Watch the recording: https://youtu.be/U5OU5oEp4nk

Watch HHE’s Dr. Kevin Bezanson and Prof. Elysée Nouvet’s webinar, hosted with the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM), entitled Life, Death, and Isolation: Reflections on Palliative Care from Ebola to COVID-19. From JUNE 22 2021 – 12:00 HRS EDT.

May 17-20 Virtual Event: Lessons from the Field: Confronting the Challenges of Health Research in Humanitarian Crises

Event Description and Registration Details: https://www.fic.nih.gov/About/center-global-health-studies/Pages/health-research-humanitarian-crises-lessons-launch-event.aspx

In association with the “Lessons from the field: Confronting the challenges of health research in humanitarian crises” collection in BMC Public Health and Conflict and Health, Fogarty’s Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) will host an online launch event May 17 – 20, 2021.

This virtual event will take place in four sessions over four days. Each session will be 90 minutes, and participants will have the option of joining an additional 30-minute breakout discussion and networking session at the end. The events will feature case study authors, Steering Committee members, and experts in the field. The events will help audiences understand best how to utilize the case studies for educational, training and other purposes, as well as highlight the importance of conducting research in the context of humanitarian crises and share some common themes, strategies and lessons learned.

Each session will be held at 9 am EDT (Washington, D.C.) | 4 pm (Nairobi) | 7 pm (Dhaka) to accommodate as many time zones as possible. This event is open to the public. Participants must register in advance for each session individually.

Webinar (Mar 31) – Humanitarian ethics: moral purpose and moral hazard (Transformative Disaster Risk Governance Series)

The Transformative Disaster Risk Governance Webinar Series at York University is continuing with a session on Humanitarian ethics: moral purpose and moral hazard. The keynote is Prof. Hugo Slim, followed by a panel discussion with Professors Peter Timmerman and Nergis Canefe from York University, as well as a Q&A session with the audience.

Online Seminar – Beyond “Good Enough”: How to Engage Communities with COVID-19 Research Quickly and Effectively

13:00-14:00 GMT+1 (London), June 15th, 2020

Register here: Zoom Registration – Beyond “Good Enough”

This seminar, chaired by HHE’s Dr. Lisa Schwartz will explore the response to COVID-19 and the need for rapid research to develop vaccines, treatments and other kinds of urgently needed knowledge. Previous public health emergencies have demonstrated that good community engagement helps move research forward, ensures it is feasible, relevant, and accepted, and that its findings are taken up. But how can it be done quickly, and in the midst of lockdowns? On this webinar we will explore these questions, and hear from the experts how to bring Good Participatory Practices to COVID-19 research.

Click here for more information


Virtual Conference: Resisting Borders

Abstract Submissions: https://resistingbordersconference.wpcomstaging.com/call-for-abstracts/

Refugees and many migrants suffer from limits on their abilities to move around the world, even in pressing or urgent circumstances. They are often forced to leave their homes for reasons beyond their control, including war and civil unrest, political and religious persecution, economics, or famine and other natural or man-made disasters. Once displaced, whether internally or externally, they face pressing needs for food, water, shelter, and health care. Local governments, international agencies and non-governmental organizations often struggle with providing for their needs, particularly in resource-poor regions of the world. Recent socio-political changes in the United States, Western Europe and elsewhere have placed additional restrictions on the rights of migrants and refugees.

To explore these and overlapping issues, in solidarity with these refugees and migrants, on June 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th 2020, 7 am – 9 am Eastern Standard Time, we hosted a no-travel virtual conference to explore the ethical, legal, philosophical, and social issues associated with refugee and migrant health in a world of economic, geopolitical, and psychological borders.

In the coming weeks and months, this website will be updated with more information from the conference. Please note that the submission must be made before May 1st , 2020.

If you have any questions about the conference, want to register and/or participate, please send an email to ieb@unige.ch

How well was HHErg represented at HEI Research Day 2019? Extremely well, thank you.

On March 14, McMaster’s Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact hosted its annual Research Day.

The HHErg was well represented this year with two poster presentations (below) and an oral presentation entitled, “Dying in the Margins:  Palliative Care, Humanitarian Crises and the Intersection of Global and Local Health Systems.”

Pictured from L to R, Jhalok Talukdar, Rachel Yantzi, and Takhliq Amir.


Downloadable PDF of the Natural Disasters Array poster.


Downloadable PDF of the Opportunities and Challenges poster.



Have Content to Share on Post-Research Ethics Analysis? Here’s a CfP for you!

PREA: Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are now being accepted for paper and poster presentations at an International Conference on Ethics & Humanitarian Research.

The conference is organised jointly by the PREA Research Team and The Ohio State University (OSU).

The conference takes place 25-26 March 2019 at OSU in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Confirmed Speakers

Others will be added as confirmations are received.

More about the conference:

The Post-Research Ethics Analysis (PREA) project is funded by r2hc to address ethical issues in humanitarian research.

One output is a practical tool to facilitate reflection on and learning from ethical issues arising during humanitarian research. The tool will be launched at the conference, along with keynote lectures, accepted paper and poster presentations, and structured conversations between humanitarian researchers and ethicists.

Abstracts deadline: 31 December 2018.

The PREA project also has an open call for submissions of Case Studies in the Ethics of Humanitarian Research: http://www.preaportal.org/case-studies/

If you have specific questions about the Conference, please email info@preaportal.org.


Upcoming abstract deadlines.

Don’t miss you chance to submit abstracts for the following events:



  • November 23: Canadian Bioethics Congress (CBS), Banff, Alberta, Canada, 22-24 May 2019.


Missed our event in Geneva? Looking for a summary? Here it is.


Have a look at a summary of the events that took place 26-27 September when the HHE Research Group visited Geneva.

Thank you to our co-hosts CERAH, and to all of our participants over the two days and one evening of exciting activities.



By all means, if you have thoughts you’d like to share with us about our ongoing research or the events from September in Geneva, please contact us!