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Webinar agenda

Right to health, public health and climate change
February 20, 2024 - 14:00-16:00 London time, 15:00 - 17:00 CET

Organised by: UK Faculty of Public Health, United Nations Human Rights, Global Network for Academic Public Health, ASPHER, EUPHA-LAW

Climate change is a public health emergency. It is the single biggest threat to global health, peace, and security, a crisis multiplier, and a significant driver of health inequalities. Human right-based approaches are essential for good public health policies and practice, including action to address climate change.

This webinar is the first in a series offered by the Faculty of Public Health (UK), UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva, Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH), Groningen Centre for Health Law, EUPHA and other partners to build understanding, competence and capacity on human rights-based approaches for good public health policy and practice.

The session will include presentation by Alicia El Yamin, distinguished scholar, author and advocate from Harvard University, with Maja Groff, international lawyer based in the Hague and Convenor, Climate Governance Commission , Marlies Hesselman, from the University of Groningen Centre for Law, and Benjamin Schachter, Human rights Officer at OCHR, as discussants and Panelists. 

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A national and sub-national analysis of diabetes mellitus prevalence and health inequalities in Europe
February 29, 2024 - 16:00-17:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-CHR

  • Orsolya Varga, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen; Syreon Research Institute, Budapest
  • Nour Mahrouseh, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen
  • Carlos Alexandre Soares Andrade, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen

More information here
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ECDC scenario's for 2040
March 1, 2024 - 11:00-12:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-FOR
Presenter: Gerjon Ikink, Principal Expert Public Health Foresight and Determinants, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Six future scenarios were developed as a foundational element of the ECDC Foresight Programme. The scenarios feature the possible threat landscapes for ECDC’s mission and operations in 2040. We have since revised and refined the scenarios and then done a ‘backcasting’ from these scenarios from 2040 to the present, as well as desk research, to identify steps and actions to be taken so that ECDC would still be effective in each of these scenarios. Based on this, a list of possible policy and strategy options have been identified for ECDC to prepare for and respond to the emerging situations under each scenario.

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Fourth in-between seminar of the EUPHA Social security, work and health section
March 19, 2024 - 13:00-15:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-SSWH

At this digital seminar we will aim to showcase the range of research going on within the research field by letting a number of young researchers present their projects. We will also allow plenty of time for questions and discussions. We hope that many will take the opportunity to meet up and be inspired! 

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Meeting ID: 941 4980 2836
Access code: 784012

The program including the list of speakers will be presented soon


How are tobacco companies circumventing tobacco control legislation in Israel?
March 28, 2024 - 16:00-17:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-CHR
Presenter: Dr. Yael Bar-Zeev, MD, MPH, PhD Hebrew University of Jerusalem

More information will follow.

Surveillance bias of Cancer
April 25, 2024 - 16:00-17:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-CHR
Presenters: Dr Stefano Tancredi, MD, and Prof Arnaud Chiolero, MD PhDPopulation Health Laboratory, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

More information will follow.

Burden of Chronic Diseases from a small country perspective
May 30, 2024 - 16:00-17:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-CHR
Presenter: Dr. Sarah Cuschieri MD, PhD, University of Malta, Adjunct research professor Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

More information will follow.

Past webinars

EUPHA members can watch the recordings of webinars in the EUPHA Resources Module. The module can be accessed through the link in your personal account!

Future proofiing the EU AMR Action plan  – Applying futures methods to complex public health challenges
January 26, 2024 - 11:00-12:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-FOR
Presented by: Sarah Parkinson, RAND Europe

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious public health concern and has been deemed a top priority amongst public health authorities internationally. In 2017, the European Commission published the European One Health Action Plan against AMR, which set out objectives and priory areas for actions across EU/EEA Member States. In this webinar, we will present a future-proofing study of the Action Plan. This study included developing a series of scenarios for how AMR might develop over the next ten years, in order to gather stakeholder perspectives on how the Plan can be improved to mitigate against future risks, take advantage of future opportunities and move towards more favourable futures. This webinar will focus on both how future methodologies can be applied to think through complex public health challenges, and on the results of the study.


Epidemiology and Prevention of Chronic Disease: Global Public Health Perspectives
January 25, 2024 - 16:00-17:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-CHR
Prof. Saverio Stranges, MD, PhD, FAHA

This webinar will provide a global overview on the epidemiology and prevention of chronic disease, with focus on cardio-metabolic conditions and multimorbidity, as well as on the role of lifestyles and social determinants of health. It will focus on examples of Dr Stranges’s own research in this field. Specific topics will be: (1) the role of traditional and emerging risk factors; (2) the importance of socio-environmental determinants of health and their impact on chronic disease in both high-income countries and low-resource settings; (3) the need for enhanced partnership between primary care & public health; (4) current & future public health challenges and opportunities in chronic disease prevention and management.

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EUPHA Global health initiative/section AMR Webinar series
January 24, 2024 - 14:00-15:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-GH
Liz Taylor, WHO

The EUPHA Global Health section-initiative is pleased to announce the first of what will be a series of webinars about Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in 2024.

Dr Liz Tayler from the World Health Organization (WHO) will be our guest presenter for the first webinar. Dr Tayler will discuss the important topic of AMR, a global health issue that affects the effectiveness of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs. Dr Tayler will share valuable insights and updates on the current state of AMR and its impact on global health. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an expert in the field and engage in a thought-provoking discussion.

Dr Tayler works for WHO supporting Egypt and countries in the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) to scale up action on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and AMR. Liz previously worked on AMR in WHO Geneva for seven years, where she led the team supporting National Action plans, the establishment of the AMR Multi-Partner Trust Fund and the Quadripartite Strategic Framework for AMR, and developed the Tripartite AMR country self-assessment survey (TrACCS), and AMR monitoring framework.


Webinar on Global Health
December 12, 2023 - 17:00-17:00 CET

Organised by: EPH Lisbon host

Sonia Dias, chair of the International Scientific Committee Lisbon 2024


Ilona Kickbusch, Founder and Chair of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland

Magda Robalo, former Minister of Health Guinea Bissau, Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD), Guinea Bissau

Elena Petelos, Senior Research Fellow in Public Health, University of Crete, Greece, and Maastricht University, Netherlands, President EUPHA Global health section

Here is the video of the first session.

They shared profound insights drawn from their extensive expertise in public health, epidemiology, and healthcare management. Join us in shaping impactful conversations around global health challenges and solutions, exploring innovative approaches for a healthier, more equitable world. Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to meaningful change!

Beyond the Present: Utilising the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act to address health inequalities in Wales
November 24, 2023 - 11:00-12:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-FOR

Sara Elias from the Future Generations Commissioner of Wales presented the webinar. 

WHO Global Health Foresight: looking forward to best harness the power of science and research
September 22, 2023 - 11:00 - 12:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-FOR

Presented by Marion Laumonier and Anna Laura Ross, from the World Health Organization.
This webinar will focus on the monitoring of scientific advances with a global health perspective. 


The Ghosts of Christmas - Stories on Foresight
June 16, 2023 - 11:00 - 12:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-FOR

Presented by Dr Artur Furtado, Head of the Disease Prevention and Health Promotion unit of the European Commission.


Evidence-Based Public Health: The Contentious Interface Between Evidence and Public Health
May 8, 2023 - 15:00 - 16:30 CET

Organised by: EUPHA-EPI, Stanford University, METRICS, Universita Cattolica sel Sacro Cuore
Webinar powered by: EUPHA 

The EUPHA Public health epidemiology secion (EUPHA-EPI) is pleased to invite you to this webinar on evidence-based public health with Professor John Ioannidis, from Stanford University.

This webinar is aimed at exposing the European public health epidemiology community to the crucial role of evidence to guide public health for both chronic problems and acute crisis circumstances. Dr. Ioannidis will address the significance of valid data generation, collection, and interpretation, with examples from both chronic diseases and challenges encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will emphasize the vital function of public health epidemiologists in generating and using reliable, transparent, reproducible evidence, shaping policy decisions.

More information here.

30 years of the Dutch Public Health Foresight Study– Lessons Learnt
April 14, 2023 - 11:00 - 12:00 CET

Organised by: Dr Henk Hilderink, EUPHA Foresight section president

This Webinar will present experiences and lessons learnt of foresight studies implemented in the Netherlands over the last 30 years.

Modelling healthcare expenditure by disease in OECD countries
March 30, 2023 - 14:00 - 15:30 CET

Organised by: OECD and EUPHA-ECO

During the virtual seminar, we will discuss two recent works on attributing healthcare expenditures to diseases. A specific focus of the discussion will be on the methodological challenges and the policy implications of such cost-of-illness analyses for OECD countries. The University of Melbourne will present a country-level model that has been used in a simulation study achieving SDG 3.4. The OECD Secretariat will outline an AI-based model relying on patient-level data that is used in the OECD microsimulation model for Strategic Public Health Planning for non-communicable diseases (SPHeP-NCD) to assess the cost-effectiveness of prevention interventions. The Secretariats will also discuss the benefits of this project to policymakers and information on how countries can get involved. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss both methodologies and real-world applications and exchange views with academics part of the EUPHA.

More information here.

International Women’s Day - Health policy and global health crises: why we need feminist intersectional approaches and what to learn from COVID-19?

March 7, 2023 - 19:00 - 20:00 CET

Webinar powered by: EUPHA 

We invite you to join us in celebrating (the evening before) 8 March International Women’s Day and critically reflect on the lessons to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. An international group of speakers seeks to highlight policy gaps and discuss how gender inequalities exacerbated in the shadow of a major global health crisis and how they intersect with other inequalities and new migration flows. Why did health policy failed so badly to protect women, minorities, and vulnerable groups, and what role did public health play? The webinar seeks to explore ways to create a ‘new normal’ that is better equipped to protects human rights, equality and equality, and the crucial role of feminist networks and research.

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Virtual round table on women's rights and human rights
March 8, 2023 - 16:00 - 17:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHAnxt, EUPHA working group on SDG5 and others

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Stepping up the Prevention of Violence Against Healthcare Workers
March 13, 2023 - 14:30 - 15:30 CET

Organised by: EHMA and EUPHA-HWR

This webinar is a call for unity and mobilisation, and to explore opportunities to better address the presence of increasing violence against healthcare workers.

  1. To create a sense of urgency.
  2. To explore the policy problem.
  3. To connect different perspectives.
  4. To identify opportunities for action.

This webinar responds to a ‘call for action’ published this month in the European Journal of Public Health; Violence against healthcare workers is a political problem and a public health issue; doi:

Find more information here.

Migrant healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: why we should worry about health systems and governance
March 14, 2023 - 14:00 - 15:00 CET

Organised by: GLOHRA Project PROTECT, in collaboration with EUPHA Health Workforce Research (EUPHA-HWR) and Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Chairs: Ellen Kuhlmann and Marius Ungureanu
Hosts: Marius Ungureanu and Monica Brînzac, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Webinar powered by: EUPHA 

Migrant healthcare workers played a crucial role in maintaining healthcare delivery and resilience of the health system during the COVID-19, but were largely absent from pandemic policy, and the literature highlights inequalities and structural racism. This webinar calls for greater attention to migrant HCWs. However, simply adding the migration status is not enough.
We introduce an intersectional health system-based approach. Results from the German PROTECT project will be contrasted with the situation in the United Kingdom and Brazil, where evidence of disadvantages of migrant healthcare workers seem to be strongest. Key stakeholders in the field will comment and add evidence from a health system, management, profession and policy perspective, thus  stimulating critical debate and policy solutions.

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How can policymakers incorporate uncertainty (as modelled through foresight) into policy evaluation
February 24, 2023 - 11:00 - 12:00 CET

Organised by: EUPHA Foresight section
Webinar powered by: EUPHA 

This webinar will be hosted by Dr. Ana Vieria, Assistant Professor of the Centro de Estudos de Gestão do Instituto Superior Técnico, in Portugal. The webinar will present a socio-technical framework to measure the desirability of public policies and their doability applied in Lisbon’s urban health policymaking setting and discuss insights regarding the role of scenario analysis in the appraisal and selection of policies.