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Programme

To download the full MERH 2018 programme please click here.

Please note that this is a provisional programme only and is subject to change.

Wednesday 16th May
14.00 - 18.00Registration open
Thursday 17th May
07.30 - 17.30Speaker preview open
07.30 - 18.30Registration open
09.00 - 10.00Opening ceremony
10.00 - 10.30Keynote 1
10.30 - 11.00Keynote 2
11.00 - 19.00Exhibition open
11.00 - 11.30Morning refreshments
11.30 - 13.00Parallel sessions
13.00 -14.30Lunch, posters & networking
Lunchtime symposia
Lunchtime workshops
14.30 - 15.00Keynote 3
15.00 - 15.30Keynote 4
1530 - 16.00Afternoon refreshments
16.00 - 17.30Parallel sessions
17.30 - 19.00Welcome reception with exhibitors
Friday 18th May
08.00 - 17.00Registration open
08.00 - 17.00Speaker preview open
09.00 - 17.00Exhibition open
09.00 - 09.30Keynote 5
09.30 - 10.00Keynote 6
10.00 -10.30Morning refreshments
10.30 - 12.00Parallel sessions
12.00 - 13.30Lunch, posters & networking
Lunchtime workshops
13.30 - 15.00Parallel sessions
15.00 - 15.30Afternoon refreshments
15.30 - 17.00Parallel sessions
19.00 - 23.00Conference dinner and Ceilidh
Saturday 19th May
08.00 - 16.15Registration open
08.00 - 16.00Speaker preview open
09.00 - 14.00Exhibition open
09.00 - 09.30Keynote 7
09.30 - 10.00Keynote 8
10.00 - 10.30Morning refreshments
10.30 - 12.00Parallel sessions
12.00 - 13.00Lunch & networking
Lunchtime Open Meeting
13.00 - 13.30Keynote 9
13.30 - 13.45Reconvening & networking
13.45 - 15.15Parallel sessions
15.20 - 15.50Congress closing ceremony
15.50 - 16.20Farewell afternoon refreshments

 

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