The 36th Anthropology and Health Conference 2017: Anthropology in the Service of Global Health was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 16-18, 2017. The conference venue was the former Convent of St. Claire in Dubrovnik Old Town (Poljana Paska Miličevića 4).

Global health today faces many new challenges. These demand global solutions, but at the same time keeping anthropological perspective on global health focusing on local contexts where human growth and development happen under specific circumstances within certain (sub)populations, and where health and illness are recognized and responded to in many different ways throughout the world. Contemporary migrations without any doubt represent an increasingly important and emerging global public health and anthropological issue. Dealing with complex diseases like metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes and hypertension often includes multidrug use, thus increased risk of polypragmasia and the necessity of individualized, pharmacogenomic approach, both person- and population-wise. Such approach enables more cost-effective and as early as possible disease prevention that may start even before a person is born. 

The Programme of the 36th Anthropology and Health Conference is available here

The Conference preceded the 10th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, co-organized by the Institute for Anthropological Research and held June 19-24, 2017 at the hotel Palace Dubrovnik. More information about the ISABS Conference can be found at:

A list of all the Anthropology and Health conferences is available here