Graduate Scholar Awardees, Sixth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., USA
Poster Session, Sixth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., USA
Talking Circle, Sixth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., USA
Poster Sessions, Sixth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., USA

Sixth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society

  • 2016 Special Focus: Evaluating Health Policy and Practice—Wellness and 'Civic' Responsibility
  • 20–21 October 2016
  • Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., USA

At a Glance..

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

80+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Health, Wellness & Society Conference.

17

Countries represented.

2016 Special Focus: Evaluating Health Policy and Practice - Wellness and ‘Civic’ Responsibility

Measures to evaluate health care systems, the health of populations, and clinical practices are shaped by broader political, economic, and societal forces. At times these forces tend to coalesce under a discourse of public health: government responsibility, public policy solutions, and social equity. At other times, issues of health and wellness are addressed in discourses of corporate or individual responsibility, consumer or individual action, and market equilibrium. The 2016 special focus for the Health, Wellness & Society Research Network is to the address the following questions: can we have evaluative criteria for heath and wellness, at the institutional and individual level that are not also influenced by the broader political, economic, and societal meanings in which they are situated? To what extent are individuals and organizations responsible for enacting healthcare change, both policy discussion and policy reform, within the purview of their own responsibilities? Extending this question to a more general societal level, how is health policy a bellwether for broader meanings of “civic responsibility”? What are the implications for health policies and practices when discussions about the civic focus on public health, or the ethics of organizations and consumers, impact real lives in real ways?

Plenary Speakers

The Sixth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Linda Kurti

Linda Kurti

Director, Economic and Social Advisory, Urbis, Australia

"Health for All: The Impact of Universal Health Access on Population Health and Well-Being"

Bill Cope

Bill Cope

Professor, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

"Assessing Critical Clinical Thinking"

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Padmore Amoah

Padmore Amoah

Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Gurneet Bawa

Gurneet Bawa

University of Bridgeport, USA

Reshma Prashad

Reshma Prashad

York University, Canada

Nabil Shaikh

Nabil Shaikh

Princeton University

Yunwen Wang

Yunwen Wang

Purdue University, USA

Elizabeth Watters

Elizabeth Watters

Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Poster Session

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Virtual Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.