|The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - November 2018
Welcome to our November newsletter, including information from EUPHA, EUPHA members, European Commission, ECDC and WHO. We hope the information is useful to further your work. This month, the newsletter is a bit shorter than usual due to the fact that the whole public health community is at the 11th European Public Health Conference at this moment and we are all very busy enhacing our capacity and voicing our knowledge.
Wishing you pleasant reading,
Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, EUPHA President and Dineke Zeegers Paget, EUPHA Executive Director
2. EUPHA update
WEBINAR: Addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - evidence and policy implementation
This afternoon - Friday 30 Nov 2018 - 4 p.m. (GMT+1)) - EUPHA is organising the webinar ‘Addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR), evidence and policy implementation’ - live from the European Public Health conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In this webinar, we will share the AMR discussions that are going on at the conference and the need for AMR policy implementation. Also we will look at two country case studies, i.e. Italy and The Netherlands.
EUPHA HIA collaboration with IAIA
The EUPHA section on Health impact assessment will collaborate with the International Association of Impact Assessment on the issue of bringing in health in impact assessments - in this case - in particular in environmental impact assessments (eia) in a good way. We look forward to disseminating the results in due time.
New internship blog published
Mathilda Ruden, an intern at EUPHA office in September-October, has published her experiences on the EUPHAnxt website. EUPHAnxt organises informal internships with the help of the European Solidarity Corps and financial support under the operating grant from Chafea.https://ephconference.eu/repository/proj...
The Ljubljana statement calling for politicial engagement to reduce inequalities in health
The Ljubljana statement was published at the start of the conference. Set up by EUPHA and the Slovenian National Institute of Public Health, this statement has already been supported by 29 organisations and institutes. Are you interested to join? Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
New president-elect and secretary in the EUPHA Executive Council
In the Governing Board, our members elected two new members of the EUPHA Executive Council. Iveta Nagyova, president of the EUPHA section on Chronic diseases, was elected as incoming president. Iveta is from Slovakia and has been very active in the EUPHA network from the start. Marieke Verschuuren was elected as secretary to the Executive Council. Marieke is from the Netherlands and has previously been president of the EUPHA section on Public health monitoring and reporting. Walter Ricciardi, past president of EUPHA, stepped down from the Executive Council after more than 10 years of enthusiastic and committed leadership.
3. European Public Health Conference
Ljubljana 2018: a wonderful place to be
At the publication of this newsletter, the majority of the public health professionals in Europe are in Ljubljana, Slovenia, attending the 11th European public health conference.
One more full day and all delegates will return home with new energy, new ideas and a new sense of belonging to the public health family.
We thank our Slovenian hosts, in particular Ivan Erzen and Tit Albreht, for the wonderful conference as well as for the efficient and pleasant collaboration.
Next stop: Marseille 2019!
4. EUPHA members update
Ljubljana 2018: the EUPHA network meets
We are very pleased to have such a large presentation in Ljubljana of our members (30 of our countries are at the conference). Several workshops have been organised with the participation of our members. For instance, the workshop on the legalization of marijuana in Europe included presentations from Belgium, France, Slovenia, Malta and the Netherlands, which resulted in an animated discussion with the audience.
In the EUPHA Governing Board, the first results of the request for national input from our members on the SDGs in their country were presented. 63% of our members have provided input, giving us a wealth of information to plan our future activities together with our members.
5. European Journal of Public Health
Re-admission patterns in England and the Netherlands: a comparison based on administrative data of all hospitalshttps://academic.oup.com/eurpub/advance-...
Work-disability in low back pain patients with or without surgery, and the role of social insurance regulation changes in Sweden
European Journal of Public Health, cky243, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky243
Published: 14 November 2018
The effect of early-life and adult socioeconomic position on development of lifestyle-related diseases
European Journal of Public Health, cky237, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky237
Published: 14 November 2018
The MIPEX Health strand: a longitudinal, mixed-methods survey of policies on migrant health in 38 countries
6. Call for proposals, job opportunities
Tenure-Track Faculty Position Open to rank of Assistant Professor Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Public and Population Health
The Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Public and Population Health.
The successful candidate who satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair in public and population health, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.
7. Interesting news
Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories
How is your country doing with regard to the Sustainable Development Goals? Check out this publication by Global Health Metrics – Lancet 2018; 392:2091-138
8. Upcoming courses and conferences
Going International is the first source for finding courses, seminars, congresses and other events in the fields of medicine & health. Going International is Europe’s biggest service provider and information platform and serves as an interface between organisers and participants of events. Going International is an official partner of EUPHA.
9. Interesting publications
A new opportunity after migraine treatment failure?https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lance...
Anywhere, anytime: children's exposure to alcohol marketinghttps://blog.oup.com/2018/11/childrens-e...
Fatal Measles Virus Infection After Rituximab-Containing Chemotherapy in a Previously Vaccinated Patienthttps://academic.oup.com/ofid/article/5/...
Associations between screen time and lower psychological well-being among children and adolescents: Evidence from a population-based studyhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar...
GBD 2017: a fragile worldhttps://www.thelancet.com/journals/lance...
Cost-effectiveness of a complex intervention to reduce children's exposure to second-hand smoke in the homehttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Working Adults without Paid Sick Leave Report more Worries about Financeshttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10....
The when, where and what of air pollutant exposurehttps://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est...
The first World Flu Day, Nov 1https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lance...
Reducing the global burden of depression: a Lancet-World Psychiatric Association Commissionhttps://www.thelancet.com/journals/lance...
Disentangling the burden of disease in the UK: what now?https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lance...
A randomised controlled trial examining the efficacy of smoking-related response inhibition training in smokers: a study protocolhttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Organized screening programmes for breast and cervical cancer in 17 EU countries: trajectories of attendance rateshttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Measures that increase social equality are effective in improving life satisfaction in times of economic crisishttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Trajectories of work disability and unemployment among young adults with common mental disordershttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Socioeconomic, demographic and lifestyle-related factors associated with unhealthy diet: a cross-sectional study of university studentshttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Yelp reviews reveal strengths and weaknesses of emergency departments and urgent carehttps://www.annemergmed.com/article/S019...
Design and implementation of RESCUR in Sweden for promoting resilience in children: a study protocolhttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Public health and the workplace: a new era dawnshttps://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpu...
The usefulness of small-area-based socioeconomic characteristics in assessing the treatment outcomes of type 2 diabetes patients: a register-based mixed-effect studyhttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
A qualitative study of the drivers of socioeconomic inequalities in men's eating behaviourshttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
The effects of the European e-cigarette health warnings and comparative health messages on non-smokers' and smokers' risk perceptions and behavioural intentionshttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Shift work and cognitive impairment in later life - results of a cross-sectional pilot study testing the feasibility of a large-scale epidemiologic investigationhttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Stemming the Superbug Tide - just a few dollars more
Looking beyond the Decade of Vaccineshttps://www.thelancet.com/journals/lance...
10. European Commission news
Flash report - First formal meeting of the Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (6 November 2017).https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health...
EU Health Policy Platform Holds Third Annual Meeting
The EU Health Policy Platform held its third annual meeting in Brussels on Monday 12 November.https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/sante/news...
Health Commissioner Awards 3 NGOs for Outstanding Initiatives on Prevention of Tobacco Use
Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, announced the winners of the 2018 EU Health Award for NGOs Working to Prevent Tobacco Use.http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/pho...
Stand up and take a bow - the Health-EU Award encourages and rewards NGOs in the field of health
Jury Member Dr Isabel de la Mata, the Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis Management in the European Commission, talks about the award just days after the 2018 prize ceremony held on 12 November in Brusselshttps://ec.europa.eu/health/health-eu-ne...
4th Conference on European Reference Networks held in Brussels
This two-day event brought together more than 400 participants, such as the representatives of EU and national institutions, healthcare providers and medical professionals, and patients' representatives to discuss the results so far and the challenges ahead.https://ec.europa.eu/health/ern_en
11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news
Eurosurveillance - Volume 23, Issue 44, 01 November 2018
Eurosurveillance - Volume 23, Issue 45, 08 November 2018
Surveillance and outbreak report
Eurosurveillance - Volume 23, Issue 46, 15 November 2018
Eurosurveillance - Volume 23, Issue 47, 22 November 2018
12. WHO news
Revitalizing primary health care for the 21st century
Report on the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, which took place in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 25–26 October 2018.http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics...
Simulated poliovirus containment breach helps countries increase biorisk safety and security
Preparing for biosafety accidents helps to prevent them and limit their impact should they occur. In the WHO European Region, 12 countries plan to keep polioviruses for vaccine manufacturing or critical research purposes after the virus is no longer circulating anywhere in the wild; to do so, they must apply for certification of a poliovirus essential facility (PEF), where the materials can be safely stored and contained [...] continue reading...http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics...
European Testing Week 2018
Now in its 6th year since the launch in 2013 and the 4th year since hepatitis testing has been included, European Testing Week will take place on 23–30 November 2018.http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/...
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