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

Ljubljana, Slovenia
28 November - 1 December 2018




Challenges when designing SSWH intervention studies

Organised by

EUPHA Section on Social security, work and health


09:00 Welcome and introduction
Gunnel Hensing, President of the EUPHA Section of Social Security, Work & Health

09:30 Intervention studies in the Primary Health Care: What can the field of SSWH learn regarding study design? 
Simon Gilbody, Professor, PhD, University of York, UK

10:30 Coffee/tea break with group discussions on intervention study designs

11:30 Interventions to reduce sickness absence with common mental disorders in Primary Health Care Centers 
Cecilia Björkelund, Professor, PhD, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

12:00 Long-term effects on work participation of work-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and individual job support
Simon Øverland, Professor, PhD, University of Bergen, Norway

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Trouble-shooting seminar: Bring your own questions and experiences on challenges in intervention study designs! Learn from fellow participants in thematic discussion groups facilitated by members of the SSWH steering committee

14:30 Bring home a short-list of valuable recommendations for the SSWH field

15:00 Coffee/tea break

15:30 The natural experiment in social security, work and health research – an under-used study design? 
Group discussions

16:15 Bring home a short-list of relevant natural experiments for the field of SSWH

17:00 End of afternoon programme

18:00 Joint pre-conference dinner and continued discussions

Registration fee

The registration fee is € 140 which includes networking lunch and refreshments. The fee does not include the pre-conference dinner. Registered delegates will be informed about the dinner location by email later on.