Global Health Security Conference 2019


Global Health Security Conference 2019

Realisation of a global vision for health security is very much part of the agenda for the inaugural Global Health Security 2019 Conference being held in Sydney 18 – 20 June 2019.

GHS 2019 Will:

  • Bring together stakeholders working in global health security to measure progress, determine gaps, and identify new opportunities to enhance national, regional and global health security;
  • Provide a venue for government officials and International Organizations to share policy developments, hear from the research community, and create a space for side meetings that advance the health security agenda;
  • Establish and solidify a health security ‘community of practice’ and guiding principles;
  • Through an open call for abstracts, highlight work from partners around the world, bringing cutting edge, evidence-based research to the community;
  • Provide an opportunity for students to showcase their research;
  • Consider creating a professional association for global health security; and
  • Develop and endorse a ‘Sydney Statement’ on global health security.

Conference Themes

  1. Health Emergencies: Preparedness & Management
    • Surveillance and outbreak response
    • Health crises & disasters
    • International Health Regulations
  2. Emerging Threats & Challenges
    • Antimicrobial resistance
    • Zoonotic pathogens
    • Gain-of-function/deliberate events
  3. Partnerships for Global Health Security
    • Global health & the private sector
    • Security sector engagement
    • Civil society participation
  1. Governance & Financing for Global Health Security
    • Sustainable financing for global health security
    • Institutional innovation
    • Health system strengthening & resilience
  2. New Technologies & Approaches for Global Health Security
    • Biotechnology
    • Medical countermeasures
    • Non-clinical interventions

Presentation format

Abstracts may be submitted for the following presentation types:

  • Oral panel presentation
  • Poster display
  • Workshop

How to submit an abstract

To be selected to present you are required to submit an abstract via the website. All abstracts must be submitted electronically.

Prepare your abstract according to the submission guidelines and click the Submit Abstract button below.

  1. Create an account
  2. Complete the online submission form
  3. Type your abstract
  4. Save your submission as a draft for further editing or submit for review

GHS abstract submission portal

Who should attend

The conference will bring together practitioners, researchers, educators, representatives and decision-makers across the fields of public health, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, government, defence, international relations, sociology and anthropology to examine the progress made to date in strengthening health systems and identify the gaps and opportunities for enhancing the international community’s ability to respond more efficiently and effectively to future adverse health crises.

Key Dates

  • Online registration & accommodation:18 June 2018
  • Call for Abstracts opens: 27 April 2018
  • Call for Abstracts closes: 9 November 2018 


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