Asia Pacific pre-HSR2022 Workshops and Meetings

HSG to hold Abstract Workshops and Plenary Meeting ahead HSR2022

In advance of the Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2022), the Asia Pacific Regional Network (SouthEast Asia and Western Pacific) is organizing a series of virtual Abstract Workshops that will culminate into a virtual Plenary Pre-Conference Meeting to explore the Symposium themes and support individual session submissions to the HSR2022 scientific program. The workshops aim to provide guidance and feedback on abstract writing and articulating its relevance to the symposium theme.


Three abstract workshops will be held virtually on Zoom with representation in terms of expertise and networks across APAC countries, represented by institutions including  Mahidol University (Thailand), Brawijaya University (Indonesia), icddr,b (Bangladesh), Institute of Public Health (India), The George Institute for Global Health (India), Research for Impact (Singapore), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Fiji National University (Fiji), Innovations for Community Health (Philippines), Department of Health (Philippines), University of the Philippines Manila, among others.

Each abstract workshop would include a 10–15-minute short presentation delivered by regional experts to provide a broad overview of abstract writing, communication, and the disciplinary/thematic considerations for submission per HSR 2022 guidelines. The short presentation will be followed by workshop-style breakout rooms (30 – 45 mins) for interaction, feedback, and Q&A for ideating and/or refining prospective abstracts. In the breakout rooms, participants will have the opportunity to present their ideas and abstracts, interact, and receive detailed feedback from regional expertise and peers.

The series of workshops will culminate into a plenary pre-conference meeting on 31 March 2022. Selected participants from the abstract workshops will be requested to present their work to a wider audience, which will be followed by short discussions from panel members. The curation of work for this meeting will depend on the nature of submissions received during the three abstract workshops.


If you are based in the Asia Pacific region, engaged in health policy and systems research, policy and practice, you are invited to submit your draft abstract using the abstract submission form as part of your registration for each workshop slot. We encourage the participation of researchers and implementers from LMIC countries.

Schedule of Workshops and meeting with abstract submission deadlines

Please take note of submission cut-off dates. Slots for the workshops will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Registration will be closed three days before each scheduled workshop slot to allow for review and sorting of submissions in order to facilitate discussion. After the sessions, participants may contact via e-mail ( for further questions and follow-ups.

Workshop One

Date: February 18, 2022
Abstract submission deadline: February 15, 2022

Format: Virtual

Workshop Two

Date: March 4, 2022
Abstract submission date: March 1, 2022

Format: Virtual

Workshop Three

Date: March 18, 2022
Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2022

Format: Virtual

Plenary Pre-Conference Meeting

Date: March 31, 2022