In September 2017, Medact and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) are bringing together a gathering of people from the health and peace communities to discuss the state of global war and conflict, and promote more effective peace building and demilitarisation as a pre-requisite for social justice, good health and ecological sustainability.
We will be working with a range of partners to create a vibrant opportunity to learn about the roots of war, conflict and violence; and to find ways to reverse the recent upswing in violence, intolerance and tension across the world.
Health Through Peace 2017 will provide unique opportunities to network with key academics, organisations and leaders in the peace, social justice and global health sectors, amongst others. The university campus setting of York University will also provide many opportunities for informal and intimate interaction and discussion between delegates.
Working in partnership with:
Confirmed speakers include:
Professor Sir Andrew Haines LSHTM & Oxford Research Group, John Loretz IPPNW, Andrew Feinstein Shadow World Author, Dr Frank Boulton Medact, Peter Burt Nuclear Information Service, Victoria Brittain Shadow Lives, Dr Ira Helfand IPPNW, Kate Hudson Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Frances Hughes International Council of Nurses, Paul Ingram British American Security Service, Tasneem Khalil Independent World Report, Dr David McCoy Medact, Tilman Ruff Co-President, IPPNW, Dr Nick Ritchie International Security, University of York, Professor Paul Rogers University of Bradford & Oxford Research Group, Dr Simon Rushton University of Sheffield, Beatrice Fihn ICAN – International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Dr John Sentamu Archbishop of York
The latest version of the conference programme is now online here:
More details of sessions and speakers will be added as they are confirmed.
The Conference will take place at the University of York, Heslington West Campus.
The full address is:
University of York
If you are choosing to use public transport, the nearest train station is York Railway Station. Once disembarking at York, the 44 or 66 bus to the University are the most convenient way to get to the campus. Alternatively there is a taxi stand at the station.
The nearest major airports are Leeds Bradford Airport (30 miles away) or Manchester Airport (85 miles away). From Leeds Bradford Airport it is easiest to get a taxi transfer, but from Manchester there is a direct train from Manchester Airport to York railway station.
On-site accommodation will be located at James College on the Heslington West campus.
This will be available to book during the registration process at a very reasonable cost.
A mixture of ensuite and shared bathroom rooms will be available to book and will include free wifi and tea/coffee making facilities. Your booking will also include a full Deliciously Yorkshire breakfast and evening meal.
Should you wish to dine out and experience the city of York, self catering options are also available.
Other Accommodation Options
If you would prefer not to stay on campus, or if you require a double/twin bedroom, York has a wealth of accommodation options. The Visit York website lists many of these.
Unless you are driving, hotels that are a short walk from the 44 or 66 bus routes to the University are the most convenient.
Open online Wednesday, 19 October 2016 – Friday, 25 August 2017
Early bird rates end Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Conference fees include all refreshments and lunch. Supporter tickets provide delegates the opportunity to help us subsidise the attendance of people with limited financial means.
|Early Bird Rates||General||Medact Member||Student||Supporter|
|Conference – 1 day||£65.00||£60.00||£40.00||£150.00|
|Conference – 2 days||£130.00||£120.00||£80.00||£300.00|
|Conference – 3 days||£166.00||£153.00||£102.00||£350.00|
|IPPNW Council – 2 days||£104.00||£96.00||£64.00||N/A|
|Conference – 3 days and IPPNW Council – 2 days||£270.00||£249.00||£166.00||£600.00|
Fees are per person per night. Ensuite and Shared bathroom rates include breakfast and dinner. Lunch, tea and coffee for all delegates is included in the conference fee above.
|Early Bird Rates||General||Student|
|Ensuite and meals||£80.00||£65.00|
|Shared bathroom and meals||£60.00||£50.00|
To register, please visit the booking page.
For any enquires related to registration, please contact the registration organisers via:
Medact C/O Mosaic Events Ltd. Tower House Mill Lane, off Askham Fields Lane Askham Bryan York, UK, YO23 3NU
Tel: (+44) 01904 702165
Call for Papers
We are now accepting submissions of abstracts for oral and poster presentations relating to the following themes and topics:
|Drivers of War and Conflict||The Conduct and Consequences of War, Conflict and Violence||Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution|
|Militarism and cultures of violence||The refugee and migrant crisis||Arms control and disarmament|
|Structural violence and neoliberal globalisation as a driver of war and conflict||Health care under fire||Mediation and conflict resolution|
|Racism, hate, misogyny and the rise of the right||Gender, violence and conflict||Gender and peacebuilding|
|The military industrial complex and the arms trade||Health effects||Institution-building and sustainable peace|
|Global governance and mitigating violent conflict||Ethics and contemporary war, including new weapons and technologies||Atrocity prevention and the future of the ‘responsibility to protect’|
|Climate change and conflict||The securitisation of health||Civil society and peacebuilding|
To submit an abstract, or a suggestion for a session theme or topic, please complete a copy of the following form:
Once completed, please email to:
- Like stepping back into the middle ages, the overhanging timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts of The Shambles makes it one of the UK’s most historic (and picturesque) streets.
- You can’t miss York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe and also one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in the world.
- There’s Viking heritage too, as York – then called Jorvik – was once the capital of a Viking territory. You can head back in time to learn more and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the time at the immersive Jorvik Viking Centre.
- Uncover 300 years of railway history, climb aboard restored locomotives and browse some of the 1 million train-related artefacts at the free National Railway Museum.
With hundreds of things to do and places to visit in and around the historic city of York and North Yorkshire.
Please visit www.visityork.org for more information and to plan your trip.
IPPNW Bike Tour
The IPPNW Student body will be organising a bike tour from Faslane in Scotland – where the UK’s Trident Nuclear submarines are based – to the conference in York.
The route includes the famous Coasts & Castles path from Edinburgh to Newcastle – one of the most well-loved routes of the UK’s National Cycle Network.
August 26th – September 2nd
For more details and to register, visit: the IPPNW Student Movement site