10-12 Nov 2016, Φ Wien/Vienna: 9th European Public Health (EPH) conference

img_7985Organised by the European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Austrian Public Health Association (ÖGPH), https://ephconference.eu/# / veranstaltet von der European Public Health Conference Foundation, der European Public Health Association (EUPHA) und der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Public Health (ÖGPH), https://ephconference.eu/#

img_7994Venue / Tagungsort: Austria Center Vienna (ACV), Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, A-1220 Wien

For the first time, there was a mobile conference app / Erstmals gab es ein Konferenz-App für mobile Endgeräte: 2016 EPH Conference App.

Vienna Declaration (https://ephconference.eu/vienna-declaration-294): set up by EUPHA and ÖGPH to reiterate their commitment to the principles of the Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion, taking into account new and emerging threats to public health that have arisen in the three decades since the adoption of the Ottawa Charter / Erklärung von Wien (https://ephconference.eu/vienna-declaration-294): aufgestellt von EUPHA und ÖGPH, um ihr Engagement für die Prinzipien der Ottawa-Konferenz zu bekräftigen, unter Berücksichtigung neuer und absehbarer gesundheitlicher Bedrohungen, die sich in den drei Jahrzehnten seit Verabschiedung der  Ottawa eingestellt haben.


Green conference / Umweltfreundliche Konferenz

(only presented in the printed program, p.99 / nur im gedruckten Programmheft, p.99)

“The EPH conference is committed to reducing the environmental impact of the conference and finding ways to be more environmentally responsible” / Die EPH-Konferenz legt es darauf ab, negative Umweltauswirkungen zu mindern und umweltgerecht durchgeführt zu werden…

“… some initiatives we have taken…” / einige Maßnahmen:

  • Refillable water bottles … / Nachfüllbare Wasserflaschen …
  • Catering – Coffee and tea are served in recycled cups. Most lunch ingredients are from regional and organic origin… / Versorgung – Kaffee und Tee in recycelten Bechern. Beim Mittagessen haben die meisten Zutaten einen regionalen, organischen Ursprung …
  • Reduced printing – … by switching to E-Posters, digital marketing and email communication / Vermindertes Drucken – … Wechsel zu E-Posters, digitaler Vermarktung und Email-Kommunikation
  • Abstract submission, registration and invoicing are fully web-based. The Conference Programme and abstracts can be accessed online / Abstract-Einreichung, Registrierung und Rechnungsstellung erfolgen vollständig web-basiert. Das Konferenz-Programm und die Abstracts sind online zugänglich
  • The Conference Bag is made of recycled materials. The Programme Book is printed on FSC Mix paper…” [i.e. certified by Forest Stewardship Council, https://ic.fsc.org/en] / Der Konferenz-Beutel ist aus recyceltem Material gefertigt. Das Programmheft ist auf FSC Mix paper gedruckt [d.h. zertifiziert durch den Forest Stewardship Council, https://ic.fsc.org/en]

The Austria Center Vienna is awarded as Green Conference Center / Das Austria Center Vienna ist als Green Conference Center ausgezeichnet.

Cf. 11 Nov 2016, Φ Workshop 7.A: Reducing the health and environment footprint of European Public Health conferences?


Selected program elements / Ausgewählte Veranstaltungsteile:

10 Nov, Session 1.A Round table: Challenges to ethical research conduct: Perspectives, issues and implications for practice and policy

Chairs: Jihad Makhoul – Lebanon, Els Maeckelberghe – NL

  • Juggling With Varying Ethics Clearance Practices: Experiences From A 7-Country Policy Study (Arja Aro – DK)
  • The Smartphones Study: An Analysis Of Disciplinary Differences In Research Ethics Committee Responses To Phone App-based Automated Data Collection (Mark Mccann – UK)
  • Common Misconceptions And Publication Ethics Issues In Non-therapeutic Research (Silviya Yankulovska – BG)
  • Completing The Picture: Research Participants’ Experiences Of Biomedical Research (Jihad Makhoul – Lebanon)

One remarkable issue was disciplinary differences in Research Ethics committee responses / Ein bemerkenswertes Teilthema betraf disziplinäre Unterschiede zwischen den Antworten von Forschungsethik-Kommissionen.

10 Nov, Plenary 1: From Ottawa to Vienna – 30 years of the Ottawa Charter

Organised by EUPHA and EuroHealthNet.

  • Gauden Galea (WHO Europe): Ottawa charter – Presentation on the future of/for the five Ottawa
  • Charter action areas by 5 young pitchers
  • Reflection (Evelyne de Leeuw – Australia)
  • Panel discussion

11 Nov, Workshop 4.C: Indicators for evidence-informed policy-making – Development, validation, contextualization (Adriana Valente, Arja Aro)

Chairs: Adriana Valente – Italy, Arja Aro – Denmark

  • Frameworks and participatory processes for developing indicators for evidence-informed policy making (Adriana Valente – Italy)
  • REPOPA indicators for evidence-informed policy making validated by an international Delphi study (Valentina Tudisca – Italy)
  • Contextualization of indicators for evidence-informed policy making: results from Denmark and Italy (Arja Aro – Denmark)

The EC-funded project REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA, www.repopa.eu/content/project-repopa) “aims to integrate scientific research knowledge, expert know-how and real world policy making process to increase synergy and sustainability in promoting health and preventing disease, and to promote physical activity in structural policy making, by:

  • Building on evidence and experiences on policy making processes
  • Studying innovative ’win-win’ ways to collaborate between academia and policy makers
  • Establishing structures and best practices for future health promotion.”

11 Nov, Plenary 2: Achieving health in fragmented systems

Collaboration: Hauptverband für Sozialversicherung (HVB), Austria

Keynote speaker and moderator: Stephen Peckham, Professor of Health Policy, University of Kent, United Kingdom. Panellists: Josef Probst (HVB, Austria), Herwig Osterman (Austrian Public Health Institute, Austria), Tit Albreht (National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia), Claudia Stein (WHO Regional Office for Europe).

12 Nov, Plenary 5: Health for all

Organised by EUPHA

Moderator: Juergen Soffried (Austria); Speakers/panelists: Natasha Azzopardi Muscat (EUPHA President-elect, Malta), Michael Moore (WFPHA President, Australia), David Stuckler (Oxford University, UK), Allan Krasnik (U Copenhagen, DK) , Teodora Krumova (Amalipe NGO, BG).

See also / Siehe auch:

  • 11 Nov 2016, Φ Workshop “Reducing the health and environment footprint of European Public Health conferences?”
  • 12 Nov 2016, Φ Double workshop: “Health Impact Quantification”
  • 12 Nov 2016, Φ Workshop “Health Assessments”