63rd ANNUAL CARPHA (The Caribbean Public Health Agency) Health Research Conference
June 14th – 16th, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF PAPERS
January 8th 2018
‘Sustainable Health Systems for Economic Growth, Development and Wealth’
The 63rd Annual CARPHA Health Research Conference will be held from June 14th to June 16th, 2018. The theme for 2018 is ‘Sustainable Health Systems for Economic Growth, Development and Wealth’ however, we will also accept quality research papers in all priority health areas (e.g. NCD, HIV, Health Systems, etc.) Sustainable Health Systems for Economic Growth, Development and Wealth comprises topics such as: Health Insurance systems, health financing in SIDS, health as a human right – the financial implementations, cost of prevention vs cure, cost of natural disasters on health and development, cost of poor health on economic development and cost of NCDs on development.
Selection of Papers
Papers are selected based on scientific merit and relevance to the health priorities areas of the Caribbean. As a guide, Poster presentations are preferable for papers that contain large amounts of data, deal with particular techniques, report highly specialized work, ‘research in progress’ and ‘programmes being implemented’. Authors whose papers are accepted, but who do not present will not have their papers considered for the next two years unless they have a good reason, such as:
- acute illness
- loss or bereavement
- hardship or trauma
The David Picou Young Researcher Prize is awarded for the best paper presented by a Caribbean investigator who is not yet an established researcher.
The criteria for being considered is as follows:
- Age: 40 years or less
- Qualifications: At least a 1st degree, including a medical degree
- Work experience: Working in a health-related environment in a position considered junior; e.g. below senior lecturer/consultant grade
- Nationality: must be a Caribbean national; may be based in an institution abroad (Persons who wish to be considered for the David Picou prize are to send
a letter clearly answering the above questions.)
Student Prize will be awarded to the best paper presented by a student/student group.
(Persons who wish to be considered for the Student prizes should indicate such in the transmittal letter).
Poster Prize is awarded for the best poster.