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2014 YIHR Student Symposium

Posted January 7th, 2014 in

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2014 YIHR Research Symposium

York University, Keele Campus, Toronto, Canada

The Crossroads of Health

The York Institute for Health Research (YIHR) is currently accepting abstracts for its annual Symposium tentatively set for Thursday March 6th - Friday March 7th, 2014. This year’s Symposium has a distinct emphasis in recognizing innovative cross–disciplinary papers and ideas that demonstrate multifactorial dimensions of health. Researchers from all disciplines engaged in health-related investigations are invited to submit an abstract to present at the symposium. Both undergraduate and graduate papers will be accepted.

The theme this year is innovation and research at the crossroads of health. The health sector is increasingly incorporating concepts, applications, and technologies from multiple disciplines and this event is geared towards highlighting these emerging innovations. Students presenting will have the opportunity to submit their papers for publication to an online YIHR journal, Health Tomorrow (

Past presentations have included research on:

Mathematical modeling of disease, Health policy and equity, Using GIS to map health indicators, Ethical issues in health research, Social, cultural, and economic determinants of health, engineering/physics and medicine, the future of health, new approaches to dealing with health and more.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Include your name, program and area of study

2. E-mail address

3. Title of Abstract

4. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

5. Presentations will be approximately 15-30 minutes, including Q and A sessions

6. Please send presentation abstracts to Emanuel Ebrahim or Rahat Hossain no later than January 16, 2013

A symposium schedule and location will be posted on the YIHR website ( An e-mail will be sent to all those who have submitted an abstract. Accommodations can be made for those travelling from far distances as well as for those requiring specific accommodations during the symposium. Anyone requiring accommodations must e-mail details to Emanuel Ebrahim or Rahat Hossain.