Speakers include

Ceremonial  and welcome plenary session
The Welcome plenary will comprise welcome messages from conference chairs/organizing committee and relevant national/local representatives:
Shamim Talukder, President of the International Society of Urban Health
Paula Santana, Co-chair of International Conference of Health, ICUH2017, University of Coimbra
Jo Ivey Boufford, President of the New York Academy of Medicine
João Gabriel, Rector of the University of Coimbra
Manuel Machado, City Mayor of Coimbra
M A Mannan,Ministry of Planning, Government of the People´s Republic of Bangladesh (invited)
Adalberto Campos Fernandes, Ministry of Health (invited)

  • PLENARY SESSION 1: Integrating work on the SDGS and The New Urban Agenda to improve health equity in Cities
  • Chair: Jo Boufford, President of The New York Academy of Medicine, USA

  • Carlos Dora, Coordinator of the Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health Department, World Health Organization, Switzerland

  • Birgit de Boissezon, Head of Unit for 'Sustainable Management of Natural Resources' , European Commission, Belgium
  • Joan Clos, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), USA - invited

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation (invited)

  • PLENARY SESSION 2: Understanding and Addressing Demographic, Epidemiological and Societal Changes in Cities
  • Chair: Yonette Thomas, Scientific Advisor on Urban Health, The New York Academy of Medicine; Senior Research Advisor, American Association of Geographers, USA

  • Alex Ezeh, Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Centre, Kenya
  • Richard Wilkinson, Co-founder of ”The Equality Trust”, Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology, University of Nottingham Medical School, UK

  • John Beard, Director of the Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • K. Srinath Reddy, President of The Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
  • PLENARY SESSION 3: Urban Governance and Equity-oriented Policies
  • Chair: Marcus Grant, Advisor to WHO Healthy Cities Programme; Director of SHINE; Bristol Health Partners, UK

  • Ricardo Baptista Leite, Member of Portuguese Parliament, Portugal
  • Jason Corburn, Professor of City & Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • David Grossman, Director of the Global Program Management, USA
  • Susan Parnell, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • PLENARY SESSION 4: Healthy Urban Planning, Measurement and Metrics, Data, Research & Education
  • Chair: Gerard Salem, Professor of Paris Quest, France
  • Billie Giles Corti, Director Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Aromar Revi, Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore, India
  • Waleska Caiaffa, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Federal University of Minas Gerais School of Medicine, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

  • PLENARY SESSION 5: Health Care in Cities: Access, Services and Quality
  • Chair: Mark Rosenberg, Professor of Geography, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
  • Pedro Pita Barros, Professor of Economics, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal (Portugal)
  • Niels Lund, Vice President, Changing Diabetes®, Novo Nordisk, Denmark
  • Sawsan A. S. Al Mahdi, Director of the General Friends of Cancer Patients; Head of Awareness/Medical Committee, Pink Caravan, UAE
  • Shamim Hayder Talukder, President of International Society of Urban Health; Founder and CEO of Eminence Associates for Social Development, Bangladesh

  • PLENARY SESSON 6: Environmental Health and Urban Sustainability
  • Chair: Marian Jacobs, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Yongguan Zhu, Professor of Soil Environmental Sciences and Environmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Director General, Institute of Urban Environment, Xiamen, China

  • Lidia Morawska, Director of the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

  • Eugenie Birch, Chair of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme´s World Urban Campaign, USA

Ceremonial plenary and closing ceremony
The Closing Ceremony will comprise presentations with the main conclusions of the conference and statements from relevant parties:
Paula Santana, Co-chair of International Conference of Health, ICUH2017, University of Coimbra
Shamim Talukder, President of the International Society of Urban Health
Jo Ivey Boufford, President of the New York Academy of Medicine
Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities of UC (FLUC)
Regional Administration for Health President (ARS-C) (tbc)
Directorate of Public Health (DGS) (tbc)

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