Call for Abstracts 2023

Call for Abstracts

Interdisciplinary Masterclass in Global Health and Development:

‘Predicting the Futures of Global Health’

Masterclass Dates: 7 & 9 November 2023 // Deadline for Abstracts: 29 September 2023

Led by the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and the Joep Lange Institute


Are you a PhD candidate or a Postdoctoral fellow wanting to share your insights at a Masterclass led by world-renowned global health researchers and thought leaders?

We invite you to submit your abstract for an interdisciplinary Masterclass in Global Health on the Futures of Global Health as part of the Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program. The Masterclass will consist of two online sessions.

Four annual Masterclasses were previously held in 2019-2022. If you want to learn more about these, check out our past events page.

Big data and rapid developments in data analysis methods and tools allow us to approach Global Health issues in novel ways. Mathematical modelling, digital imaging, and artificial intelligence strategies are used in many fields of Global Health and Development, such as the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, implementation of digital tools in health systems, and the impact of climate change. These strategies come with novel questions related to ‘the ethics of predicting’, accounting for the social and behavioral dimensions, and the validity of forecasting.

Late-stage PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to individually submit abstracts of their research that addresses the above topics, related to our theme of ‘Predicting the Futures of Global Health’. The abstract review team will use academic excellence and relevance of the research for the theme as the main criteria. It will, furthermore, consider the diversity within the classes (subject, discipline, gender, geography, etc.) and the applicants’ motivation.

Each class will have a maximum of 8 participants who will be offered the opportunity to present and discuss their research. This is an opportunity to share your research, explore innovative ideas, and learn from other researchers in different fields of Global Health and Development, in an interdisciplinary research setting.

The abstracts will be published on the program website. To review past masterclasses and learn more about previously accepted research, please visit

Please submit your abstract via the following link:


How to submit your abstract:

Please make sure to include the following sections in your abstract:

  • Name of author(s)
  • Title
  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Motivation

Below you find the guiding criteria for the abstract submission:

  • Please include a short biography and a photograph of yourself along with the submission.
  • Each entry should have a maximum of 250 words.
  • Check your email for confirmation of the submission and contact the organizers by the contact information presented below if you have not received a confirmation email once you have submitted your abstract. Please also check your spam box.