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Call for Abstracts--Priorities Conference 2014, International Society on Priorities in Health Care

Deadline June 22, 2014 [Ed.: Deadline updated in June 13 issue]

Priorities 2014 is the biennial conference of the International Society on Priorities in Health Care (ISPHC). The 10th International Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th November 2014.

The International Society on Priorities in Health Care was formed in 1996 to strengthen the theory and practice of priority setting in health care. It provides the leading international forum in which health researchers, clinicians and managers involved in priority setting come together to exchange ideas and experiences. We are extremely excited and proud to bring the Society's 10th world congress to the beautiful city of Melbourne this year.

The theme for Priorities 2014: "Examining the Past and Contemplating the Future – 20 Years of Priority Setting"

You are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation at the Conference.

Without wishing to be too prescriptive, the Organising Committee for our 2014 Conference in Melbourne, would welcome abstracts or proposals for organised sessions that addressed:

  • Methods for priority setting, including deliberative methods such as citizens' councils, citizens' juries, mini deliberative publics, deliberative democracy, etc.
  • Case studies in priority setting, with a focus on both setting priorities and implementing priorities. Settings for these case studies would include: i) developing country context; ii) non-health sector interventions that impact on health (or vice versa); iii) disease/risk factor specific studies; iv) international/regional context; and v) institutional settings (disability care providers; hospitals; community health; etc.).

Other elements of the Conference are also under consideration, including how best to address our theme and update the priority setting experience at the country level. More on this later, together with an exciting list of Keynote Speakers!

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: June 22, 2014

For more information and to submit an abstract online, please visit