Latin America pre-HSR2018 meetings

HSG to co-host ten national meetings in Latin America ahead HSR2018

Ahead of the Fifth Global Symposium for Health Systems Research (HSR2018) in Liverpool, UK, in October 2018, Health Systems Global members in Latin America are organising a number of national pre-symposium meetings to explore and debate the Symposium’s themes, and identify and support submissions to its scientific program.


If you are an HSG member based in Latin America, or are not yet member, but are interested and engaged health policy and systems research, policy and practice, you are invited to participate in one of the meetings taking place in nine different countries in the region during October and November 2017.

PAHO Scholarships

To foster and support participation from Latin America at the Symposium in Liverpool, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is providing scholarships for ten individuals whose abstracts are selected to be part of the HSR2018 program. If you are based in Latin America, are planning to submit an abstract to HSR2018, and wish to be considered for one of the PAHO scholarships, you are invited to submit an abstract to one of the nine national meetings. Selected applicants will be invited to present at a national meeting most local to them and will be subsequently considered for one of the PAHO scholarships.

Schedule of pre-Symposium meetings and abstract submission deadlines

Montevideo, Uruguay 

Date: 19 October 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 5 October 2017

Lima, Perú

Date: 14 November 2017
Abstract submission date: 30 October 2017

Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date: 16 November 2017
Location: Av. Calchaquí 6200
Abstract submission deadline: 30 October 2017

Bahía Blanca, Argentina

Date: 21 November 2017 
Time: 10:00
Location: Universidad Nacional del Sur, Departamento de Economía, San Andrés 800 -Altos del Palihue
Abstract submission deadline: 31 October 2017

San Miguel de Tucumán,Tucumán, Argentina

Date: 23 November 2017
Time: 8:30 – 16:30
Location: Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
Abstract submission deadline: 01 November 2017

Los Ángeles, Chile

Date: 30 November 2017
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Location: Hotel Four Points
Abstract submission deadline: 06 November 2017

St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Date: 22 January 2018
Abstract submission deadline: 22 December 2017

Webinar, Brazil

Date: 25 January 2018
Time: 14:00 – 17:00 (Brasília Time)
Link: instructions to join will be released soon
Abstract submission deadline: 14 January 2018

San José, Costa Rica

Date: 29 January 2018
Time: 08:00 – 18:00
Location: Centro Centroamericano de Población, Universidad de Costa Rica
Abstract submission deadline: 29 December 2017

Bogotá, Colombia

Date: 01 February 2018
Location: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Abstract submission deadline: 27 December 2017