Upcoming meetings and conferences

Here are two upcoming meetings/conferences that may be of interest to global health professionals. The first is a meeting, the second a call for papers for a conference in October in Costa Rica.

Monitoring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage
Featuring Dr. David Evans and Dr. Ties Boerma (World Health Organization) and Dr. Tim Evans (World Bank)

The meeting will give civil society organizations an opportunity to comment on the recent draft report by the World Bank and the World Health Organization, “Monitoring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage at Country and Global Levels: A Framework,” and discuss health in the Post-2015 development agenda.

When: Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 08:30 – 12:00 EST / 14:30 – 18:00 CET
Coffee will be available at 08:30 / 09:00, with event starting promptly at 14:30 / 15:00.

Where: United Nations Foundation, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC
International Labour Organization, 4 route des MorillonsCH-1211 Genève 22 Switzerland

Toll-free dial-in access also available. For more information or to RSVP, email unfevents@unfoundation.org. Space is

III International Higher Education Congress
III Congreso Internacional de Educación Superior
October 6-10, 2014 San Jose, Costa Rica
Call for Papers

Knowledge Crossing Borders: Building Partnerships Through Shared Knowledge

The Knowledge Crossing Borders Planning Team is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2014 KCB conference. You are encouraged to participate in the “Knowledge Crossing Borders: Building Partnerships through Shared Knowledge,” a multi-institutional conference to be held on the campus of the Universidad National (UNA), Heredia, Costa Rica. Program participants will share effective scholarly, pedagogical, and administrative practices with their international counterparts.

Program Objectives
The International Higher Education Congress seeks to build a sustainable future through global partnerships in higher education. The conference theme-Knowledge Crossing Borders, Building Partnerships Thorough Shared Knowledge – includes the research, pedagogical, outreach, and administrative functions of higher education. The conference will examine how knowledge transactions across regional and international borders create challenges and transformative opportunities for cooperation, change, creativity, and innovation.

Travel Support
Individuals will be required to support the expense related to their participation from their own funds toward the cost of participation. We encourage participants to anticipate their costs and apply to their institution, departments or professional associations for any financial support.

The conference especially seeks papers that focus on border-crossing perspectives in broad contexts.
Topics should address at least one of these topics of inquiry:

  • Communication and Information Technologies in Higher Education
  • World Peace and Higher Education
  • Higher Education and the Reduction of Poverty
  • Ethics and the Role of Higher Education
  • International Cooperation and Institutions of Higher Education
  • Higher Education and Advances in the area of Health Worldwide

Applicants should submit proposals that comply with the following structures:

  1. Individual presentations not to exceed 20 minutes
  2. Panels or workshops that may be structured with three or more presentations for a total of 60 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of audience response
  3. Poster sessions that will include 60 minutes of scheduled presence and dialogue with conference attendees

Submissions should be in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font. Full papers (15-20 pages) will receive blind peer review evaluations. Notification will be sent in May. Please include a one paragraph abstract and a few sentences of biographical information about yourself. Applications will be reviewed by peer selection committee. Decisions will be based upon quality and alignment with conference goals.

Deadline for receipt of complete applications: April 1, 2014.

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