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Confronting War, Militarisation and Global Insecurity as an International Health Community

Posted on 10 May 2017

Joint Medact Forum and IPPNW World Congress

IPPNW conference 4-6 September 2017

To be held at the University of York on 4 - 6 September 2017

First annoucement and call for papers and sessions - deadline for abstracts 31 May 2017

Medact and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), together with the University of York, Hull and York Medical School, Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) and other partners are hosting a gathering of health professionals, academics and civil society activists and organisations to discuss the need for more effective peace building and greater levels demilitarisation and social justice as preconditions for real human security. Detailed information on the event can be found at

As part of this gathering, we are inviting researchers and academics to present papers on a range of themes and topics, and to suggest and organise entire sessions. Papers can be delivered either as presentations or posters.

To submit a paper, please send an abstract under one of the themes below using the form below to: .

If you would also like to organise a session or panel of speakers, please email a brief proposal to: