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Plenary Topics

The Congress will cover all aspects of the field as reflected in the themes that have been agreed for the plenary programme:

  1. Global and historical perspective on human migration
  1. Seeking perspectives and involvement of migrant and ethnic minorities in the health care and research challenge
  1. Policy and law: intended and unintended consequences for health and health care
  1. Categorising by migration status, race and ethnicity given changing composition of populations: challenges and solutions
  1. Presence, persistence and creation of health inequalities, inequities/disparities in multicultural societies: root causes and current consequences
  1. Health and social care service delivery to diverse, transnational populations: strategic and practical solutions  with special reference to asylum seekers, refugees, trafficked people and undocumented migrants
  1. Promise and challenges of hypothesis driven health research in multi-ethnic societies with dynamic migration patterns
  1. Changing places, changing life styles: the cause of overweight and obesity
  1. Consequences of migration for staffing of health services in sending and recipient countries