Abstract for: Health Policy Special Interest Group Poster Presentation

2008 is an exciting year for the HPSIG. We now have over 200 members and thanks to support from the Lupina Foundation of Canada we will not only be presenting the first student prize in Health System dynamics at the Athens conference but also announcing a further prize for contributions to the field. We are a truly international SIG with active collaboration across the world, utilising SD to tackle major policy issues. We conducted a survey of members in 2007, the results of which will be discussed at our regular Sunday working session, and will be using the results to help plan further developments for the SIG. Some current initiaves include more on-line teaching materials, international collaboration on projects and a library of SD health models. Come along and hear more about how SD is being applied and making a real differnece to policy and practice in health around the world.