Call for Abstracts

The Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) Eleventh Annual Conference

November 3-4, 2020

“Health of Palestinians”


The Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH) at Birzeit University (BZU), in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for presentation at the upcoming LPHA 2020 Eleventh Annual Conference “Health of Palestinians,” which will be held on 3-4 November 2020 at Birzeit University, occupied Palestinian territory.  


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 eleventh 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 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.

See here for Abstract Guidelines.




Abstracts should be submitted using the link below no later December 31st 2019. They will be peer reviewed by an expert committee composed of Palestinian, regional and international scientists. Any abstract that relates to a study for which data are currently unavailable but expected to be available for presentation at the conference should be accompanied by a copy of the study protocol. 


Participants will be informed in early April 2020 whether their submission has been successful in being selected for presentation at the conference, either as oral presentations, or as posters. Selected abstracts will be collated and distributed by email to conference attendees.  


Authors of selected abstracts should submit slides for oral presentations if appropriate to support a 15 minute presentation, or the full text for poster presentations. These should be sent by email, no later than September 30, 2020. Deadlines will be strictly adhered to.


To submit abstracts please follow the link here.


If you have any problems submitting your abstract please contact us at