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New Zealand Population Health Congress

New Zealand Population Health Congress

Registrations are now open

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine, the Public Health Association and the Health Promotion Forum warmly welcome your registration for the inaugural New Zealand Population Health Congress being held 6-8 October 2014 at the Aotea Centre, Auckland.

The Congress will be a major event in New Zealand's population health calendar this year. It is a chance for you to learn, discuss and debate advances in population health thinking and practice in areas such as child health, housing, nutrition, indigenous health and climate change.

The overarching Congress theme is 'Connecting Communities, Science and Policy' and the programme provides multiple opportunities to achieve this goal.

Exceptional keynote speakers

A range of inspiring and challenging local and international keynote speakers have already been confirmed. They include:

• Massey University Professor of Maori Studies Sir Mason Durie

• Secretariat of the Pacific Community Director-General Dr Colin Tukuitonga

• University of Otago Professor of Public Health Philippa Howden-Chapman

• Auckland University Professor of Epidemiology Shanthi Ameratunga

• New Zealand Journalist and social commentator Rod Oram

• President of International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) Dr Michael Sparks

• University of California Professor of Global Environmental Health Kirk Smith

• President-elect of the American Public Health Association Professor Shiriki Kumanyika

• Oxford-based political economist Professor David Stuckler.

Sharing your work

An important aim of the Congress is to provide opportunities for the population health workforce to present their work to colleagues and wider New Zealand audiences. Presentation formats range from short talks to interactive workshops. Abstract submissions are strongly encouraged (closing 29 May 2014).

Developing your skills

The programme includes short courses and master classes that aim to update knowledge and competencies in more than a dozen critical public health areas.

Enjoyment, health and sustainability

The programme has many opportunities for you to socialise and relax with colleagues. There is a strong emphasis on healthy food, exercise, and sustainability.

Social media

We have a twitter feed (@NZPHC2014) and hashtag (#NZPHC2014) and a LinkedIn Group (NZ Population Health Congress) that you can join/follow to keep up-to-date on information about the Congress, share population health information and link with others.

Registrations and more information

Registrations are now open (from 1 May).

Please visit the Congress website (www.pophealthcongress.org.nz) to learn about registering, submitting abstracts, keynote speakers and more.

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