Speakers include

    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
  • Pedro Conceição, Director of the Strategic Policy, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme, USA - invited
  • Joan Clos, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), USA - 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
  • Abdelhamid Aberkane, Mayor of El Khroub and Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine of Constantine, Algeria
  • Ricardo Baptista Leite, Member of Portuguese Parliament, Portugal
  • Jason Corburn, Associate 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 of The McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Aromar Revi, Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore, India
  • Carme Borrell, Head of Health Information Systems, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Spain
  • 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: Marian Jacobs, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 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: Mark Rosenberg, Professor of Geography, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
  • Yongguan Zhu, Professor of Soil Environmental Sciences and Environmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Director General, Institute of Urban Environment, Xiamen, China
  • Hany AyadProfessor of Regional and Urban Planning, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • 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