Call for Abstracts
The Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) Tenth Annual Conference
March 27-28, 2019
“Health of Palestinians”

The Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH) at Birzeit University (BZU) is pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for presentation at the upcoming LPHA 2019 Tenth Annual Conference “Health of Palestinians,” which will be held on March 27-28, 2019 in Amman, Jordan.

The LPHA comprises a collaboration of Palestinian, regional and international researchers, committed to the highest scientific standards in describing, analyzing and evaluating the health and health care of Palestinians, in order to contribute to the international scientific literature and to develop local evidence based policy and practices. Activities include: developing measurement and other scientific methods that are culture-specific; increasing capacity for research; encouraging advocacy based on science; and promoting academic collaboration within the occupied Palestinian Territory, across the region, and the globe.

For the LPHA’s Tenth Annual Conference, a broad range of topics related to health and determinants of health of Palestinians living inside and outside the occupied Palestinian territory are welcome. Studies may focus on any issue relevant to Palestinian health, such as, but not limited to communicable and non communicable diseases, nutrition, water and sanitation, health and human security, equity and health, the political and social determinants of health, health and human rights, demography and population, occupational and environmental health, mental health, refugee and internally displaced people and health, women’s health, child health and protection, disability and health, health services and access to health services, health system and health insurance, surveys of health care and public health practice, evaluations of clinical and public health practices, research syntheses relevant to Palestinian health, and professional education, training and development, among other topics.

Abstracts should be between 400-500 words in length, and written in English. The expectation is that structured abstracts will be appropriate for most of the summaries of research submitted. These should include a. Background, b. Methods, c. Findings, and d. Interpretation whenever appropriate. Abstracts should also include the full names and affiliations of all abstract authors, and the email address of the corresponding author.

Further information can be found here and abstract guidelines.