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Call for Abstracts Virtual Post-Conference of the 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health: Politics, meaning and scope of sustainability and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Deadline for Abstract: July 15th
, 2013
Adjudication to be completed by August 1
, 2013
Full podcast, poster, or paper to be submitted by September 30th
, 2013
If you want to participate as discussant without a paper contribution, notice also
has to be send to the organizers by September 30th
, 2013
The Post-2015 Development Agenda is shaped in the moment. At the 68th session
(September 2013) the UN General Assembly will start discussing how sustainable
development goals can be integrated with the Post 2015 Development Agenda which
follows the Millennium Development Goals that expires in 2015. This discussion will be
influenced among others by an intergovernmental working group report.
We invite abstracts to be delivered in virtual meeting on the topic of politics, meaning
and scope of sustainability, keeping in mind the discourse regarding the Post-2015
Development Agenda from academics, undergraduate and graduate students as well as
NGO’s and practitioners.
Abstracts can be conceptual pieces, creative pieces, literature reviews, empirical data,
gap analysis and field data. The virtual conference will also address ‘Gaps in need of
being addressed’ where everyone can suggest questions in need of answers and teams
may be formed based on interest. This section of the virtual conference in particular
invites NGO’s to voice what they see as key questions that need answers, gaps and
Why a virtual meeting?
This is a pilot to deliver a conference in such a way that it allows many who cannot
travel to participate and network. This mode was developed by the students from
Gregor Wolbring in order to network with other students.
How does the meeting work?
The meeting will take place within an online virtual discussion forum. People who want
to present have three ways to contribute a) by providing a PDF of a manuscript;
b) a PDF of a poster and
c) a podcast or videocast file.
This virtual conference is open to all participants. If accepted, all files received from
authors will be uploaded onto the discussion forum.
People who want to participate without submitting an abstract must register by
September 30th
Timeframe of the Meeting:
Week 1
All authors have 1 week to read each other works.
Week 2
All authors can interact with each other by asking questions or give comments they
might have in regards to the documents posted and authors should monitor the
discussion forum during this week to answer questions posed towards them.
Week 3-4
The discussion forum and all the interactions that have taken place will be accessible to
all registered virtual conference participants. This will allow them to read the
submissions and the discussion and pose further questions to the authors, or voice
These stages are linked to passwords and are not open to the general public. For
authors who want to have their abstract in the public domain we will offer to host them
on a webpage after the virtual conference.
Submission details:
 Abstracts must not exceed 250 words in length.
 Abstracts should include project title, aims, methods (if applicable), and
statement of relevance to conference theme. Completed abstracts should be
submitted to by July 15th
, 2013.
Submission topics:
Suggestions of topics include, but are not limited to: Sustainability
 Sustainability and Post-2015 development
 Sustainability indicators
 Social groups (e.g. disabled people, ethnic minorities, indigenous people, women,
socioeconomic status, immigrants, migrants, etc.)
 Politics of sustainability
 Social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability
 Sustainable consumption
 Medical Health
 Social Health
 Energy Issues
 Water Issues
 Food Issues
 Basic Needs
 Science and technology governance
 Ethics
 The human body
 Sport
 Human enhancements
 Environmental justice
 Human security
 Climate change
 Health science technology and health care
 Disability studies
 Media discourses
 Immigrant policies
 Education
 Health consumerism
 Privacy and health science technologies
 Social determinants of health
 Human development
 Non communicable disease
Updates for the virtual conference will be posted on our group webpage – and through Synergy online to
CSIH members.
Also if you have questions please email us at
This is a project of the WolbPack©

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