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Past Conferences

2019 HSR Pre-Congress in Canada

Held on October 16th at the Delta Hotel in Ottawa, the pre-congress welcomed 44 participants for a full day meeting of 14 oral presentations centered around health research in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The keynote address was delivered by Sir George Alleyne, Director Emeritus of the Pan American Health Organization who spoke about the main theme of Re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice.

2019 Governance for Global Health

The 25th Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH) held October 17-19, 2019 in Ottawa, examined the theme of governance for global health, acknowledging the importance of accountability and the influence of power and politics on health. Societies thrive when investments and public policies seek to improve health, and it's determinants.

2017 Leaving no one behind? Reflection for action in a changing world

On October 29-31, 2017, more than 500 people from more than 25 countries gathered in Ottawa, Canada for the 23rd Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH).  Practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers came to share their knowledge and experience and find new ways to work together.

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HSR 2016 Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world

Co-hosted by Health Systems Global and the Canadian Society for International Health, the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) took place in Vancouver November 14-18, 2016. Like the societies of which they are a part, health systems face constant new challenges. They must maintain a focus on health improvement even as they absorb unexpected shocks, respond to emerging needs and take advantage  of new opportunities. At HSR2016 we will push the boundaries of health systems research in addressing  the challenges of our changing world. 

2015 Capacity Building for Global Health: Research & Practice

More than 660 participants from 43 countries gathered in Montreal from November 5-7, 2015 to explore the 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH) theme “Capacity-building for global health: research and practice.”  CCGH provided a forum for practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers interested in global health to share knowledge and experience and promote innovation and collaborative action.

2014 Partnerships for Global Health

CSIH hosted the 21st annual Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH) in Ottawa from Nov 2-4, 2014. As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015, we need to take the time to celebrate the successes - as well as look to the future. The 2014 CCGH program reflects this changing landscape and the essential need for partnerships. The theme “Partnerships for Global Health” allowed participants to examine the MDGs and global health through the lens of partnership.

Global Health in 2013: Are we Having an Impact?

The 20th annual Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH) took place Ottawa from October 27-29, 2013. The theme, Global Health in 2013: Are we having an impact? was intended to:

  1. Consider the impact of the Millennium Development Goals and the lessons learned from their implementation
  2. Review some of the areas in which the Millennium Development Goals were deficient
  3. Look ahead to the implementation of the United Nations Post 2015 Development Agenda and Canada’s role.


2012 Global Health in the Shifting World Economy

CSIH hosted the 19th annual Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH) in Ottawa from October 21-23, 2012. This theme, Global Health in the Shifting World Economy, considered the impact of globalization, the enormous economic changes in health funding, models and delivery on the health of the world's citizens,and explored innovative health care delivery systems to address these changes.


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