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

Ljubljana, Slovenia
28 November - 1 December 2018




Young Researchers' Forum


Organised by



Kasia Czabanowska, ASPHER President (Maastricht University)

13:00 – Arrivals

13:30 – Opening by Kasia Czabanowska, ASPHER President

13:45 - Deliberate self-harm among the homeless population in Ireland: a national registry-based study of incidence and associated factors by Peter BARRETT, University College Dublin, IRELAND

14:00 - Time trends in prevalence and incidence rates of childhood overweight and obesity in Portugal: Generation XXI birth cohort by Ana Isabel FREITAS, University of Porto, PORTUGAL

14:15 - Fruit and vegetable intake among urban palestinians and israelis - A Cross Sectional Study by Tamara HUSEINI, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISRAEL

14:30 - Prevalence of food insecurity and associated socio-demographic characteristics in young adults: evidence from a Portuguese population-based sample by Isabel MAIA, University of Porto, PORTUGAL

14:45 - Break

15:15 - Socioeconomic status, sleep and cardiometabolic disorders: pooled analyses from six European cohorts by Dusan PETROVIC, University of Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

15:30 - Social inequalities in lung function development from adolescence to early adulthood: the EPITeen Cohort study by Vânia ROCHA, University of Porto, PORTUGAL

15:45 - Costs and effectiveness of influenza vaccination: a review by Silvia ROTA, University of Milan-Bicocca, ITALY

16:00 - The association between iron supplementation during pregnancy and childhood and anemia status among one to five year old children in India by Monica THOMAS, American University of Armenia, ARMENIA

16:15– Closing speech by Elina Hemminki, Professor, Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and 2017 Andrija Stampar Medallist

16:45  - Awards by ASPHER chairs

The following abstracts will be presented as posters:

Sexting among adolescents: the bad scenario and the reactions
Yara BARRENSE-DIAS, University of Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

The relationship between physical activity and mental health: results of a population level survey in Ireland.
Andrea BOWE, University College Dublin, IRELAND

Migrants and Perinatal Health: Assessing Equity in Healthcare in Portugal
Mariana CARRAPATOSO, niversity of Porto, PORTUGAL

Association between the availability and affordability of medicines under the uniform price regulation policy in low- and lower-middle-income (LI and LMI) countries
Kateryna CHEPYNOGA, University of Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

Reproductive trajectories and social-biological dimensions in parenthood: findings from the validation of the Portuguese version of the Meaning of Parenthood Scale
Ana HENRIQUES, University of Porto, PORTUGAL

What do political parties in Croatia talk about when they talk about health? An unexpected follow-up
Damir IVANKOVIC, Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, CROATIA

Creating conditions of equality within public health deliberations
Jaime JIMENEZ-PERNETT, Andalusian School of Public Health, SPAIN

Measuring childhood obesity and obesogenic urban form at neighbourhood-level. A public health approach for prioritizing communities for obesity control.
Ana Isabel RIBEIRO, University of Porto, PORTUGAL

Access to healthcare among drug users: utilization and barriers
André TADEU, University of Porto, PORTUGAL



The registration fee is € 70 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.