17&18 OCTOBER 2019

Innovation Session - Call for Submissions

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We are delighted to announce that the registration for the 21st Humanitarian Congress Berlin, taking place on 17 and 18 October 2019, in Berlin is now open and you can sign up here

Again, we would like to open the space for an Innovation Session at our event and therefore we are pleased to invite you to submit your project for poster presentations at the upcoming Humanitarian Congress Berlin.

This year’s guiding theme is: A Perfect Storm – Humanitarian Impacts of Climate Change. We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics (including but not limited to):

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

Humanitarian Impacts of Climate Change (i.e. links between health and climate change, conflict and climate change, climate related migration, AMR, Malaria, Snakebite)

The Humanitarian System (i.e. localisation)

The Humanitarian Sector (i.e. power dynamics)

Who may submit?

The call is open to any interested individual. We particularly encourage 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.

Please note that we are not exclusively looking for scientific research. We will also consider project evaluations, reports and proposals for new initiatives and innovations.

Please feel free to forward this call to any relevant contacts in your network.

Formatting & Submitting:

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 project, (2) Background, (3) Method, (4) Results and (5) Conclusion.


Abstracts should be submitted by 26 July 2019.


There is no cost for abstract submission. We offer free admission to the event for those presenting. We are unfortunately unable to cover travel or accommodation expenses.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your submissions! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at scientific-session(at)humanitarian-congress-berlin.org

Format of Presentation

The author of a chosen abstract will have the opportunity to present their poster in a short 2 minute pitch presentation that will be followed by a marketplace where participants have the opportunity to walk around the room, look at the different posters and discuss with presenters in small groups.