Call for Papers

The 3rd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 2017) will be held from 27th to 29th July 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia under the theme “Strengthening the Public Health Infrastructure towards Healthy Communities”.  You are kindly invited to send your research paper for ICOPH 2017.

The 3rd International Conference on Public Health is the premier interdisciplinary forum for academicians, health professionals, public health specialists, researches, scientists and health workers to present their latest research ideas, development and applications in all areas of public health.

Public health infrastructure provides communities, states and the nation, the capacity to prevent disease, promote health, and prepare for and respond to both acute threats and chronic challenges to health. Infrastructure is the foundation for planning, delivering, evaluating, and improving public health. All public health services depend on the presence of basic infrastructure. Every public health program such as immunizations, infectious disease monitoring, cancer and asthma prevention, drinking water quality, injury prevention, up-to-date information systems and public health organizations with the capacity to assess and respond to community health needs.

ICOPH 2017 consist of keynote sessions from renowned  speakers in the field of public health, academic  paper sessions(Oral presentations and poster presentations),round table discussions, networking opportunities, dinner with cultural show and a post conference tour.


Conference Tracks

1. Access to Health Services
  • Gaining entry into the health care system
  • Accessing a health care location where needed services are provided
  • Finding a health care provider with whom the patient can communicate and trust
  • Access to health care impacts
  • Overall physical, social, and mental health status
  • Prevention of disease and disability
  • Detection and treatment of health conditions
  • Quality of life
  • Preventable death
  • Life expectancy
2. Adolescent Health
  • Homicide
  • Suicide
  • Motor vehicle crashes, including those caused by drinking and driving
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Smoking including cigarette, e-cigarette, vape and shisha
  • Sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Teen and unplanned pregnancies
  • Homelessness
3. Early and Middle Childhood
  • School success
  • Health literacy
  • Self-discipline
  • The ability to make good decisions about risky situations
  • Eating habits
  • Conflict negotiation and healthy relationships with family and friends
4. Educational and Community-Based Programs
  • Chronic diseases
  • Injury and violence prevention
  • Mental illness/behavioral health
  • Unintended pregnancy
  • Oral health
  • Tobacco use
  • Substance abuse
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Obesity prevention
5. Environmental Health
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Trans boundary air pollution
  • Outdoor and indoor air quality
  • Surface and ground water quality
  • Toxic substances and hazardous wastes
  • Homes and communities
  • Infrastructure and surveillance
  • Global environmental health
6. Family Planning
  • Contraceptive and broader reproductive health services, including patient education and counseling
  • Breast and pelvic examinations
  • Breast and cervical cancer screening
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention education, counseling, testing, and referral
  • Pregnancy diagnosis and counseling
7. Health Communication and Health Information Technology
  • HC&HIT in healthcare: digital devices, software and social media in healthcare
  • Health care quality and safety.
  • Efficiency of health care and public health service delivery.
  • Improving the public health information infrastructure.
  • Supportive care in the community and at home.
  • Facilitating clinical and consumer decision-making.
  • Building health skills and knowledge.
8. Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being
  • Measuring HRQOL &WB: validity and reliability of instruments
  • HRQOL of chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, COPD, asthma, arthritis, mental disorders and cancer
  • Self-rated physical and mental health
  • Overall well-being
  • Participation in society
9. Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • Nosocomial infections
  • Antibiotic use and misuse
  • Acute care hospitals
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Dialysis facilities
  • Outpatient care (e.g., physicians' offices and health care clinics)
  • Long-term care facilities (e.g., nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities)
10. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
  • Hypertension and heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Genetic conditions
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Tobacco use and alcohol abuse
  • Inadequate nutrition
  • Unhealthy weight
  • Social Determinants of Maternal Health
  • Physical Determinants of Maternal Health
  • Social Determinants of Infant and Child Health
  • Physical Determinants of Infant and Child Health
  • Emerging Issues in Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
11. Medical Product Safety
  • Vaccines: safety issues and coverage
  • A patient’s genetic make-up and physiological condition
  • Drug composition (ingredients), manufacturing, and labeling
  • Appropriate use
  • Monitoring for adverse effects
12. Mental Health and Mental Disorders
  • Psychosocial factors at work
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Manic depressive psychosis (MDP)
  • Mental health services: quality and equity
  • Psycho-personality disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
13. Occupational Safety and Health
  • Work-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses
  • Psychosocial factors at work
  • Commuting accidents and injuries
  • Ergonomics in the workplace
  • Noise-induced hearing loss and impairment
  • Exposures to toxic substances in the workplace including heavy metals and radiation
  • Issues among elderly workers
  • Issues among migrant workers
  • Issues among underage workers
  • Issues among pregnant workers
  • Nanotechnology and nano particles: exposures, measurements and policies
  • Social Security Organizations, health insurance and coverage: policies and issues
  • Risk characterization, risk rating, and risk communication
14. Older Adults
  • Health and social welfare services for the elderly
  • Quality of Life and well being
  • HRQOL for chronic diseases including cancer
  • Dementia, Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease
  • Traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) use in the elderly
  • Medical and drug compliance in the elderly
  • Falls, injuries and deaths among the elderly
  • Health financing for the elderly
15. Oral Health
  • Dental caries (tooth decay)
  • Periodontal (gum) diseases
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Oral and facial pain
  • Oral and pharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers
  • Dental health coverage for school children
  • Oral and dental technology
  • Cost effectiveness of oral and dental services
  • Equity and quality of oral health services in developing countries
16. Emergency Preparedness
  • The general health of a population
  • Individual behaviors, lifestyles, and social interconnectedness
  • Individual community members planning and preparing for an emergency
  • Economic and social conditions
  • Having broad and prepared health services
  • Access to health services
  • Emergency preparedness
17. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Racial and ethnic disparities.
  • Poverty and marginalization.
  • Sexuality and secrecy.
  • Sexual networks.
  • Human trafficking and STD
  • Emerging issues in STD
  • Antibiotic resistance in the treatment of STD
  • Vaccine development in STD
18. Social Determinants of Health
  • Availability of resources to meet daily needs (e.g., safe housing and local food markets)
  • Access to educational, economic, and job opportunities
  • Access to health care services
  • Quality of education and job training
  • Availability of community-based resources in support of community living and opportunities for recreational and leisure-time activities
  • Transportation options
  • Public safety
  • Social support
  • Social norms and attitudes (e.g., discrimination, racism, and distrust of government)
  • Exposure to crime, violence, and social disorder (e.g., presence of trash and lack of cooperation in a community)
  • Socioeconomic conditions (e.g., concentrated poverty and the stressful conditions that accompany it)
  • Residential segregation
  • Language/Literacy
  • Access to mass media and emerging technologies (e.g., cell phones, the Internet, and social media)
  • Culture

We invite you to submit papers to ICOPH 2017

Extended abstract submission deadline: 22nd May 2017

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