Conference 2018: Early Bird Passes and Call for Abstracts close Sept 15th! BOD Call for Nominations now on

Public Health Association of British Columbia’s

Annual Conference & AGM

PHABC - Public Health Association of BC

Building Safe & Inclusive Communities:

The Public Health Approach

November 15th & 16th, 2018
Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 2K6


The final countdown is on! This week is your last chance to register for early bird passes to the premiere public health conference of the year, “Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach,” happening at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver on November 15th and 16th, 2018. Prices increase September 16th, 2018.


This two-day conference is a unique collaboration of key-note presentations, case studies and hands-on workshops designed to give attendees new and innovative solutions to a variety of issues within their communities and beyond while providing the opportunity for professionals throughout the province to meet, mingle, and learn from each other.


Click here  or copy the link below to take advantage of the discounted rate before it’s too late! 

This week is also your last chance to submit an abstract for the fall conference, if you have research or are part of a promising practice you think is helping to foster safety and inclusion in your community we would welcome your contribution to our dialogue.


Click here  or copy the link below to read more about the call for abstract and submit yours.


While the main theme is divided into five subthemes; Violence Prevention, Community Inclusion & Literacy, Health Equity, Building Safe & Inclusive Physical Environments, and Healthy Relationships & Emergency Responses, 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 our conference theme.

Our annual call for nominations for our board of directors is now on. If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Public Health Association of British Columbia, please consider joining our board. Being a PHABC Director is an interesting and challenging opportunity, a terrific way to build your professional network, connect with like-minded people to advance the principles of public health in British Columbia.


We are seeking individuals for a total of 10 positions including 3 executive position: Vice-President (2 year term), Treasurer (2 year term), Secretary (2 year term) and 7 Directors-at-large positions (2 year term).


The call for nominations can be found on our website by clicking here or by copying the link below.


The call for nominations will close on September 24th, 2018. All nominations must be posted by 5 pm on that date. Only e-mail applications sent to are accepted. A slate of candidates will be prepared and the election process will commence on October 1st, 2018 and close on October 22nd, 2018 with the results announced at the annual general meeting during the fall conference.

As always, continue checking back on our event page to keep up to date on everything conference related. We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver this fall!