General Assembly

The WFPHA General Assembly is held in Geneva each May at the time of the World Health Assembly. As the General Assembly is primarily a business meeting to conduct the affairs of the Federation, its main delegates are the representatives of its Member associations. However, others are often in attendance, including observers and other interested parties. The scheduling of the GA, usually on the first day of the WHA facilitates the participation of WFPHA Member representatives, who may be Members of their own government delegations, as well as WHO and key government officials, including Ministers or their representatives. The General Assembly is also the time for key WFPHA Committees to meet and conduct business. They normally hold their meetings on the day before the GA and then report their decisions to the GA the next day.

World Congress on Public Health

The International Congress, which takes place every three years, is a scientific conference for public health professionals from around the world. Traditionally, the International Congress is hosted by a WFPHA Member and may take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the host organization. WFPHA convenes a scientific conference every three years. Health and development experts from around the world gather at the Congress to share ideas, experiences, and research. The site of each Congress is determined by a bid process undertaken by WFPHA. The Federation makes a deliberate effort to circulate the location of the Congresses among the world’s different regions so that the public health professionals in a given region have a chance to highlight public health in their own region at the WFPHA Congress. This means, however, that it is unlikely that two consecutive Congresses will be held in the same region. If you are a WFPHA Member and would like to host a Congress, please contact the WFPHA Headquarter to request a bid proposal form.

The World Congress on Public Health is the triennial global knowledge exchange event of the World Federation of Public Health Associations. It brings together public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics and students from around the world.

Upcoming World Congresses on Public Health

Past World Congresses on Public Health





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Upcoming Events

65th IPSF World Congress

Tue Jul 30, 2019 Kigali, Rwanda
The 65th IPSF World Congress 2019 will be held in the vibrant city of Kigali, Rwanda, hosted by Rwanda Pharmaceutical Student's Association (RPSA) from July 30th to August 8th, 2019.

The 2019 Swiss Public Health Conference

Wed Aug 28, 2019 ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland
On the basis of the lifetime perspective, the Swiss Public Health Conference 2019 will discuss the current state of child and adolescent health in Switzerland. A joint manifesto will be adopted at the conference.

European Society of Cardiology Congress Together with World Congress on Cardiology 2019

Sat Aug 31, 2019 Paris, France
This is a unique opportunity to address the differences in prevalence, clinical manifestations, prevention strategies, diagnostic modalities and management of cardiovascular diseases around the world.

The 2019 Planetary Health Annual Meeting

Wed Sep 04, 2019 Stanford University, California, USA.
The conference’s overarching objective is to catalyze efforts towards resolving the great planetary health crises of our time.
It aims to strengthen the scientific case for planetary health framing.

Public Health England Annual Conference 2019

Tue Sep 10, 2019 Coventry, UK
Public Health England looks forward to welcoming around 1500 participants to the 2019 Public Health England Annual Conference, representing the wide range of organisations working together to improve the health of the public. Over two days there will be the opportunity to learn, share experience and network.

European Association of Dental Public Health 24th Congress 2019

Thu Sep 12, 2019 University Ghent, Ghent Belgium
After a fruitful meeting in 2018 in Palma de Mallorca, it is the great pleasure of the EADPH to invite you to Ghent (Belgium) for the 24th congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH). The theme of the congress is “Patient-centered care: multi-sectoral approaches to improving oral health” and will discuss and debate the biggest challenges to improve (oral) health for the current and future generations.

Australian Public Health Conference 2019

Tue Sep 17, 2019 Hilton Adelaide, South Australia
The Australian Public Health Conference (formally the PHAA Annual Conference) is a national conference held by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) which presents a national and multi-disciplinary perspective on public health issues.

The Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa Conference 2019

Mon Oct 14, 2019 Kampala, Uganda
The Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa (ASPHA) invites you to their 2019 Conference. This year, they plan to have a conference in addition to the annual meeting and the celebration of the Silver Jubilee (25 years) of the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH).

Annual International Conferences on Law Enforcement and Public Health

Mon Oct 21, 2019 Edinburgh, Scotland
Be part of this biennial conference exploring the complex and diverse intersections of law enforcement and public health, involving practitioners, policy makers and researchers from these and other related sectors.

American Public Health Association-Annual Meeting and Expo

Sat Nov 02, 2019 Philadelphia, PA, USA
APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest and most influential annual gathering of public health professionals. Nearly 13,000 attendees will join each year to present, learn and find inspiration.

12th European Public Health Conference

Wed Nov 20, 2019 Marseille Chanot, Palais des Congrès et des Expositions, 114 Rond-Point du Prado, Marseille, France
The European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Société Française de Santé Publique (sfsp) are pleased to invite you to the 12th European Public Health Conference from 20-23 November 2019.

12th Annual Young Researchers' Forum - ASPHER

Wed Nov 20, 2019 @08:00 - 05:00PM Marseille, France
The Young Researchers Forum (YRF) is an exciting pre-conference event which will be taking place on Wednesday 20th November 2019 before the main Digital Public Health (DPH) and European Public Health (EPH) 2019 conferences open, in Marseille, France.

WONCA South Asia Region Conference 2019

Fri Nov 22, 2019 Lahore, Pakistan
The WONCA South Asia region is a comparatively new region in WONCA. The member organizations come from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with some countries having more than one member.

WONCA World conference 2020

Tue Nov 26, 2019 Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The WONCA 2020 Planning & Scientific committees are developing a rich educational and networking program, featuring highly respected international and regional faculty, including scientific sessions, workshops and seminars, forums, debates and networking events.

2019 IANPHI Annual Meeting

Tue Dec 03, 2019 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The scientific meeting provides opportunities for NPHI directors to share experiences and expertise, discuss common issues, and plan for future collaborations. In addition to robust scientific benchmarking and technical sessions, the meetings are rich settings for developing professional and institutional linkages.

International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa

Tue Dec 03, 2019 Kigali, Rwanda at Kigali Convention Centre.
The convening of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA 2019) in Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda, in December 2019 represents a tremendous opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the African region’s HIV epidemic and the unique response to it.

Wonca Asia Pacific Region Conference 2020

Thu Apr 23, 2020 Auckland, New Zealand
The theme will be family Medicine leading the way towards an advanced world of equity, quality and compassion. During the conference the scientific and human contributions that can be made to create a future that embraces progress, while still retaining the core values needed to move towards the goal of equal health for all will be explored.

WONCA Europe Region Conference 2020

Wed Jun 24, 2020 Berlin, Germany
The conference will reflect on the core values of family medicine: how to manage threats and use opportunities for a good health system and satisfaction of all persons being involved including ourselves.

Past Events

WONCA Europe region conference 2019

Sat Jun 29, 2019 Bratislava, Slovakia
In these times of intense scientific research and technological changes, the human side of medicine is becoming more and more important.

3rd IFEH Academic and 16th MUEHSA Scientific Conference

Thu Apr 11, 2019 Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda
The International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) in conjunction with Makerere University Environmental Health Students' Association (MUEHSA) announce the call for abstracts for the 3rd IFEH Academic and 16th MUEHSA Scientific Conference that will take place from 9th to 11th April 2019 at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda.

World Heart Federation (WHF) - World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health – WCC 2018

Sat Dec 08, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The World Heart Federation (WHF) is looking forward the next World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health in Dubai on 5-8 December 2018. #WCCDubai 2018 will be held in partnership with the Emirates Cardiac Society & the Gulf Heart Association, and it will be an opportunity to network with other CVD health specialists and to share best practices. Topics to be discussed will concern Epidemiology/Prevention/Health promotion/Physical activity/Advocacy; Genetics/Epigenetics/Technology/E-health; Hypertension/Obesity/Dyslipidemia & metabolic disorders; Heart failure/Left ventricular function/Myocardial pericardial disease/Chagas disease
Arrhythmias; Valvular disease/RHD/Pulmonary circulation/Valvular intervention; Ischaemia/Coronary artery disease/Coronary interventions; Stroke/Peripheral circulation/Non-coronary interventions/Aorto-arteritis; Cardiac imaging; Paediatrics/Congenital heart disease; Heart disease in women, and Allied health professionals. Email: to receive updates & news relating to World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health, and to subscribe to congress newsletters.


First face to face meeting of the Diplomats of the Global Charter

Fri Nov 16, 2018 University of Antioquia, Antioquia, Colombia
The event "Global Meetings for Universal Health: views, agreements and actions for the Americas" organized by the faculty of public health of University of Antioquia, will take place at the University of Antioquia Research Headquarters (SIU), between 12th and 16th November 2018.

Encuentros globales por la Salud Universal: miradas, acuerdos y acciones para las Américas

Fri Nov 16, 2018 Universitad de Antioquia, Colombia


Swiss Public Health Conference 2018

Thu Nov 08, 2018 Aula des Jeunes Rives, Neuchâtel
Better Health Faster - Les sciences sociales au service de la santé

Annual Emergency Medicine and Acute Care Conference

Sat Sep 15, 2018 Dubai, UAE
"Annual Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Conference" is going to be held during September 13-15, 2018 at Dubai, UAE focusing on the theme "Medicine and the Present Emergency".
We cordially invite all the participants who are interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the area of Emergency Medicine & Acute care. Emergency medicine is currently the prime focus of research in medicinal research.

The 4th International Conference on Public Health

Thu Aug 30, 2018 Best Western Premier Hotel, Solo, Indonesia
International Conference on Public Health (ICPH) is a scientific meeting to address pressing issues pertinent to population health in the rural and remote areas

2018 Annual Meeting, The Network: TUFH!

Mon Aug 20, 2018 University of Limerick, Graduate Entry Medical School, Limerick, Ireland
Community Empowerment for Health goes beyond the traditional methods of information sharing and consultation, but involves also a change in power relations, and enabling people to have more control and responsibility for their own health. Health policy makers, health organizations managers, civil and local authorities, and professional associations should attend the Annual Meeting to create even more power opportunities. The organizers will also invite the submission of abstracts containing empirical, theoretical or descriptive studies relevant to a new program for empowering communities, engaging in educational institutions, science, technology, and the arts. The event will include also Mini-workshops and Pre-Conference Workshops, followed by TUFH talks.

Registrations open on November 13th, and the deadline for submission is January 15th, 2018.

1er Congreso Internacional - Construyamos Juntos Una Sociedad Saludable

Fri Aug 03, 2018 Hotel Wyndham, Panama City
This is the first International Congress promoted by Sociedad Panameña de Salud Publica, mainly aimed at building a healthy society ("Construyamos Juntos Una Sociedad Saludable"). The Congress will take place from August 1st to August 3rd 2018 at Hotel Wyndham in Panama City. Inscriptions are already open.

1st International Perinatal TOTAL Health Congress

Sat Jun 30, 2018 Sinaia, Romania
Perinatal TOTAL Health: The First Thousand Days of Life Innovations and Transdisciplinary Collaborations

Indigenous Health WG event

Thu May 24, 2018 Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, Geneva, Switzerland
The Indigenous Health Working Group (IHWG) of the WFPHA is hosting a FREE event on Thursday, 24th of May 2018.

III Reunión y II Asamblea General en La Habana, Cuba

Fri Apr 27, 2018 Havana, Cuba
La III Reunión y II Asamblea General en La Habana, Cuba serà en el marco de la III Convención Internacional Cuba Salud 2018 a efectuarse entre los días 23 al 27 de abril de 2018.


Fri Apr 27, 2018 La Habana, Cuba
Cuba Salud 2018

“Salud Universal para el desarrollo sostenible”


International Public Health Forum on the Global Charter for the Public's Health in Cameroon

Fri Mar 16, 2018 Yaoundé/Cameroon (Central Africa)
Mindful of the need for Africa to take ownership of this innovation and given its intellectual contribution to the initial process of designing this Charter, the Cameroon Public Health Association (CAMPHA) in collaboration with the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and the African Federation of Public Health Associations of which it is a member, takes the initiative to organize in Cameroon an international forum for the promotion (FAASP) of the new Global Charter. The forum will be structured in the following way: an inaugural conference by the WFPHA; thematic conferences in plenary; workshops; symposiums; oral communications in parallel sessions; displayed communications; side-meetings; a social program, and a closing plenary.

8th African Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Fri Feb 16, 2018 Sandton Convention Centre - Johannesburg South Africa
“Advancing the Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights of Girls and Women in Africa”

5th Public Health Foundation Day & International Conference

Sat Dec 09, 2017 BCPS auditorium, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
An international Conference on Public Health is going to be organized by Public Health Foundation of Bangladesh (PHFBD) along with celebration of its 5th Public Health Foundation Day on December 8th and 9th, 2017. This conference will take place at BCPS auditorium, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR)

Thu Nov 30, 2017 Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Vietnam Public Health Association (VPHA) is the host organization of the 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in November 2017.

The Swiss Public Health Conference 2017

Thu Nov 23, 2017 Basel, Switzerland
Personalisierte Gesundheit aus Public-Health-Perspektive

Niemals zuvor standen uns umfassendere Daten aus zahlreicheren Quellen zur Verfügung, wodurch sich für die Gesundheitswissenschaften ganz neue Möglichkeiten ergeben.

2017 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Wed Nov 08, 2017 Atlanta, GA, United States
APHA's Annual Meeting & Expo is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA. This year's theme is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health."

10th European Public Health Conference - Sustaining resilient and healthy communities

Sat Nov 04, 2017 Stockholm, Sweden
The European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Swedish Association of Social Medicine are pleased to invite you to the 10th European Public Health Conference.
The 10th European Public Health Conference will be held in the Stockholmsmässan

WHO Global Conference on NCDs

Fri Oct 20, 2017 Montevideo, Uruguay
From 18-20 October, 2017, world leaders will meet to promote health and national development through taking action to beat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and diabetes.

A saúde das mulheres, seus filhos e filhas em destaque no 10º Congresso Brasileiro de Epidemiologia

Wed Oct 11, 2017 Florianópolis, Brazil


10th Brazilian Congress on Epidemiology

Wed Oct 11, 2017 Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
É com muita satisfação que a Comissão de Epidemiologia da Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva (ABRASCO) anuncia a realização do X Congresso Brasileiro de Epidemiologia.

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017

Fri Oct 06, 2017 Melbourne, Australia
The international Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) is the leading forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers and researchers.

French Society of Public Health - SFSP Bi-annual Conference

Fri Oct 06, 2017 Amiens, France
Thurs, Fri, & Sat Oct 4-6, 2017 in Amiens, France

Congrès ADELF-SFSP "Sciences et acteurs en santé : articuler connaissances et pratiques "

Ouvert aux chercheurs, enseignants, acteurs de terrains, décideurs…, il offre un espace aussi large et interactif que possible pour se rencontrer et débattre.


PHANZ 2017 Conference | Valuing Connections, Connecting Values

Wed Oct 04, 2017 ?tautahi Christchurch, New Zealand
Join us in Ōtautahi Christchurch for the 2017 Public Health Association of New Zealand Conference to explore the connections and values of public health. The focus is on place and environments, people and communities, knowledge and wellbeing, as we work to continue building a healthier, stronger, connected Aotearoa New Zealand.

Primer congreso de la Asociación Colombiana de Salud Pública

Fri Sep 29, 2017 Bogotá, Colombia
"Grandes desafíos de la salud pública en Colombia: Un camino para la paz"

Gran Simposio "Un Mundo saludable"

Tue Sep 26, 2017 Centro de Convenciones de la Ciudad de Saber
El propósito de Simposio es promover, influenciar y estimular, junto a todos los actores que conforman la sociedad panameña, incluyendo las comunidades, la participación activa en la producción y protección de la salud de la población, cuyo retorno social será una piedra angular para la sostenibilidad del desarrollo económico, social y humano de nuestro Panamá.

Public Health Association of South Africa 2017 Conference

Thu Sep 07, 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa
The Public Health Association of South Africa invites the South African public health community and our international colleagues to Johannesburg, South Africa for our 13th annual conference. The theme of the 2017 conference is “A Global Charter for the Public’s Health”: Implications for Public Health Practice in South Africa.


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