The ECDC Knowledge and Resource Centre on Health Communication team (KRC) is attending the 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion in Geneva, Switzerland on 11 July.
This conference provides the opportunity for the ECDC to promote its work, build alliances and expand its network of public health experts and the whole health promotion community of researchers and practitioners.
ECDC will have an information stand to distribute posters, communication materials and other items to help promote ECDC’s and KRC’s work.
The event gathers health promotion professionals, researchers and policy makers every three years. It focuses on building bridges between health promotion and sustainable development. This year, participants will discuss state-of-the-art of knowledge and cross-cutting issues; showcase best practices in health promotion, with focus on sustainability; and initiate alliances and partnerships to promote sound policies and practices on health.
Its keynote speakers include Zsuzsanna Jakab, the WHO Regional Director for Europe; Sarah Cook, Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development; Enrique Llorca, President of the Spanish Healthy Cities Network; Mihaly Kökeny, Hungarian Member of Parliament and Chair of Health Committee, and Ilona Kickbusch from Kickbusch Health Consulting, Switzerland.
More than 2,000 participants are expected, mainly health promotion professionals, decision- and policy-makers from key disciplines, and representatives of institutions, companies and networks from around the world.
The programme for the 2010 Conference includes sessions and workshops on environmental e-Health, writing for publication in the international peer review literature, national health literacy surveys and promoting healthy diet and physical activity.
This event is hosted by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). Based in France, the organization’s mission is “to promote global health and to contribute to the achievement of equity in health between and within countries of the world.”
20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion