Humanitarian Congress Berlin - Call for Papers

XIX. Humanitarian Congress Berlin - Theory and Practice of Humanitarian Action
Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, October 14, 2017 (All day), Berlin, Germany

Following the transformational changes in the international and political landscape, humanitarians are struggling to cope with new threats and vulnerabilities linked to conflict, protracted emergencies and climate change. There is a growing consensus that the humanitarian sector is not equipped to respond to the challenges of today and the ones that lie ahead. What are the changes that are required to ensure a functioning and reactive humanitarian system that is capable of responding to the overwhelming needs in an ever more complex geo-political landscape?

This year’s topic is: Out Of Order? Reshaping Humanitarianism. Submissions on a wide range of topics (including but not limited to) are welcomed:

  • Practice of Humanitarian Medicine
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
  • Mental Health, Psycho-social & psychiatric care
  • Telemedicine and innovative health technologies
  • Access to Medicines & Neglected Populations (both within and outside of Europe)
  • Cross-disciplinary approaches
  • Integrative health care management
  • Big Data and new technologies
  • Refugee and migrant health

The call is open to any interested individual. Particularly submissions from academics, postgraduate and PhD students, NGO staff, staff working for UN agencies and others working in the field of humanitarian medicine and global health are encouraged. Only abstracts that present results from the author's own research work or project evaluations can be accepted. Literature reviews will not be considered. Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of 300 words. Do not include illustrations, diagrams or other graphics. Abstracts can be uploaded here and should be structured in the following order: (1) Title of abstract, (2) Background, (3) Method, (4) Results and (5) Conclusion.


Abstracts should be submitted by 25 July 2017.