General Assembly

The WFPHA General Assembly is held in Geneva each May at the time of the World Health Assembly. As the General Assembly is primarily a business meeting to conduct the affairs of the Federation, its main delegates are the representatives of its Member associations. However, others are often in attendance, including observers and other interested parties. The scheduling of the GA, usually on the first day of the WHA facilitates the participation of WFPHA Member representatives, who may be Members of their own government delegations, as well as WHO and key government officials, including Ministers or their representatives. The General Assembly is also the time for key WFPHA Committees to meet and conduct business. They normally hold their meetings on the day before the GA and then report their decisions to the GA the next day.

World Congress on Public Health

The International Congress, which takes place every three years, is a scientific conference for public health professionals from around the world. Traditionally, the International Congress is hosted by a WFPHA Member and may take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the host organization. WFPHA convenes a scientific conference every three years. Health and development experts from around the world gather at the Congress to share ideas, experiences, and research. The site of each Congress is determined by a bid process undertaken by WFPHA. The Federation makes a deliberate effort to circulate the location of the Congresses among the world’s different regions so that the public health professionals in a given region have a chance to highlight public health in their own region at the WFPHA Congress. This means, however, that it is unlikely that two consecutive Congresses will be held in the same region. If you are a WFPHA Member and would like to host a Congress, please contact the WFPHA Headquarter to request a bid proposal form.

The World Congress on Public Health is the triennial global knowledge exchange event of the World Federation of Public Health Associations. It brings together public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics and students from around the world.

Upcoming World Congresses on Public Health

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa

Sat Dec 07, 2019 Kigali, Rwanda at Kigali Convention Centre.
The convening of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA 2019) in Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda, in December 2019 represents a tremendous opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the African region’s HIV epidemic and the unique response to it.

2019 IANPHI Annual Meeting

Fri Dec 06, 2019 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The scientific meeting provides opportunities for NPHI directors to share experiences and expertise, discuss common issues, and plan for future collaborations. In addition to robust scientific benchmarking and technical sessions, the meetings are rich settings for developing professional and institutional linkages.

The 4th ISHR & The 14th National Congress of IPHA

Sat Nov 30, 2019 @08:00 - 05:00PM Bali, Indonesia
Scientific Evidence and Politics in Health Development:

The 4th International Symposium on Health Research will be held this year in collaboration with the Indonesian Public Health Association (IAKMI) who is hosting the 14th National Congress. This Congress will be attended by 1000 members nationwide. These collaboration events are aimed to provide evidence-based information and methodology in the fields of health science and technology research and development. The goal is to support related stakeholders and organizations to foster stronger synergism between health and politics in order to put higher value and priority on improving health for all, regardless of socioeconomic status or geographic location.

WONCA World conference 2020

Fri Nov 29, 2019 Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The WONCA 2020 Planning & Scientific committees are developing a rich educational and networking program, featuring highly respected international and regional faculty, including scientific sessions, workshops and seminars, forums, debates and networking events.

12th European Public Health Conference

Sat Nov 23, 2019 Marseille Chanot, Palais des Congrès et des Expositions, 114 Rond-Point du Prado, Marseille, France
The European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Société Française de Santé Publique (sfsp) are pleased to invite you to the 12th European Public Health Conference from 20-23 November 2019.

12th Annual Young Researchers' Forum - ASPHER

Wed Nov 20, 2019 @08:00 - 05:00PM Marseille, France
The Young Researchers Forum (YRF) is an exciting pre-conference event which will be taking place on Wednesday 20th November 2019 before the main Digital Public Health (DPH) and European Public Health (EPH) 2019 conferences open, in Marseille, France.

American Public Health Association-Annual Meeting and Expo

Wed Nov 06, 2019 Philadelphia, PA, USA
APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo in the United States is the largest and most influential annual gathering of public health professionals in the USA. Nearly 13,000 attendees will join each year to present, learn and find inspiration.

Annual International Conferences on Law Enforcement and Public Health

Wed Oct 23, 2019 Edinburgh, Scotland
Be part of this biennial conference exploring the complex and diverse intersections of law enforcement and public health, involving practitioners, policy makers and researchers from these and other related sectors.

The Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa Conference 2019

Wed Oct 16, 2019 Kampala, Uganda
The Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa (ASPHA) invites you to their 2019 Conference. This year, they plan to have a conference in addition to the annual meeting and the celebration of the Silver Jubilee (25 years) of the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH).

2nd Biennial Congress

Fri Sep 27, 2019
The second Biennial Congress will be held in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia, hosted by the Colombian Association of Public Health from September 26th-27th.

Australian Public Health Conference 2019

Thu Sep 19, 2019 Hilton Adelaide, South Australia
The Australian Public Health Conference (formally the PHAA Annual Conference) is a national conference held by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) which presents a national and multi-disciplinary perspective on public health issues.

European Association of Dental Public Health 24th Congress 2019

Sat Sep 14, 2019 University Ghent, Ghent Belgium
After a fruitful meeting in 2018 in Palma de Mallorca, it is the great pleasure of the EADPH to invite you to Ghent (Belgium) for the 24th congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH). The theme of the congress is “Patient-centered care: multi-sectoral approaches to improving oral health” and will discuss and debate the biggest challenges to improve (oral) health for the current and future generations.

Public Health England Annual Conference 2019

Wed Sep 11, 2019 Coventry, UK
Public Health England looks forward to welcoming around 1500 participants to the 2019 Public Health England Annual Conference, representing the wide range of organisations working together to improve the health of the public. Over two days there will be the opportunity to learn, share experience and network.

The 2019 Planetary Health Annual Meeting

Fri Sep 06, 2019 Stanford University, California, USA.
The conference’s overarching objective is to catalyze efforts towards resolving the great planetary health crises of our time.
It aims to strengthen the scientific case for planetary health framing.

European Society of Cardiology Congress Together with World Congress on Cardiology 2019

Wed Sep 04, 2019 Paris, France
This is a unique opportunity to address the differences in prevalence, clinical manifestations, prevention strategies, diagnostic modalities and management of cardiovascular diseases around the world.

The 2019 Swiss Public Health Conference

Thu Aug 29, 2019 ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland
On the basis of the lifetime perspective, the Swiss Public Health Conference 2019 will discuss the current state of child and adolescent health in Switzerland. A joint manifesto will be adopted at the conference.

65th IPSF World Congress

Thu Aug 08, 2019 Kigali, Rwanda
The 65th IPSF World Congress 2019 will be held in the vibrant city of Kigali, Rwanda, hosted by Rwanda Pharmaceutical Student's Association (RPSA) from July 30th to August 8th, 2019.

WONCA Europe region conference 2019

Sat Jun 29, 2019 Bratislava, Slovakia
In these times of intense scientific research and technological changes, the human side of medicine is becoming more and more important.

3rd IFEH Academic and 16th MUEHSA Scientific Conference

Thu Apr 11, 2019 Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda
The International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) in conjunction with Makerere University Environmental Health Students' Association (MUEHSA) announce the call for abstracts for the 3rd IFEH Academic and 16th MUEHSA Scientific Conference that will take place from 9th to 11th April 2019 at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda.

World Heart Federation (WHF) - World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health – WCC 2018

Sat Dec 08, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The World Heart Federation (WHF) is looking forward the next World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health in Dubai on 5-8 December 2018. #WCCDubai 2018 will be held in partnership with the Emirates Cardiac Society & the Gulf Heart Association, and it will be an opportunity to network with other CVD health specialists and to share best practices. Topics to be discussed will concern Epidemiology/Prevention/Health promotion/Physical activity/Advocacy; Genetics/Epigenetics/Technology/E-health; Hypertension/Obesity/Dyslipidemia & metabolic disorders; Heart failure/Left ventricular function/Myocardial pericardial disease/Chagas disease
Arrhythmias; Valvular disease/RHD/Pulmonary circulation/Valvular intervention; Ischaemia/Coronary artery disease/Coronary interventions; Stroke/Peripheral circulation/Non-coronary interventions/Aorto-arteritis; Cardiac imaging; Paediatrics/Congenital heart disease; Heart disease in women, and Allied health professionals. Email: to receive updates & news relating to World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health, and to subscribe to congress newsletters.


First face to face meeting of the Diplomats of the Global Charter

Fri Nov 16, 2018 University of Antioquia, Antioquia, Colombia
The event "Global Meetings for Universal Health: views, agreements and actions for the Americas" organized by the faculty of public health of University of Antioquia, will take place at the University of Antioquia Research Headquarters (SIU), between 12th and 16th November 2018.

Encuentros globales por la Salud Universal: miradas, acuerdos y acciones para las Américas

Fri Nov 16, 2018 Universitad de Antioquia, Colombia


Swiss Public Health Conference 2018

Thu Nov 08, 2018 Aula des Jeunes Rives, Neuchâtel
Better Health Faster - Les sciences sociales au service de la santé

Annual Emergency Medicine and Acute Care Conference

Sat Sep 15, 2018 Dubai, UAE
"Annual Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Conference" is going to be held during September 13-15, 2018 at Dubai, UAE focusing on the theme "Medicine and the Present Emergency".
We cordially invite all the participants who are interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the area of Emergency Medicine & Acute care. Emergency medicine is currently the prime focus of research in medicinal research.

The 4th International Conference on Public Health

Thu Aug 30, 2018 Best Western Premier Hotel, Solo, Indonesia
International Conference on Public Health (ICPH) is a scientific meeting to address pressing issues pertinent to population health in the rural and remote areas

2018 Annual Meeting, The Network: TUFH!

Mon Aug 20, 2018 University of Limerick, Graduate Entry Medical School, Limerick, Ireland
Community Empowerment for Health goes beyond the traditional methods of information sharing and consultation, but involves also a change in power relations, and enabling people to have more control and responsibility for their own health. Health policy makers, health organizations managers, civil and local authorities, and professional associations should attend the Annual Meeting to create even more power opportunities. The organizers will also invite the submission of abstracts containing empirical, theoretical or descriptive studies relevant to a new program for empowering communities, engaging in educational institutions, science, technology, and the arts. The event will include also Mini-workshops and Pre-Conference Workshops, followed by TUFH talks.

Registrations open on November 13th, and the deadline for submission is January 15th, 2018.


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