16th World Congress on Public Health, 12 - 17 October 2020, Rome, Italy

17 March, 2020

16TH WORLD CONGRESS ON PUBLIC HEALTH

12 – 17 OCTOBER 2020

LA NUVOLA, ROME, ITALY

WCPH 2020 and COVID-19

In recent weeks the coronavirus has rapidly spread, not only in Italy but worldwide. The WCPH organizers remain hopeful that the situation will have returned to normal by October. Meanwhile, they are monitoring the situation closely and will make changes to the programme when necessary. We will work within the rules of the relevant health authorities and keep the health and safety of our delegates as our utmost priority. We will keep you informed of the situation when it changes. Read more here.

Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action

The theme of the Congress, Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy, and Action, reflects our firm commitment that we, in the global public health community, have an obligation to respond to emerging global threats and challenges. We must hold to account those with the power to make a difference. We must act, making real our commitment to health in all policies. In a series of eight plenary sessions we will further explore these challenges and actions.

Health systems fit for the future: promoting better health, economic growth, and social cohesion

In this plenary we will discuss whether health systems are fit for the future. High quality, sustainable health systems are essential to enhance health and wealth and to achieve societal well-being. High quality health systems include not only the right to quality healthcare but also equity. Evidence-based, cost-effective investments and rigorous assessment are key to guarantee high quality health systems. How can we improve health, wealth and societal well-being by investing in health systems? Which investments inside and beyond the health system should be performed to increase quality and reduce inequities? How can we guarantee that health systems are sustainable, resilient and accessible? Read more here.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

We are excited to announce the following confirmed speakers:

§ Philip Baba Adonga, President Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa, Ghana

§ Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, European Association of Public Health (EUPHA), Malta

§ Mauricio Lima Barreto, Professor Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

§ Sara Cerdas, Member European Parliament, Portugal

§ Desmond D’Sa, Environmental campaigner, South Africa

§ Summer May Finlay, campaigner for the rights of indigenous people, Australia

§ Walter Flores, campaigner civil society, Guatemala

§ Andy Haines, Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, United Kingdom

§ Richard Horton, The Lancet

§ Hikka Karkkainen, Director GAMIAN-Europe, Finland

§ Bronwyn King, Tobacco Free Portfolios and radiation oncologist, Australia

§ Stephen K. Klasko, President Thomas Jefferson University, United States

§ Laura Magana, President Association of Schools of Public Health in the Americas, Mexico

§ Patricio V. Marquez, The World Bank

§ Diogo Martins, Policy and Advocacy Lead at Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom

§ John Middleton, Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region, UK

§ Christopher Murray, University of Washington, United States

§ Walter Ricciardi, Professor Public Health, Italy

§ Gita Sen, Professor and campaigner for women’s rights, India

§ Sarah Wollaston, Former Member of Parliament, Medical Doctor, United Kingdom

More to follow.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSED

We received an unprecedented number of 3,798 abstracts for single presentations and 260 proposals for workshops. Abstracts are now under review by the International Scientific Committee. Results of the abstract submission will be communicated by 15 April.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Don’t miss the largest global public health event in 2020 and register early to benefit from the reduced rates for EUPHA, SItI and WFPHA members, delegates from emerging countries and students. Members pay EUR 620, delegates from LIC and LMIC countries EUR 450, students EUR 390 (all fees inclusive of VAT). Registration here.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Book your hotel accommodation through the Registration Form. If you have already registered, it is not necessary to provide your personal information again since you can log in by using your username and password. The WCPH Congress Secretariat, Triumph Group Italy, has reserved a restricted number of hotel rooms in different hotel categories in Rome. More information here.

MEDIA TOOLKIT WCPH 2020

We have prepared a media toolkit that can be used by (public) health associations and organizations worldwide to promote the WCPH 2020. Ready-to-use promotional materials and other resources here.

WCPH 2020 ORGANISATION

The 16th World Congress on Public Health is organized by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) in collaboration with the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI).

CONFERENCE VENUE

The 16th World Congress on Public Health will be held in La Nuvola, Viale Asia, 00144 Rome, Italy.

La Nuvola is easy to access. From Termini Station take the Metro Line B towards Laurentina.

From Leonardo Da Vinci Airport take the train line FL1 towards Fara-Sabina-Orte. Get off at Eur Magliana.

Be THERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BE THERE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN