The Circumpolar Health and Well-Being Thematic Network (TN) is interested in exploring both the strengths and the challenges of communty-based and participatory methods as they influence population health and wellness research and action with and about circumpolar peoples.  We are particularly interested in papers/posters that 
 -demonstrate the applications of Indigenous knowledge and highlight research methods that build an evidence base which is responsive to the diverse cultural context in circumpolar regions
-highlight the engagement of circumpolar stakeholders and the development of health research capacity within research institutes, academic programs, governments, health authorities and non-governmental organizations
-recognize best and promising practices as circumpolar partners engage in co-development of knowledge, exchange, translation and applications of evidence to develop health policies, clinical guidelines and wellness programs
-highlight the design and applications of ethical and population health frameworks for health and wellness research in circumpolar regions
-support opportunities for increased collaboration and shared understanding for multidisciplinary teams, including but not limited to social scientists, natural scientists and health scientists/practitioners.