In Australia, we’re blessed with safe drinking water. We have more to fear from sugary drinks, with chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, now responsible for 85 per cent of deaths worldwide.
And while a smaller proportion of people are dying young from infectious diseases, more people are living long enough to die from cancer—a disease of ageing—instead.
Will we still live as long in the face of new challenges such as climate change? What’s the quality of life we’re experiencing, particularly in our senior years? Why are other countries being left behind? What does the next century in public health hold for humanity?
The Congress provides a unique opportunity to explore these and other challenges, and hear presentations from leading international experts. Keynote speakers and topics include:
If you’d like to attend the conference, media passes are available—contact Ellie Michaelides on firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
We’ll be tweeting news and interesting content from the Congress from @WCPH2017 using the hashtag #WCPH2017.
For more information about media at the Congress, visit the Science in Public website: www.scienceinpublic.com.au/publichealthcongress
For more information about the Congress itself, visit the website: www.wcph2017.com/index.php