Erica Di Ruggiero
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto
  • April 28-29, 2018 from 12:00pm to 12:00pm

PEGASUS is a thought stimulating conference, convening leaders, change-makers, and participants from multiple disciplines to engage in discourse about actions and policies to improve unacceptable levels of poor health.

Each year, PEGASUS identifies a number of themes to help focus discussions and provide engaging, stimulating and interactive structure to the conference program. Students, scholars, researchers, professionals and change-makers from all disciplines are welcome to present papers, posters, and join discussions on all topics relevant to Peace, Global Health and Sustainability!

Plenary sessions will concentrate conversations on a variety of topics:

  • Climate Change and Global Health
  • Evidence-based decision-making and the action of the Evidence for Democracy
  • The humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons and how to take action
  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  • Epidemiology and social justice
  • Global mental health
  • Evidence in community health

Do your interests lie in any of our themes? Are you working on a project or conducting research at the intersection of any of these four sub-themes? You’re invited to submit an abstract to present a paper or poster! Submissions can address any global health topic, and must directly relate to the conference theme-From Evidence to Action, and address at least one of the sub-themes below. Abstracts are due by January 31, 2018.

Peace: Peace-Health Connections; Conflict Health Connections; Indigenous Rights & Conflicts; Peace Education; Peaceful Childhoods; War Violence, Weapons & Health; War-Disability-Health; Advocacy.

Global Health – Local: Poverty – Homelessness; Inner City Challenges; Refugee Health; Indigenous Health Disabilities & Marginalization; Creating Organizations, Tools & Sustainable Interventions; Advocacy & Policy.

Global Health – International: Ethics & Ethical Relationships; Sustainable Development Goals; Gender & Health; Maternal Child Health; Pedagogy; North-South Partnerships; Natural & Man-made Disasters; Epidemics; Use of Technologies to Overcome Disparities; Advocacy.

Sustainability: Ethics; Energy & Economic Choices; Environmental Stewardship & Global Change; Climate Change; Indigenous Health Resources & Rights; Personal & Health System Changes; War & the Environment; Advocacy