The Summer School of the 16th International Congress on Circumpolar Health: Focus on Future Health and Wellbeing will be organized on June 6-8, 2015 by the Thule Institute, University of Oulu in Finland.

The courses are designed to provide students with the tools to effectively work with northern communities within their research and also gain a greater understanding of current issues in the north. Ideas will be exchanged from the different perspectives of advanced Master's students, PhD students and post-doc or early-career researchers from the various Arctic countries. Students from multi-disciplines (Health Science, Public Health, Political Science, and Social Science) are invited to take part in two summer courses which will be offered prior to the ICCH16. The courses may be taken together or separately.

The first course, Community Based Participatory Research Principles and Practices in the North, uses case studies and individual and group work as teaching methods. The second course, Healthy Populations in the Arctic, utilizes lectures and breakout sessions/group work led by senior researchers as mentors. The key focus of both courses is the direct contact with senior researchers and graduate students.

Deadline for abstract submissions and applications: March 15, 2015.

For more information, please see the Summer School information leaflet, and the application form and instructions.

The conference webpages will also be updated continuously with more details.