Call for abstracts: Crossroads of Health symposium, deadline extended

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The York Institute for Health Research (YIHR) is currently accepting abstracts for its annual symposium, tentatively set to run from Thursday, March 6 to Friday, March 7.

This year’s symposium has a distinct emphasis in recognizing innovative cross–disciplinary papers and ideas that demonstrate multifactorial dimensions of health. Researchers from all disciplines engaged in health-related investigations are invited to submit an abstract to present at the symposium. Both undergraduate and graduate papers will be accepted.

The theme this year is innovation and research at the crossroads of health. The health sector is increasingly GRASP Logoincorporating concepts, applications and technologies from multiple disciplines and this event is geared towards highlighting these emerging innovations.

Students presenting will have the opportunity to submit their papers for publication to an online YIHR journal, Health Tomorrow.

Past presentations have included research on mathematical modelling of disease; health policy and equity; using GIS to map health indicators; ethical issues in health research; social, cultural, and economic determinants of health; engineering/physics and medicine; the future of health; new approaches to dealing with health and more.

Submission guidelines:

Include name, program and area of study, e-mail address and title of abstract. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Presentations will be approximately 15 to 30 minutes, including Q&A sessions. Send presentation abstracts to Emanuel Ebrahim at or Rahat Hossain at no later than Jan. 21.

A symposium schedule and location will be posted on the YIHR website. An e-mail will be sent to all those who have submitted an abstract. Accommodations can be made for those travelling from far distances as well as for those requiring specific accommodations during the symposium. Anyone requiring accommodations must e-mail details to Ebrahim or Hossain.

For more information, visit the York Institute for Health Research website or the Graduate Research Association of Students in Public Health website.