Annual Conference

The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis hosts an annual conference every fall. This year’s 9th Annual Conference theme is:

Mental Health is Public Health: Innovative Approaches to Behavioral Resilience

November 29, 2016

Keynote Speaker

Mary McKernan McKay, PhD, Dean of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.   She will share remarks on the theme from her extensive experience working to improve behavioral health programming and mental health services for children, youth, and families impacted by poverty.

We will focus on mental and behavioral health approaches that have been effective nationwide, as well as approaches that have been implemented in our own region. We will bring in perspectives from a variety of angles including community, patient care, children and families, adults, systems approaches, social justice, equity and more.

The conference is free and open to the public, and will include a keynote address, panel discussion, poster session, and networking opportunities.

Click here for more for details, to register, and to submit a poster abstract.

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Past Conferences

Large room full of attendees at the 2012 Institute for Public Health annual conference

Prepared for Peril: Readiness and Recovery for Public Health Threats
2015 Conference Details 

Public Good & Individual Choice: Navigating the Complexities of Public Health in a Modern Society
2014 Conference Details

Weighing In: The Public Health Impact & Promise of Science in Addressing Obesity
2013 Conference Details

Addressing the Public Health Challenges of the 21st Century
2012 Conference Details

Beyond Borders: Transforming Health at Home and Abroad
2011 Conference Details

Reducing Disparities on National and State Levels
2010 Conference Details

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Eliminate Disparities
2009 Conference Details

Inaugural Institute for Public Health Symposium
2008 Conference Details