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Priorities Conference 2014: Abstract Submissions and Organised Session Proposals Deadline Extended

Deadline June 9, 2014

Priorities 2014 is the biennial conference of the International Society on Priorities in Health Care (ISPHC), which 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.

November 10-12, 2014
Melbourne, Australia

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

Conference Abstract Theme: "Examining the Past and Contemplating the Future – 20 Years of Priority Setting"

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.

Submission Forms for papers and organised session proposals are available at

Abstract Submission Deadline: Saturday 9th June 2014
Notification Date: Friday 20th June 2014

Keep up to date with all Priorities 2014 conference details and register online at the website
For conference inquiries please contact:
Mahaela Jackson
Deakin Event Management Services
T: +61 3 9244 5435
E: [email protected]