International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society (Health, Wellness Con)

Venue: Clark Kerr Conference Center and Great Hall, University of California

Location: Berkeley, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 20, 2011 End Date/Time: Jan 22, 2011
Registration Date: Jan 05, 2011
Early Registration Date: Aug 20, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 04, 2011
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The International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society and its companion The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of issues at the intersection of human physiology and the social life conditions. Contributions range from broad scientific, sociological, philosophical and policy explorations, to detailed studies of particular physiological and social dynamics.

The conference and its associated journal, book series and news weblog are a focal point for scholarly and practice-based discussion in a time of growing public and research awareness of the relations between health and social well-being.

The International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society and the International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society bring together leading research and thought on the largest and most significant issues of Health, Wellness and Society today. From these discussions, there emerges a global mission for tomorrow.

Theme 1: Physiology, Kinesiology and Psychology

Concepts of wellness, goods, bads, shoulds
The psychology of wellness
Health promoting behaviors
The measurement of wellness
Evaluations of long-term impacts of health and wellness programs
Disability research (independent living and counseling)
Physical fitness, aging and the effects on health and wellness
Health related fitness programs - community and corporate based
Physical fitness and its role in mental health
Physical activity, self esteem and wellness
Health and wellness with disabilities
Health, fitness and media driven concepts of beauty
Media influences on health risk behaviors
School physical education curriculum and its effects on health
Wellness coaching and fitness for improved health

Theme 2: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Cross-disciplinary and professional perspectives: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, psychology, physical therapies, dietetics, social work, counseling, sports science, physical education
Health technologies
Home healthcare workers role in wellness
Integration of complementary and alternative medicine into a health system
Nutriceuticals and supplements for health
Genome sciences, chronic disease prevention
Personalized medicine
The increasing role of psychological drugs
The booming business of unwellness-the negative health industries
Biomedical aging research
Immunobiological research
Epigenetics research
Ancestry and health, traits and diseases
Regenerative medicine
Globally available vaccines, the supply chain and supply economics
Biomedical occupational health and safety

Theme 3: Public Health

Promotion of health and well being
Health literacy
Health risk appraisals, screenings and interventions
Public health and communications technologies
Sustainable innovation strategies in public health
Global public health development and sustainability
Public health provider development
Public health and disease prevention
Healthcare reform impacts
New and emerging public health and safety risks
Biosafety and biosecurity
Acquired infections and health workers
Community environmental health planning
Occupational health and safeties role in health and wellness
Immunization programs and serum banking

Theme 4: A Healthy Society

Health education for non-literate populations
Web-based health education
Information technologies in healthcare
Environmental threats to health and wellness
The economics of health and wellness in society
Health and wellness in the workplace
Health, life expectancy and the cost of living longer
New and emerging health and safety risks
Occupational health and safety education and training
Racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, and rural disparities in healthcare
Life balance, health and wellness within community cultures
Institutional influences on health and wellness
Health and economic sustainability
Poverty, health and wellness
Social determinations of health and wellness
Quality of life, spirituality and wellness
Health, wellness and the effects of social exclusion
The environment, quality of life and wellness.
Urbanization in developing countries: environmental health impacts
WHO policies on world nutrition
Obesity in affluent societies
The food linkage to unwellness
The food industry and government (FDA) food policy
Nutrition for health and wellness
Child food insecurity
Family mealtime patterns, child feeding practices and their affects on health


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