Talking Circle, Third International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Our History ...

The Health, Wellness & Society Research Network

Conference

Founded in 2011, the International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society provides a forum to explore issues of concern in the fields of human health and wellness, and in particular their social interconnections and implications.

The International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society is built upon four key features: internationalism, interdisciplinarity, inclusiveness, and interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all continents and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.

Publishing

The Health, Wellness & Society Research Network enables members to publish through two media. First, network members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums—a result of the responsive, non-hierarchical, and constructive nature of the peer review process. The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard. The second publication medium is through the Health, Wellness & Society Book Imprint, publishing cutting edge books in print and electronic formats. Publication proposal and manuscript submissions are welcome.

Community

The Health, Wellness & Society Research Network offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the network YouTube channel. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter, or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.

Past Conferences

  • 2011 - University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2012 - University Center, Chicago, USA
  • 2013 - Escola Paulista de Medicina – Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2014 - UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2015 - Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
  • 2016 - Catholic University of America, USA
  • 2017 - University of Denver, Denver, USA

Past Plenary Speakers

The International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society has a rich history of featuring leading and emerging voices from the field, including:

George Lambie

George Lambie

Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
(2011)

Linda Neuhauser

Linda Neuhauser

Clinical Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
(2011)

Bechara Choucair

Bechara Choucair

Senior Vice President, Safety Net & Community Health, Trinity Health, USA
(2012)

Carol Braunschweig

Carol Braunschweig

Associate Head, Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
(2012)

Renato D. Alarcon

Renato D. Alarcon

Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, USA
(2013)

Dante Gallian

Dante Gallian

Professor, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
(2014)

Miguel A. Luengo-Oroz

Miguel A. Luengo-Oroz

Chief Scientist, UN Global Pulse, New York, USA
(2015)

Linda Kurti

Linda Kurti

National Director, Economic and Social Advisory, Urbis, Australia
(2016)

Past Partners

Over the years the Health, Wellness & Society Research Network has had the pleasure of working with the following organizations: