Pre-conferences - Wednesday 9th Nov

Time (CET) / Location Track Organiser Activity
Wed 9th
Beta 8
EUPHA-ECO, OECD ECON - Microsimulation models as a health policy decision support tool

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Wed 9th
Beta 5
EUPHA-FS FORE - Skill building workshop: Using public health foresight to be better prepared for the future

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Wed 9th
Alpha 3
EUPHA-HP, German BMBF Research Consortium HLCA, TU Munich, Bielefeld Univ, Univ of Education Freiburg, Univ of Duisburg-Essen, Robert Koch Inst Berlin, Germany, IUHPE-SAL-GWG, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal HLCA - Health Literacy and Salutogenesis in Context

Chair: Luis Saboga-Nunes


First Session: Health Literacy


Introducing HLCA in a nutshell
Orkan Okan, Ullrich Bauer, Paulo Pinheiro


HLCA pitch presentations (HLCA researchers)
Susanne Jordan, Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, Eva-Maria Bitzer; Tessa Schulenkorf, Alexandra Fretian, Torsten Bollweg, Sandra Kirchhoff, Stefanie Harsch, Zeynep Islertas, Anna-Kathrin Loer, Elias Sahrai, Maya Fuchs

Key recommendations from translational research
Maren A. Jochimsen, Jürgen A. Wasem, Orkan Okan


Round table (Key experts from the scientific advisory board)
Kristine Sorensen, Diane Levin-Zamir, Jürgen M. Pelikan, Malcolm Thomas, Graca S. Carvalho, Luis Saboga-Nunes, Emma Bond, Diana Sahrai, Ilona Kickbusch

Second Session: Salutogenesis

Introducing the Handbook of Salutogenesis Paolo Contu


Salutogenesis in Context: Pitch presentations (IUHPE researchers)
Maurice B. Mittelmark Avishai Antonovsky, Dolors Juvinya Canal, Patrizia Garista, Bengt Lindström, and Magdalena Wrzesińska, Paolo Contu

Round table (Key experts from the STARS and IUHPE-GW)
Jürgen M. Pelikan


Orkan Okan


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Wed 9th
Gamma 8-9
EUPHA-HSR HSRP - Bridging primary care and public health: revisiting the priorities of practitioners in the aftermath of COVID-19

Welcome and Introduction to the program by the chairs:
Lorena Dini Vice President of the EUPHA Health Services Research Section and 
Elena Petelos Vice President of the EUPHA Health Technology Assessment Section

Block 1: Perspectives of Physicians regarding COVID-19 and Long-COVID-19

Invited Chair: Christoph Heintze, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

  • Framing and introduction to the topic by the Chair of the block (3 min)
  • COVID-GAMS - The COVID-19 crisis and its impact on ambulatory care in Germany - perspectives from practice owners (10 min), Nadine Scholten
  • Utilization and provision of health care in German GP practices during the COVID-19-pandemic. (10 min), Susanne Döpfmer
  • Long-/Post-Covid-19 – Perspectives from family doctors and pediatricians on experiences and need for information – results from a nationwide survey in Germany (10 min), Lorena Dini
  • Q&A moderated by the Chair of the block (7 min)

Block 2: Primary Care Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Invited Chair: Diederik Aarendonk, European Forum for Primary Care

  • Framing and introduction to the topic by the Chair of the block (3 min)
  • Delivering value in rural areas: The role of the Physicians Networks in rural Germany – Haffnet 20 years of integrated care approach and the COVID-experience (20 min), Sabine Meinhold and Tomas Nadler
  • Q&A moderated by the Chair of the block (7 min)

Block 3: The Roles of GPs in value generation: population healthcare research and social responsibilities

The Chairs of the session will be moderating Block 3.

  • Framing and introduction to the topic by the Chairs (3 min)
  • Practice-based research to help define value in primary care (10 min), Leonor Heinz
  • The role of GPs in preventing the increase in health disparities (10min), Maria van den Muijsenbergh
  • Q&A moderated by the Chairs (7 min)

Block 4: Reforms in organization and financing of care and investing in public health and the role of GPs in HSR

The Chairs of the session will be moderating Block 4.

  • Framing and introduction to the topic by the Chairs (3 min)
  • The Family Physician: the patient, the population... or both? Financing GPs, bridging person-centered with population-based care (20 min), Jan De Maeseneer
  • Investment for health promotion and disease prevention (20 min), Joanna Lane
  • Realising the potential of primary care (20 min), Nicola Brandt
  • Moderated Discussion by the Chairs (7 min)

Open discussion, conclusions and closing by chairs of the session

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Wed 9th
Alpha 4
BZgA (Germany), GÖG (Austria) MENH - Addressing pre-existing and emerging mental health challenges in times of crisis and beyond – Strategies, approaches and practices from a European perspective

Building resilience in individuals and protecting populations from mental health risks resulting from crisis situations

With three inputs from Germany, Croatia and Austria:

  • Strengthening mental health and resilience of the population and specific target groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung/Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), Germany
  • Mobile teams for psychological crisis support – The Croatian experiences in dealing with psychological stress in times of natural disaster and war, Croatian National Institute of Public Health (CIPH), Croatia
  • Learning about psychosocial effects of life crisis situations – A concept for improved data collection and regular monitoring of psychosocial burden, mental illnesses and suicidality in Austria, Gesundheit Österreich GmbH/Austrian National Public Health Institute (GÖG), Austria


Overcoming stigma around mental health – A fundamental challenge under new attention

With three inputs from Germany, The Netherlands and Austria:

  • Destigmatisation of mental illness – Results from a scoping review on interventions and inventory of best practice examples, inav – privates Institut für angewandte Versorgungsforschung GmbH, Germany/Institute for Applied Health Services Research (on behalf of BZgA), Germany
  • Suicidal behaviour, stigma and mental health – Valuable lessons learned and current activities to address stigma in the Netherlands – Trimbos-institute, The Netherlands
  • Developing a multilevel strategy to reduce mental illness stigma using a Mental Health in All Policies (MHiAP) approach in Austria - Gesundheit Österreich GmbH/Austrian National Public Health Institute (GÖG), Austria

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Wed 9th
Alpha 5
Heidelberg University Hospital, Section for Health Equity Studies & Migration and Bielefeld University, Dep. for Population Medicine & HSR, EUPHA-MIG MIGR - Health System Responses to Migration: From crisis mode to diversity-sensitive inclusive systems

Welcome and Introduction
Kayvan Bozorgmehr (Bielefeld University / Heidelberg University Hospital)


Keynote: The World Health Report on Migration: looking back moving forward
Bernadette Kumar (University of Oslo / EUPHA Migrant Health Section)


Session I - Health information systems and migrant health data:
strategies to overcome blind spots
Chairs: Dominik Zenner (Queen Mary University) and Claudia Hövener (Robert Koch-Institute)


Migrant health data in the WHO European Region
Rosa Jahn (Heidelberg University Hospital)


COVID-19 pandemic: Data gaps and policy consequences
Kolitha Wickramage (IOM Migrant Health Division)


COVID-19 pandemic: Data initiatives and lessons learnt
Charles Agyemang (Amsterdam University / EUPHA Migrant Health Section)


Plenary discussion

Session II – Health system resilience and migration: understanding decisionmaking under uncertainties (Rapid Communications)
Chairs: Karl Blanchet (Geneva University / Lancet Migration EUR) and Kayvan Bozorgmehr (Bielefeld University / Lancet Migration EUR)


Empirical studies on health system resilience: what role for migration?
Louise Biddle (Bielefeld University)


From the 2015-migration crisis to COVID-19 pandemic in Germany: qualitative evidence on lessons (not) learnt
Clara Perplies (Heidelberg University Hospital)


Session II – Health system resilience and migration: understanding decisionmaking under uncertainties (Rapid Communications)
Intersectoral action during the COVID-19 pandemic: network analysis of the role of public health services
Andreas Gold (Heidelberg University Hospital / Bielefeld University)


Othering and Health System Resilience
Sandra Ziegler (Heidelberg University Hospital)


Climate change, resilience, and migration
Patricia Schwerdtle (Heidelberg University)


Plenary discussion


Session III – Border Policies, Conflicts and Health (Care) of Displaced Populations
Chairs: Reem Mussa (MSF / Lancet Migration EUR) and Johanna Offe (Médicins du Monde)


Border Security and Permeability: a health determinant?
Khawla Nasser Al Deen (Lancet Migration EUR)


War in Ukraine: health consequences and health system needs
Rosie James (Lancet Migration EUR)


Mental health of internally displaced populations in Ukraine
Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)


Infectious diseases in mobile populations and access to health and vaccination systems
Sally Hargreaves (St. George’s University / Lancet Migration EUR)


Displacement and encampment: overlooked, forgotten, and neglected crises
Apostolos Veizis (INTERSOS)


Plenary discussion


Session IV: Diversity-sensitive and inclusive health systems: what role for economic arguments?
Chairs: Ursula Trummer (Center for Health and Migration, Vienna) and Allan Krasnik (MESU Copenhagen)


The economic argument – helpful or harmful?
Nora Gottlieb (Bielefeld University)


What we can learn from natural experiment studies in migrant health
Maren Hintermeier (Heidelberg University Hospital / Bielefeld University)


Looking back moving forward: Research Agenda on Economic Arguments & challenges and opportunities for international action and collaboration
Nadav Davidovitch (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)


Plenary discussion


Summing up and closing
Bernadette Kumar (University of Oslo / EUPHA Migrant Health Section) and Kayvan Bozorgmehr (Bielefeld University / University Hospital Heidelberg) 


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Wed 9th
Beta 4
EUPHA-PHE, -ECO, -HSR, UK Medical Research Council/National Inst of Health Research Expert Group on Natural Experimental Evaluations, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Univ of Glasgow, UK NEEV - Natural experimental evaluations for public policy and health systems: recent advances and updated guidance

Morning chair: Professor Ruth Dundas

Introduction to updated natural experiment evaluation guidance
Peter Craig/Mhairi Campbell


Recent Advances in natural experiment evaluation
Vittal Katikireddi/Mhairi Campbell

Small group exercise: designing a natural experiment evaluation
Ruth Dundas


Feedback on exercise
Ruth Dundas/David Ogilvie

Afternoon chair: Professor Peter Craig


Recap of morning session, including questions
Peter Craig


NEEs Case Studies and expert led discussion
David Ogilvie


Closing Q&A and wrapping up
Peter Craig


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Wed 9th
Gamma 6-7
EUPHA-PHPP, EU-Policy Evaluation Network PENP - Evaluating implementation of public policy for the promotion of physical activity and healthy nutrition: Why, how and what should this involve

Dr. Marleen Bekker, Netherlands/ Prof. Catherine Woods, Ireland / Prof. Joanna Żukowska, Poland


Aims and Achievements of the European Policy Evaluation Network
Prof. Wolfgang Ahrens, Germany; see


Policies Influencing Food Environments in EU Member States – Assessment by the Food Environment Policy Index (EPI)
Dr. Janas Harrington, Ireland / Dr. Maartje Poelman, The Netherlands 


Benchmarking of Policies and Infrastructure Support for Creating Physically Active Environments – Development and Implementation of a Novel Physical Activity EPI
Prof. Catherine Woods, Ireland / Dr. Sarah Forberger, Germany


Interactive Session: Discussing Barriers and Facilitators to Conducting Both Food and Physical Activity EPIs
Expanding the number of countries involved, tool dissemination, potential training etc. 


Better Data to Assess Policy Impact – Obtaining Harmonized Indicators of Diet- and Physical Activity-Behaviours and their Determinants by Pan-European Surveillance
Dr. Antje Hebestreit, Germany / Prof. Wolfgang Ahrens, Germany; Presentation followed by a plenary discussion on barriers and facilitators for including SIMPLE indicators into national surveillance systems


Plenary Discussion and Conclusion
Dr. Marleen Bekker / Prof. Joanna Żukowska, Poland / Prof. Wolfgang Ahrens; Feedback from the interactive sessions, next steps and future directions


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Wed 9th
Beta 6
Precarious Work Research Consortium, Karolinska Institute, Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Stockholm Region PREM - Precarious Employment - Harmonized Definition and Reporting in Public Health

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Wed 9th
Beta 7
ITM REBR - Unravelling Data for Rapid Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 (unCoVer)

Session 1 - Roadmap for cross-border data exchange


Session 2 - Towards a federated infrastructure for analysis of real-world data (RWD)

Session 3 - Utilization of the unCoVer toolbox for COVID-19 data analysis

Session 4 - Stakeholder forum

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Wed 9th
Beta 3
EUPHA-SSWH SSWH - Longitudinal studies on social security, work and health - defining measurements, statistical analyses and ethical issues

Core measures of work participation


Causal inferences from register and observational data


Round-table discussions (including introductions) on methodological topics

Round table 1: Cultural adaptions of measures/questionnaires and scoring scales´ transferability

Round table 2: Statistical methods for investigating individual-level changes over time: Sequence analyses and group-based trajectory analyses

Round table 3: Network analyses/big data/machine learning/complex data

Round table 4: Legislations across countries and how this affects study populations and translation of results into practice


Wrap-up including ethical and political implications


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Wed 9th
Gamma 6-7
Berlin School of Public Health and PKV Verband e. V. HPCC - Health Promoting Settings and Climate Change

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Wed 9th
Beta 5
EUPHA-PHMR, PHIRI, Sciensano (Belgium) The Norwegian Directorate of eHealth, FHI, ELIXIR -Research Infrastructure META - What is metadata? Common standards and properties

Welcome and opening
Petronille Bogaert, EU Health Information System Unit, Sciensano, Belgium


Setting the scene and Inspirational cases

  • What is metadata? What are common standards and their properties?
    Truls Korsgaard, Norwegian Directorate for e-Health, Norway
    Pascal Derycke, EU Health Information System Unit, Sciensano, Belgium
  • Why we need metadata for public health data sources? Illustrated with the European Health Information Portal and the ambition of the European Health Data Space (EHDS2 pilot).
    Hanna Tolonen, Challenges and Solutions on Population Health and Welfare, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
    Petronille Bogaert, EU Health Information System Unit, Sciensano, Belgium
  • Assessing FAIRness levels of health data within HealthyCloud
    Irini Kesisoglou, EU Health Information System Unit, Sciensano, Belgium
  • Metadata repository clinical trials
    Steve Canham, European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN)
  • The FAIR Cookbook: pharmas and academics join forces to make data FAIR
    Susanna-Assunta Sansone, ELIXIR

Practical exercise

  • Create your own metadata documentation using DCAT standard
    Group work facilitated by:
    Pascal Derycke, EU Health Information System Unit, Sciensano, Belgium
    Truls Korsgaard, Norwegian Directorate for e-Health, Norway

Wrap up and key messages
Petronille Bogaert, EU Health Information System Unit, Sciensano, Belgium


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Wed 9th
Beta 8
PartNet, PRESENT PART - How participation strengthens health research! Current developments in Participatory Health Research in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Welcome and Keynote “Participatory (Health) Research – sketching the emancipatory potential in the light of different research approaches”
Prof. Dr. B. Behrisch, Catholic U Appl Sci Berlin; Prof. Dr. G. Bär, Alice Salomon U Appl Sci Berlin

Session I “Participatory research in primary prevention and health promotion – whose questions, whose answers”


  • Physical activity promotion in older adults applying a community-based participatory
    approach: results from OUTDOOR ACTIVE
    B. Albrecht, U Bremen
  • Transdisciplinary research in physical activity promotion: participation, co-production, and scale-up of interventions
    Dr. P. Gelius, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Fostering critical reflection in childcare settings – a follow up on output, outcome, impact referring to a participatory research project
    I. Schaefer, Alice Salomon U Appl Sci, Berlin


Session II “Participatory health research – how to deal with power differences of the field?”


  • Towards participation opportunities for all!
    Prof. Dr. M. Moser, U Appl Sci St. Pölten
  • Experience-based co-design: a tool to promote an inclusive response to the Covid-19 pandemic?
    C. Rawlinson, U Lausanne
  • Efforts, opportunities and obstacles for participation: approaches in governmental Public Health institutions
    A. Bethmann, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin

Round table and closing remarks
Discussants: Prof. Dr. M. Moser, U Appl Sci St. Pölten; Prof. Dr. A. Frahsa, U Bern; Prof. Dr. Morton Hulvej Rod, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen


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Wed 9th
Gamma 8-9
ASPHER, EUPHA YRF - Young Researchers' Forum
Wed 9th
EUPHA (PHM) (ENV) (URB) WALK - Disasters, Cities and Health - A multi-disciplinary walking experience in Berlin