August 5-10, 2012 Fairbanks, Alaska
Through the ICCH, the International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) promotes exchange of the health-related knowledge and discussion of recent research results between scientists, health care professionals, policy analysts, government agency representatives, and community leaders for the benefit of all humankind.
Preliminary Scientifc Program Themes:
The North: Unique Land and Social Environment
Anthropology, demography, genetics, housing, infrastructure, health service, delivery, climate change, health impacts, etc.
History of Circumpolar Health
The International Polar Year legacy, evolution of public health organizations in the North, etc.
Research in the Circumpolar North
Indigenous research and ethics, community participatory research methods, building research capacity, etc.
Social Determinants of Health
Social justice, education, health promotion, social marketing, health and social well-being, etc.
Family health and well-being, women’s health, men’s health, child health, etc.
Nutrition and Food Security
Traditional diets, factors affecting food security, the politics of food, climate change for food
Suicide, addictions, holistic and other healing community programs, etc.
Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health
Water and sanitation issues, successful occupational health programs, etc.
Injury Epidemiology and Prevention in the North
Cancer, diabetes, obesity, pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, etc.
Tuberculosis, hepatitis, H. pylori, HPV, etc.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Abstracts must be submitted no later than 6:00pm Alaska Standard Time, January 31, 2012.