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9th Global Health Supply Chain Summit

Dates: November 16-18, 2016

Venue: Golden Tulip Hotel,  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Conference theme

Integrating Global Health Supply Chains for Sustainable Health Outcomes: Accelerated Innovation, Effective Partnerships, and Enhanced Local Ownership

Call for Proposals

The GHSCS organizing committee is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for 2016 Summit. The 2016 conference will be held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. The 9th Global Health Supply Chain Summit (GHSCS) will focus on Sustainable Health Outcomes, Accelerated Innovation, Effective Partnerships, and Enhanced Local Ownership

The 2016 summit will explore emerging trends in integrating supply chains, better aligning incentives among the different entities in the supply chain, ensuring constructive partnership between public and private industry. We are also interested to explore ways to ensure effective local ownership and management of health supply chains.   The conference will assemble a collection of experts in the field - academics, country planners, NGOs, logistics practitioners, expert from industry and donor representatives to explore these topics.  The three day conference will include two days of presentations and discussions and one day of training regarding best practice tools in supply chain management.  Attendees will thus get access to both best practice results as well as “how-to” ideas for implementation in their respective contexts. The format will involve focused presentations of around 20 - 30 minutes, themed break-out discussions, keynote speakers and training tutorials.

For 2016, the summit will focus on the following main themes:

·       Integrative supply chains:  Integration of supply chains across products and donors.  Potential benefits and challenges

·       Innovative supply chain to ensure sustainable results

·       Local ownership:  Importance, how to achieve local ownership, what are the main challenges, success stories.

'The GHSC organizing committee would like to encourage representatives from country governments to make abstract submissions according to the conference themes. IAPHL will be offering a limited number of scholarships to country government employees who have their abstract accepted for the conference.  In addition the organizing committee will also provide a limited number of scholarships.  The GHSCS Program Committee is currently seeking proposals for focused presentations. 

Submission Guidelines

To be considered for presentation at this summit, please complete the proposal form giving author information and an extended abstract and email the document to  Prof. Yehuda Bassok (ybassok@gmail.com) by August 25, 2016. Proposals and presentations may be written and delivered in English or French.  Simultaneous translation will be provided in the conference. Proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and acceptances notified by September 15, 2016.

Timeline Summary
Submission deadline: August 25, 2016 
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2016
Conference: November 16-18, 2016 

Program Committee

Program Chair: Professor Yehuda Bassok, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Program Committee:

·       Ravi Anupindi, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (USA)

·       Kjetil Bordvik, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Government of Norway, Oslo (Norway)

·       Sriram Dasu, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

·       Jeremie Gallien, London Business School, London (UK)

·       Liuichi Hara, Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Denmark)

·       Ananth Iyer, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (USA)

·       Lloyd Matowe, Pharmaceutical Systems Africa (Liberia, Nigeria, & Zambia)

·       David Sarley, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA (USA)

·       Anthony Savelli, Chemonics International, Washington DC (USA)

·       Noel Watson, Ops Mend (USA)

·       Prashant Yadav, William Visiting Professor at the Department of Global Health at Harvard Medical School


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