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Canadian Public Health Association

Overview

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Public Health 2019 is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

Three Forums will be held concurrently with Public Health 2019 and the calls for submission are now open. Click on the links below for more information.

Cannabis and Public Health Forum 29-30 April 2019
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Forum 30 April-1 May 2019
Healthy Parks, Healthy People Forum 1-2 May 2019

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Registration launches: November 2018
  • Submitters are notified of results: December 2018

Sign up to our conference mailing list for important conference updates.

Direct your questions to conference@cpha.ca.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is interested in improving the health and well-being of the entire population should be attending this conference. Public Health 2019 is the meeting place for a wide range of disciplines and sectors, at various career stages, all striving for a common goal. The conference may be of particular interest to: academics and researchers; students/trainees; policy-makers, administrators and managers; health promotion workers; front-line public health workers; media; people working in urban, rural, remote and small communities and anyone with an interest in public health.

Program

Starting a year in advance, the Steering and Scientific Committees oversee the development of the scientific and social program. The Steering Committee develops conference objectives and learning objectives that shape the entire program through a range of session types, including:

  • Plenary Sessions, planned by the Steering Committee, are keynote addresses or panel discussions that take place over the course of the conference on topics that appeal to all delegates;
  • Collaborator Sessions, planned by each collaborating organization, align with the overall conference objectives and each organizational mandate;
  • Workshops and Symposia, chosen by the Scientific Committee based on the open call for submissions and the results of the peer review process, provide delegates with concrete skills and insights on various topics; 
  • Oral presentations, selected based on the results of the open call process, are 12 minutes in length followed by a 3-minute discussion period. They are presented in groups of five based on key words; and
  • Poster presentations, selected based on the results of the open call process, are displayed throughout the conference and are the focus of a special poster and networking reception.