Conference 2019: Call for Abstracts extended until September 23rd & Reminder to submit your nomination for the PHABC Board

Simplifying Complexity:

Public Health Approached & Practice in Complex Systems

Call for Abstracts extended until September 23rd!
Reminder to submit your nomination for the PHABC Board


We’re hiring an Administrative Officer for our Victoria Branch!



Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for our upcoming conference, “Simplifying Complexity: Public Health Approaches & Practice in Complex Systems,” happening November 14th and 15th, 2019 at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver. We’re excited to read about all the important work you have been doing for public health in BC and beyond!


For those of you who wanted to submit an abstract but life got in the way and the deadline passed. You’re in luck! We are pleased to announce that we have extended our call for abstracts until Monday September 23rd at 5pm PST. Act now to get yours in before the deadline, check out our website* to read the call and get yours in before time’s up!


Are you still on the fence about submitting an abstract and not sure about how your work links to complex adaptive systems or complexity science? Many public health issues are in fact complex in nature and therefore require complex solutions. If you work in population health, work with multiple stakeholders to address issues within your community, collaborate with various team members to achieve a goal, and/or have clients actively participating in public health initiatives then you are likely working within a complex system and we want to hear from you! Click here or copy the link below to read the full call and show us what you’ve been working on.



Have you ever wanted to join the Public Health Association of British Columbia’s Board of Directors? If so, please consider submitting a nomination application for this year’s call for nominations, open now until September 23rd, 2019. PHABC Board members are expected to participate via videoconference at monthly board meetings, meet face to face twice a year, join at least one PHABC committee, contribute to the annual summer school and conference, and promote and advocate the association’s mission. Click here or copy the link below to submit your application today!



As always, keep checking back on our website* for the most up to date conference information and we look forward to seeing many of you in Vancouver this fall!


*New for 2019! Everything conference related can now be found on our main menu by looking under the “Conference 2019” tab! You can read the call for abstracts & submit yours, nominate fellow PHABC members for our annual awards, apply to become a PHABC board member before the 23rd, register to attend the conference and read up on all aspects of the event as information is released!*