23 October 2018
1st International Conference On



October 23:25/2018
Beirut, Lebanon

Building Collaborative Intelligence for Better Lives in Cities

Under the patronage of Prof. Amr Galal El-Adawi, President, Beirut Arab University and on behalf of the organizing committee of UHWB2018, we would like to welcome you to the International Conference on Urban Health & Wellbeing Building Collaborative Intelligence for Better Lives in Cities.

This conference will be hosted by Beirut Arab University BAU in partnership with International Council for Science ICSU.

UHWB2018 is the premier interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Urban Health. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.

Honory Chair

Prof. Amr Galal El-Adawi

President, Beirut Arab University


Prof. Ibtihal El-Bastawissi

Dean, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment

UHWB2018 Tracks & Themes

Track 1: Planning Urban Health & Human Wellbeing

  • Understanding and addressing Social changes, health and wellbeing
  • Healthy Urban Planning, Measurement and Metrics, Data and Research
  • The role of Urban Planning in Health and Wellbeing
  • Designing healthier Urban Spaces
  • Social Inclusion to improve Urban Health
  • Positive Psychology and subjective wellbeing
  • Sustainable Buildings for a healthier Indoor Environment

Track 2: New Systems to Support Urban Human Health

  • Specializing Health: Geography, GIS, data and urban Health
  • Implication of resources for promoting health and well being
  • Tools and Techniques for a healthy built environment
  • Monitoring Urban Mental Health
  • Health Geography for Urban Sustainability
  • Innovative approaches for Urban Risk and Humanitarian Response
  • Achieving Resilience through system approach

Track 3: Collaborative Actions to Achieve the 3rd UN Sustainable Development Goal

  • Environmental Health and Urban Sustainability
  • Improving Health Inequalities through better access to services
  • Combatting Diseases and Emerging Health Issues
  • Communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • Pharmacogenetics and Personalized Medicine
  • Food Security and Safety
  • Access to clean water and sanitation
  • Lifestyle, quality of life and Well-being
  • Dental Health and Nutrition

Track 4: Governance Innovations for Better Health

  • Data for effective communication in health information systems
  • Health Economics and governance
  • Health Protection and Emergency Readiness
  • Policy Makers and Public health
  • Health policies and Climate change
  • Equity-oriented Policies, Programs and Applications

Track 5: Educating Collaborative Intelligence for Health and Wellbeing

  • Challenges and opportunities for urban health collaborative
  • Public Education and Awareness
  • Medical Education of health professionals
  • Media and Public Health Education

UHWB2018 Key Dates

Call for Abstract 13 Feb. 2018
Abstracts due 23 March 2018
Abstract acceptance notification 13 April  2018
Early bird registration closes 27 April  2018
Full papers due 04 June 2018
Closing date for full refund of registration fees 28 June 2018
Full paper acceptance notification 06 Aug. 2018
Final revised paper due 03 Sept. 2018
Closing date for 50% refund of registration fees (no refund after this date) 17 Sept. 2018
Conference 23 :25 Oct. 2018


Beirut Arab University

P.O. Box 11-5020 Riad El Solh 11072809 - Beirut, Lebanon


Telephone: +961 7 985 080 X:3215

Email: uhwb@bau.edu.lb

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