About the Forum

The First Global Forum for Heat and Health will take place in Hong Kong, China, from the 17-20 December 2018. As the inaugural global forum of the Global Heat Health Information Network, this event will feature talks from leading experts on heat health science and implementation, and inform a global common agenda on heat and health. As well as engaging talks and content from experts in the field, the forum will also feature an interactive segment with a focus on heat health communication.

Who else is attending?

The GHHIN Forum will host experts from all over the world. This graph shows the regional representation of GHHIN Forum attendees.

Want to contribute?

Want to contribute to the GHHIN Form but you're not sure how? There are multiple ways share your work:


Please submit an abstract along with your registration details. Based on this information, our Programme Committee will identify relevant thematic experts to comprise speaker panels and share experiences during technical sessions. Our sessions will be very dynamic and interactive, so being part of the discussion is also a big part of contributing.

Poster sessions

More information on poster submissions is found in the registration form. Two poster sessions will be held during the forum.

Regional Summaries

Summary presentations aim to collect and reflect the status of heat hazards experienced, key impacts and vulnerabilities being observed, highlights of hotspot issues and priorities, and governance and actions being taken to better manage heat risks around the world. If you would like to volunteer to contribute to the regional summary please let us know via info@ghhin.org

Online webinar

Live streaming of some sessions will be available to allow remote participation. Please register for remote participation at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQ39GVqPGfuN1SXGAW_mJd2fxpkIqvlgnf7kt-dqJzSKB01g/viewform

In-Conference Voting

Have your say! The meeting will identify and prioritize key knowledge gaps, needs, and actions. Thus we will be offering a live voting application that can also be used by remote participants.

Pre-Event Editorials and Web Features

Please share with us news about events or findings that you think are newsworthy and of interest to the Global Heat Health Community. We will consider featuring this work as an editorial or in the GHHIN Digest. Please email ideas to info@ghhin.com with 'Editorial' in the subject heading.