Scientific Programme Themes

The following areas were convered by ICCH14:

  • Chronic Diseases
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
    (e.g., contaminants, health impact assessments, work safety, thermal health risks and management in circumpolar climates)
  • Ethics & Indigenous Research
  • Food Security
    (e.g., impacts of industrialization, climate change)
  • Health Impacts of Demographic Change
    (e.g., aging, migration)
  • Indigenous Health & Wellness
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injury Prevention
  • International Polar Year
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Newborn & Child Health
  • Population Health Science
  • Service Delivery & Infrastructure
    (e.g., nursing services, information technologies, health care education)
  • Social Determinants of Health
    (e.g., demographic change, built environment, health disparities, socio-economic indicators, health literacy)
  • Women’s & Family Health & Well-Being
    (e.g., well-being among youth, maternal health, childbirth in northern regions, FASD)
  • Other

We also encouraged paper submissions under the above themes which highlighted:

  • Community Participatory Methods
  • Diversity in Partnerships & Capacity Development in the North
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Knowledge Transfer & Exchange
  • Research to Action
  • Wellness or Holistic Perspectives
  • Youth & Elder Involvement

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