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Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria Meetings

The meetings of the Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria: Health in Conflict are crucial to advancing the work of the Commission.  The meetings are convened and timed in relation to important tasks and schedule of activities of the Commission. 


First (Inaugural) Meeting | 1-2 December 2016 | American University of Beirut

The Commission was formally launched during ​this meeting hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut.  During this meeting, Commissioners, experts and the Lancet team discussed the scope of the Commission and agreed on a program of work.

Second Meeting | 6 January 2017 | The Lancet office, London ​

This meeting was hosted by the Lancet leadership team at the Lancet offices in London.  Building on the First Meeting, this meeting focused on the thematic work of the Commission.  The main outcome was an outline of the thematic areas and sub-thematic focus and a plan to divide the research work of the Commission into six thematic areas (see Thematic Work​). 

Meeting of the Research & Documentation Team (RDT) | ​25-26 February 2017 | American University of Beirut

This was the first face-to-face meeting of the multi-institutional RDT, which includes in addition to the AUB-based team, researchers from the Havard FXB Center for Health & Human Rights and the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). Participations discussed the organization and mode of work of RDT,  reviewed sources of data for the Commission, listened to presentation of preliminary analyses of several datasets, and agreed on plans to support research work in the Thematic Groups. 

Third Meeting | ​16-18 May 2017 | American University of Beirut

During this meeting, Commissioners reviewed progress of research work in the various Thematic ​groups, discussed overlap and work across Thematic Groups, and agreed on a schedule of meetings, deadlines and deliverables leading to the submission of the Commission report to The Lancet in January 2018.  ​​​


Meeting of Commission Co-Chairs & Thematic Groups Co-Leads | 7 - 9 September 2017 | Beirut, Lebanon

During this meeting, Commission Co-Chairs and Thematic Group Co-Leads will review advanced progress reports of the Thematic Groups.  ​​​

Fourth Meeting | 25 - 27 October 2017 | Paris, France

During this meeting, the Commission will review a draft of the Commission report.  ​​​








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