31 January 2009

HIA'09 Conference in Rotterdam: On the Move

The 10th Conference on HIA will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 14-16 October 2009. The conference will provide an international forum to debate and discuss a wide range of perspectives in HIA and explore the role of HIA in other sectors.

Abstracts are invited undder three streams.

Health in All Policies
this stream will discuss issues such as: how can HIA be embedded in policy processes, how can HIA effectively advise policy, and what are the conditions to develop Healthy Public Policies.

Tools and Methods
This stream examines the methods and tools of HIA. Topics such as new checklists, quantitative and qualitative tools, as well as methods for integrated impact assessment can be discussed. This stream also provides space for new approaches to Health Impact Assessment such as Health Systems Impact Assessment (HSIA) and Health Equity Impact Assesment, etc.

Special Topics
The orientation of this stream is mainly practical. Different sectoral and intersectoral topics can be discussed, such as climate change, obesity, mobility, inequalities in health, as well as specific target groups such as migrant groups, or youth.