Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy
We will be meeting in Rome over 12-17 October 2020 at a critical
time for our planet. Global temperatures lie far beyond historical
records and threats to food and water supply, poverty and
inequalities are leading to mass migration and conflict.
International agreements, on climate change, nuclear weapons, and
much else, are being torn up. Some leading politicians are
rejecting the Enlightenment view that policy should be shaped by
evidence. At a time when global solidarity is required, populist
politicians are exploiting divisions.
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 these new circumstances. We must make
visible the threats to health, some of which are already emerging.
We must challenge and hold to account those with the power to make
a difference. And we must act, making real our commitment to health
in all policies.
We, as public health community, have much to contribute and much
to learn. As always, we will have many opportunities to share ideas
among ourselves, but this year we can enrich our experiences even
further, bringing a global perspective to our thinking. We look
forward to seeing you in Rome. More about the plenary programme here.
World Leadership Dialogues
World Leadership Dialogues (WLD) are high-level sessions on
current topics in public health intended to complement the plenary
sessions. The purpose is to provide in-depth perspectives on key
issues in public health. WLDs can be organised by health
organisations, NGOs, commercial organisations but not by
individuals. Detailed information on how to submit a proposal to
organise a WLD, click
Abstractsfor workshops and single presentations can be submitted
via the website until 1 March 2020. Do not miss the opportunity to
be recognised for your hard work. If you wish to receive feedback
on your abstract before submitting, the Abstract Mentor Programme
offers guidance on your proposed abstract. Experienced reviewers
provide one-time, anonymous feedback on the writing and format of
an abstract. More information on submitting abstracts and the
mentor programme is available here.
Media Toolkit WCPH 2020
A media toolkit has been prepared which can be used by (public)
health associations and organizations worldwide to promote the 16th
World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) within your network. We
provide ready-to-use promotional materials and other resources to
help your efforts in communicating with your audiences,
particularly through social media, newsletters and websites. Find
the Media Toolkit
Early bird registration rates expire 6 May. Don't miss the
largest global public health event in 2020. Registration here.
The 16th World Congress on Public Health is organised 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
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.