Workshops

Interactive workshops are the cornerstones of the Swedish Global Health Research Conference. These sessions are an opportunity to present your research, exchange experiences with colleagues and to create new global health collaborations. There will be three different workshop slots, with several sup-topics to choose from.

Please note! Deadline to propose subjects for workshops has now expired (14th February).

If you have suggestions for subjects you would like to see included in the conference, you are welcome to send a proposal to the organizing committee, before 14th February. We especially encourage you to submit workshop proposals during workshop block three: deeper understanding and closer collaboration within Global Health Research.

After registration is completed and selection of additional workshops is finalized, we will send out a registration form through which you will get the opportunity to prioritize which workshops you prefer. Workshop groups will be finalized before the start of the conference.

Workshop block one: The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals - how does my Research Contribute to the Agenda?

These interdisciplinary workshops include short presentations from conference participants about their ongoing research, followed by a discussion on how global health research is contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. How can your research and commitment contribute to the 2030 Agenda and how can it be implemented? What are the challenges with aligning with the 2030 Agenda?All workshops will be facilitated by a team consisting of two colleagues, one senior and one junior.

Workshop block two: Joint Challenges

Global Health Research faces many challenges, ranging from communication with media to conducting research in fragile states. These workshops give an opportunity to share and discuss common dilemmas and exchange experiences on how to best work solution based. All workshops will be facilitated by a team consisting of two colleagues, one senior and one junior.

Workshop 1: Financing research
Workshop 2: Research in fragile states
Workshop 3: How to use Gapminder
Workshop 4: Global Health Education Conference 2016 – what are our next steps?
Workshop 5: Research in global health – where to start?
Workshop 6: Do no harm – research abroad and ethical considerations
Workshop 7: Policy Implementation
Workshop 8: How to reach out with a message
Workshop 9: Interdisciplinary research
Workshop 10: Behavourial economics and global health
Workshop 11: Workshop for master students
Workshop 12: Workshop for administration personnel at global health faculties

Workshop block three: Deeper Understanding and Closer Collaboration within Global Health Research

The third workshop slot is an opportunity for conference participants to host smaller group meetings within any global health-related topic. These meetings aim to stir the discussion and promote closer collaboration.

If you, your department or your organization is interested to organize a workshop, contact the conference organizers at globalhealth@sls.se, to acquire more information. Your final workshop proposal must be submitted no later than 14th February. All meetings will be open to all participants. If selected, you will together with the organizing committee be responsible for the delivery of the workshop. The conference will aid by providing meeting rooms and logistics.

Workshop 1: Child health in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals
Workshop 2: Global mental health workshop: Feeding research evidence into policy
Workshop 3: Open data workshop
Workshop 4: SMART2D – Type 2 diabetes prevention and management through task-shifting among health care providers and community health workers
Workshop 5: The role of social medicine in a global context
Workshop 6: How to improve interventions to strengthening quality of care for women in reproductive age – experiences from Tanzania
Workshop 7: Urbanization and environmental health challenges in a global context
Workshop 8: Screening in migrant populations focusing on noncommunicable diseases, infectious diseases and mental health.
Workshop 9: How could digital health platforms improve health in low resource settings?

Example one: Open Data Workshop

Facilitator: Max Petzold, Gothenburg University
Description: Access to research data is fundamental in all research. Gathering, documenting and making already collected research data available is improving the possibilities to do good research and is especially important in low resource settings. This workshop will discuss and identify the possibilities to increase the data sharing within global health research given the research priorities and ethics. The applicability of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable, see https://www.force11.org/group/fairgroup/fairprinciples ) principles will be assessed.

Example two: Global Mental Health Workshop

Facilitators: Helena Frielingsdorf Lundqvist, Linköping University, and Anna-Clara Hollander, Karolinska Institute
Description: The aim of this workshop is to showcase research on global mental health and provide a platform for a network as well as future collaborations. We will discuss different strategies of translating our research findings into policy changes, and summarize the outcome of the discussions into an action plan.

If you are already involved in research on global mental health: please let us know if you are willing to give a 5-10-minute mini-presentation about your research. Your participation is greatly appreciated! If you are interested in knowing more about global mental health research: this is an opportunity to find out what is going on in the field, network and participate in interesting discussions!

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