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The First Global Health Literacy Summit 2020, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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The First Global Health Literacy Summit 2020, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The first Global Health Literacy Summit is the first largest and most diverse global gathering on health literacy. Organized by the International Health Literacy Association and hosted by the E-DA Healthcare Group|I-Shou University, the first Global Health Literacy Summit will be held in Kaohsiung on October 26-28th, 2020. The summit will bring together over 500 people from 80 countries to network and share ideas on how to advance health literacy. The theme of the Summit is “Health Literacy for All” highlighting its importance for equity and sustainable development.

Goals of the Global Health Literacy Summit

The aim of the IHLA Global Health Literacy Summit is to unite people around the world working to promote health literacy in order to

  1. foster knowledge exchange between researchers, practitioners and policy makers regarding health literacy
  2. promote evidence-based actions and practices in the area of health literacy
  3. promote health literacy to reduce inequality in health.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March 2020 23:59 (GMT+8)
  • Deadline for early bird discount registration: 1 August 2020
  • Deadline for online registration: 1 October 2020

Main themes

  1. Health literacy and health equity
  2. Librarians advancing health literacy
  3. Improving Health Literacy Using Information Technology
  4. Health literacy across the lifespan
  5. Child and Family Health Literacy
  6. Health literacy in adolescence
  7. Health literacy and older adults
  8. Health literacy and social costs
  9. Cancer health literacy
  10. Health literacy in professional training and performance (incl Medical / Health Professions Schools, Occupational therapy etc.)
  11. Health literacy and patient safety
  12. Environmental health literacy and climate change
  13. Health literacy and sustainability
  14. Health literacy in in market settings (consumers, etc.) market research
  15. Health literacy and clinical healthcare settings (incl primary care)
  16. Mental health literacy
  17. Health literacy policy and advocacy
  18. Health literacy in schools and educational settings
  19. Health literacy interventions and behavior change
  20. Nutrition health literacy
  21. Research and new measures for health literacy
  22. Organizational health literacy
  23. Health literacy and cultural appropriateness
  24. Digital and technological health literacy
  25. Health literacy and the media
  26. Health literacy and public health promotion
  27. Health literacy and NCDs
  28. Health literacy and sexual & reproductive health
  29. Other
  1. Abstracts should follow the appropriate type of presentation.
  2. Abstracts must be in the English language only.
  3. Abstract titles have a maximum of 20 words. Abstract titles should be in lower case, except the first word, abbreviations and countries. Do not use capital letters only and avoid using abbreviations or acronyms.
  4. The content of the abstracts should not include more than 350 words
  5. Abstracts should be written in Size 11 font, Arial font style.
  6. Abstracts may not contain photos, graphs or tables.
  7. Author and co-author: you can include up to 6 co-authors, including one presenting author. Special circumstances can be applied to [email protected] if more than 6 co-authors (maximum 8) is needed.


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