Local Support Committee 

In organising the annual conference, EPH Conference Foundation works together with a local partner in the host country. This is usually the national public health association but can also be the national institute for public health or a university. The local partner establishes a Local Support Committee (LSC) which consists of national stakeholders and leading experts in public health. The LSC has the task to gather support for the conference, to market and advertise the conference in the host country and to encourage national and regional participation and involvement. The Chair of the Conference is also the chair of the LSC and the contact for the EPH-CO and the EPH-EB. 

Local Support Committee 2023:

Anthony Staines

Chair of the 16th European Public Health Conference

Dr. Anthony Staines is the Professor of Health Systems in the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health in Dublin City University. He works across Europe on the uses of health information, information standards, and service delivery and evaluation, especially for people with disabilities. More recently he has worked on public health communication in pandemic times. He is an epidemiologist and a public health physician. He has led the boards of several major health organizations, including the Irish Blood Transfusion service, ans St. Michael's house (an intellectual disability service)

  • Abby Gold, University of Minnesota
  • Adrien Aubert, Université Paris Cité
  • Andrea Bowe, UCC
  • Anthony Staines, DCU
  • Breda Smyth, Health Service Executive
  • Cliodhna Foley-Nolan, Independent consultant
  • Debbi Stanistreet, RCSI
  • Emer O’Connell, HSE
  • Ethna Fitzgerald, Conference organiser, Independent
  • Cecily Kelleher, UCD/FFPHMI
  • Gillian Paul, DCU
  • Greg Carew, Conference organiser, Abbey Travel
  • Helen Dolk, UU
  • Ivan Perry, UCC
  • Kate Frazer, UCD
  • Regien Biesma, UMCG
  • Saoirse Nic Gabhainn, NUIG
  • Sara McQuinn, DCU
  • Patricia Fitzpatrick, UCD
  • Valeria Perez Muto, Clinic Barcelona