2016 Conference


Program of the 2nd Student Conference in Population Health Environment(S) & Health

It is with great pleasure that we unveil the program of the second conference in Population Health entitled: Environment(S) & Health. Click the link above to access the program. This free event will take place on May 16th.

There are only a few spots remaining. If you would like to attend, please contact Rana Annous and let her know if you are planning to stay the entire day: ranno083@uottawa.ca.

Looking forward to seeing you on May 16th!

David Buetti & Rana Annous, Lead Organizers
Population Health Graduate Students’ Association (PHGSA)

Un grand merci à tous nos partenaires! Many thanks to all our partners!

University of Ottawa Population Health Social Society (uOPHSS)

Programme doctoral en santé des populations uOttawa / Doctoral program in Population Health uOttawa

Association des étudiant.e.s diplômé.e.s de l’Université d’Ottawa / Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Ottawa

Institut de la santé publique et des populations- IRSC / CIHR-Institute of Population and Public Health


Call for Abstracts
Second Annual Student Conference in Population Health
– Environment(S) and Health –

In collaboration with the Population health PhD program at the University of Ottawa and the University of Ottawa Population Health Social Society (uOPHSS), the Population Health Graduate Student’s Association (PHGSA) is pleased to invite you to submit a proposal for an oral presentation at its second annual student conference. The theme of the conference is Environment(s) and Health. It will take place at the University of Ottawa on Monday May 16th 2016.

Guided by values of social justice and equity, population health practitioners and researchers deploy transdisciplinary skills in order to ensure the well-being of communities and reduce health iniquities. To ensure this dual mandate, it is fundamental to understand how the workings of the environment (social, cultural, territorial and environmental) of a population, in all its complexities, can have an impact on the population’s health. This allows designing and implementing interventions and policies that acknowledge such links. Because the ties between the environments and population health greatly transcend health sciences, the submission of proposals are open to all university candidates at the graduate level (this includes students in a graduate level certificate). We are aiming for a transdisciplinary event. Therefore, we encourage students from the Faculties of Social Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Law, Business, Health Sciences, Medicine and others to share their research projects or their thinking on the ties that unite the environment to health.

Participants can present individually or in groups a proposal on:
• A research, an intervention or a policy dealing with the environment and its implication on the health of a population, a group or sub-group. The research can involve the use of mixed, quantitative or qualitative methods. Reviews on the subject are also accepted.


• A critical reflection on population health and environment(s).

Preparing and sending your abstract:

Interested persons are requested to submit their abstract by April 15th 2016 by email to David Buetti: david.buetti@uottawa.ca, organizing committee member.

The abstract, maximum length of 250 words, must first describe the subject in question by specifically targeting an environment (economic, physical or social, etc.) and later describe the links in the advancement of knowledge in population health.

Additionally, the abstract must include: a) a presentation title; b) three key words that reflect the communication (ex. climate change, Canada, food security); c) a brief biography including the communication author (or authors’) name, field of study, and university (4-5 lines maximum).

Three presentation formats are possible:
1. 10 minutes presentations followed by a question and discussion period.
2. PechaKucha ® presentation style (6min40 and 20 slides).
3. 3 minutes thesis ® presentation style.

To facilitate the peer revision process, please forward us your abstract in Word format (.doc or .docx) and specify the preferred presentation style (you can choose more than one style). Authors will be notified of abstracts selected for presentation by April 29st 2016.

Please contact Rana Annous (ranno083@uottawa.ca), organizing committee member, for more information on the conference and the steps to prepare the communication proposal.
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