Global Health & Innovation Conference


The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) brings together roughly 2,200 professionals and students from more than 55 countries, convening leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

Call for abstracts

The Global Health & Innovation Conference accepts two types of abstract submissions. Professionals and students are eligible to submit either type of abstract.

Oral and poster abstracts

These abstracts may be research-, clinical-, or program-focused. The abstract must include results (data and outcomes), and accepted abstracts will be invited for oral or poster presentation. The first abstract deadline is 31 August 2013. Presentations submitted by 31 August will be reviewed for the possibility of presenting a poster or oral presentation. Those submitting by this first deadline will be given preference for oral presentations at the conference.

The final abstract deadline is 30 September. Presentations submitted by 30 September will be reviewed for the possibility of presenting a poster or oral presentation. The majority of the abstracts submitted by this second deadline will be considered for poster presentation, as most of the oral presentation slots are expected to be filled by those submitting by the first abstract deadline in August.

Decisions will be announced around 15 November, and decisions are final based on the abstract submitted by the deadline. To review the complete instructions, submission details, and selection criteria, please visit:

Social enterprise pitch abstracts for oral presentation

Those in an early stage of development or implementation of a program, project, or organization should submit an abstract for the Social Enterprise Pitch Sessions. Pitch abstracts are accepted for oral presentation on a rolling application deadline, and applicants are encouraged to submit a pitch abstract at their earliest convenience. For instructions and submission details, please visit:

Information sessions for oral presentation

In contrast to oral and poster abstracts and social enterprise pitches, which are merit-based and selective, the organizational information sessions are advertising opportunities for products or services. Applications are reviewed to determine if the for-profit or non-profit organization provides products or services that may be of great interest to conference participants. For instructions and submission details, please visit: