IUHPE Conferences are renowned events bringing together leading professionals from all corners of the world to take stock of the present state of knowledge and experiences, bring forward future challenges and shape the agenda to advance developments in health promotion.

The IUHPE organises triennial World Conferences, Regional Conferences and co-sponsored conferences, workshops or meetings. Conferences further the core business of IUHPE in developing and disseminating evidence and learning to advance the field of health promotion and in keeping health promotion on the policy agenda. In addition, the conference generates new members and revenue for the IUHPE.



IUHPE 2022 - World Conference on Health Promotion:

The 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion: Promoting policies for health, well-being and equity, was succesfully held online May 15-19, 2022, from the Palais des Congrès of Montreal in Québec, Canada.


COMING SOON: abstract book and links to selected presentations.


Guest Plenary Speakers and recap video

In the current global context of the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical conflicts, strained public heath systems, and recurrent events associated with climate change, the conference provided an important and timely space for collaboration, re-evaluation of systems, and clarity toward transformative health promotion actions.

We were honoured to have a group of distinguished guest speakers from a range of backgrounds to set the themes of Breaking news, breaking free, and breaking through and encouraged participants to think critically about health systems and social and political practices. Through their motivational words, speakers Dr. Tedros, Dr. Ruediger Krech, Cindy Blackstock, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, Colectivo Lastesis, Sandro Galea, Karine Gentelet, Dr. Madalitso Zililo Phiri, Dr. Dean Schillinger, Dr. Teresa Tham, and Anna Matheson all expressed the need for policies that promote health and well-being equitably. We were inspired by the words and work of the many speakers, presenters, organizers, and participants throughout the conference, and through our online format we were able to capture several important moments.

A group of volunteer students put together a conference recap video highlighting the memorable moments of IUHPE 2022, which can be viewed on our YouTube channel!














IUHPE 2022: A Team Effort

The host, École de Santé Publique de l’Université de Montréal, the local consortium of partners and the various committees responsible for organizing the conference and its scientific content were thanked throughout the conference. Their names appear below, and their gift of volunteer time and their commitment were priceless.


The Conference was organized by the School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal in collaboration with the Québec National Institute of Public Health, the Montréal Regional Directorate of Public Health as part of the “Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal”, the Université de Montréal Hospital Centre, and the “Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine”.


The members of the main committees were:

Global Management Committee:     
Margaret Barry, Co-chair
Carl-Ardy Dubois, Co-chair      
Caroline Barbir
Sonia Bélanger
Fabrice Brunet
Shu-Ti Chiou
Liane Comeau
Nicole Damestoy
Evelyne De Leeuw
Dolors Juvinya
Louise Potvin
Sione Tu’itahi
Stephan Van den Broucke


Global Organising Committee:      
Louise Potvin, Chair
Louise Bossé
Liane Comeau
Hope Corbin
Annie-Kim Gilbert
Marie-Claude Lamarre
Josiane Loiselle-Boudreau        
Allison Nelson ​
Virginie Moffet
Ann Pederson
Maude Sussest
Sione Tu’itahi
Catherine Villemer


Global Scientific Committee: 
Evelyne de Leeuw, Chair
Katherine Frohlich, Co-chair
Faten Ben Abdel Aziz
Monica de Andrade
Sarah Chaput
Gerry Eijkemans
Martine Fortier
Ana Gherghel
Diane Levin-Zamir
Kelsey Lucyk
Erma Manoncourt
Mathieu Masse-Jolicoeur
Humaira Nakhuda
Thomas Paccalet
Marie-Pascale Pomey
William Potts-Datema
Viliami Puloka
Marilyn Rice
Martín Zemel


National Scientific Committee:

Katherine Frohlich, Chair

Josée Lapalme, Secretary

Paolo Ardiles

Thomas Bastien

Olivier Bellefleur

Patsy Bettie-Huggan

Carole Clavier

Erica De Ruggiero

Treena Delormier

Lesley Dick

Gwen K. Healey Akearok

Suzanne Jackson

Jeff Masuda

Lindsay McLaren

Brittany Jock

Sume Ndume-Eyoh.


Other Subcommittees played an important role in promoting the event and mobilizing participation:


Communications Committee:

Sione Tu'itahi, Chair

Patrícia Dias da Silva

Liane Comeau

Maude Sussest

Erma Manoncourt

Marie-Josée Talarico

Nikita Boston-Fisher

Talyor Lawson

Aleksandra Pruszynska


Francophone Committee:

Sarah Chaput

Abdelmounaim Aboussad

Carole Faucher

Martine Antoine

Martine Bantuelle

Solène Bertrand-Protat

Alexandre Delamou

Antoine Désilets

Érold Joseph

David Houéto

Souhaïl Latrèche

Julie Lévesque

Philippe Lorenzo

Mamadou Makhtar Mbacké Leye

Jean Simos

Maire Tuheiava 


Hispanophone Committee:

Mônica de Andrade

Martín Zemel

Ana Maria Girotti Sperandio

Lourdes E. Soto

Maritza Ingran Calderón

Dolors Juvinyà Canal

Mariangela Lopes Bitar

Ronice Maria Pereira Franco de Sá

Aurora Sanches


We also wish to shed light on the support work from the IUHPE International Secretariat. In particular: 

Dr. Ana Gherghel, Head of Scientific Affairs, played a key role in supporting the work of the Global Scientific Committee (GSC), the National Scientific Committee (NSC), and the development (and multiple revisions) of the scientific program. Kate Frohlich, Co-chair of the GSC and Chair of the NSC, remarked that “this conference just simply would not have happened without her constant, tireless work.”

Madeleine Malone, Project Lead for NCD Prevention and Advocacy, stepped up from January onward to plan and execute a large portion of the communications preceding, during, and following the conference. She learned in real time how to cover a live event. We thank her for her flexibility and for putting some good skills to use before she leaves us this June for a new opportunity.

Laurianne Thuot, Administrative Officer, who helped catch some of the overflow from the Executive Director and Communications while she also created a schedule for dozens of volunteers, tracked IUHPE members to ensure they benefitted from their discounted conference registration fee, and managed correspondence with bursary recipients (while studying for finals for her Masters in Public Health).
















IUHPE European Conference on Health Promotion:

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