital era: Opportunities and risks of information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve healthcare access among highly stigmatized and criminalised populations affected by HIV
Time: 16:15-17:30 – Place: Gamle Festsal – Read full abstract
Speakers: Marija Pantelic (chair), Tina Luo, Audrey Inarukundo

Round up of first day: Nils Daulaire
Time: 17:30-17:45 – Place: Gamle Festsal
Speaker: Nils Daulaire, Former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Visiting Professor, University of Tromsø

Time: 18:00-20:00 -- Place: Professorboligen

April 11

Symposium 6A: Maternal and Newborn Health—Reaching out to the underserved with quality services at an added cost
Time: 09:10-10:40 – Place: Gamle Festsal – Read full abstract
Speakers: Johanne Sundby (chair), Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Ingvil Sørbye, Benedicte Lindskog, Siri Vangen, Cynthia Wangamati, Ruth Prince, Naomi Tschirhart, Inger-Lise Lien, Bothild Bendiksen, Mariam Claesson

Symposium 6B: Exploring the potential of a One Health approach in the areas of neglected and emerging diseases, and antimicrobial resistance
Time: 09:10-10:40 – Place: Professorboligen – Read full abstract
Speakers: Andrea Sylvia Winkler (chair), Christoph Gradmann, Osama Hassan Ahmed, Ernst Kristian Rodland, Anne Kveim Lie

Symposium 7A: Supporting informed decisions about healthcare and health systems
Time: 10:50-12:20 – Place: Gamle Festsal – Read full abstract
Speakers: Andy Oxman (chair), Sarah Rosenbaum, Atle Fretheim, Signe Flottorp, Simon Lewin

Symposium 7B: Improving adolescents' sexual and reproductive health: What works?
Time: 10:50-12:20 – Place: Professorboligen – Read full abstract
Speakers: Ingvild Sandøy (chair), Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Vincent Somville

Key note address: Richard Horton
Time: 12:30-13:00 – Place: Gamle Festsal

  • Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet, and Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, and University of Oslo.

General Assembly for Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research
Time: 13:30-14:30 – Place: Professorboligen