The objectives of Club Health Amsterdam 2019 include:

  • To develop understanding of the impacts of nightlife activity and the necessity for creating and maintaining safe and healthy nightlife environments
  • To facilitate the implementation of effective, evidence-based policies, interventions and approaches in nightlife environments that can reduce potential harms
  • To improve knowledge and expertise about how nightlife environments and settings can be developed, managed and sustained effectively
  • To promote multi-agency partnerships and networks at local, national, European and international levels

Club Health brings together experts and stakeholders from a wide range of fields to present, meet and exchange experiences, evidence and views on the latest research, policy and practice relating to protecting and promoting health in urban night-time settings. Previous conferences have developed and/or enhanced a powerful inter-disciplinary international network of academics and practitioners, resulting in European and international research and practice collaborations.

Club Health Amsterdam 2019 will be relevant and of interest to municipal and state policy makers, public health planners, medical and nursing practitioners, drug and alcohol service providers, criminologists, local authorities, transport sector and government agencies, representatives of the various nightlife industries and citizens and customers using or affected by the night-time economy. 


The key topics for Club Health Amsterdam 2019 include:

  • Alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Design and management of nightlife environments
  • Drug legislation and drug law reform
  • Digital technology
  • Emerging trends in club culture
  • Emergency medicine
  • Forensic testing of substances, ‘pill testing’ and ‘early warning systems’
  • Health and safety standards for nightlife environments e.g. crowd control, climate control, and noise regulation
  • Health interventions in nightlife settings
  • International nightlife tourism
  • Nightlife legislation, policy and economic impact
  • Policing
  • Sexual health and risk taking sexual behaviours
  • Sexual harassment
  • Social exclusion – nighttime without money
  • Violence

Conference format

The conference consists of plenary sessions featuring invited speakers, parallel sessions comprising submitted abstracts and poster presentations.

The conference opening session starts on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 2.00 pm. This will be followed by a plenary session, parallel sessions and a welcome reception. The programme continues with plenary, parallel and poster sessions on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 May 2019. The conference closes on Friday 17 May at 5.00 pm. It is anticipated that social events and expert visits will take place during Friday evening.

Onsite registration will open on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 12.00 noon.

The official conference language is English. There will be no translation services available.


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