The theme for the 9th EPH Conference is All for Health, Health for All. A healthy population is a key requirement for the achievement of society’s goals. Good health for all enhances quality of life, improves workforce productivity, increases the capacity for learning, strengthens families and communities, supports sustainable habitats and environments, and contributes to security, poverty reduction and social inclusion. Reducing inequalities improves health and well-being for all. However, escalating costs for treatment and care are placing unsustainable burdens on national and local resources such that broader developments may be held back.
This relation between health, well-being and economic development has been propelled up the political agenda of all countries. Increasingly, communities, employers and industries are expecting and demanding strong coordinated government action to promote health in all sectors of society and avoid duplication and fragmentation of actions. Through the plenary sessions this vision is further explored.
Opening Ceremony of the 9th European Public Health Conference
Thursday 10 November, 13:00 – 13:40
This session is setting the scene for the whole conference. Armin Fidler, eminent expert on health policy, strategy and management, former Lead Advisor for the World Bank and currently Senior Lecturer at the European Masters Programme for Health Economics and Management at Management Center Innsbruck, Austria, will introduce the main theme.
Moderator - Thomas Dorner, Chair Austrian Public Health Association (ÖGPH) and Chair of the 9th European Public Health Conference
Plenary 1 - From Ottawa to Vienna: 30 years of the Ottawa Charter
Thursday 10 November, 15:00 - 16:00
In November 2016 we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter, launched as a series of actions among international health organisations, national governments and local communities to achieve the goal of ‘Health for All’ through better health promotion. This plenary session focuses on the question ‘From Ottawa to Vienna: 30 years of the Ottawa Charter: where are we now and where should we go?’
Organised by - EUPHA and EuroHealthNet
Welcome and introducing speakers
Nicoline Tamsma, EuroHealthNet
Ottawa charter – Presentation on the future of/for the five Ottawa Charter action areas by 5 young pitchers
Elodie Besnier, Public Health Wales, United Kingdom
Aida Tanios, Austrian Public Health Institute, Austria
Igor Grabovac, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Lindsay Sullivan, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Emma Byström, Public Health Agency, Sweden
Panel discussion to reflect on the pitches and debate the future of Health Promotion
Julian Mamo, EUPHA
Plenary 2 - Achieving health in fragmented systems
Friday 11 November, 09:40 – 10:40
This session explores the relation between new forms of work, social solidarity, insurance and health promotion from an international perspective. Questions on the future of solidarity, occupational health in times of zero hours’ contracts, fiscal policies will be addressed.
Collaboration - Hauptverband für Sozialversicherung (HVB), Austria
Josef Probst, Hauptverband für Sozialversicherung (HVB), Austria
Herwig Osterman, Austrian Public Health Institute, Austria (replacing Pamela Rendi-Wagner, Ministry of Health, Austria)
Tit Albreht, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
Claudia Stein, WHO Regional Office for Europe (presentation)
Plenary 3 - All for Health: The contribution of science to Planetary Health
Friday 11 November, 14:00 – 15:00
This plenary marks ASPHER’s 50th Anniversary and looks at the role of scientists in global and public health decision making.
Organised by - ASPHER
Moderator - Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, ASPHER
Richard Horton, The Lancet
Peter Groenewegen, NIVEL, The Netherlands (presentation)
Matthew Fox, Boston University, United States
Katarzyna Czabanowska, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Raquel Lucas, Porto Medical School, Portugal
Plenary 4 - Health technologies, personalized health and equity: conflict or alignment?
Friday 11 November, 17:50 – 18:50
An individual's health depends on three levels of 'determinants': her/his genetic predispositions; her/his behaviour with regards to nutrition, physical activity, substance abuse etc., including social determinants and the health system's readiness to act when needed (including through prevention, vaccination etc.).
Modern technologies are in the process of revolutionising all three levels, whether though HFS of genes, telemedicine and IT solutions (health apps, smart watches, etc.), the internet of things and personalized medicine and prevention. How disruptive are these changes? How do they fit into the traditional 'trilogy' of promotion, prevention and cure? What are the implications for health inequalities and for society in general?
Read the full abstract of the session here
Organised by - European Commission and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Moderator - Anjana Ahuja, freelance science writer, United Kingdom
Fabrizio Renzi, Director Technology and Innovation IBM Italia, Italy (presentation)
Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Rod Collins, Director of Innovation, Optimity Advisors, United States
Andrej Rys, European Commission, Belgium
Plenary 5 - Health for All
Saturday 12 November, 13:40 – 14:40
In this plenary session we highlight the importance of good health and access to health care for all against the backdrop of international trade, austerity measures and massive migration. Speakers of international standing will discuss in a round table the challenges for health for all from different perspectives.
Organised by - EUPHA
Moderator - Juergen Soffried, Austria
Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, President-elect EUPHA, Malta (presentation)
Michael Moore, President World Federation of Public Health Assocations, Australia (presentation)
David Stuckler, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Allan Krasnik, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (presentation)
Teodora Krumova, Amalipe NGO, Bulgaria
Closing Ceremony of the 9th European Public Health Conference (video)
Saturday 12 November, 14:40 – 15:25
Moderator - Thomas Dorner, Austria
Performance by the Vienna 2016 Choir
Awards ceremony - Best Poster Prize, Best Abstract Prize, Ferenc Bojan Award - Thomas Dorner, Austria
From Vienna to Stockholm – Natasha Azzopardi Muscat - EPH Conference President