The Emerging Voices team


Around the end of June, fifty people from all parts of the world were selected to have their voices heard in Beijing as Emerging Voices 2012. You may know some of them already as ten Emerging Voices 2010 will continue the venture as mentors and coaches. And now the real work starts: the Emerging voices will get a 10-day skills and content training in Beijing prior to the symposium, to help them finalize a number of expected outputs during and after the symposium – respectively, a poster/oral presentation and a peer-reviewed publication. If you want to find out more, their profiles will be published soon at


In the meantime, you can already enjoy a couple of video interviews with EVs 2010 (Lungiswa, Taufique, Victoria, Mabel) about their experiences with the program, the opportunities it created for hem, what they learned, etc. Check out also some of the recent EVs 2010 publications. And if you really can’t get enough of it, there’s a nice EV “promo” Youtube video as well!


By the way, all of you can follow the EVs2012 from the front row. We warmly invite all young health system researchers to join the emerging voices at the preconference that will take place on the campus of Peking University on 29 and 30 October 2012. Be it as a participant or as a presenter, this is a unique opportunity to team up with peers and other young voices and to share your message in front of a bigger audience ahead of the symposium. Take a look at the preconference draft programme at the event promises to be an interesting two days of presentations and interactive discussion sessions. If you think you have an important message for the global health community, please do not hesitate to register as an individual or a group for the preconference by sending an email to Mention ‘Registration Preconference – your name’ in the subject line and indicate whether you just want to participate in the discussions (as part of the audience) or whether you would like to reserve a time slot for your presentation. Places are limited to 150 seats and 50 presenters with interactive discussions in fish bowls and breaker sessions. Available places will be assigned on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Don’t miss this opportunity.


We hope to have the voices of many of you heard in Beijing with reverberations all over the globe!

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