2017 Conference on Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL)
June 7-9, UN City, Copenhagen
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The organizing committee is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the 9th annual Conference on Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL) in Copenhagen. The 2017 HHL Conference will explore challenges and solutions for building efficient and effective supply chains for health and humanitarian challenges. Particular topics of interest include partnerships, innovative uses of data or technology, and creating sustainable supply chain systems. Information is available at chhs.gatech.edu/conference/2017.
There are 3 different types of presentation opportunities for the 2017 event (described below). The program committee will notify presenters of submission acceptance on a rolling basis. The committee will begin reviewing proposals Friday, April 14th. Please submit your presentation/workshop/or poster abstract online before that date. Accepted presentations/workshops/posters will be notified by Friday, April 21st (late submissions notified on a rolling basis). You may read instructions for each type of presentation and submission process at chhs.gatech.edu/conference/2017/program/presentations. Please e-mail Meghan with questions about submissions directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. WORKSHOPS: Workshops are 60-min interactive presentations led by several collaborators, including at least one representative from a non-governmental organization/UN Agency, or government. Several parallel workshops will take place during the hour block session. Workshops should focus on interaction with the audience, including the use of case studies, application of practical solutions, discussion questions, etc. For examples of past workshops, please click on the year: 2016 (Atlanta), 2015 (Johannesburg), 2014 (Mexico City), 2013 (Kuala Lumpur), 2012 (Hamburg), 2011, 2010, 2009 (Atlanta) or visit chhs.gatech.edu/conferences.
2. ORAL PRESENTATIONS: Presentations will be 20-min (including Q&A). The organizing committee will group presentations into topic “tracks,” and 2-3 different presentations will be scheduled within 60-min block sessions. A typical presentation will describe the problem and the solution implemented by a specific organization(s). There may be multiple presenters, but the group must conform to the allotted time. The presentations should not be geared at an academic audience, but should focus on collaboration with government and non-governmental organizations and have practical relevance.
3. POSTERS: Poster sessions will feature posters relating to research, new projects or solutions in health and humanitarian logistics. Poster presenters will be asked to “present” his/her poster to attendees walking around the presentation space during multiple time slots on Days 1 and 2 of the event (dates and time slots will be provided as soon as the conference program is confirmed).
*Presenters may also select multiple categories as options for a talk, and if organizers are unable to accommodate a given format, we may suggest that a second option is considered (such as presenting a poster in the case that an oral presentation is not possible).
Download the call for presentations as a PDF here