"The Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences/ Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) will host the Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) Seventh Annual Conference"
Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) Seventh Annual Conference
7-8 in Amman, Jordan and March 10 at Birzeit University, oPt 2016
The Faculty of Applied Medical
Sciences/ Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) will host the LPHA
Seventh Annual Conference. The Institute of Community and
Public Health (ICPH) at Birzeit University (BZU), in collaboration with the
Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), is
pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for presentation at the upcoming
LPHA 2016 Seventh Annual Conference “Health of Palestinians,” which will be
held on March 7-8, 2016 in Amman.
The LPHA comprises a collaboration
of Palestinian, regional and international researchers, committed to the
highest scientific standards in describing, analyzing and evaluating the health
and health care of Palestinians, in order to contribute to the international
scientific literature and to develop local evidence-based policy and practices.
Activities include: developing measurement and other scientific methods that
are culture-specific; increasing capacity for research; encouraging advocacy
based on science; and promoting academic collaboration within the occupied
Palestinian Territory, across the region, and the globe.
For the LPHA’s Seventh Annual
Conference, a broad range of topics related to health and determinants of
health of Palestinians living inside and outside the occupied Palestinian
territory are welcome. Studies may focus on any issue relevant to
Palestinian health, such as, but not limited to communicable and
non-communicable diseases, nutrition, water and sanitation, health and human
security, equity and health, the political and social determinants of
health, health and human rights, demography and population, occupational
health, mental health, refugee and internally displaced people and health,
women’s health, child health and protection, disability and health, health
services and access to health services, health system and health
insurance, surveys of health care and public health practice, evaluations
of clinical and public health practices, research syntheses relevant to
Palestinian health, and professional education, training and development, among
Abstracts should be between 400-500
words in length, and written in English. The
expectation is that structured abstracts will be appropriate for most of the
summaries of research submitted. These should include a. Background,
b. Methods, c. Findings, and d. Interpretation whenever appropriate.
Abstracts should also include the full names and affiliations of all abstract
authors, and the email address of the corresponding author.
WHICH DO NOT ADHERE TO THE WORD COUNT ARE AT HIGH RISK OF REJECTION
Abstracts should be sent to the
email address below no later than November 30, 2015.
They will be peer reviewed by an expert committee composed of Palestinian,
regional and international scientists. Any abstract that relates to a study for
which data are currently unavailable but expected to be available for
presentation at the conference should be accompanied by a copy of the study
Participants will be informed in early
January 2016 whether their submission has been successful in being selected
for presentation at the conference, either as oral presentations, or as
posters. Selected abstracts will be collated and distributed by email to
Authors of selected abstracts should
submit slides for oral presentations if appropriate to support a 15 minute
presentation, or the full text for poster presentations. These should be sent
by email, no later than February 18, 2016.
Deadlines will be strictly adhered to.
To submit abstracts and presentations,
or for further information, please contact:
LPHA Coordination Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org