2017 Conference on Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL)

2017 Conference on  Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL)

June 7-9, UN City, Copenhagen

Call for Presentations

The organizing committee is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the 9th annual Conference on Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL) in Copenhagen. The 2017 HHL Conference will explore challenges and solutions for building efficient and effective supply chains for health and humanitarian challenges. Particular topics of interest include partnerships, innovative uses of data or technology, and creating sustainable supply chain systems. Information is available at chhs.gatech.edu/conference/2017.

There are 3 different types of presentation opportunities for the 2017 event (listed below). The program committee will notify presenters of submission acceptance on a rolling basis. Deadline for proposals will be Friday, April 21st, and the committee will notify all accepted presenters by Friday, April 28th. You may read instructions for each type of presentation and submission process at chhs.gatech.edu/conference/2017/program/presentations. If you are interested in submitting after the deadline, please e-mail Meghan Smithgall at msmithgall@isye.gatech.edu.

  1. Workshops: The conference program includes several parallel workshops in 60-minute slots, comprised of presentations and interactive discussions amongst participants. Workshops are presented by several collaborators, including at least one representative from a non-governmental organization/UN Agency, or government. Workshops should focus on interaction with the audience, including the use of case studies, application of practical solutions, discussion questions, etc. For examples of past workshops, please click on the year: 2016 (Atlanta), 2015 (Johannesburg), 2014 (Mexico City), 2013 (Kuala Lumpur), 2012 (Hamburg), 2011, 2010, 2009 (Atlanta) or visit chhs.gatech.edu/conferences.


  1. Oral Presentations: 2-3 oral presentations will be scheduled within 60-min block sessions (presentations should be15-min each to allow for time for Q&A). A typical presentation will describe the problem and the solution implemented by a specific organization(s). An oral presentation may have multiple presenters, though they must conform to the allotted time. The organizing committee will group presentations into  themes, with several presentations in each session.

  1. Posters: The conference will host posters relating to research, new projects or solutions in health and humanitarian logistics. Poster presenters are asked to present during multiple time slots both days of the event (dates and time slots will be provided as soon as the conference program is confirmed).

*Presenters may also select multiple categories as options for a talk, and if organizers are unable to accommodate a given format, we may suggest that a second option is considered (such as presenting a poster in the case that an oral presentation is not possible).