Call for Abstracts
Deadline: 30 April 2018
Join us for the Belt & Road Symposium on Urban Health and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific Region, to be held 16-18 October 2018, in Xiamen, China.
Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Chinese Academy of Science and Technology (CAST)
Global science programme on Systems Science for Urban Health and Wellbeing (ICSU-UHWB)
ICSU Regional Office Asia Pacific (ROAP)
International Society for Urban Health (ISUH)
Improving health and well-being for cities, requires addressing the demographic shift related to an ageing population, the epidemiologic shift from infectious to non-communicable diseases, and climate change, which is both changing disease patterns and quality of life. Urban health trends in the Asia-Pacific region in particular include increasing obesity and cardiovascular diseases. Further, the speed of urbanization, housing conditions, urban sprawl and urban environmental pollution compromise the quality of urban life.
The goal of the Symposium on Urban Health and Wellbeing in Asia-Pacific is to bring together urban health experts from the region to discuss progresses in different countries, and to advance health in cities of B&R countries. Integrated systems governance across urban sectors is an important strategy to improve health and wellbeing in cities. The symposium will provide an opportunity to present evidence and case studies on the co-benefits which can be generated by putting health to the core of all urban sectors.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
We call for contributions on all topics of urban health in the Asia-Pacific region.
1. Please submit your proposed
contribution as abstract (300 words) by April 30.
2. Selected abstracts will be invited to submit full manuscripts by July 31.
3. Travel and accommodation costs can be covered for first authors of selected contributions.
4. Contributions will be considered for being published in a special book series or journal issue.
Please send your abstract by April 30 to: