Nominations Open for Elections

The American Society for Circumpolar Health (ASCH) is preparing for elections! ASCH is currently welcoming nominations and self-nominations for all Board positions. President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, 2 Board member positions and a Student Board member. We have a few folks stepping forward to run for these positions and welcome others to self-nominate.

Nominations are due by December 8, 2023 with the ASCH Election scheduled for December 15, 2023. All nominees need to be members of the ASCH.

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Annual Meeting

The ASCH Annual Meeting will be held in Spring 2024, date and location TBD, with an eye out for presentations of circumpolar health research, especially student presentations. This meeting will be held as we all ramp up for ICCH18 in Yellowknife, Canada. It would be a good opportunity for presenters, including students, to share their work the ICCH18. Travel scholarships will be discussed at the Annual Meeting.


The ICCH18 in Yellowknife, Canada, June 18-20, 2024 is coming SOON.

The International Congress for Circumpolar Health (ICCH) is held every 3-4 years. It is open to anyone interested in circumpolar issues. The ICCH participants include scientists, researchers, health care professionals, policy analysts, government representatives and community leaders. This is a fun, exciting meeting of scientific and cultural exchange with others living and working in the Circumpolar regions.

The Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health is currently planning and organizing the 18th International Congress for Circumpolar Health (ICCH18). The Congress will take place on June 18 – 20, 2024 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. View the ICCH18 webpage here. Please consider submitting an abstract for this meeting.

The American Society has travel scholarship support, by application for members to attend the ICCH18.

A Movement

The American Society for Circumpolar Health (ASCH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of circumpolar health practice, policy, education and research.

Join the Society

Join other scholars, health professionals, and community-based researchers by becoming a member today! Membership and donations are tax deductible.


Read our annual newsletter with a listing of upcoming events.


ASCH maintains a Facebook page for current and prospective members to exchange news and information about circumpolar health projects, events, and publications.