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The 6th European Public Health Conference will be held from 13 to 16 November 2013 at SQUARE, Brussels, Belgium.

11 October 2013

The theme of this year’s conference is: ‘Health in Europe: are we there yet? Learning from the past, building the future’. The conference is organized by EUPHA and ASPHER in partnership with the Belgian Association of Public Health and EuroHealthNet.

The EPH Conference is the platform for exchanging information and debate to researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the field of public health, health services research and public health training and education in Europe.

In 2013, the European public health community will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the health mandate under the EU Treaty of Maastricht. Timing and location of the conference, at the heart of Europe, offer a unique opportunity to consider the successes achieved in the past and the challenges to continue building the future.

The plenary sessions will be organized on the following themes:

  • Are we there yet? Learning from the past, building the future
  • Hurtling towards the cliff edge? Population dynamics and public health
  • No limits for public health! Using evidence for policy changes
  • How to make it happen! On the development of people and institutions in public health
  • Perspectives on past and future health actions in Europe

Keynote presenters include:

  • Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy
  • Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe
  • Tomaz Gantar, Minister of Health, Slovenia
  • Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Julio Frenk, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
  • Johan Mackenbach, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

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