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18th International Medical Geography Symposium, Queenstown

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In 2019 New Zealand will host the pre-eminent meeting of health geographers, the 18th International Medical Geography Symposium (IMGS). The IMGS is the main meeting ground for health geographers across the English-speaking world and the July 2019 meeting in Queenstown will be the first time in the Southern Hemisphere.

Links between health, wellbeing, space, and place have typically been the starting point for analysis and interpretation for health and medical geographers. Within medical and health geography, we have seen an expanding focus from core concerns with disease ecology and the spatial distribution of health services to a socially and culturally attuned sub-discipline that also highlights the importance of people/place/space relationships in the experience of health and well-being.

At this conference, we acknowledge the need for interdisciplinary perspectives to help create a world with better health outcomes for current and future generations. We seek diverse contributions from across the world and new theoretical and methodological perspectives that might enlarge our world.


Heritage Hotel
91 Fernhill Rd
Queenstown 9300
New Zealand