Last year’s 3rd Annual International Conference New Voices in Global Health and Wellbeing 2015 offered a forum for young investigators at the Masters and Doctorate level to present the results of their research and works in progress to an international audience of faculty and peers. The theme of New Voices 2015 was Reducing Inequities in Global Health and Wellbeing.
There were 122 participants from 19 countries, and 12 different academic disciplines represented in the conference. Submitted abstracts were reviewed by 2-3 members of an international Technical Review Panel, made up of faculty from the School of Global Studies, and Faculty of Public Health, along with doctoral referees from the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, USA, the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medicine, and adjunct faculty from the University of North Carolina. Eleven Abstracts were accepted for oral presentation, and an additional 14 abstracts were accepted for poster presentations. Presentations covered a wide range of topics from violence against women by male partners in rural Vietnam, to a conceptual presentation on the use of Complex Adaptive Systems Theory in the development of the new Sustainable Development Goals.
The Technical Review Panel also judged oral and poster presentations for the quality of research, the importance of the topic, and the clarity and quality of the presentation and awarded four THB 6000 prizes: two for the best oral presentations, and two for the two best poster presentations. If you're interested in the submissions we have had, please see Proceedings.
With our effort to continue this exciting international global health conference, we set our theme to Equity in a Changing World. We're looking forward to hearing your New Voices!