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13th Global Health Supply Chain Virtual Summit

 Dates: November 9 - 20, 2020 (Tentative)

Venue: Zoom

Conference theme

 Global Health Supply Chain Resiliency: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

Sub-topics: Supply Chain Design, Technology, Human Resources, Partnerships, and Governance

The 13th Global Health Supply Chain Virtual Summit (GHSCS) will focus on Global Health Supply Chain Resiliency - Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. We plan to host 90-minute sessions (keynotes / panels / talks) multiple times a week from November 9 – 20 (tentative).

COVID-19 has brought to light the fragility of global supply chains and challenges health systems have faced to address the new health needs arising from COVID-19 while continuing to address traditional health care needs. Clearly, resiliency of supply chains and health systems is essential. Exploring the elements of resilient health supply chains will be the focus of GHSCS 2020. Resiliency can be achieved through supply chain design, appropriate use of technology, leveraging partnerships and establishing proper governance systems but all these depend on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the workforce who will be called upon to execute on the resilience strategy and fill in the inevitable gaps. GHSCS 2020 will explore these issues through a combination of keynotes, panel discussions, and contributed talks. Like in the past, the conference will assemble a collection of experts in and from the field - academics, country planners, NGOs, logistics practitioners, industry and donor representatives to explore these topics. The committee is particularly interested in capturing the voices from the field to learn and share experiences related to managing supply chains for and during COVID-19.

Call for Proposals

The GHSCS Program Committee is currently seeking proposals for focused presentations related to the themes identified for the 2020 summit. Select proposals will be clustered into 90-minute moderated sessions; each session will feature 4-5 talks delivered virtually.

Please click on Call for Proposals in the menu on the left for more information regarding proposal submission.

Tentative Timeline Summary:

  • Submission deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: October 17, 2020
  • Virtual Summit: November 9 - 20, 2020 (Tentative)


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