ISoGH's Conference on Global Health

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3rd ISoGH's Conference on Global Health

Dubrovnik, Croatia, 12-14 Sep 2022
Improving representation, fairness and equity in global health research

Invitation and themes

The International Society of Global Health invites you to the 3rd ISoGH’s Conference on Global Health. This year’s conference will feature presentations from the leading global health experts on the topics of pandemic preparedness, research priority setting, global health metrics, improved equity and social justice, health economics and policy, and knowledge exchange and dissemination.

Day 1: Setting research priorities in global health and pandemic preparedness

The first day of the conference will review methods and tools for setting priorities in global health research. The results of recent exercises conducted by ISoGH on setting research priorities to address the burden of COVID-19 and improve pandemic preparedness in low- and middle-income countries will be presented. A tutorial for the new, online-based CHNRI method will be provided to the participants.


Speakers and discussants:

  • Igor Rudan, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Shams El Arifeen, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sachiyo Yoshida, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Kerri Wazny, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, London, UK
  • Mark Tomlinson, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Silvia Bertagnolio, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Calum Macdonald, University of Edinburgh, UK

Day 2: Global health metrics, improved equity and social justice

The second day of the conference will present the work of the Global Health Epidemiology Research Group (GHERG) in assessing the burden of diseases with a large burden in low- and middle-income countries that remain largely neglected. It will also present the tools such as EQUIST and PATHS, that could improve equity and social justice in funding allocation.


Speakers and discussants:

  • Mickey Chopra, The World Bank, Washington, USA
  • Noor Ani Ahmad, Ministry of Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Peige Song, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Anu Mishra, Imperial College London, UK
  • Wei Wang, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
  • Harry Campbell, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Michelle Hermiston, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
  • Bin Zhou, Imperial College London, UK
  • Peter H. Kilmarx, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA
  • Emma R. Sacks, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
  • Rodrigo M. Carrillo-Larco, Imperial College London, UK
  • Davies Adeloye, University of Edinburgh, UK
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace (5*)
Photo by David Edkins on Unsplash

Day 3: Knowledge exchange and dissemination in global health

The third day of the conference will discuss the optimal strategies for communicating and sharing global health knowledge and information in the era of “post-truth”. The speakers will revisit the current system of scientific publishing and explore the options that social networks provide for disseminating global health information.


Speakers and discussants:

  • Ana Marusic, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Global Health, University of Split, Croatia, and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Philadelphia, USA
  • Rachael Atherton, International Society of Global Health (ISoGH), Edinburgh, UK
  • Lily Zurkovsky, Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning, Chicago, USA
  • Ozren Polasek, Croatian Centre for Global Health, University of Split, Croatia
  • Smruti Patel, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Global Health Research, Washington, USA
  • Iain Campbell, Qubrik Ltd and Rockstar Games Ltd, Edinburgh, UK
  • Matej Loncaric, Styria Media Group, Graz, Austria

Participation fee:

The participation fee for ISoGH’s members is:

  • US$ 500 for in-person attendance
  • US$ 100 for online attendance

For non-members, the rates are*:

  • US$ 800 for in-person attendance
  • US$ 200 for online attendance

*ISoGH membership can be obtained from US$ 50, so we recommend to prospective attendees to consider registering for the membership to reduce the cost of participation fee.

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace (5*)
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace (5*)


Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

Masarykov put 20, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia


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