Register by 30 September 2020 to take advantage of our discounted Early Bird registration rates for Phase One and Phase Two of the virtual Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) and join the conversation on the theme Re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice...
By registering now, you will be able to access the HSR2020 Phase One program for 8 - 12 November 2020 featuring live and on-demand sessions, including plenaries, parallel sessions, skill-building sessions, special panels, and virtual networking. You will also be able to join Phase Two of HSR2020, with fortnightly parallel sessions from 25 November 2020 – March 2021 to promote and facilitate exchange and community building around the HSR2020 sub-themes.
HSR2020 will bring together over 2,000 policy-makers, practitioners and researchers from more than 100 countries to explore how we can build health systems which improve people's health and are socially just.
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HIFA profile: Tom Barker is Communications Manager, Health Systems Global at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Tom has 15 years’ experience working in knowledge brokering, research communication, policy engagement, and parliamentary influencing in the UK health and international development policy arenas. Tom manages a portfolio of health and nutrition projects working in Sub- Saharan Africa and Asia, including Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, China, India and Bangladesh, including Future Health Systems, and is currently Communications Manager for Health Systems Global. Previously Tom managed a research knowledge brokering network for the UK National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme; facilitated engagements with the UK Parliament for the NHS Confederation, a membership body for NHS organisations; and ran the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health. Tom has an MSc Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.