Drivers for Change in Health Policy: Innovation, Disruption and Sustainability

NFHP Poster (FINAL)(2)

About the Conference

This annual event is geared to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from a variety of disciplines and programs including political science, economics, sociology, health research methodology, health professions and, health management.

The 2019 conference was a great success - thank you to all who participated! In 2019 our conference addressed drivers for change in health services and policy–from disruptive action that centres marginalized communities to innovative thinking that transforms the trajectory of health systems, to sustainable development for effective, lasting change. 

Watch this page for details about the 2020 conference.


Submitting Abstracts

We welcome the submission of abstracts from graduate students in any discipline whose work addresses drivers for change in health services, systems, and policy in a local, national, or global context. The call for abstract submissions is now closed. Thank you for your submissions. 


As a graduate student-led conference, registration for all is free.

Committee Members


Valentina Antonipillai



Cara Evans


A Ali

Ahmednur Ali

Vice Chair

A Belal

Ahmed A. Belal

Secretary General

Derek Manis

Derek Manis

Scientific Lead


Sophiya Garasia

Partnerships Liaison


Donya Razavi

Alumni Advisor & Organizing Committee Member


Gautham Krishnaraj

Organizing Committee Member


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