“Transforming the Global Health Landscape

The Global Health Practitioner Conference (GHPC) is CORE Group’s flagship annual conference.

2022 will commemorate 25 years of CORE Group collaboration and learning!

CORE Group is a leader in community health working to end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths around the world. Through collaborative action CORE Group promotes and safeguards health in communities and creates models for reaching the most marginalized populations.

Implementers, academics, donors, private sector, and other community health advocates convene in this multi-day, content-rich meeting that features knowledge sharing and skills-building sessions led by CORE Group’s Technical Working Groups and Interest Groups, state-of-the-art updates on maternal and child health, dialogues on community health, Working Group planning, and networking.

All presentations will take place in-person at the conference venue in Bethesda, Maryland, USA and will address the following themes:


Technical: Abstracts should focus on the technical aspects of one of CORE Group’s Working Groups (Systems for Health; Monitoring & Evaluation; Nutrition, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health; Social & Behavior Change) or Interest Groups (Disability Inclusive Health; Humanitarian Development; WASH and Health; Noncommunicable Diseases; and One Health).

Digital Innovations: Abstracts should highlight how digital innovations—online platforms and services, social media, apps, SMS, or other web-based technologies—are being used to improve the health and well-being of mothers, children, and adolescents around the world.

Pandemic Response and Preparedness: Abstracts should explore topics related to service delivery challenges and successes during the pandemic; overcoming COVID-19 misinformation; vaccine confidence, distribution, and equity; lessons learned; or preparing for the next pandemic.

De-colonization of Global Health:
Abstracts should highlight activities that are linked to changing the existing systems of dominance and power in the work to improve community and global health.

Localization and Inclusion: Abstracts should focus on efforts that are putting local actors at the center of community health systems—including community groups, civil society organizations, and national institutions.

Mental Health: Abstracts should acknowledge the evolving role that mental health is playing in community health and development and highlight innovations and successes in this increasingly important topic.  

*Cross-cutting themes: We encourage the inclusion of cross-cutting themes into all presentations and speaking opportunities. These themes may include disability inclusion, gender and LGBTQI+ issues, equity, racial equity and justice, social justice, human rights, socio-economic determinants of health, the Sustainable Development Goals, the intersection of climate & health, and other topics of interest. 

Concurrent Sessions (PRE-FORMED PANELS)Concurrent sessions offer an opportunity to bring together diverse professionals, experiences, and perspectives; examine new research, evidence, strategies, and practices; and engage with peers on emerging issues or opportunities. Approved submissions will ensure a diversity of topics and panelists that will collectively enhance participants’ Global Health Practitioner Conference experience.

New Information Circuits (NICs) (INDIVIDUALS OR TEAMS) NICs are shorter-form presentations, part of a plenary session that features approximately 14 tables hosted by different organizations and projects. Participants will rotate three times – 20 minutes each time – to different tables during the session.    

Poster Presentations (INDIVIDUALS OR TEAMS) Posters are visual presentations focused on a particular theme that will be presented in person during the conference. CORE Group will accept evidence-based posters with an academic or professional focus, research information, peer-reviewed work, etc.     

90-Second Science Presentations (INDIVIDUALS) This fast-paced, fun session will feature research-focused presentations, with ample time allotted for question & answers. Presenters have one and a half minutes to present their one slide featuring research & technical content. Following three presentations, the presenters are put onto a panel, where they will take questions and expand upon their work. CORE Group has allotted approximately 10 slots for the 90-Second Science Presentations.