Luchemos juntos por una atención médica universal

International Congress: Access to Public Health System

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I International Congress: Accessibility to Public Health System
University of Valladolid, October 6 and 7, 2022

Main conference hall, Health Sciences Building

Funded by the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, within the framework of the ACCESSIBLE project: «Comprehensive project to improve universal access to the health system»

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), approved in 2015 by all United Nations Member States as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, constitute a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of people around the world. Among the 17 goals, we highlight Goal 3: To guarantee a healthy life and promote well-being for all people at all ages. Despite the important advances that have been made in recent years in improving people’s health and well-being, inequalities in access to health care still persist, negatively impacting the morbidity and mortality of populations.

At MdM we believe that these inequalities in access to health of vulnerable populations for different reasons or contexts, both in the international and national scenarios, require more efforts to completely eradicate the barriers accessing to health, which are a burden to sustainable development and a challenge in addressing a large number of health problems, both ongoing and emerging. Emerging challenges such as the Covid19 pandemic pose risks for which our health systems must be prepared in this 21st century.

This 1st International Congress encourages the creation of spaces for joint interdisciplinary reflection, among professionals in the public health system, duty bearers in the provision of universal health coverage. We propose a space for disseminating knowledge and research that guides the practice, necessary for the effective achievement of the right to health for all people.

Congress scientific program


1. Both oral communications and posters may be presented to the Congress, around the proposed thematic axes. The relevance of the proposed topic will be assessed, as well as the integration of gender, human rights and cultural competency approaches.
2. The deadline for abstract submission is August 31th, 2022.
3. In order to assess the adequacy of the communications, a summary will be sent to  (download template)
4. Guidelines for the submission of abstracts: available here.
5. The scientific committee of the congress will select the abstracts accepted for participation in the Congress, oficial confirmation will be sent to selected author(s) by September 15th 2022
6. Once the Scientific Committee has accepted the submitted abstract as valid for communication, the author(s) must prepare it and send it to the address Submission deadline: September 30th, 2022
7. The first authorship of the accepted abstract must be registered in the congress.
8. The selected communications will be published in the Congress minutes book.

Presentation of oral communications

The maximum time for presentation of oral communications will be 10 minutes of exposure. At the end of all the presentations there will be a debate round.
The computer support (PowerPoint or PDF) of the oral communications must respect the established design (available here) and must be sent before the beginning of the Congress.

Poster presentation

The posters will be produced in PowerPoint format (extensions .ppt or .pptx) on a single page and with fixed dimensions of 90 cm x 120 cm (width x height).


Mª José Castro, Vice Dean of Internationalization, Research and Innovation, Faculty of Nursing, UVA

José Mª Jiménez, Academic Secretary, Faculty of Nursing, UVA

María López, Vice Dean of Academic Planning, Quality and Students, Faculty of Nursing, UVA

José Javier Castrodeza, professor UVA Deanery

Verónica Olmedo, PhD in Research in Health Sciences, representative of the College of Social Work of Valladolid

Teresa del Álamo, full professor at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Valladolid

Cristina Arcas Noguera, Head of the Health area of Entreculturas.

Pedro Campuzano, program coordinator, Department of Domestic Programs at Doctors of the World Spain.

Laura Pérez, Canary Islands Headquarters Project Technician, Doctors of the World Spain

Wladimir Morante, coordinator of the Andalusia headquarters of Doctors of the World Spain

Pablo Iglesias, Doctors of the World Spain Political Advocacy Technician

Susana Vicente, coordinator of the Analysis and Improvement Unit, Department of Domestic Programs in Doctors of the World Spain.

Verónica Caviedes, health referent, Domestic Programs in Doctors of the World Spain.