ICUH 2015 will feature several pre-conference workshops that will make use of moderated interactive sessions and small-group work on urban health practices, incorporating the experiences of participants from various geographic and cultural contexts in their own practice in the urban sphere. As such, it will offer an intimate opportunity for participants to make connections and generate collaborative relationships with colleagues from around the world, in anticipation of the ICUH. Participants registered for the full four day conference of ICUH 2015 can attend the Pre-Conference Workshops. It is mandatory for all workshop participants to be registered for the full conference from May 24-27, 2015. No additional fee is required for the workshops besides the Conference Registration Fee. The Pre Conference Workshops during ICUH 2015 are:
Pre-Conference Workshop on Urban Health Education
Objectives: With the growing recognition of urban settings as a key health setting, students are looking for urban health courses and programs of study. However, there are no widely agreed upon course or program goals, objectives, or competencies for urban health education. The International Society of Urban Health (ISUH) will convene a pre-conference workshop at the 12th International Conference on Urban Health in Dhaka to address this gap. The aim of this workshop is to bring together urban health educators from various geographic and cultural contexts to share, discuss, and debate goals, objectives, competencies, or didactic strategies for urban health courses and programs. Through interactive sessions and small-group work, incorporating participants’ experiences in the field and in the classroom, the overarching goal of this workshop is to articulate the skills and knowledge needed to be an urban health practitioner and/or researcher and draft a set goals, objectives, or competencies for urban health education.
Eligibility and Application Requirements: Eligible participants will beeducators, professionals, scholars and practitioners in the urban sphere, involved in academia, public health, urban design or planning, environmental management, urban governance, or other fields with an interest in shaping urban health education. Applicants should indicate their country of origin, country of employment, organization and title (for academic applicants: educational institution, course, and year of study) and electronic contact, and submit a brief (maximum 100 word) statement on their specific interests related to the urban context and how they anticipate the workshop will improve their course or program.Participants should provide course syllabi and/or program prospectuses (in a electronic form)with their application for review by the organizers previously and other workshop participants during the workshop. Applications from educatorsengaged in fields other than public health are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to educators in the classroom.
Format: This day-long workshop will review the course syllabi and program prospectuses provided by the participants. It will include facilitated interactive discussions to highlight best practices for teaching urban healthas well as important goals, objectives, and competencies for urban health education. It will also include guided small-group work aimed at drafting goals, objectives, and competencies for debate and discussion with the larger group. Participants will share their experiences teaching and working in various geographic and cultural contexts, and through this process we will articulate the skills and knowledge needed to be an urban health practitioner and/or researcher. Workshop facilitators: Danielle C. Ompad, PhD Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa, MD, MPH, ScD Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health New York University Belo Horizonte Observatory for Urban Health Global Institute of Public Health Federal University of Minas Gerais New York, NY, USA Belo Horizonte, Brazil