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Migration processes affect the physical and mental health of migrants and their families, generating a public health impact in sending, transit and receiving communities.  The increasingly precarious and dangerous conditions of migration journeys and the growing hostility against immigrants in transit and receiving countries have further deteriorated health outcomes as a whole. The health inequalities of migrant populations are unquestionably on the rise, yet migration and health policies lack coordination. Moreover, the relationship between health and migration is still too far from becoming a required part of health professionals’ training and praxis, a public priority, or common knowledge among migrant populations. Therefore, a significant number of constituents, including non-governmental and community-based organizations, religious institutions, researchers, practitioners, health care entities, and governmental offices, have been actively working to address this issue. Indeed, in the recently held 2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health organized by the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Sri Lanka, a renewed commitment to work across geographical, institutional and disciplinary borders was set in a common agenda.  
In this spirit, the World Federation for Health and Migration (WFHM) is sponsoring the 4th International Conference on Health and Migration in Puebla, Mexico, January 11-13, 2018, organized by the Universidad Popular del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), Mexico, and Rielo Institute of Integral Development (RIID), New York.  The goal of this Conference is to bring together constituents from various backgrounds to a shared dialogue to learn and take action about health and migration.  A program including plenaries, panels and posters is scheduled to include contributions from any interested party across the world.  
With the aim of ensuring a globally representative program, we invite submissions for panel or poster presentations to join our efforts in advancing, sharing and applying knowledge to improve health outcomes of migrants and their families.  
Please select one of the thematic sessions listed below and submit an abstract/description (300 words) of your presentation by October 15, 2017: 
- Public Health and Migration
- Economics, Health and Migration
- Social Services for Migrants
- Infectious Diseases and Migration
- Legal Frameworks, Health and Migration
- Addictions, Health and Migration 
- Migrants Women´s Health
- Mental Health and Migration
- Society, Culture, Health and Migration
- Primary Care and Migration
- Health, Migration Flows and Crises
- Emergency Care and Migration
- Medical Humanities: Health Issues in Migrant Literature and the Arts

You will receive notice of the acceptance of your submission by November 24, 2017. If your proposal is accepted, we ask that you register for the conference no later than November 30, 2017 in order to be able to be included in the program and present your work at the conference. 

New deadline for receiving proposals for papers:
November 24, 2017
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