Growing Engagement with Multimedia
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: APRIL 28, 2016
Health systems are complex social entities that involve multiple actors, organizations, procedures and power relations. Researching, learning, transforming and disseminating knowledge about health systems require a diversity of communication strategies and media. Film, photography, animation and other forms of multimedia are increasingly employed by researchers to engage with complex health system issues in innovative ways. This includes exploring service users’ experiences and interactions with health care services, identifying unmet needs, advocacy for improved health systems and improving the quality of care.
Health educators are using animated videos and photography to engage with health literacy at community level. Equally, activists are using video and photography to document failings in health systems and to demand improvements and reforms. All of the above are examples of a growing practice of engaging with multimedia in health systems.
Submit Your Abstract
We are calling for short films, documentaries, animated films, photo-essays, and other multimedia, that address any of the six symposium themes. Submissions welcomed from health researchers, film-makers, activists and artists engaging with the content outlined in themes.
Submit your abstract here: http://healthsystemsresearch.org/hsr2016/taking-part/call-for-abstracts/
Submissions will be peer reviewed and selected on the basis of the relevance of the content to the symposium and the ability to convey the message of the thematic areas. Please note that the technical quality of the media (cinematography, animation, professional editing) will not be the primary criteria for selection. However, all submission will be evaluated by the organizing committee to ensure that minimal quality standards and editing are present to ensure that the material is fit for screening/exhibiting.
SUCCESSFUL MEDIA SELECTED FOR THE CONFERENCE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN MAY, 2016.
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