Upcoming Co-sponsored Conferences



6th International Conference on Salutogenesis: Advancing Salutogenesis towards thriving societies, Center of Salutogenesis, University of Zurich - POSTPONED



Unfortunately, the 6th International Conference on Salutogenesis has been postponed in connection with the COVID-10 outbreak. Please consult the conference website for up-to-date information.



Salutogenesis has a focus on strengthening resources and positive health outcomes, thus being a core concept for Health Promotion research and practice. Following five successful International Research Seminars on Salutogenesis, IUHPE, its Working Group on Salutogenesis and the Society for Theory and Research on Salutogenesis (STARS) invite to this Sixth International Conference.

Based on the Handbook and the recently published Position Paper of the Global Working Group on Salutogenesis, the conference will explore four topic areas of advancing Salutogenesis:

  1. How to advance the overall salutogenic model of health

  2. How to advance the concept of sense of coherence, SoC

  3. How to design salutogenic interventions and change processes in complex systems

  4. How to apply Salutogenesis beyond the health sector


The detailed program for the 6th International Conference on Salutogenesis: Advancing Salutogenesis towards thriving societies is available now!


In line with participatory principles, the conference program offers a highly interactive format with strong involvement of all participants in diverse presentations and debates on current trends in theory, research and implementation of Salutogenesis. 


The IUHPE Working Group on Salutogenesis was established in 2007 to advance and promote the science of Salutogenesis within health promotion. It is an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers representing different world regions and research areas of Salutogenesis. IUHPE Working Groups make strategic contributions to the priority areas of work of the IUHPE and provide members with a unique opportunity to be involved in the development of health promotion.



NEW DATES: Forum on Age-friendly Housing and Health Promotion: Towards Healthy Residential Environments for All, July 19-20, 2020, New Taipei City Hall


Housing is an important aspect that influences physical, mental and social health. Population aging brings about new needs in housing design to support aging in place and holistic well-being for the elderly. Among the 8 domains of WHO’s guide to age-friendly city development, housing is the third domain, and has interactions with other domains, such as the creation of accessible outdoor environments that support independence, the transport and mobility that support social activities, and the community and health services.

Although there is growing interest and investment into new constructions and renovation in response to population aging, the needs to support active aging, social participation and health equity are often neglected. This 2020 Forum on Age-friendly Housing and Health Promotion focuses on achieving healthy residential environments for all, is co-organized by Health & Sustainable Development Foundation and Foundation of Universal Design Education, both based in the region, in collaboration with the International Union for Health Promotion & Education (IUHPE), the Task Force on Health Promoting Hospitals & Age-Friendly Health Care, and New Taipei City Government, with three important aims:

  • To shape a common ground on what matters in healthy aging and what to consider in developing age-friendly housing;

  • To share principles and insights from other countries’ age-friendly housing experiences;

  • To share progress, including successes and failures, in age-friendly housing initiatives in the region.

This forum will be held on July 19 (Sunday), 2020 in the grand lecture hall of New Taipei City Hall, followed by a field tour to 3 cases on July 20 (Monday).

Speakers include Shu-Ti Chiou (IUHPE Vice President for Capacity Building), Susan Wright (senior member of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Design for Aging (DFA) Committee), Ran-Chou Chen (Commissioner of the Department of Health, New Taipei City), and several honorable representatives from key fields.

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Preliminary program



Speaker/ moderator


Opening ceremony 



Towards age-friendly health-promoting housing and living: a people-centered perspective

Shu-Ti Chiou M.D., Ph.D.Founder & President, Health & Sustainable Development Foundation; Vice-President for Capacity Building, Education and Training, International Union for Health Promotion and Education; Chair, Task Force on Health Promoting Hospitals and Age-friendly Health Care.


Housing an Aging Population in New York City

Susan Wright, AIA New York Chapter Design for Aging (DFA) Committee





Aging in place renovation & technology 

Susan Wright (As above)



Development of age-friendly housing initiatives in Taiwan: progress and challenges

Po-Tsung Chen
Adjunct Associate Professor of Institute of Gerontology of National Cheng-Kung University





Age-friendly housing policies and actions in New Taipei City

Ran-Chou Chen, M.D., M.Sc.Commissioner, Department of Health, New Taipei City Government

1340- 1410

Age-friendly smart housing and healthy living

Chuin-Shan (David) Chen
Deputy Director and Co-Founder, iNSIGHT Center (Center of Innovation and Synergy for Intelligent Home and Living Technology), National Taiwan University


Universal design and inclusive housing for all ages - experiences in Taiwan

Feng-Cheng Tang
Founder of Universal Design Certificate Authority and President of Foundation of Universal Design Education


Transforming the ageing world- towards person-centered long-term care environments

Hsiao-Ming Chang
JJP Architects and Planners / Principal


Age-friendly housing, living and services- the value chain approach

Tsai Jinduen
President, Alliance of fortune living environment


Universal design and active aging activities in a remote elderly activity center

Liang-Chuan Chen
President, Taitung St. Mary's Hospital, Taiwan





Future age-friendly hospital by design- smart and wise innovation for healing

Chang-Chi Hsu
President, C.C.HSU & Associates of Architects and Engineers


Panel discussion: the winding path between idealism and reality

All speakers


Closing remarks: the way forward

Shu-Ti Chiou