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Canadian Public Health Association


Public Health 2020 goes virtual!

Public Health 2020 is the national conference 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.

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  • Registration is now open
  • Preliminary Program launch: Tuesday 8 September
  • COVID-19 abstract submitters notified of results: Thursday 10 September
  • Virtual Conference Platform launch: Thursday 1 October
  • Public Health 2020 Virtual: 14-16 October


Anyone who is interested in improving the health and well-being of the entire population should be attending this conference. Public Health 2020 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.


Times have changed quickly but we still need to connect and be ready for what comes next as public health professionals. As we move to a virtual program, we look forward to offering participants the same vibrant programming and opportunities to reflect and learn about emerging public health topics.

The virtual conference allows you the opportunity to:

  • Pay reduced registration rates and gain virtual access to 30 sessions including plenary, symposiums and workshops;
  • Avoid paying travel costs and learn in your personal work environment at your own pace;
  • Gain additional insight and inspiration with unlimited, on-demand access to the presentation gallery for one year;
  • Engage with speakers via online polls, audience Q&A and post-session discussion forums; and
  • Engage with others in the networking lounge to create lasting connections and collaborations.


Having attended Public Health 2020, participants will be better prepared to:

  • Articulate the current status of public health evidence, research, policy and practice;
  • Identify public health challenges and related solutions, trends, emerging issues and gaps;
  • Utilize effective evidence-based public health programs, practices, structures and systems; and
  • Identify strategies for knowledge translation and exchange.


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