Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health

Congress aims :

  • To improve research, population health and health care for migrants and other discriminated-against populations
  • To bring together policy, social science, clinical, social service and public health perspectives and share and transfer learning within and across countries.
  • To examine contemporary problems across the globe and debate suggested solutions
  • To consider health effects of social, environmental and demographic change associated with population migration, and the effects on diseases and their causes
  • To find ways to overcome differences in concepts and terminology so the field can be understood internationally in acceptable language.
  • To provide opportunities for people to showcase their work and to meet to share experience and motivations
  • To build networks that will last beyond the Congress itself


Abstract Submission              NOW OPEN

Abstract Submission Close               6th October 2017

Registration Opens                               11th September 2017

Earlybird Registration deadline     3rd February 2018


1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health

The MERH 2018 Congress is hosted by an independent, non-profit making company working under the auspices of The University of Edinburgh, the European Public Health Association and NHS Health Scotland. We intend to deliver to you a memorable, affordable, academic and social programme in one of the most spectacular cities in the world.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Morrison Street