Call for Workshops, Presentations, Posters

We have reached our capacity on submissions for workshops and oral presentations for this year's conference. If you are interested in submitting a poster presentation, we will still accept your submission for review through the first week of July. Please express interest by contacting Pear Varinthorn for more details:

Thank you for the overwhelming interest and support this year!

The organizing committee is pleased to invite submissions for Workshops, Presentations, and Posters for the 10th annual Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference (HHL) in Dubai. The 2018 HHL Conference will explore challenges and solutions for building efficient and effective supply chains for health and humanitarian challenges. Particular topics of interest include partnerships, innovative uses of data or technology, and creating sustainable supply chain systems.

There are 3 different types of presentation opportunities for the 2018 event (described further, below): collaborative workshops, oral presentations and poster sessions. Presenters may select multiple categories as options for a talk, and if organizers are unable to accommodate a given format, we may suggest that submitter consider a second option (such as presenting a poster if an oral presentation may not be scheduled). 

The first round of accepted presentations/workshops/posters will be notified Monday, May 28th, with other notifications within a week following submission. You may register for the conference before finding out your presentation status if you prefer. Instructions for each type of presentation and submission process is below. Please e-mail Joscelyn with questions about submissions directly at

Participants are expected to register online and are responsible for their own travel expenses.

Collaborative Workshops

Collaborative Workshops are 60-min interactive presentations led by several collaborators, including at least one representative from a non-governmental organization/UN Agency, or government. Several parallel workshops will take place during the hour block session. Workshops should focus on interaction with the audience, including the use of case studies, application of practical solutions, discussion questions, etc. For examples of past workshops, please click on the year: 2017 (Copenhagen), 2016 (Atlanta), 2015 (Johannesburg), 2014 (Mexico City), 2013 (Kuala Lumpur), 2012 (Hamburg), 2011 (Atlanta), 2010 (Atlanta), 2009 (Atlanta, premiere).

Oral Presentations

Presentations will be 20-min (including Q&A). The organizing committee will group presentations into topic “tracks,” and 2-3 different presentations will be scheduled within 60-min block sessions. A typical presentation will describe the problem and the solution implemented by a specific organization(s). There may be multiple presenters, but the group must conform to the allotted time. The presentations should not be geared at an academic audience, but should focus on collaboration with government and non-governmental organizations and have practical relevance.


Poster sessions will feature posters relating to research, new projects or solutions in health and humanitarian logistics. Poster presenters will be asked to “present” his/her poster to attendees walking around the presentation space during multiple time slots on Days 1 and 2 of the event (dates and time slots will be provided as soon as the conference program is confirmed). 

Review the Poster Presentation Guidelines

You can submit a Poster Proposal from this page after reviewing the poster guidelines.

Event Notes

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Important Dates

  • Friday, May 18: Deadline for Oral, Workshop and Poster presentation proposals
  • Tuesday, April 24: Early Registration ends
  • Sunday, May 27: Extended Early Registration ends
  • Monday, May 28Notification of Presentation Acceptance
  • Friday, July 13: Registration closes
  • Wednesday, July 18 & Thursday, July 19, 2018: Days of Conference

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Previous Conferences

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About the Conference Series

The Health & Humanitarian Conference series is organized each year by the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) at Georgia Tech in partnership with INSEAD, MIT, and Northeastern University, with generous support from corporate and other organizational sponsors.

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