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16th World Congress on Public Health 2020

12 – 16 October 2020

Virtual Edition

Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy and Action

In October 2020, over 4,000 public health professionals, policy makers and students will meet virtually for the 16th World Congress on Public Health. The virtual WCPH2020 will be an exciting and engaging event with live streams of plenary sessions, 30 World Leadership Dialogues, 150 workshops, and presentations and posters from over 3,000 abstracts. More than 100 countries will be represented in the programme. WCPH2020 offers a full and varied programme from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Central European Time. This will allow all time zones across the globe to participate. On demand contents will be available even for 15 days after the event. Network lounges, chat boxes, exhibition areas and more will let you connect and engage with a wider audience.

The theme of the Congress remains Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy, and Action, reflecting our firm commitment that we, in the global public health community, have an obligation to respond to the current Corona crisis and other emerging global challenges.

Abstract Submission is Closed!
On 8 March 2020, the deadline for submitting the abstracts is closed. In total 3,798 abstracts for single presentation and 260 workshop proposals were submitted.

COVID-19 Track
As the world confronts the coronavirus, the sharing of science – especially the latest public health science – becomes ever more important, and the virtual WCPH2020 is the event to do it. A dedicated COVID-19 track will be featured, covering the latest on the efficacy of policy measures, impact on health systems, etc. Read more here.

Pre-conferences at WCPH2020 will be held on Monday 12 October. You can now register for pre-conferences or add them to your registration. Read more here.

Programme Online
The full programme of WCPH2020, including the parallel programme of workshops, oral presentations and posters is online. Read more here.

Don’t miss the largest global public health event in 2020. Registration rates for the virtual WCPH2020 have been substantially reduced, with further discount for students and for delegates from emerging countries. More than 3,000 colleagues from over 120 countries have already registered. More information and registration here.


WCPH2020 Organization

The virtual 16th World Congress on Public Health is organized by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) in collaboration with the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI).

Co-chairs of the 16th World Congress on Public Health:

  • Prof Walter Ricciardi - President of World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA)
  • Prof Carlo Signorelli - Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Parma and Vita-Salute San Raffaele of Milan, Italy; Past-President Italian Society for Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI)

Co-chairs of the International Conference Council (ICC):

  • Prof Martin McKee – Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; Past-President European Public Health Association (EUPHA)
  • Prof Laetitia Rispel – Professor of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; President World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA)

Partners and supporting organizations include European Commission, WHO Regional Office for Europe, the Italian Ministry of Health, the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA), the Municipality of Rome, the Regional Government of Lazio, La Sapienza University of Rome, the Catholic University of Rome, Farmindustria, EuroHealthNet, ASPHER, EHMA, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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