Call for abstracts – 19th Annual BHF Conference 2018.

Author: BHF   Published: 2018-04-10

Source: BHF

The BHF Conference Programme Committee is calling for abstracts and case studies for presentation at the upcoming 19th Annual BHF Conference 2018, these should be in line with the topics listed below.

Theme Summary

Putting the health citizen first | Pushing the boundaries of the impossible.

As healthcare systems around the world move towards achieving Universal Healthcare, much research has been performed on what needs to be done relating to policy evidence; however, efforts to move beyond the technical policy evidence towards action plans seem an impossible reality for many. Befittingly, this year’s conference theme is ‘Putting the health citizen first’ as we seek deeper understanding of what the next steps are for the industry to find alignment, action, and participation in driving implementation of systems that are equitable, affordable, and accessible to all ‘health citizens’. Our reality is that we are all serving a greater purpose, bigger than all of us, and that pushing the boundaries of what seems impossible will enable us to achieve access to quality, equitable and affordable healthcare for Africa.

Desired outcomes for the conference

Industry UHC alignment guideline.

Strategies on stakeholder education & communication.

Launch of industry Desks: - Clinical Matters Desk - Legal Matters Desk - Health Governance Desk - Media Desk - Technology in Health desk.

Strategies on how we can use technology to empower the ‘health citizen’.

Topics include:

What are the next steps?

How can we overcome fragmentation in the systems?

What platforms can be used to hear the voice of the marginalised?  

How can we incentivise investments in areas that promote access to quality and affordable healthcare?

How do we galvanise and get buy-in from the healthcare professionals?

How do we translate technical evidence and knowledge into policy and action?

What quick wins can be implemented now as we move towards Universal Healthcare?

How do we incorporate the voice of civil society, business and the public as we progress towards Universal Healthcare?

How to reduce non-healthcare costs?

How to better engage the medical scheme beneficiary to reduce moral hazard?

The impact of NHI on strategic purchasing of medicines - Perspectives from: Pharmaceutical companies & Hospital groups

Please click here to view the conference programme

Deadline for abstracts

The closing date for abstract and case study submission is 25 April 2018

The closing date for abstract and case study submission is 25 April 2018 and will not be extended. Please submit to:

The requirements are as follows:

Abstract Process

Abstracts will be reviewed by the BHF programme committee who reserve the right to accept or decline submissions to be presented.

Presenters will be notified before 4th May 2018 if their abstract has been accepted.

All presenters of accepted abstracts must be registered as delegates.





Source: BHF