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23rd World Conference on Health Promotion

  • Rotorua New Zealand (map)

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The IUHPE, the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand, and their partners are looking forward to host this important global public health event, in Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand, 7-11 April 2019.

The aim is to provide an unparalleled opportunity to link and demonstrate the contribution of health promotion to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to acknowledge the way SDGs contribute to improvements in health and wellbeing.

Waiora, an indigenous Māori concept, refers to the interconnectedness of our physical and spiritual worlds with our own environment. 

As a theme, Waiora reflects the dependence of our own health on that of our planet, and recognises the major global challenge of balancing ongoing development with environmental stewardship. 

Submissions are now closed. Proposals from around the world and in all official languages of the conference – English, French, Spanish and Māori – were received for IUHPE 2019.

The members of the Global Scientific Committee and nominated reviewers considered every submission against the following criteria: 
• Originality and creativity 
• Clarity of content 
• Contribution to knowledge / evidence for promoting health and equity 
• Relevance to the theme and subtheme of the Conference

From 8-12 October, the Global Scientific Committee worked very hard during the “Marathon Meeting” to create a great programme from all the submissions received for IUHPE 2019. As you can see by the photos, the “Marathon Meeting” follows an artisanal approach: final decision on approval, the matchmaking of presentations, the selection of slots, the sequence of sessions are not chosen by key words and algorithms. Everything is carefully thought through so the world health promotion community can benefit from the richest and most engaging conference possible!

We invite you to browse the preliminary program of the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. The following features represent well what IUHPE 2019 has to offer:

• 13 plenary speakers who are leading experts in public health and health promotion from all over the world. You can learn more about their inspiring careers here

• 18 sub plenaries showcasing cutting edge innovative approaches to health promotion. The sub-plenary sessions are encouraged to be fun, critical, and to actively engage audience participation;
• Over 80 workshops covering a wide variety of topics: from discussions on funding, to planning community participation, the application of specific models and approaches as well as tips on how to work with government authorities or to prepare a scientific publication;
• Over 20 symposia and over 100 parallel sessions that bring together the state of the art in research, practice and policy-making and foster conversations across these areas and across sectors; 
• 25 Master Classes, allowing a one-on-one interaction with seasoned health promotion researchers and practitioners recognized for their original contributions to the field of health promotion and public health.

IUHPE 2019 provides a unique opportunity for students and early career researchers and health promotion practitioners to develop a network, and meet with more senior, experienced colleagues. The Master Class series is created and being offered for the first time in our Conference program to facilitate such meetings and interactions. We firmly believe this can be a valuable learning experience for potential apprentices. We hence invite you to share the information on IUHPE 2019 Master Classes with students, early career researchers and young professionals working in health promotion.

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Earlier Event: April 7
World Health Day