Pack your virtual bags: City Health International goes online! 

Although we are unable to hold the conference as originally envisaged, we would now like to invite you to take part in a one-day virtual version of CHI. It’s free to attend and it’s open to everyone. In this era of misinformation and fake news, it is more important than ever to deliver evidence-based public health information.  We are grateful to our dedicated speakers for their support in making this event happen.

CHI2020 is themed ‘Compassionate public health for compassionate societies’ and the online event will take place on Thursday 4th of June. You will be able to watch our speakers’ video presentations as they premiere online, or catch up with them later, wherever you are in the world.

For information about the programme click here

https://cityhealthinternational.org/conferences/2020-programme


Statement from the organisers on COVID-19 and City Health International

It is with regret that we must now confirm the cancellation of the City Health International conference, which was due to take place June 9 – 10 in Warsaw.

The decision to cancel the conference has been taken in the light of the rapid development and severity of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps being taken by governments worldwide to combat the spread of the virus.

As an organisation rooted in the philosophy of harm reduction and belief in the principles of evidence-led public health policy, we feel that it is incumbent upon us to do all we can to protect the health and wellbeing of our conference participants, speakers, exhibitors, suppliers, venue staff and our own team. We also understand that making any plans for international travel at this time is fraught with uncertainty for all of us.

Our team is now working to create online materials, the details of which we will publish in due course, to keep you in touch with the work of some of the speakers who would have presented at the conference. This digital ‘event’ will be free of charge and open to all.

We are so sorry that we will not be together with you, our friends and colleagues, this June, for what would have been the tenth City Health International event. The goal of City Health International has always been to advocate for the adoption of consistent, inclusive and compassionate harm reduction policies and practices and we will continue to do this, throughout the rest of 2020 and into 2021, when we look forward to welcoming you back to City Health International in person.

Please keep an eye on our website, social media and e-newsletters for updates on the forthcoming virtual event. In the meantime, we wish all of you continued good health.

CHI Organizers