Plenary programme 15th EPH Conference 2022

Opening Ceremony: Strengthening health systems in Europe

Thursday 10 November, 11:40 – 12:40 CET

This session is the official opening session of the conference and provides an introduction to the main theme.



  • Hans Kluge - WHO Regional Director for Europe
  • Stella Kyriakides – European Commission [tbc]
  • Karl Lauterbach – Minister of Health, Germany [tbc]

Plenary 1: Can people afford to pay for health care? Evidence on inequity in financial protection in Europe

Thursday 10 November, 13:50 – 14:50 CET

Organised by WHO Regional Office for Europe


Keynote speaker:

  • Charles Normand, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


  • Sarah Thomson, WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Kaisa Immonen, European Patients' Forum (EPF)
  • Policy perspective from Germany (tbc)

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Plenary 2: Benefits and challenges of the European Health Data Space

Thursday 10 November, 17:40 – 18:40 CET

Organised by EUPHA, European Commission



  • Andrzej Rys, European Commission
  • Petronille Bogaert, Sciensano, Belgium, and president of EUPHA Public health monitoring and reporting section
  • Irene Schlünder, TMF, Germany 
  • Emmanuel Bacry, Health Data Hub, France (tbc)
  • Representative of the European Patients’ Forum

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Plenary 3: Health Systems Performance Assessment for Policy: Uses and Abuses  / Measuring health system performance: using data to improve population health

Friday 11 November, 10:30 – 11:30 CET

Organised by European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, European Commission


  • Isabel de la Mata, European Commission
  • Dimitra Panteli, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Introductory keynote speaker:

  • Reinhard Busse, Technical University Berlin, Germany, and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies


  • Kenneth Grech, Chair EU Expert Group Health Systems Performance Assessment & Ministry of Health Malta
  • Irini Papanicolas, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  • Jon Cylus, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

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Plenary 4: Reorienting health services: the transformational potential of health promotion

Friday 11 November, 14:00 – 15:00 CET

Organised by EuroHealthNet


  • Martin Dietrich, President EuroHealthNet,
  • Caroline Costongs, Director EuroHealthNet


  • Rüdiger Krech, World Health Organization
  • Susan Michie, University College London, UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, London, United Kingdom
  • Jan De Maeseneer, Ghent University, Belgium and Chair European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health
  • Jet Bussemaker, Council of Public Health & Society, Netherlands, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Cristiano Figueiredo, Central Lisbon Health Centre Cluster, National School of Public Health, NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal

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Plenary 5: Sustaining high quality care: interprofessional training for our clinical and public health workforce

Saturday 12 November, 10:30 – 11:30 CET

Organised by ASPHER, EHMA


  • John Middleton, President ASPHER 
  • Young professional 

Keynote speakers:

  • Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Keynote speaker to follow


  • Fatai Ogunlayi, UK Public Health Specialty Registrar, United Kingdom
  • Laurent Chambaud, EHESP School of Public Health, France 

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Closing Ceremony of the 15th European Public Health Conference

Saturday 12 November, 15:00 – 15:45 CET



  • Christian Drosten, Institute of Virology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Dineke Zeegers Paget, past Executive Director EUPHA
  • Anthony Staines, Chair of the 16th EPH Conference 2023

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

Welcome to next year's 16th European Public Health Conference, Dublin, Ireland