11th

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Winds of change:
towards new ways of improving public health in Europe

Ljubljana, Slovenia
28 November - 1 December 2018

Plenary Programme

 

The theme for the 10th EPH Conference is Sustaining resilient and healthy communities. Many European communities face new challenges in the provision of preventive and curative services. Migration, ageing populations, climate change, political upheavals and austerity measures all threaten the provision of high quality and equitable services. People’s opportunities for a healthy life are closely linked to the socio-economic conditions in which they live. Resilient and empowered communities respond better to economic, social and environmental change. Communities that remain disadvantaged also remain behind in health outcomes and other social determinants. People need to be empowered to manage their health more pro-actively, chose healthy lifestyles and make informed choices. Read more.

 

Plenary 1 - Sharing our common wealth: the need to strengthen the social dimension of the EU

Thursday 2 November, 11:00 - 12:00

Organised by: EuroHealthNet

Moderator: Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet 

Keynote speaker: Karl Falkenberg, Senior Adviser to the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), European Commission 

Panellists:

Gaetan Lafortune, Senior Economist at the Health Division, OECD (presentation)

Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health at the Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Taru Koivisto, Director of the Department for Promotion of Welfare and Health, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

 

Plenary 2 - Winds of Change: from public to private, from collective to individual. How can public health systems adapt to a changing world?

Thursday 2 November, 13:15 – 14:15

Organised by: EUPHA

Moderator: Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, EUPHA President

Speakers/Panellists:

Aaron Reeves, London School of Economics, United Kingdom (presentation part 1 and part 2)

Holly Jarman, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA (presentation)

Erio Ziglio, former WHO Regional Office for Europe (presentation)

Anna Sarkadi, Swedish Association of Social Medicine, Sweden

Dineke Zeegers Paget, EUPHA

 

Opening Ceremony of the 10th European Public Health Conference

Thursday 2 November, 17:15 – 18:00

Moderator - Birger Forsberg, Chair of the 10th European Public Health Conference

Keynote speakers:

Ola Rosling, Gapminder, Sweden, in commemoration of Hans Rosling (website)

Agneta Karlsson, State Secretary to the Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport, Sweden

Claudia Stein, WHO Regional Office for Europe (presentation)

 

Plenary 3 - A paradox of public health leadership: towards resilience in the context of vulnerability

Friday 3 November, 9:40 – 10:40

Organised by: ASPHER and WHO Regional Office for Europe

Moderators: Katarzyna Czabanowska, ASPHER and Anna Cichowska Myrup, WHO Regional Office for Europe (presentation)

Speakers/panellists:

Elina Hemminki, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland 

Darren Shickle, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, United Kingdom

Caity Jackson, Women in Global Health

Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, EUPHA President

Jaap van Dissel, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

 

Plenary 4 - Successful health innovation: from the 'what' to the 'how'

Friday 3 November, 13:40 – 14:40

Organised by: WHO Regional Office for Europe, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and TO-REACH consortium

Moderator: David Hunter, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Speakers: 

Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Office for Europe (presentation)

Walter Ricciardi, National Institute of Health, Italy (presentation)

Panellists:

Josep Figueras, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies 

Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, EUPHA President

Anna Korotkova, Federal Research Institute for Health, Ministry of Health, Russian Federation

 

Plenary 5 - Preparing communities for public health emergencies

Saturday 4 November, 14:10 – 15:10

Organised by: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and EUPHA Section on Infectious diseases control

Moderators: Karl Ekdahl, ECDC and Aura Timen, President EUPHA Section on Infectious diseases control

Speakers/panellists: 

Margareta Wahlström, former Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Sweden 

Dominique Monnet, Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (ARHAI) Programme, ECDC (presentation)

Jaap van Dissel, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

Qudsia Huda, World Health Organization (presentation)

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Closing Ceremony of the 10th European Public Health Conference

Saturday 4 November, 15:10 – 16:00

Moderator: Birger Forsberg, Chair of the 10th European Public Health Conference

Speaker: Carolina Klüft, Generation Pep, Sweden
From athletics to health promotion – founded on evidence, successful through passion

Awards ceremony - Best Poster Prize, Best Abstract Prize, Ferenc Bojan Award

Welcome to Ljubljana 2018 - Ivan Erzen, Chair of the 11th European Public Health Conference (presentation)