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The Union of Medical and Relief Organisation (UOSSM), in partnership with the Conflict and Health workstream of the Research for Health and Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (R4HC-MENA) programme, is proud to announce the Research for Health in the Syrian conflict conference on Thursday 10th October 2019 at King’s College London Strand Campus. This conference brings together exceptional speakers from academia, front-line health actors and NGOs to showcase original research on current health issues in Syria, spanning from health system governance to epidemiology to many other disciplines within global health.

We look forward to receiving abstract submissions on any topic relating to health in the Syrian conflict, with a particular interest in the following themes:

  • Efficiency and sustainability of the humanitarian health response in Syria
  • Health system governance and adaptation in the Syrian conflict
  • Health of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries and elsewhere
  • The impact of the Syrian conflict on the health of affected populations (eg. mental health, infection diseases, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Syrian conflict
  • Medical education, capacity-strengthening for research and training in Syria during the conflict

Authors with abstracts selected by a panel of Syrian researchers will be invited to give a short oral presentation as part of a panel or poster presentation. Abstracts that do not fit the theme above will also be considered for presentation.

The conference will be an excellent opportunity to network with fellow researchers in the field aiming to bridge the gap between local and international researchers and humanitarian health practitioners. Presenting your research in this conference will ensure the uptake of your findings and recommendations by the wider research and humanitarian community working on the Syrian conflict.

Please email your abstract (maximum 300 words) to: abstracts@uossm.org

The deadline is 30th August 2019.

For further information, please contact uk.conference@uossm.org

Please note that travel and accommodation costs are not covered by the hosts, however, should financial hardship be preventing you from participating, please do get in touch.