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14th International Conference on Urban Health

Health Equity: The New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals

26-29 September 2017 | Coimbra, Portugal

ICUH 2017 The only global conference focused on advancing the health of people living in cities worldwide.

Cities are the main drivers of national development and present opportunities to transform a nation's health and wellbeing, so cities must be at the forefront of tackling the global sustainable development agenda.

Who should attend ICUH 2017: academic experts, policymakers and practitioners in:

  • Public Health
  • Population Health
  • Determinants of Health and NCD Prevention
  • Urban Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Built and Natural Environments
  • Aging
  • Food Systems
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Care Models in Clinical Medicine, including reproductive, women’s, infant and child health, mental health, infectious disease and NCDs
  • Resilience
  • Energy

Reasons to attend ICUH 2017:

  • Identify challenges and strategies to informing implementation of the SDGs and The New Urban Agenda
  • Meet experts from across sectors and disciplines to address the broader determinants of health
  • Expand your research and practice  networks with colleagues from the global North and South
  • Share urban health challenges and solutions with policymakers and practitioners from high, middle and low income settings
  • Contribute to the evidence base for urban health policies and practice

Call for Papers

We welcome abstracts by 17 March 2017 in the following board domain areas:

  • Urban Governance and Equity-oriented Policies
  • Understanding and Addressing Demographic, Epidemiologic and Societal Change in Cities
  • Healthy Urban Planning, Measurement and Metrics, Data and Research
  • Environmental Health and Urban Sustainability
  • Health Care in Cities – Access, Services and Quality
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Speakers include
Conference Chairs
  • Paula Santana, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Shamim Hayder Talukder, CEO of Eminence (Bangladesh) and President of ISUH
Scientific Committee
  • Bo Burström, Sweden
  • Bushra Binte Alam, Bangladesh
  • Carme Borrell, Spain
  • Dhiraj Kumar Nath, Bangladesh
  • Gérard Salem, France
  • Hany Ayad, Egypt
  • Mark Rosenberg, Canada
  • Pedro Lopes Ferreira, Portugal
  • Sainath Banerjee, India
  • Sotiris Vardoulakis, United Kingdom
  • Svetlana Malkhazova, Russia
  • Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa, Brazil
  • Yonette F. Thomas, USA
  • Arpana Verma, University of Manchester, UK
  • Yongguan Zhu, China
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