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1st International Conference on Systems and Complexity in Health
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11/13/2014 to 11/14/2014
When: November 13-14, 2014
Where: Washington, DC 

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1st International Conference on Systems and Complexity in Health
November 13 & 14, 2014
Washington, DC

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The prevailing 20th century explanatory models in health, health care and health professions education are no longer fit for purpose. Simple interventions like antibiotic therapies and vaccination have made significant contributions to reduce the premature mortality rates due to infectious disease. However, healthcare in the 21st century is confronted with the global systems-based challenges from chronic disease to lifestyle illnesses and global disease transmissions. The etiology of these health problems is complex and simple interventions no longer suffice in dealing with them. Systems and Complexity Sciences offer a different model to understand and manage these emerging challenges.

An international conference will bring together for the first time leading thinkers and researchers to explore and exchange insights under the theme:

The value of systems and complexity sciences for healthcare: An imperative for the 21st century.

The conference will offer plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations as well as interactive sessions. All presentations will showcase how systems and complexity sciences contribute to providing better care and achieving more desired patient health outcomes.

The conference will create an active engagement between all participants and foster networking. It will encourage interdisciplinary research and collaboration amongst an international complex systems thinking community.

Conference proceedings will be published by Springer thereby expanding further the reach of the meeting’s shared insights to the broader practice, research, education and policy communities.

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