Reimagining the Scholarly Conference

To support the range of options, and flexibility needed in our current climate, we will offer a blended conference experience. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. The choice to participate virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. We aim to foster spaces that align with principles of social justice and community development.
We also want to be ready for the possibility of place-based postponement due to COVID-19. If we are forced to postpone, the online engagement will still go ahead, and your registration will allow you to join the conference in person in a later year.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 2011, the Health, Wellness, & Society Research Network is brought together by a common concern in the fields of human health and wellness, and in particular their social interconnections and implications. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tension

The Eleventh International Conference on Health, Wellness, & Society calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2021 Special Focus—Advancing Health and Equity: Best Practices in an International Perspective
  • Theme 1: The Physiology, Kinesiology, and Psychology of Wellness in its Social Context
  • Theme 2: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
  • Theme 3: Public Health Policies and Practices
  • Theme 4: Health Promotion and Education

Plenary Speakers

The Eleventh International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society will feature plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Lori Thicke

Lori Thicke

Founder and President, Translators without Borders, United States

Claudia Senik

Claudia Senik

Full Professor, University Paris-Sorbonne, and Research Fellow, Paris School of Economics, Paris, France

Conference Chair

Louise Dalingwater

Louise Dalingwater

Professor, Sorbonne Université, Paris

Conference Partner

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