ICPHR Newsletter, First Quarter 2017
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Newsletter, First Quarter, 2017
In this issue:
  1. Annual Working Meeting 2017 in Ireland
  2. Participatory Epidemiology—New Article and Call for a New Working Group
  3. New Consortium Member: Prof. Tineke Abma
  4. International Conference: Global Perspectives on Research Co-production with Communities
  5. 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy
  6. Add us to Your Website
  7. Getting Involved
1/ Annual Working Meeting 2017 in Ireland
The 8th Annual Working Meeting will take place in Limerick (Ireland) from 25-27 May 2017.  Registration is now open until April 21st, 2017. There is no fee to register or attend the meeting. There will also be a pre-conference event taking place at the National University of Ireland in Galway on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017. Please visit the pre-conference 2017 page for further details.
Register here
Pre-conference 2017 details announced!

New PhD opportunity in youth participation, activism, and new social movements

New member publication- Participatory epidemiology: the contribution of participatory research to epidemiology.

International Conference 2017: Global Perspectives on Research Co-production with Communities
2/ Participatory Epidemiology—New Article and Call for Papers
PartKommPlus—German Research Consortium for Healthy Communities is a project of the German Network for Participatory Health Research. Under the lead of the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s center for epidemiology, a review article was recently published on participatory approaches to epidemiology. The open access link to the full text is here: The Robert Koch Institute is also initiating a working group within the ICPHR on this topic. An introduction to the concept will be provided and selected examples of participatory epidemiological practice will be presented. In the working group methodological and practical issues like defining the population, reconsidering context, or synthesizing heterogeneous data can be discussed, based on the experiences of the participants. The working group aims to share ideas and experiences in participatory data acquisition and usage for health reporting and epidemiology. The group will be chaired by Dr. Mario Bach. You can send your ideas and comments to Mario at
3/ New Consortium Member: Prof. Tineke Abma
The work of the ICPHR is governed by a consortium structure, each consortium member taking leadership on one or more specific focus areas. We are very pleased that Prof. Tineke Abma will be joining the consortium.
Tineke is professor for Participation & Diversity and research director at the Dept. of Medical Humanities, as well as senior researcher at the EMGO+ research institute, VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. Tineke and her colleagues have many years of experience in participatory research. You can find out more about Tineke and her work here.
4/ International Conference: Global Perspectives on Research Co-production with Communities
The Institute for Research into Super diversity (IRiS) and the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne will be hosting this international conference at the University of Birmingham (UK) on 14th and 15th September 2017. The conference will draw together academics, community-based practitioners and researchers, policy makers and doctoral researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to consider various aspects of research co-production with communities. For more information*: see here.
*Note: the conference page seems to be have taken down, but hopefully it will be back up in the near future*
5/ 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy
The Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) will convene its 2017 Annual Conference along with the 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge June 12-16 in Cartagena, Colombia. The gathering is being developed through a partnership between ARNA and the National University of Colombia/Nacional Universidad De Colombia.  The National Pedagogic University of Colombia/Universidad Pedagogica Nacional and many other Colombian, Latin American, Caribbean, and North American colleges and universities as well as global universities, networks and institutions are also serving as affiliates and sponsors. 

Prof. Tina Cook from the Executive Committee of the ICPHR is on the planning committee and several ICPHR members will be contributing to the conference.  More information: here.
6/ Add us to Your Website
Adding a link to the ICPHR website is an important way you can contribute to spreading the word about our work!
7/ Getting Involved
The best way to get involved in the work of the ICPHR is through the Project Groups and Focus Areas.  Contact the coordinators of the projects which meet your interests.  Members are also welcome to set up new projects.  This can be done by submitting an idea to the Central Office.  Or maybe you represent an organization and are looking to cooperate with the ICPHR.  Just send an email to the Central Office with a description of your work and we will contact you.
Our list of Current Projects can be found here.  

The Focus Areas are described here.
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