The organisers have extended the deadline for the submission of abstracts for posters for presentation at the conference - submit yours now!

Click here in order to create your user account in the conference registration system. You will then be given the option to submit.

The theme for the conference is ‘Empowerment, Engagement and Partnership: participating to develop healthy cities’. The programme will include plenary sessions, panel discussions and poster presentations.

The programme committee will use selected abstracts to construct themed sessions over the coming months. Authors will be informed if their abstract has been accepted as a poster within 14 days after submission.

The following is a list of initial topics the programme committee have identified and serves as a guide to what issues abstracts might address:

  • Citizenship, engagement, community activism and participation – models and good practice
  • The health of minorities in the urban environment
  • How we play - the pursuit of pleasure and what constitutes excess?
  • Cannabis use and regulation – a new challenge for urban health?
  • Communication, engagement, social media and new technologies – exploiting the opportunities in the urban environment
  • ‘The roof over my head’ – dealing with homelessness and the key role of stable accommodation in urban health
  • Geo-mapping, neighbourhood effects and urban health
  • Urban gardening and health: the role of cities and the value of participation
  • Placing health at the heart of urban development – influencing the pace of change
  • Setting-oriented and community-oriented health promotion and prevention - including in relation to alcohol and tobacco
  • Migration and cities – impacts and implications
  • Participation as a key concept in developing healthy cities
  • Aging and well-being in communities and the urban environment
  • Nightlife, festivals, events and health
  • Urban design and health - how can the public participate?
  • Physical activity, recreation and urban planning
  • Social inequalities and their impact on city health
  • Good Governance of urban health: policies and tools
  • Social Networks and health-promotion in cities

Abstracts should be submitted on-line, via the conference registration system. You will first need to create a user account before you can submit. Please also note that if your abstract is selected for inclusion in the programme you must pay the appropriate registration fee to attend and present.

If you would like to submit an abstract, please click here in order to first create your user account. You will then be given the option to submit.


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