GHIC 2017: Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 22-23, 2017
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Abstract Submissions for GHIC 2017

The Global Health & Innovation Conference accepts three types of abstract submissions. Professionals and students are eligible to submit either of these types of abstracts.

Abstract Submission Opportunities

Oral and Poster Abstracts: First submission deadline is August 31, 2016, and the final submission deadline is September 30, 2016. These abstracts may be research-, clinical-, or program-focused. The abstract must include results (data and outcomes), and accepted abstracts will be invited for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts will be reviewed, and decisions were announced on November 15. The decisions are final based on the abstract submitted by the deadline. Review the complete instructions, submission details, and selection criteria at

Social Impact Pitch Abstracts For Oral Presentation: Submission deadlines are August 31, 2016 (priority round review), and September 30, 2016 (second round review). Abstracts submitted by the first deadline are considered more favorably in the committee review since accepted presentations have ample time for continued program progression and evolution. The Social Impact Lab is an opportunity to present an idea, program, or organization to the audience and to an expert panel for mentoring, guidance, and advice.

There are two categories of Social Impact Labs at the 2017 GHIC:

A newer program (0-6 years old) that is within an established (7+ year old organization) qualifies for the Social Impact Lab category as well. Instructions and submission details can be seen at

"Innovative Initiatives" Information Sessions For Oral Presentation:Submission deadlines are August 31, 2016 (priority round review), and September 30, 2016 (second round review). In contrast to oral and poster abstracts and social impact pitches, which are merit-based and selective, the organizational information sessions are opportunities for organizations to discuss their products or services. The for-profit or non-profit organization application will be reviewed to determine if the organization provides products or services that may be of great interest to conference participants. Instructions and submission details can be seen at