Bellagio Meeting 2017
The Bellagio Meeting took place from the 21st to 25th of November 2017 at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. The five day meeting allowed the commissioners to create high impact research work and consolidate the core writing and policy recommendations. In addition the network of commission partners was consolidated through the community of academics and experts in this field that have been working on the commission. Thank you to everyone for all the hard work and dedication!
London Meeting 2017
This convening from the 21st to 22nd of June 2017 was the second conference in a series of three key commissioner meetings. The meeting enabled the core commissioners of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health to meet in person to define the written output of each working group as well as the overall structure of the commission.
We were able to consolidate the high quality research for the final output of the Commission and engage in further in-depth discussion about how to encourage change in the global narrative of migration and health and to achieve maximum policy impact. During this two day meeting there were: sessions dedicated to rapid group feedback on the literature reviews and evidence analysis completed by each working group; large group discussions on the theoretical framework of the commission, including: conceptual models and diagrams; typology and definitions; discussion around research priorities and policy impact.
Ultimately by the end of the conference we had specific output from each working group, including synthesis and issue prioritisation, coordination of action points and timeline, and production of high quality research for inclusion in the final output of the Commission.
London Meeting 2016
The core group of Commissioners met in London from the 28th to 29th of November 2016 at the Wellcome Trust
Participants from across the globe with expertise in areas as wide ranging as international human rights, gender based violence, refugee health and epidemiology met to discuss the impact of migration on the health of individuals, host communities and healthcare systems.
All core working group topics were discussed and the aims and objectives for each of the groups defined, including for: data collection, health systems, healthcare workers, vulnerable groups, law and human rights, conflict and natural disasters, socioeconomic and cultural factors. We look forward to moving ahead with this important work.