The 2018 Planetary Health Annual Meeting @ Edinburgh (GBR)
May 29 – May 31 all-day

The second Planetary Health Annual Meeting will take place in Edinburgh from 29th Mai to 01st June 2018. The goal of this Meeting is to bring together new communities around the world to stimulate interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration towards innovative solutions to major planetary health challenges.
The Meeting aims to examine how the health impacts of various global environmental changes manifest in regional settings and to highlight emerging responses to planetary health issues.

In the way the meeting is conducted, it shall contribute to environmentally responsible action and serve as a model for future globally-connected meetings.

The participation fee depends on personal status, freely selectable options and on the date of registration; Early-Bird-Conditions are available up to 23rd March 2018.

Further information can be found here

26th International Conference on Healthpromoting Hospitals and Health Services – Health promotion strategies to achieve reorientation of health services: evidence-based policies and practices @ Bologna (ITA)
Jun 6 – Jun 8 all-day

In 2018, the 26th annual International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (International HPH Conference) will take place in the Bologna Conference center.
Reorienting health services towards the promotion of health is an ambition outlined already in 1986 in the Ottawa Charter, but which has only been realized to a limited degree so far. Therefore, this year’s conference intends to show and reflect the contribution of health promotion strategies in pursuing the goal of reorienting health services.

Main topics:

  • Which governance tools/policies have been experienced by health services to be helpful for implementing health promotion?
  • What was the contribution of HPH to good governance of health services so far and how can HPH better contribute to further improvement?
  • How are concepts of health promoting health services supported by experience from everyday practice in the field in various kinds of health services and considering diverse user and patient groups?
  • What are successful examples that bring disease management and health promotion together?
  • How to best provide the opportunities, skills and resources people need to be articulate and empowered users of health services?
  • Which structures, practices and professional skills are needed for accompanying participation processes and community involvement?
  • How do patients and their families want to be involved in health care decisions, and what specific role can self-help groups and the self-help-friendly hospital play?
  • How can it be ensured that underserved and marginalized groups become involved?
  • How can risks of under- and overuse of the health system be managed?
  • Which obstacles have to be overcome and which incentives, competencies, forms of delivery and types of organization can support the strengthening of health promotion in primary health services?
  • Which experiences from HPH can be transferred to primary health care, but also, which new and supplementary approaches have to be developed and applied?


The participation fee depends on personal status and freely selectable options.

Further information can be found here

UCL Health and Society Summer School: Social Determinants of Health @ London (GBR)
Jul 2 – Jul 6 all-day

The one week non-residential UCL Health and Society summer school “Social Determinants of Health” will be held from 2nd to 6th July 2018 at the University College London (UCL) in central London. It provides an in-depth assessment of the social determinants of health from a global research, policy and governance perspective.

Main topics:

  • Social determinants of health
  • Social stratification
  • Social-biological translation
  • Early child development
  • Work and health
  • Life course epidemiology
  • Gender and health
  • Mental health
  • Oral health
  • Disability, inequality and human rights
  • Russian mortality
  • Tackling health inequalities
  • Public health, health inequalities and ethics
  • Social determinants, health inequalities and policy development
  • Global governance and health policy


The summer school addresses those participants those already working in the field of public health and wanting to refresh their knowledge, as well as those persons considering a career in public health or related research areas such as social epidemiology and health policy. The course’s orientation is multidisciplinary.

The participation fee depends onthe number of registered persons (group discounts) and date of registration; early bird conditions are available up to 15th May 2018.
This year, there is the possibility to apply for a grant as part of a scholarship. Further information about the scholarship can be viewed after registration.

Application deadline: 11th June 2018

Further information can be found here

European Congress of Epidemiology 2018 @ Lyon (FRA)
Jul 4 – Jul 6 all-day

During the last two decades, health crises have often been related to epidemics of infectious diseases. However, a crisis can be economical, political, humanitarian, ecological, or associated with a major acute or chronic health event.
Crises invariably result from multiple factors, the respective contributions of which are challenging to identify and quantify. Health-related outcomes therefore need to be studied using appropriate methods, and epidemiologists play a key role in providing valid information to public authorities. Providing a relevant epidemiological analysis of crises is indeed essential for establishing appropriate and proportionate control measures, but also for anticipating the future, in terms of both the direct consequences of the crisis and our ability to use the experience acquired to improve public health policies.
Against this background the next European Congress of Epidemiology will take place from 4th to 6th July 2018 in Lyon (France).

Main topics:

  • Health issues
  • Determinants
  • Methods
  • Public Health Policies
  • Technological Innovations

The topics above will be considered differently in terms of content; for example, the field of “Technological Innovations” is divided into the sub-topics “Epidemiology and e(lectronic)-Health” and in “Epidemiology and m(obile)-Health”.

Notification of acceptance to authors (oral, poster): 08.03.2018
Deadline for abstract submission: 15.01.2018

Abstract submissions that are related to the mentioned themes are encouraged, but abstracts on other topics in epidemiology are also welcome.

The participation fee depends on personal status, various individual selectable options and date of registration. Early bird conditions are available until 15.04.2018.

Further information can be found here

ISES-ISEE Joint Annual Meeting – Addressing Complex Local and Global Issues in Environmental Exposure and Health @ Ottawa (CAN)
Aug 26 – Aug 30 all-day

In 2018, the Joint Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Sciences (ISES) and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) takes place under the motto “Addressing Complex Local and Global Issues in Environmental Exposure and Health”.

The Meeting intends to bring together scientific experts and practitioners from academia, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations to help to protect health and environment. It will be inclusive to delegates from around the world, and will leverage local and international expertise to address complex local and global topics relevant to exposure science and environmental epidemiology.

Main topics:

  • Environmental Health and Exposure Methodologies
  • Environmental Exposure Issues
  • Environmental Health Issues
  • Interdisciplinary Environmental Exposure and Health Research, Knowledge Translation and Intervention


  • Now open– Symposium proposal submissions
  • 01. – Symposium proposal submissions close
  • 01. – Online registration opens
  • 02. – Notifications will be sent to symposium submitters
  • 02. – General abstract submissions open
  • 04. – General abstract submissions close
  • 05. – Notifications will be sent to general abstract submitters
  • 06. – Final program available online
  • 07. – Early bird registration deadline
  • 08. – Regular registration deadline

Further information can be found here

7th International City Health Conference 2018 – Developing healthy responses in a time of change @ Odesa (UKR)
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day

The 7th in the series of City Health conferences will take place in Odesa (Ukraine) on 13th and 14th September 2018. The conference-theme 2018 is “Developing healthy responses in a time of change”. This includes changes in political and societal norms, as well as changes in perceptions and expectations within communities. It also provides scope to tackle the important principle of inclusion, with regard to marginalised individuals and groups.
Delegates of NGOs, community projects, advocacy groups, as well as urban and health planners, academics, policy makers and those who deliver services and interventions from around the world will gather to examine how, in the increased urbanisation of society, cities respond to changing populations, changing economic and environmental pressures and adapt to changing health behaviours, to ensure and promote health and wellbeing through engaging diverse groups and cultures.

A call for abstracts will be issued shortly (stand of 05.12.17); the abstracts should be broadly in line with the conference theme ‘Developing healthy responses in a time of change’.

Suggested topics (short version):

  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • Conflict zones, health emergency preparedness and communicating with and responding to the needs of displaced populations
  • IT / Economics
  • Managing the urban environment
  • Advocacy: Human rights and urban health
  • Key populations and populations at risk
  • Lifestyle issues

The closing date for abstracts – oral presentations and/or poster presentations – is 2359 CET on Sunday 1st April 2018.

The registration fee for the conference is $150 per delegate place. Reductions apply in certain cases.

Further information can be found here

XII. Österreichische Fachkonferenz für FußgängerInnen 2018 – Zu Fuß aktiv mobil: Transformation öffentlicher Räume und sichere lebenswerte Straßen @ Graz (AUT)
Oct 4 – Oct 5 all-day


  • Wege in eine aktiv mobile Zukunft – Neue Stadtentwicklungsgebiete
  • Mobilität der Zukunft aktiv mobil – Selbstfahrende Fahrzeuge & zu Fuß
  • Nahmobilität: Zu Fuß / ÖV / Rad – Strategien für Ballungsräume / Mikro ÖV
  • Motivation zum Gehen – Schulstraßen – Ethik
  • Gestaltung & Sicherheit – Voraussetzungen für Alltagsbewegung
  • Begegnungszonen – lebenswerte Straßenräume innerorts, Smart Street Design

Falls Sie zu einem der oben genannten Themenbereiche ein/e interessante/s Projekt / Initiative / Strategie / Thema als ReferentIn bzw. ImpulsgeberIn vorstellen möchten (Plenum, Workshop bzw. Session und/oder “Speed-Dating”), ist bis zum 6.3.18 eine kurze Beschreibung (1 Seite, DIN A4-Format) einzureichen.


  • Vorträge & Präsentationen
  • Workshops | Diskussionen | Sessions
  • Speed-Dating
  • Good-Practice | Austausch | Vernetzung
  • BürgerInnendialog
  • “Walk-Shops” (Rundgänge) & regionale Exkursionen


  • Kommunale MultiplikatorInnen & EntscheidungsträgerInnen
  • Verwaltungen, Dienststellen auf Bundes-, Landes- und Kommunalebene
  • MultiplikatorInnen / ExpertInnen / AkteurInnen in den Bereichen:
    Verkehrs-, Stadt- und Raumplanung, Architektur, Forschung & Mobilität, Technologie & Innovation, Bildung, Gesundheit, Prävention, Sport
  • Privatwirtschaft und NGOs
  • Vertretungen von Fachverbänden
  • Mobilitätszentralen und andere intermediäre Einrichtungen
  • internationale Gäste & interessierte BürgerInnen

Die Konferenzgebühr richtet sich nach dem persönlichen Status; z.B. TeilnehmerIn, ReferentIn etc.

Vertiefende Informationen finden Sie hier und im Veranstaltungsflyer

7th ISPAH Congress in partnership with HEPA Europe @ London (GBR)
Oct 15 – Oct 17 all-day

The 7th congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health [ISPAH] is organized in partnership with the European Network for the promotion of Health-Enhancing Physical Activity [HEPA] and will take place in the Queen Elizabeth II Centre (London / England) from 15th to 17th October 2018. The event is aimed at persons from research, politics and practice.

Main topics:

  • Addressing inequalities within and through physical activity
  • Evidence into policy and practice to achieve population change
  • Physical activity and the wider determinants of health


Abstract submissions should be made online until midnight (UK time) on 01st February 2018.
Deadline for symposium and satellite meeting applications is the 31st December 2017.

Further information can be found here

Kongress „Urban Sport & Health“ – Sport, Bewegung und Gesundheit in der digitalisierten Stadt @ Berlin (GER)
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day

Der Kongress “Urban Sport & Health” findet am 19. und 20. November 2018 auf dem GLS Campus in Berlin statt. Er fokussiert die städtischen Herausforderungen und Potenziale für Sport, Bewegung und Gesundheit als Standortfaktoren und wichtige Bestandteile kommunaler Daseinsvorsorge. Daher richtet sich die Veranstaltung vorrangig an Vertreterinnen und Vertreter von Kommunen.


  • Digitalisierung von “Urban Sport & Health”
  • Informationen und Empfehlungen zu aktuellen Strategieansätzen in der Bewegungsförderung
  • Verbesserung der ressortübergreifenden Zusammenarbeit
  • Erfahrungsaustausch


Die Website befindet sich im Aufbau…

15th International Conference on Urban Health: Managing Urbanisation for Health – A priority for all nations @ Kampala (UGA)
Nov 26 – Nov 30 all-day

The SDGs and the New Urban Agenda have set a monumental task for the world, with a first-ever focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with urban areas. In developing economies, many urban challenges are compounded by the threat of climate change, by widespread informal settlements, and by the long-term health effects of the built environment. Across all nations, the challenge of effectively managing the process of urbanisation to prevent disease and improve health outcomes presents a critical challenge. Against this background the conference aims to bring together practitioners, academics, communities, and policymakers from all levels to share knowledge and learning from around the world.

Main topics:

  • The Governance of Complex Systems
  • Culture and Inclusivity
  • Disasters, Epidemics, and the Unexpected
  • Cities as Economic Engines
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Urban Health Indicators
  • Safety, Security, and Justice
  • Spiritual Health in the City

Abstracts are invited on the conference themes for oral and poster presentations, pre-formed panels, workshops and special tracks at the conference. Deadline for abstract-submission: 14th May 2018

The participation fee depends onpersonal status and date of registration; early bird conditions are available up to 3rd September 2018.

Further information can be found here