The Call for Abstracts is now open for the 2nd Annual USF Global Health, Diplomacy and National Security: Migration and Public Health Conference scheduled for February 25-26, 2020 at the University of South Florida.
Globally, we are in the midst of the highest level of human displacement on record. According to WHO . 'there are an estimated 1 billion migrants in the world today of whom 258 million are international migrants and 763 million internal migrants - one in seven in the world's population. According to the UNHCR  'an unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18...nearly 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution'.
The public health implications of migration regionally and globally are significant. The WHO Constitution of 1948 establishes the right of everyone to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Similarly, international human rights standards and conventions exist to protect the rights of migrants and refugees, including the right to health.
The focus on this year's conference is on Migration and Public Health. Understanding the drivers shaping migration and contributing to regional humanitarian and public health crisis are key to designing strategies that support global health and national security.
The conference tracks within the Migration and Public Health them include:
- Conflict and Migration
- Climate Change and Migration
- Religion and Migration
- Politics of Migration
- Migration related disease prevention and Public Health risks
- Social Vulnerability of Migrants and Refugees
Abstracts of 200-300 words are due by 30 October 2019. Please indicate which track you are submitting for. Notice of acceptance of abstract will be by 15 November 2019.
From the accepted abstracts, papers of 8000-10000 words are due by 30 January 2020.
We look forward to hearing from you regarding your contribution of a paper. Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the conference proceedings.