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The Research for Health System Strengthening in northern Syria (R4HSSS) programme of the Conflict and Health Research Group at King’s College London, in partnership with The Union of Medical and Relief Organisation (UOSSM), Syria Research Group (SyRG), Syria Public Health Network (SPHN), and Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at LSHTM are proud to announce the third “Research for Health in the Syrian Conflict” conference. The conference will be held virtually in the second half of November 2021. 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:

  • Sustainability of the health response in Syria
  • Health system governance during the Syrian conflict
  • Health of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries and elsewhere
  • The Impact of the Syrian conflict on the affected population’s health (e.g. mental health, antimicrobial resistance AMR, infectious diseases, and non-infectious diseases NCDs)
  • Research capacity building, mentorship, medical education and scholarships during the Syrian 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 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: Syriahealthconference@gmail.com

The deadline is 22nd October 2021.

For further information, please contact Syriahealthconference@gmail.com