Conference 2019: Call for Abstracts & Early Bird Registration Closing September 15th

PHABC Conference 2019

Simplifying Complexity:

Public Health Approached & Practice in Complex Systems


Have You Submitted Your Abstract Yet?
The call closes on September 15th, along with early bird registration!



Now that school is back in session and summer is coming to a close, it’s time to think about contributing to BC’s premier public health event, PHABC’s annual conference “Simplifying Complexity: Public Health Approaches & Practice in Complex Systems,” happening November 14th & 15th, 2019 at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver. This year’s theme is complex adaptive systems and complexity science; what is it, how to utilize it in your work and how it can support innovation in public health. Major topics to be discussed include: food systems and security, wicked problems in health equity, immunization & infectious disease control, and overdose response & safe supplies.



If you want to contribute to our dialogue act quickly! Our call for abstracts is still on but will be closing on September 15th, 2019. Don’t miss your chance to showcase the latest research to like-minded individuals while supporting public health in your province. All public health related abstracts are accepted; we encourage submissions from the full spectrum of public health and endeavour to be inclusive of quality submissions even if they do not fit under the identified topic areas.


To read the full call for abstracts and submit yours click here.



Also closing on September 15th is our early bird registration pricing. Save up to $65 on two-day regular registrations. We know you want to attend, so why pay full price later when you can pay less now?


To register now before prices go up, click here.



On the first day of our conference during lunch we will be holding our annual general meeting where we will announce the winners of PHABC’s annual awards. Do you know someone in the public health community whose hard work and dedication deserves recognition? Please consider nominating them for a PHABC award.


To read all the award categories and complete the nomination form at the bottom of the page, check out our award’s page on the website by clicking here.



We are also accepting applications for conference volunteers to support our event, if you are interested in volunteering please contact Christina Harding at to learn about volunteer duties and complete the application. Volunteer’s conference registration is waived pending the successful completion of their assigned volunteer hours and duties.



We would not be able to host our annual conference without the continued support of our generous sponsors, thank you again to all sponsors who contributed to last year’s event

Platinum Sponsors Silver Sponsors
Community Action Initiative Nurse & Nurse Practitioners of BC
Ministry of Health Doctors of BC
Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement Northern Health
Interior Health
Gold Sponsors BC Centre for Disease Control
First Nations Health Authority PosAbilities
Vancouver Coastal Health Red Cross Canada
Bridge 4 Health


If your organization is interested in sponsoring this year’s conference, contact Christina Harding at to learn about current sponsorship opportunities.