McMaster University's New Frontiers in Health Policy Conference - Call for Abstracts

3 September, 2021


My name is Alexandra Cernat and I am a Health Policy PhD student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. I am also a member of the organizing committee for the New Frontiers in Health Policy (NFHP) Conference. NFHP is an annual graduate student-run conference based at McMaster. This year the conference will take the form of a series of short online sessions every Tuesday in November. The theme this year is Building a Better Normal: Innovation for Equitable Post-Pandemic Health Policy.

The conference provides a great opportunity for graduate students to share their research (including work-in-progress) in health policy and related areas. Faculty discussants and audience questions will foster feedback and discussion. In previous years, students have joined from across Canada and internationally, making for a rich environment for learning and networking. The conference will close with an invited expert panel on the theme Rebuilding the Plane While We Fly: Innovation Within Existing Policy Structures. Speakers will be announced this fall.

Our weekly sessions will each feature oral presentations from a particular discipline. Please see below for our schedule.

November 02 from 11am – 12:30 pm EDT: Oral presentations - Health Systems and Society

November 09 from 11am – 12:30 pm EST: Oral presentations - Political Science

November 16 from 11am – 12:30 pm EST: Oral presentations - Health Economics

November 23 from 1pm – 2:30 pm EST: Expert panel - speakers to be announced!

On behalf of the NFHP Conference and McMaster University’s Health Policy PhD program, I would like to share our Call for Abstracts with you and your students. Please see the attached document for more information [*HIFA does not carry attachments - details on website below, mod. NPW].

This document contains links to submit an abstract as well as to register for the conference. We would appreciate if you could forward this call for abstracts to your students.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, or via our email at For more information, please visit our website [ ]or our Twitter [ ].

Thank you,


Alexandra Cernat, MSc (Health Services Research)

PhD Student, Health Policy

McMaster University


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