Vienna 2016 - Plenary programme

Plenary Programme

The theme for the 9th EPH Conference is All for Health, Health for All. A healthy population is a key requirement for the achievement of society’s goals. Good health for all enhances quality of life, improves workforce productivity, increases the capacity for learning, strengthens families and communities, supports sustainable habitats and environments, and contributes to security, poverty reduction and social inclusion. Reducing inequalities improves health and well-being for all. However, escalating costs for treatment and care are placing unsustainable burdens on national and local resources such that broader developments may be held back.

This relation between health, well-being and economic development has been propelled up the political agenda of all countries. Increasingly, communities, employers and industries are expecting and demanding strong coordinated government action to promote health in all sectors of society and avoid duplication and fragmentation of actions. Through the plenary sessions this vision is further explored.

Opening Ceremony of the 9th European Public Health Conference

Thursday 10 November, 13:00 – 13:40

This session is setting the scene for the whole conference. Armin Fidler, eminent expert on health policy, strategy and management, former Lead Advisor for the World Bank and currently Senior Lecturer at the European Masters Programme for Health Economics and Management at Management Center Innsbruck, Austria, will introduce the main theme.
(opening film)

Moderator - Thomas Dorner, Chair Austrian Public Health Association (ÖGPH) and Chair of the 9th European Public Health Conference

Keynote speaker - Armin Fidler, Austria (presentation)

Plenary 1 - From Ottawa to Vienna: 30 years of the Ottawa Charter

Thursday 10 November, 15:00 - 16:00

In November 2016 we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter, launched as a  series of actions among international health organisations, national governments and local communities to achieve the goal of ‘Health for All’ through better health promotion. This plenary session focuses on the question ‘From Ottawa to Vienna: 30 years of the Ottawa Charter: where are we now and where should we go?’

Organised by - EUPHA and EuroHealthNet

Welcome and introducing speakers
Nicoline Tamsma, EuroHealthNet 

Gauden Galea, WHO Europe (presentation)

Ottawa charter – Presentation on the future of/for the five Ottawa Charter action areas by 5 young pitchers
Elodie Besnier, Public Health Wales, United Kingdom
Aida Tanios, Austrian Public Health Institute, Austria
Igor Grabovac, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Lindsay Sullivan, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Emma Byström, Public Health Agency, Sweden

Feedback on the proposals to take the 5 elements of the Ottawa charter forward
Evelyne de Leeuw, Centre for Health Equity Training, Research & Evaluation (CHETRE), Australia (presentation)

Panel discussion to reflect on the pitches and debate the future of Health Promotion

Julian Mamo, EUPHA

Gauden Galea, WHO Europe
Evelyne de Leeuw, Centre for Health Equity Training, Research & Evaluation (CHETRE), Australia
Bosse Pettersson, The National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden

Plenary 2 - Achieving health in fragmented systems

Friday 11 November, 09:40 – 10:40

This session explores the relation between new forms of work, social solidarity, insurance and health promotion from an international perspective. Questions on the future of solidarity,  occupational health in times of zero hours’ contracts, fiscal policies will be addressed.

Collaboration - Hauptverband für Sozialversicherung (HVB), Austria

Keynote speaker and moderator Stephen Peckham, Professor of Health Policy, University of Kent, United Kingdom (presentation)

Josef Probst, Hauptverband für Sozialversicherung (HVB), Austria
Herwig Osterman, Austrian Public Health Institute, Austria (replacing Pamela  Rendi-Wagner, Ministry of Health, Austria)
Tit Albreht, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
Claudia Stein, WHO Regional Office for Europe (presentation)

Plenary 3 - All for Health: The contribution of science to Planetary Health

Friday 11 November, 14:00 – 15:00

This plenary marks ASPHER’s 50th Anniversary and looks at the role of scientists in global and public health decision making.

Organised by - ASPHER

Moderator - Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, ASPHER

Richard Horton, The Lancet
Peter Groenewegen, NIVEL, The Netherlands (presentation)
Matthew Fox, Boston University, United States
Katarzyna Czabanowska, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Raquel Lucas, Porto Medical School, Portugal 

Plenary 4 - Health technologies, personalized health and equity: conflict or alignment?

Friday 11 November, 17:50 – 18:50

An individual's health depends on three levels of 'determinants': her/his genetic predispositions; her/his behaviour with regards to nutrition, physical activity, substance abuse etc., including social determinants and the health system's readiness to act when needed (including through prevention, vaccination etc.).
Modern technologies are in the process of revolutionising all three levels, whether though HFS of genes, telemedicine and IT solutions (health apps, smart watches, etc.), the internet of things and personalized medicine and prevention. How disruptive are these changes? How do they fit into the traditional 'trilogy' of promotion, prevention and cure?  What are the implications for health inequalities and for society in general?  

Read the full abstract of the session here

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

Moderator - Anjana Ahuja, freelance science writer, United Kingdom

Fabrizio Renzi, Director Technology and Innovation IBM Italia, Italy (presentation)
Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Rod Collins, Director of Innovation, Optimity Advisors, United States
Andrej Rys, European Commission, Belgium

Plenary 5 - Health for All

Saturday 12 November, 13:40 – 14:40

In this plenary session we highlight the importance of good health and access to health care for all against the backdrop of international trade, austerity measures and massive migration. Speakers of international standing will discuss in a round table the challenges for health for all from different perspectives.

Organised by - EUPHA

Moderator - Juergen Soffried, Austria

Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, President-elect EUPHA, Malta (presentation)
Michael Moore, President World Federation of Public Health Assocations, Australia (presentation)
David Stuckler, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Allan Krasnik, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (presentation)
Teodora Krumova, Amalipe NGO, Bulgaria

Closing Ceremony of the 9th European Public Health Conference (video)

Saturday 12 November, 14:40 – 15:25

Moderator - Thomas Dorner, Austria

Performance by the Vienna 2016 Choir

Taking the Vienna Declaration homeMartin McKee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom (presentation)

Awards ceremony - Best Poster Prize, Best Abstract Prize, Ferenc Bojan Award - Thomas Dorner, Austria

From Vienna to StockholmNatasha Azzopardi Muscat - EPH Conference President

Welcome to Stockholm 2017 - Birger Forsberg, Chair of the 10th European Public Health Conference (film and presentation)