PRE-CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2017 (09:00 - 13:30)
The Nordic Welfare Systems: common elements and current challenges for public health
The Nordic Welfare Centre in collaboration with the Nordic associations of public health
What are the common elements of the Nordic welfare systems? Is there a 'Nordic Model' of welfare and is it being challenged by current international and national developments? Are new policy models being developed and what are their key elements? How should the Nordic public health communities position themselves in the new policy environment?
These and related issues will be discussed in this pre-conference arranged by the Nordic Welfare Centre and the Nordic associations of public health associations.
09.00 – 09.10 Welcome and introduction
Anna Sarkadi, Professor and President of the Swedish Society of Social Medicine, Sweden
09.15 – 10.00 International perspective on the Nordic Welfare and Health Systems
Johan Mackenbach, Professor Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
10.00 – 10.20 Coffee break
10.20 –10.40 Challenges for Public Health in Finland
Elina Hemminki, Research Professor National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
10.40 – 11.00 Social inequalities in health in Norway from an international perspective: Evidence from the ESS Health Module
Terje Eikemo, Professor, NTNU Norway / Editor-in-Chief of Scand J Public Health
11.00 – 11.20 Public health in Iceland
Sigríður Kristín Hrafnkelsdóttir, M.P.H. and chair of Society of Icelandic Public Health Professionals (ISPHP), project manager at the University of Iceland
11.20 – 11.40 The Danish Public Health System – Fact or Fiction?
Maja Bertram, Postdoc, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
11.40 – 12.00 Choice reforms and equity in health care in Sweden
Bo Burström, Professor Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
12.00 – 12.30 Panel discussion
All presenters participate
Anna Sarkadi, Professor and President of the Swedish Society of Social Medicine
The registration fee is € 20 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.