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Call for papers – 5th IIMA International Conference on Advances in Healthcare Management Services on February 14-16, 2020

February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020

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5th IIMA International Conference on

Advances in Healthcare Management Services

February 14-16, 2020

Introduction to Conference

The healthcare sector in the country and abroad has been in focus across academics, practitioners and policymakers with several issues such as increasing cost of medical care, narrative of patient empowerment, the role of governments in healthcare financing and delivery, the use (and abuse of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) amongst others.

With the objective of providing a platform to develop and disseminate knowledge base on theories and practices of healthcare management, Center for Management of Health Services (CMHS) at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (IIPHG) is organizing the 5th IIMA International Conference on Advances in Healthcare Management Services on 14th, 15th and 16th Feb 2020. The conference intents to attract papers/ posters/ presentations on topics focused on but not limited to

  • Policy issues, training requirement, atrocities against doctors, and other challenges faced by Human resource for health
  • Transformative role that HR, IT, Marketing, Operations, Communication, Finance, Accounting, OB, and Strategic management can play in strengthening healthcare sector
  • Efficiency, effectiveness, service quality, technical quality, and patient experience in health system
  • Decision making and innovations in insurance, pharmaceutical, medical equipment, and device manufacturing sector
  • Public Health Systems, Universal Health Coverage
  • Data analytics, and technology based innovations for evidence based decision making
  • Use of ICT for enhancing health care services
  • Role of CSRs, NGOs, and Public Private Partnership
  • Accessible healthcare for marginalized and vulnerable population
  • Issues in hospital management, Management of network of hospitals.
  • Public Policy analysis, Public health management, Strategies, and Innovations
  • Patient empowerment, patient centered care, home based care
  • Innovations in delivering preventive, promotive, and curative healthcare services
  • Issues related to Communicable disease, Non-Communicable disease, Maternal & Child health, Adolescent Health, Environmental & Occupational Health.


Guidelines for Paper/Poster Submission

Submissions focusing on various aspects of healthcare management are welcome. All submissions should be original and should not have been presented in another conference. It should also not be published or accepted for publication or under consideration for publication in any Journal, or Conference proceedings.


Format for papers/posters

Length: 6000 to 7000 words for paper; 4500 to 6000 words for poster (inclusive of references)

Margins 2.5 cm. or 1 inch

Font Times New Roman, 12 point; Spacing 1.5

Title Page: Title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact details

Key Words: Four



Publication opportunities

 We have entered into a collaboration with followings journals for publication of selected full length papers

Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers (ISSN: 02560909). The journal is published by SAGE in Association with Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

We are exploring the possibility of tie-ups with more journals. This list will be updated as and when tie-ups are finalized.


Registration Guidelines

Registration can be made through Payment gateway available at the conference website. Registration fee will include conference dinner, lunch and refreshments on the conference days, and conference materials. Registration forms can be downloaded from the conference website. The registration form should be sent along with the payment details.

Category Early Bird registration  (till 15th Jan  2020) (Till 5th Feb) After 5th Feb and Spot registration
Students 5000 6000 7000
a)    Academician 12000 14000 16000
b)    Practitioner 15000 17000 20000

*18% GST is applicable


Note: Link for registration form and fees is live on  https://web.iima.ac.in/ICAHMS/


Important Dates

Last date for submission of extended abstracts/ papers/posters 31st Dec 2019
Notification of selected papers/posters 10th Jan 2020
Last date for registration fee for the authors presenting papers/posters 15th Jan 2020
Conference Dinner Feb 15, 2020
Conference Dates Feb 14-15-162020


Contact Details:

Chairperson, Centre for Management of Health Services

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Vastrapur,

Ahmedabad 380 015, Gujarat, INDIA

Tel: 91-79-6632 4649, (M) 91 7069015613 [Direct: Ms. Mini Nair (In-charge CMHS)]; Email: inchg-cmhs@iima.ac.in

91-79-6632 4699 [CMHS Office]

Website: http://www.iima.ac.in/ICAHMS/ Email: cmhsconf@iima.ac.in


February 14, 2020
February 16, 2020


079 6632 4649/4699


Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015 India
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