2016 PHABC Conference –  Call for Abstracts


Strengthening Healthy Development: Education and Public Health in Partnership

December 11-12, 2016
Sheraton Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC

ONLINE SUBMISSION: opens August 15th at www.phabc.org

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15th, 2016 at 5:00 pm, coordinator@phabc.org

 The Public Health Association of British Columbia is hosting its annual conference for 2016. This year’s theme is “Strengthening Healthy Development: Education and Public Health in Partnership.” This 2016 conference takes place on the 30th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, a foundational document within the Public Health sector. The Charter recognized that health promotion cannot be achieved by the health sector acting alone and that health promotion involved advocating for structural change and nurturing individual empowerment to allow individuals, families and communities to increase control over their health and well-being.

Likewise, education is not limited to a single sector. Here we include both formal and informal education, from early childhood to old age – in other words, lifelong learning. At the same time, we have a particular focus on the main settings for formal education – schools (K-12) as well as preschool settings, and post-secondary education.

We recognize that the health and education sectors have different but complementary objectives; improving the health of learners contributes to improved learning outcomes, while better education improves health. These themes are reflected throughout the conference planning and program.


To create a forum for deliberative dialogue and respectful exchange of ideas related to the intersections of public health and education, in order to build meaningful collaboration, mutual understanding and support between the public health and education communities in achieving well-being for all.

To view the full abstract description and requirements for submission visit:

Call for Abstracts_2016 PHABC Conference