Theme 1: The Physiology, Kinesiology, and Psychology of Wellness in its Social Context

On the dimensions of wellness in body and mind.

  • Fundamental concepts of wellness: "goods," "bads," "shoulds"
  • The psychology of wellness
  • Health promoting behaviors
  • Health risk appraisals, screenings, and interventions
  • The measurement of wellness
  • Evaluations of long-term impacts of health and wellness programs
  • Health and wellness with disabilities
  • Disability support services and independent living
  • Physical fitness, aging, and the effects on health and wellness
  • Health related fitness programs
  • Physical fitness and its role in mental health
  • Physical activity, self esteem, and wellness
  • Health, fitness and media-driven concepts of beauty
  • Media influences on health risk behaviors

Theme 2: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

On the systematic study of human health.

  • Cross-disciplinary and professional perspectives: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, psychology, physical therapies, dietetics, social work, counseling, sports science
  • Health technologies
  • Home healthcare workers role in wellness
  • Integration of complementary and alternative medicine into a health system
  • Nutriceuticals and supplements for health
  • Genome sciences, chronic disease prevention
  • Personalized medicine
  • The increasing role of psychological drugs
  • The business of unwellness and the negative health industries
  • Biomedical aging research
  • Immunobiological research
  • Epigenetics research
  • Ancestry and health, traits, and diseases
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Biomedical occupational health and safety

Theme 3: Public Health Policies and Practices

On community responsibilities to foster wellness and proactive health policies and practices.

  • Public health and communications technologies
  • Sustainable innovation strategies in public health
  • Global public health development and sustainability
  • Public health provider development
  • Public health and disease prevention
  • Healthcare reform impacts
  • New and emerging public health and safety risks
  • Biosafety and biosecurity
  • Acquired infections and health workers
  • Environmental threats to health and wellness
  • Community environmental health planning
  • Occupational health and safeties role in health and wellness
  • The food industry and government (FDA) food policy
  • Immunization programs and serum banking
  • Global availability of vaccines, the supply chain and supply economics
  • Racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, and rural disparities in healthcare
  • Life balance, health and wellness within community cultures
  • The economics of health and wellness in society
  • Poverty, health and wellness
  • Infant and child health
  • Social determinations of health and wellness
  • Health, wellness and the effects of social exclusion
  • The environment, quality of life and wellness.
  • Urbanization in developing countries: environmental health impacts
  • WHO policies on world nutrition
  • Child food insecurity

Theme 4: Health Promotion and Education

On informal and formal health education.

  • Promotion of health and well being
  • Health literacy
  • School physical education curriculum and its effects on health
  • Wellness coaching and fitness for improved health
  • Health education for non-literate populations
  • Web-based health education
  • Information technologies in healthcare
  • Health and wellness in the workplace
  • Health, life expectancy and the cost of living longer
  • New and emerging health and safety risks
  • Occupational health and safety education and training
  • Institutional influences on health and wellness
  • Quality of life, spirituality and wellness
  • Nutrition for health and wellness
  • The food linkage to unwellness
  • Obesity in affluent societies
  • Family mealtime patterns, child feeding practices and their effects on health