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Our Congress Partners want to see you at the 2017 World Congress on Public Health

Are you a member of a Congress Partner organisation? Take advantage of the reduced registration rates.

Put public health on the agenda in Australia and join over 1,350 professional advocates from the Oceania region at WCPH 2017.

Australians are living 25 years longer, thanks in part to public health interventions ranging from plain packs to lockout laws to childhood vaccinations, and from addressing malnutrition to tackling obesity. Find out what the next 50 years have in store at the World Public Health Congress in Melbourne in April.

Now is your chance to register and become part of the WCPH2017 community.

 
 

Tobacco, taxes, divestment, data and disease control: a taste of the Congress program

Doctors, nurses, surgeons, ambos and other individuals are all saving lives, one at a time. But well-designed public health programs and policies—such as providing cities with sanitation systems or the eradication of small pox—save and transform lives by the millions.

Australians are living 25 years longer, thanks in part to public health interventions ranging from plain packs to lockout laws to childhood vaccinations, and from addressing malnutrition to tackling obesity. Find out what the next 50 years have in store at the World Public Health Congress in Melbourne in April.

We’re better at managing infectious disease outbreaks, predicting and preventing the onset of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, talking about the importance of mental health, changing attitudes to smoking, and planning cities that promote healthier lifestyles.

Will we still live as long in the face of new challenges such as climate change? What’s the quality of life we’re experiencing, particularly in our senior years? Why are other countries being left behind? What does the next century in public health hold for humanity?

The Congress provides a unique opportunity to explore these and other challenges, put public health on the agenda in Australia and hear presentations from leading international experts. Keynote speakers and topics include:

  • Last century, it was clean water and sanitation. This century, it’s clean air, air pollution and climate change. Maria Neira, World Health Organization will explore if we’re at a turning point in public health.
  • Divestment movements versus increasing taxes: how linking health and finance can cut the number of lives lost to tobacco use - Prabhat Jha, Centre for Global Health Research, and Bronwyn King, Tobacco Free Portfolios.
  • Is food the key to healthier people and planet? Alessandro Demaio, World Health Organization presents on the parallel problems of obesity-related disease and the climate change impacts of our food systems.
  • How do vested interests use astroturfing, sowing doubt and lobbying steer governments away from evidence-based public health policy? Peter Miller, Deakin University will explore alcohol, tobacco and gambling examples.
  • Can Africa’s health problems can only be improved by African people doing work in Africa? - Alex Ezeh, African Population and Health Research Center.
 
 

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WCPH 2017 Secretariat
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone: (+61) 2 9254 5000
Fax: (+61) 2 9251 3552
Email: info@wcph2017.com