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The 10th Conference on Global Health and Vaccination Research

The 10th Conference on Global Health and Vaccination Research will take place in Trondheim 14-15 March 2017. The host of this year's conference is the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). A student conference will be held on 13 March.


Title 2017: Ensuring healthy lives for all The title of the conference is Ensuring healthy lives for all. The conference will present Norwegian and international research on global health in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The conference is a meeting place for Norwegian and international researchers, students, health professionals, policy makers, representatives from biotech, and others with an interest in global health. It is an arena for presentations and discussions on current subjects on research for improved health in low- and lower-middle income countries and of relevance for Norwegian research environments. The conference remains the main platform and meeting place for all GLOBVAC supported research projects within all the thematic areas of the programme.


The conference is organized in four parallel sessions:

   1. Inequity, unfinished agendas and the SDGs
   2. Innovative approaches to improve health for all
   3. Interaction, collaboration and new partnerships to ensure healthy lives for all
   4. Implementation and impact; achieving the SDGs

For more details on the conference, read the concept note PDF - 319 KB

The registration deadline is extended to 28 February.
register for the conference here.

Registration fee:
Regular participation: NOK 1250
Student participation: NOK 600
Participant based in LLMIC: NOK 400

Register for the exclusive organ concert in beautiful Nidaros Cathedral Tuesday evening! (Photo: Edelpix)

GLOBVAC conference programme
All key notes are now confirmed! Please find more information in the conference programme PDF - 428 KB

Twelve symposia will be organized in the four parallel sessions during the two days in Trondheim. For more information about the symposia, see the symposia book (preliminary) PDF - 607 KB

Poster sessions
There will be three poster sessions during the conference. The two best posters will be selected for first and second prize. Both research quality and poster lay out, as well as dissemination quality will be important criteria for the committee when deciding the winner. All participants were invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations, the conference committee received 106 abstracts before the deadline.

Official opening
The conference will be officially opened Monday 13 March 08:00 p.m. with the art exhibition <Immune Nations> at Gallery KiT, Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts. Opening addresses will be given by NTNU Rector Gunnar Bovim, the Norwegian Research Councils new Director General John-Arne Røttingen and a representative from the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. Steven Hoffman, University of Ottawa, will give an introduction to the exhibition & Vaccine Project.

The art exhibition
The past several years have witnessed extremely heated and polarized international public debate on vaccines, ranging from questions related to their safety to their unacceptably high price in many of the world’s poorest countries. <Immune Nations>, an evidence-based art exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in global political discourse around life-saving vaccines, brings attention to these debates and the often complex emotional states that surround them. The outcome of a three-year interdisciplinary and international collaborative research project, the exhibition highlights the work of researchers and visual artists aiming to constructively reframe current discourses surrounding vaccines, identify the limitations of existing approaches, and combine art with research evidence to strategize creative ways of promoting universal vaccination.

The exhibition premiers at Galleri KiT, Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts, in Norway in March 2017, and will travel to UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2017 to coincide with the World Health Assembly. The exhibition opening at Galleri KiT on March 13, will invite the visitors to participate in an augmented reality project, Shadowpox.

See here for more information about the Vaccine Project.

Social event and dinner
On Tuesday evening there will be an exclusive organ concert in the historical Nidaros Cathedral. Please note that the concert starts precisely 19:30. This will be followed by a standing dinner (tapas) in Herresalen at Erkebispegården located just outside the Cathedral.

Be sure not to miss out on the art exhibition <Immune Nations> at Gallery KiT. The conference will officially open with a vernissage Monday 13 March. Illustration: Kaisu Koski, Injection Stimulator, 2015.

Other information
The GLOBVAC conference has applied the Norwegian Medical Association to get the conference approved as a course. When approved, information will be updated here.

Student conference
The 2017 GLOBVAC Student Conference will address the gap between published scientific evidence, and what is actually done and practiced in society. The students have chosen three topics; mental health, methods, and equality to examine this issue more closely. The student conference will be held at NTNU March 13th, and is free and open to all.

The registration is now open, please register here.

See  the student conference programme PDF - 19 KB and the concept note PDF - 86 KB

The conference venue
Read more about the conference venue here.

Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim (Photo: Raddisson Blu)

For alternative and cheaper accommodation we can recommend:

Trondheim Vandrerhjem
Nidaros pilgrim center

Hotel located nearby the conference hotel:

Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Olav
Scandic Bakklandet

Scandic Nidelven

The conference is a joint initiative between seven actors involved with Global Health Research in Norway:


Written by:
Karine Kålsås and Wenche Dageid
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