Conference History

Conference History Report

International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH)


01st International Conference on Public Health was successfully held from 13th - 14th   May, 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The theme of the conference was “Promoting global health through equitable access to health system.” ICOPH 2015 was the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the areas of global health and health systems. The conference brought together the leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world under following conference tracks.

  • Health disparities and health inequality
  • Health and human rights
  • Social and community-based public health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Public health preparedness
  • Health education
  • Health communication
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Global tobacco control
  • Health finance and management
  • International health
  • Healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention and control
  • Mental health policy, economics and services
  • Public health economics
  • Quality of medicines and patient safety
  • Tropical medicine
  • Population and health
  • Public health policy and management
  • Disaster and public health
  • Food security and safety
  • Information technology and public health
ICOPH 2016

The 2nd International Conference on Public health 2016 was successfully completed on 28th & 29th Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme "Bridging the gap between research and policy and creating a global platform to discuss evidence based health policies and interventions in public health” with around 150 participants from more than 30 countries in the world. The conference was chaired by Professor Dr. Hematram Yadav who is a professor of Community Medicine Department in MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Professor Dr Rusli Bin Nordin who is a Professor of Public Health Medicine and Head of the Clinical School Johor Bahru, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia.

ICOPH 2016 was directed under following conference tracks.
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Nursing Education
  • Women health
  • Information technology e-learning and social issues in public health
  • Public Health policy and management
  • Health economics
  • Infectious Diseases and antibiotic resistance
  • Environmental occupational health issue
The keynote forum consisted of three speeches delivered by,
  • Professor Raj Bhopal CBE, DSc (hon)Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, Center for Population Health Sciences.
  • Nalika Gunawardena, Professor in Community Medicine at the University of Colombo and an accredited teacher in higher education. She is affiliated to the WHO Country office as a National Consultant in the areas of Non communicable Diseases and Health System Analysis and Evidence.
  • K.A.K.K. Wijewardana, Senior Professor, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
There were three plenary speeches delivered by,
  • Dr Vimal Karani S,Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, University of Reading, UK
  • Deepika Attygalle,President College of Community physicians of Sri Lanka, Reviewer for National and International Journals
Prof Dato’ Dr Ravindran Jegasothy, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur.