This programme is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886779403-8981) for 26.5 continuing education contact hours.

Official SWSD 2018 Scientific Programme

Note: this programme is subject to change


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Kindly note that all presentations for SWSD 2018 will be presented in English, with the exception of presentations in Hall 2. Presentations in Hall 2 will be translated from English into Spanish. There will be no further translation available at the conference. 


The Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD) 2018 will explore the theme ‘Environmental and Community Sustainability: Human Solutions in Evolving Societies’. The conference will cover the following themes:

  1. Linking environmental and sustainable development
  2. Role of social workers in fulfilling the UN’s sustainable development goals
  3. Income, wellbeing, employment and poverty
  4. Relationship-based practice: promoting the importance of human relationships
  5. Evidence informed interventions
  6. Strengthening education to meet the needs of communities
  7. Identity, discrimination and social exclusion
  8. Community development and social enterprise
  9. Health, mental health and disability
  10. Conflict, violence, migration and human trafficking
  11. Engagement with people who use services
  12. Rights of families and children
  13. Life span perspectives and issues
  14. Ensuring the sustainable and ethical use of technology in human services*
  15. Women’s issues focused stream **

*  The technology-related theme will be organized by husITa and form part of the #husITa18 stream of human service technology presentations within the conference.  If you wish your presentation to be made as part of #husITa18 please select theme No.14 when submitting your abstract. To find out more about #husITa18 and other human service technology related activities – please click here. **  The women’s issues focused stream will be organized by the Women’s Committee of the International Association of Schools of Social Work.  If you wish your presentation to be made as part of this stream select theme No.15 when submitting your abstract. Papers relating to gender, feminism and women’s issues are not restricted to this stream and can be submitted under any of the other themes as appropriate also. To find out more about the women’s issues focused stream please click here.