|The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - December 2019
Welcome to our December newsletter with updates from us, our members, and key partners, including the European Commission, ECDC and WHO. We hope the information is useful to further your work. This is the last newsletter of 2019 giving us time to reflect on our achievements in 2019 (e.g. see the story with highlights of the European Public Health conference).
We would like to wish you all a happy festive season and a good start in 2020 and we look forward to working with you again in 2020.
Wishing you pleasant reading,
Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, EUPHA President and Dineke Zeegers Paget, EUPHA Executive Director
2. EUPHA update
EUPHA Sexual and gender minority health on Twitter
EUPHA Sexual and gender minority health section has launched their Twitter account. Follow them at @EUPHA_SGMH.
EUPHA at the European Public Health conference in Marseille 2019
Getting the Marseille blues? We prepared a summary of highlights from plenary sessions, workshops and other seminars, social events and many of your tweets! You can find it here.https://wke.lt/w/s/1bnaTc
European conference on aging & gerontology - EUPHA as event supporter
This month the European conference on aging & gerontology took place at University College London, 7-8 December. This conference brought together all disciplines to discuss in a holistic way one of the greatest challenges humanity currently faces: the ageing of the population. EUPHA was a supporter for this event, with several EUPHA representatives in the organising committee of this conference.https://egen.iafor.org/
DG SANTE Director-General appoints members of the Expert Panel for 2019-2022 term of office
Anne Bucher, Director-General for Health and Food Safety, appointed 17 experts for the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health. We are delighted that our president, Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat is appointed, as well as our immediate past-president, Martin McKee.https://ec.europa.eu/health/expert_panel...
EUPHA statement: standing up for the vulnerable
On the occasion of International Migrants Day 2019, EUPHA publishes the statement ‘standing up for the vulnerable’. This statement responds to the call to action that was made by Sophie Beau, co-founder of the European Civil Rescue Association SOS Méditerranée, during the opening ceremony of the 12th European Public Health Conference in Marseille, France, held last month. Read the statement here.
European Public Health Week 2020
The European Public Health Week (EUPHW) is back! Following this year’s success, the second edition will take place on 11-15 May 2020. If you want to know more and potentially get involved, please send the email address(es) that you would like to include in our EUPHW mailing list to email@example.com.
3. European Public Health Conference
Marseille 2019 testimonies
Every year, hundreds of young professionals join the EPH Conference, many of them for the first time. We asked some of them what they enjoyed the most. You can read their testimonies here.
16th World Congress on Public Health, 12 – 17 October 2020, Rome, Italy
Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy, and Action
Next year EUPHA and EPH Conference will be joining with colleagues from across the globe in a unique partnership organizing the 16th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) in Rome, Italy. The 13th EPH Conference will be an integral part of the World Congress on Public Health. WCPH 2020 is organized by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) in collaboration with the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI), and the European Public Health Association (EUPHA).
Abstract submission is organized by EUPHA and is open until 1 March 2020. See our website for more information.
Abstract mentor programme
The Abstract Mentor Programme offers an opportunity for young and/or less experienced abstract submitters to receive feedback from experienced reviewers. The programme is especially targeted at researchers who have limited access to colleagues to ask for guidance and comments on their proposed abstracts. Mentors will provide one-time, anonymous feedback on the writing and format of an abstract. More information here.
World Leadership Diaglogues
World Leadership Dialogues (WLD) can be organised by health organisations, NGOs, and commercial organisations. WLDs are high-level sessions on current topics in public health intended to complement the plenary sessions. WLDs are free for delegates, organisers are charged for the costs. Detailed information here.
Early bird registration
You can benefit from early bird fees until 6 May 2020 with reductions for EUPHA members, delegates from emerging countries and students. Don’t miss the largest global public health event in 2020 and register early to benefit from the reduced rates. Members’ fees EUR 620, delegates from emerging countries EUR 450, students EUR 390 (all fees inclusive of VAT). Registration here.
We received reports that a World Congress on Public Health is being advertised to be held 20 - 21 May 2020 in Berlin, Germany. This conference is reportedly organised by Conference Era. We would like to point out that we, as organizers of the 16th World Congress on Public Health, are in no way involved in this event.
4. EUPHA members update
New members in 2019
This year EUPHA welcomed several new members, including:
Public health symposium organised by the Malta Association of Public Health Medicine
The public health symposium, held 29 November, was a great success. In spite of the tension in the country the public health community gathered to celebrate public health research and put the spotlight on health issues that need to be tackled in the coming years.
New president at the Society for Social Medicine in Finland
In 2020, the Society for Social Medicine in Finland will have a new president: Hannamaria Kuusio. We look forward to continuing the collaborations between EUPHA and the Finnish society.
5. European Journal of Public Health
Volume 29, Issue 6, December 2019
SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
WORK AND HEALTH
6. Call for proposals, job opportunities
Recruiting international leaders in oncology 2020
To heighten France's competitiveness and extend its international renown in the field of cancerology, it is essential that the skills already present in the country be strengthened and enriched through programmes that welcome top-tier researchers and help them establish in France. The call for proposal "Recruiting international leaders in Oncology" will allow to bring a high-level researcher from abroad to set-up a research team in a French structure, and implement an ambitious translational research project in 2020.
The "Recruiting international leaders in oncology” CFP is aimed at French research structures located within France, composed of internationally renowned teams offering the critical mass necessary to this programme’s ambition and who wish to develop a new research programme in the field of oncology.
Postdoc researcher at ECEVE
ECEVE (Clinical Epidemiology, Economic Evaluation applied to Vulnerable populations), a public health research unit of INSERM (French Institute for Health and Medical Research) invites applicant for a one-year postdoc position on health behaviors of childhood cancer survivors.https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/4637...
Food For Good Challenge: apply now
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) recently joined forces with FAMAE, an independent family foundation based in France, that supports innovation in the field of environment.
7. Interesting news
One of the most overlooked consequences of climate change? Our mental healthhttps://www.ehn.org/how-climate-change-a...
How is digitalisation affecting safety and health at work?
The incredible potential of digital technologies is transforming the workplace, but what does this mean for workers’ safety and health? The new brochure of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work provides an overview of our ongoing work on digitalisation — including a recent foresight project — and its impact on occupational safety and healthhttps://osha.europa.eu/en/highlights/how...
U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 52, hospitalizations to 2,409https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-va...
Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reductionhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20...
Knowledge-sharing: a how-to guide