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PHABC annual conference in November - BCGEU

The Public Health Association of BC is holding their annual conference in November, and they have reached out to the BCGEU to spread the word. If you are interested in attending, details are as follows:

Are you passionate about public health? Want to hear about new and innovative solutions to current public and population health issues? Are you confused about complex adaptive system & complexity science and want to learn how to take concept to practice at work? Or maybe you are already doing work or research in complex systems and want to share what you're doing? If you answered yes to any of these please consider attending the Public Health Association of BC's annual conference, "Simplifying Complexity: Public Health Approaches & Practice in Complex Systems," happening November 14th and 15th, 2019 at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Throughout the two days, A variety of speakers and presentations will introduce and explore the concept of complex adaptive systems (CAS), a branch of complexity science, and how it can be applied to public health practice; creating innovative solutions to complex issues. Four main subthemes have been identified and will be explored in depth; infectious disease & immunization, food systems & security, wicked problems in health equity, and overdose response & safe supplies.

Early Bird registration for the conference is now on until September 15th, 2019. With savings of up to $65 off a two-day pass, you'll want to get your ticket before the price goes up! You can click or copy the link below to register today:

The call for abstracts is also now open and will remain open until September 15th, 2019. If you have research on or are part of a promising practice you think aligns with the conference theme, please consider contributing to the dialogue. PHABC encourages submissions from the full spectrum of public health and endeavors to be inclusive of quality submissions even if they do not fit under one of the subtheme areas. Follow the link to read the full call and submit yours today:

Still on the fence about attending? Try reading the think piece, developed for PHABC's summer school where the conference theme was introduced and see if it sparks some interest. To check it out follow the link below:

If you have any questions about anything conference related please contact Christina Harding, conference coordinator, at

Download PHABC Conference 2019 Save the Date.pdf
Download Think Piece Summer School 2019.pdf
Download Call for Abstracts PDF