29th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services

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29th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services

20 September - 22 September

The 29th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services will take place this year in hybrid format from Vienna, Austria on 20-22 September 2023. The main theme, “Contributions of Health Promotion to Well-being-oriented Healthcare” refers to the WHO Geneva Charter for Well-Being, that underlines the urgency for achieving equitable health and social outcomes now and for future generations, considering the impact on the planet. This year’s conference is dedicated to Jürgen Pelikan (21.1.1940 – 11.2.2023) who was Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International HPH Conferences, in recognition of his significant role in initiating, implementing and perpetuating of HPH.

The pre-registration period for the 29th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospital and Health Services (HPH) has been extended to 31 March 2023. This year’s conference will be organised in a hybrid format, with the option to register for participation in-person or online. With a short survey, the organisers would like to ask you to register your interest in attending the conference. This information will allow to tailor the event accordingly. For more information, visit the conference website or go directly to the pre-registration survey.


The call for abstracts has been extended to 16 April 2023! Submissions may be made for an oral presentation, mini oral presentation, or E-Poster presentation in the following categories:

Topics related to the conference main theme:

  • Strategies, evidence or good practices to attract, recruit and retain a healthy workforce through health promotion
  • Sustainability of health care services in a global energy crisis
  • Primary care as a partner of hospitals and public health
  • Vulnerable patients (and their relatives) in times of multiple crises

Topics related to the 2020 HPH Standards and HPH Task Forces:

  • Settings approach: health promoting hospitals and health services
  • Health literacy-oriented approach: empowering through effective organization of communication and information
  • Equity-oriented approach: promoting health for vulnerable groups
  • Population, societal and ecological approach: promoting multi-level interventions across society

More information can be found by visiting the conference website https://www.hphconferences.org/vienna2023/



20 September
22 September
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