PHABC Annual Conference 2018 – Building Safe & Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach
November 15 - November 16
Public Health Association of British Columbia’s
Annual Conference & AGM
Building Safe & Inclusive Communities:
The Public Health Approach
November 15th & 16th, 2018
Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard St
Mark your calendars! The Public Health Association of British Columbia’s annual conference will take place from November 15th to 16th, 2018 at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
Call for Abstracts is open until September 24th
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Conference registration is on now!
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PHABC Conference Registration Rates (including GST)
|PHABC Member – 2 day||$395.00|
|Non-Member – 2 day||$480.00|
|PHABC Senior/Student Member – 2 day||$311.00|
|Non-Member Senior/Student – 2 day||$358.00|
|PHABC Member – 1 day||$210.00|
|Non-Member – 1 day||$291.00|
|PHABC Senior/Student Member – 1 day||$153.00|
|Non-Member Senior/Student – 1 day||$180.00|
The annual conference is designed to help attendees learn new methods of fostering safe, healthy and inclusive communities by showcasing the latest work and research within the realm of public health and beyond. Some topics that will be discussed include: Violence prevention at the individual & societal level, health equity, health literacy, fostering healthy relationships, keeping communities safe during emergency response, community inclusion, using healthy built environments to foster safety and inclusion, the benefits of risky play, and more.
The public health approach to building safe and inclusive communities recognizes that the quality of both the social and physical environments will influence individual and community health and well-being. This is because health is created and lived by people within the settings of their everyday life; where they learn, work, play and love. Health is created by caring for oneself and others, by being able to take decisions and have control over one’s life circumstances, and by ensuring that the society one lives in creates conditions that allow the attainment of health by all its members.
This year’s theme will build on that of our annual summer school, “Building Safe & Inclusive Communities,” and will explore sub-themes of violence prevention, literacy, health equity, community inclusion, healthy relationships, emergency response and building safe, healthy and inclusive physical environments.
A public health approach to safe and inclusive communities recognizes that the quality of both the social and physical environments influence individual and community health and well-being. This is because health is created and lived by people within the settings of their everyday life; where they learn, work, play and love. Health is created by caring for oneself and others, by being able to make decisions and have control over one’s life circumstances, and by creating the conditions that allow for the attainment of health by all people.
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. The PHABC Conference provides the opportunity for professionals throughout the province to meet, mingle, and learn during discussion groups.
We welcome participants who are working directly or indirectly on public health issues and health promoting activities across our province, including but not limited to:
|Public Health Professionals||Recreation Practitioners|
|Frontline Health Providers||Program & Project Planners|
|Municipal Council Members||Health Educators|
|Academics & Researchers||Policy Analysts|
|Graduate & Medical Students||Community Health Workers|
Call for Abstracts
Our call for abstracts is now open. 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. 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.
The conference will include the following presentations:
- Plenary sessions to stimulate thinking about the conference theme
- Workshops to build skills and strategies
- Oral presentations to present findings related to the conference theme and sub-themes
- Poster presentations to present findings related to the conference theme and sub-themes
If you are considering submitting an abstract, please ensure your work will be presentable in at least two of these formats.
To submit your abstract online Click Here!
The annual conference would not be possible without the support from our wonderful sponsors each year. If your organization is interested in sponsoring our conference for 2018, please contact Christina at email@example.com to discuss current sponsorship opportunities and incentives.
We are always looking for volunteers to help note-take, keep time, support our public forum and work the registration desks. We are pleased to provide volunteers with a complimentary registration provided they complete 8 hours of volunteer work. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Preference will be given to those who have successfully completed a volunteer shift for PHABC in the past (in either the summer school or conference).
We look forward to seeing everyone in Vancouver this fall!