Global Health Literacy Summit & IHLA Webinar Series, 3-5 October, 2021, Taiwan

10 July, 2020

Dear All,

The first Global Health Literacy Summit is the first largest and most diverse global gathering on health literacy. Organized by the International Health Literacy Association and hosted by the E-DA Healthcare Group | I-Shou University, the summit will bring together over 500 people from 80 countries to network and share ideas on how to advance health literacy. The theme of the summit is “health literacy for all” to highlight the importance of health equity, and ensuring there is a voice for all individuals. Due to COVID-19, we have postponed the Summit to October 3-5th, 2021 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. We recognize now more than ever the impacts of the pandemic, creating the parallel of the infodemic. The program includes workshops from interest groups, master classes, research sessions showcasing new, innovative health literacy work, plenary sessions with notable speakers from around the world including Sir Michael Marmot, Digital Minister Audrey Tang, and much more!

Plenary Sessions:

Health Literacy and the Sustainable Development Goals

Global and National Policies for Health Literacy

The Role of Health Literacy During a Pandemic: COVID-19

Digital Health Literacy and the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Health Literacy and Health Equity


You can submit an abstract for an oral/poster presentation, workshop, symposium, alternative/new technology and Meet the Author! We have over 30 different themes! Instructions for submitting abstracts can be found on our website:

Important Information:

Event: 3-5 October, 2021

Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Deadline for abstract submission: 28 February 2021 23:59 (GMT+8)


Social Media: @ihlasummit2020, Facebook: ihlasummit2020

IHLA Webinar Series

The International Health Literacy Association is also holding a webinar series on COVID-19. The next webinar, "Taiwan's Response to COVID-19: Collaborative Crisis Communication & Resilience will be held on Monday, July 20th, 2020 at 9 AM (CET)/3 PM (Taiwan Standard Time). We've got a great line up of speakers who will share health literacy strategies in Taiwan, COVID-19 epidemic responses and working with South-East Asian allies during a pandemic.

Register here:

Thank you!

Tara Chen

HIFA profile: Tara Chen is a Young Public Health Professional working in various international health spheres. Professional interests: Cross-sectoral collaborations in health, health literacy, SDGs, health systems thinking. Email address: tara.tchen AT Twitter: @TaraTChen