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Newsletter - July 2022
Newsletter - July 2022
Welcome to the July issue of our newsletter with updates on what is going on in public health in Europe and beyond. We hope you have enjoyed/are enjoying your well-deserved summer break and are looking forward to restart your work feeling refreshed and healthy.
Wishing you pleasant reading,
Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA president and Dineke Zeegers Paget, EUPHA strategic advisor
2. EUPHA update
Mark your calendar: European Public Health Week - 23-26 May 2023!
Mark your calendars for this week, which aims to:
Looking forward to working with you next year!https://eupha.org/EUPHW
EUPHA participates in new EHDS pilot project
EUPHA is proud to be one of the partners in the European Health Data Space (EHDS) pilot project, which was selected for funding by the European Commission last week. The creation of an EHDS is one of the key components of a strong European Health Union. The EHDS aims to promote better access and exchange of different types of health data for research and policy purposes, which is essential for achieving our vision: to enable everyone in Europe to achieve the highest possible level of health by providing independent and authoritative analysis of the evidence, combined with targeted advocacy to achieve coordinated action by all key stakeholders.
EUPHA's response to the European Commission's consultation on the European Health Data Space act
In July, EUPHA replied to the European Commission's consultation on the European Health Data Space act with the support of the EUPHA Public health monitoring and reporting section. EUPHA welcomes the establishment of the EHDS, and feels that the regulation proposal provides a solid basis for further discussion and development. In that further development, we urge to Commission to take into consideration various issues that, when not considered well and mitigated, could hamper the practical implementation and effectiveness of the EHDS.https://eupha.org/repository/EHDS%20act%...
3. European Public Health Conference
15TH EUROPEAN PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE, 9 - 12 NOVEMBER 2022 - STRENGTHENING HEALTH SYSTEMS: IMPROVING POPULATION HEALTH AND BEING PREPARED FOR THE UNEXPECTED.
Opening session: Strengthening health systems in Europe, Thursday 10 November, 11:40 – 12:40 CET. Moderators: Reinhard Busse, Chair of EPH Conference 2022, Verena Vogt, Chair of the International Scientific Committee. Speakers: Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, Stella Kyriakides, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety [tbc], Karl Lauterbach, Minister of Health, Germany [tbc]
Plenary 1: Can people afford to pay for health care? Evidence on inequity in financial protection in Europe. Organisers: WHO Regional Office for Europe, Thursday 10 November, 14:50 – 15:50 CET
Moderator: Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, WHO Regional Office for Europe. Speaker: Charles Normand, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Panellists: Sarah Thomson, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Kaisa Immonen, European Patients' Forum (EPF). More speakers to follow.
Plenary 2: Benefits and challenges of the European Health Data Space. Organisers: EUPHA, European Commission, Thursday 10 November, 17:40 – 18:40 CET
Moderators: Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA, Isabel de la Mata, European Commission. Speakers: Andrzej Rys, European Commission, Petronille Bogaert, Sciensano, Belgium, Irene Schlünder, TMF, Germany, Emmanuel Bacry, Health Data Hub, France
Plenary 3: Health Systems Performance Assessment for Policy: Uses and Abuses / Measuring health system performance: using data to improve population health. Organisers: European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, European Commission, Friday 11 November, 10:30 – 11:30 CET
Moderators: Dimitra Panteli, Observatory, Isabel de la Mata, European Commission
Speakers/Panellists: Reinhard Busse, Technical University Berlin, Germany, Irini Papanicolas, London School of Economics, United Kingdom, Jon Cylus, Observatory. More speakers to follow.
Plenary 4: Reorienting health services: the transformational potential of health promotion. Organiser: EuroHealthNet, Friday 11 November, 14:00 – 15:00 CET
Moderators: Martin Dietrich, Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet. Speakers: Rüdiger Krech, World Health Organization, Susan Michie, University College London, United Kingdom, Jan De Maeseneer, Chair European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health, Jet Bussemaker, Council of Public Health & Society, Netherlands, Cristiano Figueiredo, NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal
Plenary 5: Sustaining high quality care: interprofessional training for our clinical and public health workforce. Organisers: ASPHER, EHMA, Saturday 12 November, 10:30-11:30 CET
Moderators: John Middleton, ASPHER. Speakers: Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, WHO Regional Office for Europe, George Valiotis, EHMA, Fatai Ogunlayi, UK Public Health Specialty Registrar. More speakers to follow.
Closing Ceremony of the 15th European Public Health Conference. Saturday 12 November, 15:00 – 15:45 CET
Moderators: Reinhard Busse, Chair of EPH Conference 2022, Verena Vogt, Chair of the International Scientific Committee. Speakers: Christian Drosten, Institute of Virology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, Dineke Zeegers Paget, Past Executive Director EUPHA
Anthony Staines, Chair of the 16th EPH Conference 2023
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
Friday 11 November
More lunch symposiums will be announced shortly on our website.
Pre-conferences are held on Wednesday 9 November. The full programme can be found 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. (all sessions inclusive network buffet lunch).
FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE
The full programme is available online here. Check out when you are scheduled for presentation. You can search by logging in and typing in your surname. Instructions for presenters (workshops, orals, pitches, posters) can be found here.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN WITH BENEFITS FOR EUPHA MEMBERS
More than 1,300 colleagues gave already registered. You can still benefit from early bird registration fees until 1 September. We are expecting over 1,500 delegates in Berlin. Meet your colleagues at the largest public health event in Europe during four fully packed conference days. EUPHA members and delegates from Germany pay € 670 before 1 September, non-members € 760, Students, trainees and colleagues from low- and middle-income countries pay € 400 (all including VAT). More information here
There are currently no restrictive measures for the event industry in place in Berlin. 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. Current measures in Berlin can be followed in detail on the websites of VisitBerlin and the State of Berlin.
The 15th EPH Conference will be held in the hub27 Berlin, part of Messe Berlin. Hub27 is a modern, multifunctional conference centre with ample room for networking and meeting colleagues. It is easily accessed by U-Bahn and S-Bahn from all parts of Berlin. You can reach Berlin by train from everywhere in Europe. Long-distance high-speed trains arrive at and depart from the Hauptbahnhof. Flights to and from the new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport (BER), 20 km from the city centre.
4. European Journal of Public Health
Advance articles - July 2022
Extreme heat leads to short- and long-term food insecurity with serious consequences for health
Latent class trajectories of socioeconomic position over four time points and mortality: the Uppsala Birth Cohort Study
Relation between the food environment and oral health—systematic review
The relationship between physical activity and severity of COVID-19 symptoms in non-hospitalized individuals
5. Interesting news
Health Policy Journal: COVID-19 Special Issue now available
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 14 July 2022.https://eurohealthobservatory.who.int/ne...
Report: Creating Better Health for People, the Planet, & Animals
Global Alliance For The Future Of Food | Report | 6 July 2022
European health projects meet to discuss European health data space proposal
TEHDAS | 5 July 2022
Quit Smoking Weapons of Mass Distraction
In this book, Simon Chapman reviews the early history of quitting smoking and the rise of assisted quitting, The book is a critical about the over-medicalisation of quitting, with chapters on vaping as the latest whatever-you-do-don’t-try-to-quit-unaided narrative.https://simonchapman6.com/2022/06/22/sel...
Observatory Venice Summer School 2022 "Implementing innovation to transform health systems: examples from the Veneto and international perspectives
Improving quality of care requires more than isolated mechanisms
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 19 July 2022.https://eurohealthobservatory.who.int/ne...
European Health Parliament Policy Recommendations
European Health Parliament | Recommendations | 6 July 2022
TRIPS 'Waiver failure': EU betrayal of global south on vaccine access obscured by lack of transparency
Corporate Europe Observatory | 2 July 2022
Loud and Clear: Big Tobacco's Music Sponsorship Motives
STOP | Blog | 13 July 2022
ASPHER President's message for July 2022 - Groundhog day: Climate emergency is with us again
ASPHER | 22 July 2022
6. Upcoming courses and conferences
7. Interesting publications
Health risks and health promotion among unemployed people
Open Access Journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, special issue.https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/spec...
Webinar recording: addressing backlogs and managing waiting lists during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic- 6 July 2022
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
Lessons learned from the Covid 19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)
Health Policy | Special Issue
Belgium: health system summary
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 22 June 2022https://eurohealthobservatory.who.int/pu...
Norway: health system summary
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 22 June 2022https://eurohealthobservatory.who.int/pu...
Addressing backlogs and managing waiting lists during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 6 July 2022https://eurohealthobservatory.who.int/pu...
How can skill-mix innovations support the implementation of integrated care for people with chronic conditions and multimorbidity?
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 18 July 2022.https://eurohealthobservatory.who.int/pu...
Tobacco control: the FCTC provides the route to the finish line
The Lancet | Correspondence | 22 July 2022
Abortion rights: history offers a blueprint for how pro-choice campaigners might usefully respond
The BMJ | Opinion | 26 July 2022
8. European Commission news
EU calls for tenders
Discover the currently open EU4Health calls for:
The list of upcoming calls for tenders is available here.
Mapping tax policies to reduce the consumption of alcohol and products high in fat, sugar, and salt
The third health programme has funded a study to map existing tax policies applicable to alcohol and products high in fat, sugar, and salt (HFSS).
10. WHO news
A health perspective on the role of the environment in One Health
While One Health traditionally focuses on communicable diseases – such as zoonoses – and diseases caused by antimicrobial-resistant pathogens and unsafe food, this report investigates the role of the environment, from the health perspective, focusing on animal-mediated diseases. It examines how the environment is affected by anthropogenic global stressors including land use change, biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental pollution of soil, water and air, which in turn increase the risks to human health.https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstream...
Cancer and cardiovascular health inequities in prison settings: a rapid literature review
This report describes a rapid review to assess inequities in cancer and cardiovascular disease care in prisons. The main findings suggest that prison health screening programmes can improve health and reduce costs for health systems.https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstream...
Statement: Vaccines alone won't end the monkeypox outbreak - at-risk individuals will have to take action too
Statement by Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe
World report on the health of refugees and migrants
This publication outlines current and future opportunities and challenges and provides several strategies to improve the health and well-being of refugees and migrants. It is an advocacy tool for national and international policy-makers involved in health and migration.https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstream...
WHO releases global COVID-19 vaccination strategy update to reach unprotected
WHO has published an update to the Global COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy today, in response to the spread of Omicron subvariants, advances in vaccine evidence, and lessons from the global vaccination program.https://www.who.int/news/item/22-07-2022...
The state of food security and nutrition in the world 2022
A key message of the report is that current government support to the food and agricultural sectors is often not aligned with the promotion of healthy diets. This report shows how re-aligning food and agriculture policies can increase access to nutritious foods and make food systems more healthy, equitable and sustainable.https://www.who.int/news/item/15-07-2022...
WHO Director-General declares the ongoing monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
On July 23, the WHO Director-General declared the escalating global monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Currently, the vast majority of reported cases are in the WHO European Region. WHO/Europe remains committed to partnering with countries and communities to address the outbreak with the required urgency.https://www.who.int/europe/news/item/23-...
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