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

Ljubljana, Slovenia
28 November - 1 December 2018

Plenary Sessions


Opening session of the 8th European Public Health Conference

Thursday 15 October 2015 at 13:00
Welcome to Milan - Carlo Signorelli, Chair 8th European Public Health Conference, Italy
Opening speech - Hon. Beatrice Lorenzin, Minister of Health, Italy
Planetary health: what should Europe do?Sir Andy Haines, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom 

Plenary 1: Global health risks: What is expected of Europe? - EUPHA

Thursday 15 October 2015 at 17:35
Setting the scene: Global health risks and Europe - Martin McKee, President EUPHA, United Kingdom 

Practical insight on how to manage the European Council on global health issues - Raniero Guerra, Director General for Prevention, Ministry of Health, Italy

Panel discussion with:
Mengistu Asnake Kibret - World Federation of Public Health Associations, Ethiopia
Kasturi Sen - Oxford University, United Kingdom
Scott L. Greer - University of Michigan, United States

Plenary 2: Healthy People, Healthy Planet - EuroHealthNet

Friday16 October 2015 at 11:35
Moderator Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet 
Health in the post 2015 framework
Ilona Kickbusch - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
Making ecological public health a reality
George Morris - Exeter University, United Kingdom
Sustainable Food, Nutrition and Health
Tim Lang - City University London, United Kingdom
Panel discussion with above Speakers and:
Annemiek van Bolhuis - National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands 

Plenary 3: Learning from each other: How to transfer best practice across boundaries? - European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Friday 16 October 2015 at 13:45
Moderator - Josep Figueras, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies  
Speakers / Panelists:
Martin McKee - London School of Hygiene and Tropicial Medicine, United Kingdom
Hans Kluge - WHO Regional Office for Europe
Isabel de la Mata - European Commission, DG SANTE
Brett Davidson - Open Society Foundations, United States
Tania Dussey-Cavassini - Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland

Plenary 4: The new EU health information system - European Commission

Friday 16 October 2015 at 17:25 
Moderator - Stefan Schreck, European Commission, DG SANTE  
Speakers / Panelists:
Gaetan Lafortune - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  
Mika Gissler - National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland 
Pascal Wolff - European Commission, Eurostat
Ciaran Nicoll - European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Claudia Stein - World Health Organization (WHO)

Plenary 5: The global public health professional - ASPHER

Saturday 17 October 2015 at 13:30
Moderator - Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn - Charité University, Berlin, Germany
Speakers / Panellists:
Adriana Corina Stanciu - Coltea Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
Suzanne Marie Babich - University of North Carolina, United States
Michael Moore - Public Health Association, Australia
Armin Fidler - President European Health Management Association (EHMA)
Alessandra Lafranconi - University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy

Closing session of the 8th European Public Health Conference

Saturday 17 October 2015
Moderator - Carlo Signorelli, Chair 8th European Public Health Conference, Italy
Summary of the conference - Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, President-elect EUPHA, Malta
Welcome to Vienna 2016 - Thomas Dorner, Chair 9th European Public Health Conference, Austria