Conference shaping up

Plans for the 24th International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Health Promotion Conference in Montreal, Canada from May 15 – 19, 2022 are shaping up with the first in a stellar line-up of speakers announced.


They are Professor Cindy Blackstock, a member of Gitxsan First Nation, and Colectivo Las Tesis ′′ (Collective Les Theses), four women who form an artistic, interdisciplinary, and feminist collective in Valparaiso, Chile.


Prof Blackstock who is the Executive Director of the First Nations Childhood and Family Support Society of Canada First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada believes that cultural equity is essential to genuine reconciliation.


Listed at No. 27 on the 2021 Maclean’s Power List, a ranking of 50 influential Canadians, in January this year Prof Blackstock has over 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights and has published on topics relating to reconciliation, Indigenous theory, First Nations child welfare and human rights. 


Collective Les Theses is dedicated to the diffusion of feminist theory through performance, especially through interdisciplinary language that combines performing arts, sound, graphic and textile design, history, and social sciences.


The collective is dedicated to disseminating feminist theory through performance; specifically, through an interdisciplinary language that combines the performing arts, sound, graphic and textile design, history, and social sciences. They are also the creators of the performance un violador en tu camino, replicated in more than 50 countries.


HPF Executive Director and member of the conference global organising committee, Sione Tu’itahi says it is challenging but rewarding and significant to plan a hybrid conference in this period of global health and environmental challenges.


“That is why we are making it a hybrid event- so people can attend in person or participate online.”


Registration is available for both in-person and remote participants to benefit fully from the hybrid conference, featuring a dynamic programme in English, French, and Spanish under the conference theme “Promoting policies for health, wellbeing and equity”.


The deadline for abstracts is September 17, with abstract acceptances to be sent out in November.


Secure your place and register before December to get in before the early bird registrations close.

See the conference website for more information.