The Organising Committee for the Global Health Security Conference has received an overwhelming 1000 abstract submissions for consideration to present at the Conference in Sydney on 18 - 20 June 2019.

All enquiries regarding abstracts should be emailed to the Conference Secretariat program@ghs2019.com


The Program Committee received abstracts in the following themes;

  1. Health Emergencies: Preparedness & Management
    1. Surveillance and outbreak response
    2. Health crises & disasters
    3. International Health Regulations
  2. Emerging Threats & Challenges
    1. Antimicrobial resistance
    2. Zoonotic pathogens
    3. Gain-of-function/deliberate events
  3. Partnerships for Global Health Security
    1. Global health & the private sector
    2. Security sector engagement
    3. Civil society participation
  4. Governance & Financing for Global Health Security
    1. Sustainable financing for global health security
    2. Institutional innovation
    3. Health system strengthening & resilience
  5. New Technologies & Approaches for Global Health Security
    1. Biotechnology
    2. Medical countermeasures
    3. Non-clinical interventions

In each of these areas, key areas will focus expertise into main avenues throughout the Conference.


Key dates and deadlines

  • Call for Abstracts opens: 27 April 2018
  • Call for Abstracts closes: 23 November 2018
  • Notification to authors: 31 January 2019
  • Travel bursary announcements: 31 January 2019
  • Speaker deadline: 1 March 2019
  • Early bird deadline: 18 March 2019

Terms and conditions

It is a condition of acceptance of the abstract that at least the presenting author must register to attend the Conference and present the paper either orally or participate within the dedicated poster sessions. Abstracts submitted before payment of registration are eligible for an offer of acceptance but final acceptance requires registration and payment by the deadline of 1 March 2019. All presenting authors must attend at least the full day of their presentation. Submission of abstracts implies the author’s agreement to publish the abstract in all Conference publications including the website.

Acceptance of abstracts does not imply any payment from the Conference Committee. Authors must arrange and pay their own accommodation, travel etc. to attend the Conference, unless they are supported by a Conference travel bursary. Some travel bursaries will be made available, based on country of origin and need. Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Conference Program Committee whose decision is final.