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PHABC Conference 2019 – Simplifying Complexity: Public Health Approaches & Practice to Complex Systems

November 14 - November 15

The Public Health Association of BC is proud to announce our annual fall conference:


Simplifying Complexity:

Public Health Approaches and Practice in Complex Systems

Conference & Annual General Meeting

November 14th & 15th, 2019

The Sutton Place Hotel

Vancouver, BC



Once again, the Public Health Association of BC would like to invite everyone to attend our fall conference and annual general meeting, happening this year at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver on November 14th and 15th, 2019. We will also host a free public event on November 13th , 2019 as the unofficial opening to the conference (location to be determined).


This year’s conference theme is Complex Adaptive Systems and Complexity Science. Complexity science is the study of a system and problems that are dynamic, unpredictable and multi-dimensional, and have interconnected relationships and parts. Complex adaptive systems (CAS), occurs within that paradigm of complexity science. Through the two day conference we will explore how to use systems thinking to inform population level interventions for a number of public health related issues including immunizations & infectious disease response, food systems & security, health equity in practice and overdose response/safe supplies.


The topics will form the basis of our 10th annual summer school, happening July 4th and 5th, 2019. if you are interested in submitting an abstract for the conference we encourage you to consider attending the summer school to be introduced to our theme and topics. Information on it can be found by clicking here or copying the link below:




We will be releasing our call for abstracts & opening early bird registration in August



Please keep checking back for more information as it becomes available



We look forward to seeing everyone in Vancouver this fall!


November 14
November 15
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The Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2K6 Canada


Public Health Association of BC