In the past years, we have learned from the Covid-19 pandemic that infectious diseases know no boundaries. Although we have seen the successful development of vaccines, we have also seen with the spread of the new variants around the globe that these vaccines have not yet been available to everyone. At the conference, we want to explore ways in which the public health community can rally around the principle of bringing about better population health for all. The growing health inequalities around the globe lead to a simple conclusion: Europe must take on a more active role in global health. This includes taking a stand on expansive issues such as planetary health, climate change, environmental degradation, water and food security, migration, gender, and poverty. Europe must use its knowledge and influence to balance out market forces, expand regulatory oversight and create socially responsible systems for health. Digitalization is a key area where recent developments require us to exchange ideas. The past decades have seen significant developments in data collection and processing capacity as well as eHealth applications. We need to ensure that the vast amounts of data generated are well protected on the one hand, but also being available and usable for public health interventions. We want the discussions at the 15th EPH Conference to contribute to resilient health systems, universal health coverage (UHC), a well-trained and highly qualified clinical and public health workforce, and governance structures that take a stand and shape health systems globally. In the plenary programme we examine current and pressing challenges affecting the future of our discipline:
Can people afford to pay for health care? Evidence on inequity in financial protection in Europe. Organised by WHO Regional Office for Europe
Benefits and challenges of the European Health Data Space. Organised by EUPHA and European Commission
Health Systems Performance Assessment for Policy: Uses and Abuses. Organised by European Commission and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Reorienting health services: the transformational potential of health promotion. Organised by EuroHealthNet
Sustaining high quality care: interprofessional training for our clinical and public health workforce. Organised by ASPHER and EHMA
Read more about the theme and plenary sessions here.
Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe
Stella Kyriakides, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Karl Lauterbach, Minister of Health, Germany [tbc]
Christian Drosten, Institute of Virology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany,
Dineke Zeegers Paget, Past Executive Director EUPHA
Charles Normand, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Sarah Thomson, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Kaisa Immonen, European Patients' Forum (EPF)
Andrzej Rys, European Commission
Petronille Bogaert, Sciensano, Belgium
Irene Schlünder, TMF, Germany
Emmanuel Bacry, Health Data Hub, France
Reinhard Busse, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Kenneth Grech, Chair EU Expert Group Health Systems Performance Assessment
Irini Papanicolas, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Jon Cylus, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Rüdiger Krech, World Health Organization
Susan Michie, University College London, United Kingdom
Jan De Maeseneer, Chair EU Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health
Jet Bussemaker, Council of Public Health & Society, Netherlands
Cristiano Figueiredo, NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal
Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, WHO Regional Office for Europe
George Valiotis, EHMA,
Fatai Ogunlayi, UK Public Health Specialty Registrar
Reinhard Busse, Chair of EPH Conference 2022
Verena Vogt, Chair of the International Scientific Committee
Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA
Isabel de la Mata, European Commission
John Middleton, ASPHER
Dimitra Panteli, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Martin Dietrich, Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet
We are organising an exciting lunch symposiums programme during the extended lunch hours. No separate registration required. Just take your lunch to the breakout room and take part.
Thursday 10 November
Enhancing pathways for vaccine assessments and national decision-making – a driver of resilient health systems, organised by VaccinesEurope
EU Funding opportunities and procurement, organised by the European Commission
Friday 11 November
How can mRNA science shape the future of public health?, organised by Moderna
SHARP Joint Action - strengthening capacity in preparing for the unexpected, organised by SHARP Joint Action
More lunch symposiums will be announced shortly on our website.
Pre-conferences are held on Wednesday 9 November. The full programme is announced on our website. Pre-conferences are held for half day (morning or afternoon) or full day. Attending a pre-conference requires separate registration. This can be done while registering for the main conference but can also be added to your existing registration at a later time. Registration fees are €75 and €150. Sponsored pre-conferences are €20. (inclusive network buffet lunch and VAT).
Evaluating implementation of public policy for the promotion of physical activity and healthy nutrition: Why, how and what should this involve (PHPP)- organised by EUPHA Public health policy and politics section and EU-Policy Evaluation Network
Unravelling data for Rapid Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 (unCoVer) (REBR) – organised by Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium
Addressing pre-existing and emerging mental health challenges in times of crisis and beyond – Strategies, approaches and practices from a European perspective
Organised by: Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Germany, and Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG), Austria
Using public health foresight to be better prepared for the future – organised by EUPHA Foresight section
Health literacy and salutogenesis in context (LISA) – organised by EUPHA Health promotion section in collaboration with universities in Germany
Bridging primary care and public health: revisiting the priorities of practitioners in the aftermath of COVID-19 (HSRP)- organised by EUPHA Health services research section
Precarious employment - harmonized definition and reporting in public health (PREM) – organised by Precarious Work Research Consortium, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Health systems responses to migration: from crisis mode to diversity-sensitive inclusive systems (MIGR) - organised by Heidelberg University, in cooperation with EUPHA Migrant health section and Lancet Migration European Hub
Natural experimental evaluations for public policy and health systems: recent advances and updated guidance (NEEV) – organised by EUPHA sections and MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, UK
Methods and analytical strategies for longitudinal studies on social security, work and health (SSWH) – organised by EUPHA Social security, work and health section
How participation strengthens health research! Current developments in Participatory Health Research in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (PART) - organised by PartNet (Participatory Health Research Network, PRESENT (German Prevention RESEarch NeTwork)
Health promoting settings and climate change (HPCC) - organised by Berlin School of Public Health and PKV Verband e. V.
What is metadata? Common standards and properties (META) – organised by EUPHA Public health monitoring and reporting section and others.
Detailed information about the pre-conference programme on our website.
EARLY REGISTRATION IS OPEN
More than 1,500 colleagues have already registered. You can still benefit from early bird registration fees until 1 September. EUPHA members and delegates from Germany pay € 670 before 1 September, non-members € 740, Students, trainees and colleagues from low- and middle-income countries pay € 400 (all including VAT).
Meet your colleagues at the largest public health event in Europe during four fully packed conference days. You can’t afford to miss out! More information here
At this moment there are no restrictive measures for the event industry applicable in Germany. Meetings, conferences, events and trade fairs are not subject to upper limits and access conditions. Event organizers are free to decide whether and how to make use of protective measures. For the EPH Conference 2022 we will follow the recommendations for responsible events to ensure our delegates can attend the conference safely. More information can be found on the websites of VisitBerlin and the State of Berlin.
BE AWARE OF FAKE CONFERENCES
**WARNING** We’ve noticed that some #EPH2022 presenters have been contacted by europublichealthwebinar or scientificmeditech.com to present at a 4th European Public Health Webinar in November. The senders have used EUPHA's European Public Health Week logo, but please note that neither EUPHA nor EPH Conference are in any way involved in this invitation or webinar.
CONFERENCE VENUE HUB27 BERLIN
The 15th EPH Conference will be held in the hub27 Berlin, part of MesseBerlin. Hub27 is the most modern, multifunctional conference centre in Germany. It is easily accessed by S-Bahn and U-Bahn from all parts of Berlin. You can reach Berlin by long-distance high-speed trains from everywhere in Europe. Flights arrive at and depart from the new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport (BER), 20 km from the city centre.