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International Congress Council

The International Congress Council (ICC) will:

  • develop, in consultation with the Congress Management Committee, the scientific programme including subthemes and plenary programme of the WCPH and identify speakers/panellists/moderators of the plenary sessions.
  • contribute to public relations and promotion activities of the WCPH and distribute through their networks public relations and promotion materials including Announcements, Newsletters, etc.
  • contribute to the evaluation of the WCPH by distributing through their networks evaluation forms.

The ICC consists of the Congress Management Committee and international public health experts representing various regions of the WFPHA, international health organisations, European health non-governmental organisations and Italian universities and institutes. The ICC meets two times a year, when feasible face to face, but usually in association with the annual EPH Conference and WFPHA General Assembly, or via teleconference.

Chairs of the International Congress Council

Martin McKee - Professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Laetitia Rispel - Professor at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Congress Management Committee

Walter Ricciardi - Co-chair of the 16th World Congress on Public Health, SItI
Carlo Signorelli - Co-chair of the 16th World Congress on Public Health, SItI
Michael Moore - Immediate Past President WFPHA
Marta Lomazzi - Executive Manager WFPHA
Natasha Azzopardi Muscat - President EUPHA
Dineke Zeegers Paget - Executive Director EUPHA 


Elsheikh Badr - Secretary General of the Sudan Medical Specialization Board, Sudan
Claude Betts – Executive Director of Nueva Era en Salud (NGO), Panama
Bettina Borisch - Executive Director WFPHA
Tewabech Bishaw – Managing Director of Alliance for Brain Gain and Innovatiove Development (ABIDE), Ethiopia
James Chauvin – Independent Public Health Consultant and Advocate, Canada
Luis Eugenio De Souza – Preofessor at Universidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto de Saude Coletiva, Brazil
Vina HuLamm – Global Health Manager at American Public Health Association (APHA), United States
Dominique Kondji Kondji – Head of BCH AFRICA, Cameroon
Rüdiger Krech - Director Health Systems and Innovation, World Health Organization
Diogo Martins – Senior Policy Officer at Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom
Thomas Piggott – Resident Physician Public Health, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Adrian Te Patu - Director of Manu-kahu, New Zealand
Basema Saddik - Director Epidemiology Unit, Medical and Health Sciences Campus, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Yang Weizhong - Secretary General of China Preventive Medicine Association, China

Kasia Czabanowska – President of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), Belgium
Caroline Costongs – Director of EuroHealthNet, Belgium
Karl Ekdahl – Head of Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Sweden
Josep Figueras – Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Belgium
Fiona Godfrey – Secretary General of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), Belgium
Usman Khan - Executive Director at the European Health Management Association (EHMA), Belgium
Hans Kluge – Director of the Division of Health Systems and Public Health, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe
Isabel de la Mata – Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis Management, European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety
Kevin McCarthy – Policy Coordinator, European Commission, DG Development Cooperation
Nina Renshaw – Director of Policy and Advocacy, NCD Alliance, Switzerland

Italo F. Angelillo - Professor at University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Caserta; President SItI, Italy
Stefania Boccia - Associate Professor at Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
Fabrizio Faggiano - Professor at University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Daniel Fiacchini – Public Health Officer, Regione Marche, Italy
Fausto Francia – Public Health Officer, Servizio Sanitario Regionale Emilia-Romagna
Anna Odone - Associate Professor at University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
Gaetano Privitera – Professor at University of Pisa, Italy
Roberta Siliquini – Professor at University of Turin, Italy
Paolo Villari – Professor at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Francesco Vitale – Professor at University of Campania, Naples, Italy