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APRU Global Health Conference 2021

November 16 - November 18

Urbanization and enlarging cities are inexorable global trends. Over 55% of the world’s population now lives in urban cities, and this proportion is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. The health consequences of such population changes are increasingly recognized as a key towards sustainable human development. Cities present opportunities and challenges, which holds the key to citizens’ health and well-being.

In this connection, the 2021 Global Health Conference aims to facilitate inter-sectoral exchanges of world-class expertise and dissemination of cutting-edge findings on global urban health; and to brainstorm solutions to today’s pressing challenges related to rapidly growing cities with local and overseas policymakers, professional services practitioners and relevant stakeholders of high, middle to low-income settings.

Host University: The University of Hong Kong

Date & Time: November 16-18, 2021 (HK time)

Theme: Global Urban Health

Key Dates

  • Abstract submission due on August 1
  • Abstract acceptance notification will be sent on August 31
  • Poster submission portal will be open soon. Deadline for the submission is August 31
  • Online registration will open in late June to October 15

Call for Abstracts

  • Abstracts related to the topics of non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, environmental health and lifestyle, health systems and governance, smart city/ technology, global health education, and others
  • Maximum 300 words written in English
  • Abstracts submitters can choose either oral or poster presentation mode
  • Find out the abstract guidelines here
  • Submit the abstract here before August 1 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)

Global Health Student Poster Contest

  • Current undergraduate and graduate students are welcome
  • Posters must be related to global health and unpublished at the time of submission
  • Only accept posters written in English, in a PDF format, and the poster size is 16:9
  • Find out the contest details here
  • Submit the poster here before August 31 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)

See a tentative program and speakers here

Registration will be opened in late June. Find out the fees, waivers and rules here.

Additional Info
Visit the conference’s website at https://www.aprughc2021.org.
Contact the conference secretariat at https://www.aprughc2021.org/contact-us



APRU Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the APRU Global Health Conference 2021 are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (“APRU”) and its employees.  APRU is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in the series.