Welcome Message from IHLA President Kristine Sørensen
It is a great pleasure for the Executive Board of the International Health Literacy Association to welcome you to the very first Global Health Literacy Summit. Health literacy is more important than ever and we are excited to facilitate the first Global Health Literacy Summit as a virtual event 3-5 October 2021.
The Global Health Literacy Summit is open to all and it will be an event where the vibrant health literacy community presents new research, explores new practices and develops opportunities for new policy strategies that can enhance health literacy for all. We believe that health literacy is an asset for individuals, communities, organizations, systems and societies. The Global Health Literacy Summit will make history by bringing experts, decision-makers, and practitioners together to explore health literacy in all its multiple dimensions.
The Global Health Literacy Summit provides an opportunity for the interest groups and affiliates of the International Health Literacy Association to introduce their work; for inspirational keynotes to share their views; and for researchers and practitioners from across the world to share the state of the art concerning health literacy research, tools, methods and approaches. The Global Health Literacy Summit is an event not to be missed!
President of the International Health Literacy Association
Chair of the Global Health Literacy Summit
Welcome Message from the Summit Programme Committee Chair Diane Levin-Zamir
On behalf of the Summit Programme Committee, I am pleased to welcome you all to the first Global Health Literacy Summit.
The Committee, whose members hail from nearly all continents, has been working diligently over the past two years to ensure that we offer you a rich and enlightening experience throughout the days of the conference and beyond. We are proud to offer you the opportunity to learn from and interact with leading Health Literacy champions.
Now that the Summit has gone virtual, this website is your home from now throughout the Summit.
Here you will find information on the schedule for the sessions from October 3rd to October 5th , the abstract submission process for a variety of topics and presentation formats: oral sessions, workshops, symposia, poster sessions and even Masterclasses with leading experts.
The schedule will keep you updated regarding the important dates for submission, registration and other milestones leading up to the conference.
Whether you are a practitioner, researcher, decision-maker or advocate, we look forward to your active participation.
The Committee has made every effort to offer sessions that celebrate a diverse and growing field from all parts of the globe. So please join us!
Quote from IHLA Vice President Peter WS Chang
Health literacy is the essential capacity and resource of any individual to secure health and fulfill satisfactory development of the family and society. The first Global Health Literacy Summit will demonstrate the global joint efforts to purse better health literacy for all.
International Health Literacy Association
Founded in 2016, IHLA is a global, nongovernmental organization that aims to improve health literacy for all people and societies. Its membership is steadily growing with advocates from research, policy, education, practice, government, and private industry. There are currently more than 1,000 members in 80 countries.
E-DA Health Group
The E-DA Healthcare Group is composed of E-DA Hospital, E-DA Cancer Hospital, and E-DA Da- Chang Hospital. In 2008, E-DA Hospital was accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI): a world-renowned accreditation for quality healthcare and patient safety. Apart from high quality medical services, the E-DA Healthcare Group is specialized in communicating and listening to patient in order to combine their medical needs, individual preferences and expectations into a tailored experience.
Located above the eastern side of Guanyin Mountain in Kaohsiung City, I-Shou University (ISU), formerly Kaohsiung Polytechnic Institute (KPI), started construction in 1986 and began operation in the autumn of 1990. The university motto has been ‘pragmatism, innovation, excellence and sustainable development.’ Thus far, the university has had successful performances in academic research, industry university cooperation and international cooperation. I-Shou University and E-DA Healthcare Group cooperate together to provide medical training in the local context and abroad.