13 Jun 2019, Φ EPH conf Marseille: submissions accepted

13.6.19, Φ EPH conference Marseille: our submissions were accepted / unsere eingereichten Vorschläge wurden akzeptiert

The 12th European Public Health (EPH) conference takes place in Marseille, 20-23 Nov 2019 / Die 12. Europäische Public Health-Konferenz erfolgt in Marseille, 20.-23.11.2019, https://ephconference.eu/. Venue: Marseille Chanot, Palais des Congrès et des Expositions, 114 Rond-Point du Prado, Marseille, France, https://ephconference.eu/.

The organizers received nearly 2.200 abstracts, including 150 for workshops. With a rejection rate of 40%, it is a pleasure to see the following workshop accepted: “Greening the European Public Health conferences, and beyond”. Organiser: EUPHA’s Green Club; HIA section; Environment & Health section / Die Veranstalter erhielten fast 2.200 Abstracts, darunter 150 für Workshops. Bei einer Ablehnungsquote der Workshops von 40% wurde erfreulicherweise folgender Vorschlag akzeptiert: “Greening the European Public Health conferences, and beyond”. Organisatoren: EUPHA’s Green Club; Sektion HIA; Sektion Environment & Health [19-09]. Chairs: Rainer Fehr, Peter van den Hazel.

Workshop papers / Workshop-Beiträge:

  1. Greening the European Public Health conferences – The Green Club (J. Mamo, U Malta)
  2. Using the WHO EURO checklist for healthy and sustainable meetings (D. Zeegers Paget, EUPHA)
  3. Towards quantifying CO2 emissions from EPH conference travel (R. Fehr, U Bielefeld; D. Zeegers Paget, EUPHA; OCL Mekel, LZG.NRW Bochum; N. Bos, U Wageningen) [19-09a]

Main workshop messages: (i) For reasons of responsibility and credibility, professional associations need to care about their ecological footprint; EUPHA created a “Green Club” and explores practical measures for “greening”, (ii) Both resource consumption and emissions from EPH conferences are considerable, calling for intensified action, e.g. provision of evidence, awareness-building, and promotion of eco-friendly options.

Also accepted:

  • As a pitch presentation: Building bridges: Sustainable Urban Health in Hamburg, 2018 (R. Fehr; A. Trojan, UKE Hamburg; Claudia Hornberg, U Bielefeld) [19-08]. Main messages: (i) Sustainable Urban Health (SUH), based on Human ecology, is an integrative “no regrets” approach and can cooperatively be applied anywhere, informing and guiding professionals and civic society. (ii) Even where activities around “health” constitute a remarkable element of urban culture, there is room for improvement, e.g. quality assurance on systems level, and more focus on sustainability.
  • As a contribution to the workshop “Health in Environmental Impact Assessment: getting serious about primary prevention” (Chair: P. Martín Olmedo): paper “Health in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Gaining strength from the ‘Family of health assessments’ approach” (R. Fehr) [19-06]. From the abstract: “… The ‘family’ perspective helps to make best use of existing (local) knowledge (which is often embedded in diverse forms of health assessments); and to assure consistent practice across assessments. The inter-relationship of health assessments is a reason to reconsider training courses and to develop more integrated approaches”.

For the HIA pre-conference, see here.

In summary, all our submissions met with approval / Ergebnis: alle unsere Einreichungen wurden akzeptiert.