Registration for the virtual 14th EPH Conference opens 1 April 2021. You can benefit from early bird registration fees until 1 September. We are expecting over 1,500 delegates. Meet your colleagues virtually at the largest public health event in Europe during three fully packed conference days. Registration fees for the virtual edition have been substantially reduced: EUPHA members pay € 210 before 1 September, non-members € 270, Students, trainees and colleagues from low- and middle-income countries only € 140 (all including VAT). More information here
Abstract submission for the virtual 14th EPH Conference 2021 is open until 1 May 2021. Abstracts are invited for workshops, oral presentations and E-posters. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral, poster and early career professional’s presentation. Abstracts do not have to be confined to the conference theme but can cover any aspect of public health. Check the submission topics here.
Similar to in-person EPH Conferences, the virtual edition will include more than 150 parallel sessions and twenty E-poster sessions. All sessions will be 60 minutes. Accepted abstracts are published in the Abstract Supplement of the European Journal of Public Health.
Do not miss the opportunity to be recognised for your hard work. More information on our website.
Do you need any help in writing your abstracts? EPH Conference offers an Abstract Mentoring Programme providing an opportunity for young and/or less experienced abstract submitters to receive feedback from experienced reviewers. The programme is for researchers who have limited access to colleagues to ask for guidance and comments on their proposed abstracts. More information on our website.
Public health has changed a lot in the last thirty years. New subdisciplines have grown up in that time. Has the core practice of public health changed? In a series of plenary sessions we will look for answers how we need to identify futures for our discipline.
Opening session: Public health futures in a changing world
Wednesday 10 November 14:00 CET
Leaders from politics and academia will introduce the main theme of the conference. Moderator: Anthony Staines, Chair 14th EPH Conference. Speakers: Stephen Donnelly, Minister of Health, Ireland, Robin Swann, Minister of Health, Northern Ireland.
Plenary 1: Public health practice, training and workforces for the future
Organisers: European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, ASPHER, EUPHA Health workforce research section. Wednesday 10 November, 14:50 CET
What is it that distinguishes us? Future public health, as at present, will have people doing many roles, communication, policy design and evaluation, service planning, monitoring, health protection, environmental health and more. In all of these areas we work with people from different backgrounds. What skills do we need for now and for the future?
Plenary 2: Communications and public health
Organisers: EUPHA, ECDC. Thursday 11 November, 10:10 CET
Communications have always been a key part of public health. Communications about the benefits and safety of vaccines date back to the first organised opposition to Jenner’s vaccination in 1805. Public health needs to look back at some of the tools used by our founders, and bring these to a new media market, led by social media, but still reliant on high quality journalism.
Plenary 3: Learning from the pandemic, and getting ready for the next one
Organisers: European Commission, EUPHA. Thursday 11 November, 16:20 CET
While the COVID-19 pandemic made it a serious public health challenge, it could have been much worse. No reasonable observer could argue that Europe dealt with this well. Governments of a wide range of levels of competency, and covering much of the political spectrum, failed to respond effectively to the pandemic. What can we learn from what went well, and from our failures?
Plenary 4: Digital health – person centred?
Organisers: WHO Regional Office for Europe, EUPHA. Friday 12 November, 10:10 CET
Digital health has promised health system transformation, and largely failed to deliver. One key issue is that the data are usually organisation centred, and not person centred. A range of challenges have inhibited this. A combination of the smarter use of standards and GDPR rules has the potential to change all of this. Is public health going to be at this table?
Plenary 5: Climate change, justice and public health – a triple role
Organiser: EuroHealthNet. Friday 12 November, 16:20 CET
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed structural gaps in our economies and social structures, as well as the need to ‘build back better’. This is particularly crucial to ensure that we achieve a net zero carbon society while simultaneously addressing the social crisis and promoting greater health and wellbeing for all: achieving a green, healthy and just transition, leaving no one behind regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, and income and education levels.
Closing session of the 14th EPH Conference
Friday 12 November, 17:30 CET.
Awards ceremony: Best Poster and Abstract Prizes, Ferenc Bojan Award and welcome to next year's 15th EPH Conference, Berlin, Germany.