Congress of the World Public Health Nutrition Association with
Abrasco (the Brazilian Association of Collective Health)
to be held in Rio de Janeiro, 27-30 April 2012

Association president Barrie Margetts reports: In this New Year issue it is now countdown time to Rio 2012. Our new Council has discussed Rio 2012, our congress to be held jointly with the Brazilian national public health organisation Abrasco, in its first two meetings. We have also established excellent relations with our Abrasco colleagues. We are now close to finalising a first draft programme. This is out for consultation and will be published here next month.

What follows here is a revised and updated version of the preliminary announcement published last September, as now ratified by our new Council and also by Luis Facchini, my counterpart as president of Abrasco, and his team.

Theme, scope, title, hosts


Rio 2012 will be organised and structured according to a number of principles, some of which have been advocated by members of the Association and also of Abrasco for many years. We are now putting these principles into practice.

We have received many suggestions for themes and sessions. More suggestions are welcome. Please use the response facility below.

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