The objectives of Club Health Montréal 2021 include:

  • To facilitate adaptation and change in evidence-based nightlife policy and practice intervention
  • To develop understanding of the impacts of nightlife activity and the necessity for creating and maintaining safe and healthy nightlife environment
  • 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 nighttime settings. Previous conferences have developed and/or enhanced a powerful inter-disciplinary international network of academics and practitioners, resulting in international research and practice collaborations. 

Club Health Montréal 2021 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 nighttime economy.

  • COVID-19 and nightlife – from crisis to recovery 
  • Inclusion and diversity – making nightlife safer and equitable
  • Drink, drugs and related health behaviours – risks and reducing harms
  • Digital technology - creating connections, protecting health
  • Infectious diseases and pandemics - making nightlife resilient in the future

The key topics for Club Health Montréal 2021 include:

  • Alcohol, tobacco and other 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 nighttime environments
  • Health interventions in nightlife settings
  • International nightlife tourism
  • Nightlife legislation, policy and economic impact 
  • Policing
  • Sexual health and risk taking sexual behaviours 
  • Sexual harassment and violence
  • Social exclusion – nighttime without money
  • Violence 
  • … and more
Conference format

Club Health Montréal 2021 will be held at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Montreal; streamed live and available on demand during and after the event. 

The conference will consist of plenary sessions featuring invited speakers, round table discussions, parallel sessions comprising submitted abstracts, poster presentations and more.

The official conference language is English. There will be translation in French, Spanish and Portuguese where possible.

Abstract submission

The abstract submission period closes on Friday 14 May 2021. People who submit an abstract will be notified about whether their abstract has been accepted by Friday 11 June 2021.


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For information:

Julie-Soleil Meeson
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Andrew M Bennett
Club Health Conference
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