WCPH2020 International Congress Council

The International Congress Council (ICC):

  • develops, 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.
  • contributes to public relations and promotion activities of the WCPH and distribute through their networks public relations and promotion materials including Announcements, Newsletters, etc.
  • contributes to the evaluation of the WCPH by distributing through their networks evaluation forms.

The ICC consisted 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 has meet two times a year, when possible face to face, usually in association with the annual EPH Conference and WFPHA General Assembly, but also via teleconference.

Chair of the International Congress Council

Martin McKee - Professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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 – Professor at Universidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto de Saude Coletiva, Brazil
Sanghamitra Ghosh - Secretary General, Indian Public Health Association
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)
Caroline Costongs – Director EuroHealthNet
Karl Ekdahl – Head Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) 
Josep Figueras – Director European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Fiona Godfrey – Secretary General of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
Anna Cichowska Myrup – Programme Manager Public Health Services, WHO Regional Office for Europe, World Health Organization
Isabel de la Mata – Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis Management, DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission 
Kevin McCarthy – Policy Coordinator, DG Development Cooperation, European Commission 
Nina Renshaw – Director Policy and Advocacy, NCD Alliance, Switzerland

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