The 12th EPH Conference will be held in Marseille, France in the Marseille Chanot, Palais des Congrès et des Expositions, 114 Rond-Point du Prado, from 20-23 November 2019.
The annual EPH conferences are considered the premier European gatherings of public health professionals worldwide. Delegates include researchers, policymakers, practitioners and educators in public health and many other related fields. More information in the Announcement.
The main theme is “Building bridges for solidarity and public health”. Bridges are at the heart of the European idea. They have enabled the people of this continent to come together, crossing historic and geographical frontiers, but they are not just physical structures and can take many less tangible forms.
Public health has always been a mix of activities, ranging from the prevention of diseases to the evaluation of health systems, from science to decision making, from practice to evaluation and communication. As a consequence, public health professionals constitute a diverse community. Building bridges among professionals is a challenge but is also common practice as shown by the annual gatherings at the EPH Conferences.
In the last decades, health is regarded more and more as a wide societal concern and the public health community is building bridges with professionals from other domains of society: food, transport, social services, environment and others. European public health must also extend the bridges beyond Europe.
The Marseille conference offers an opportunity to build new bridges: of working together between the public health communities in Europe and Africa, seeking solutions to our shared challenges as inhabitants of a small planet now facing global threats, from climate change, emerging infections, and the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases.
Abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2019 (12:00 Central European Summer Time)