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28. - 29. August 2019
Winterthur, ZHAW

Swiss Public Health Conference 2019

Child and Adolescent Public Health

Early support and prevention pay off. Health-promoting environments and behaviors in childhood have a major impact on health and satisfaction later in life. It is indisputable that unequal access to healthcare and education during early childhood leads to inequality in skills, accomplishments, health, and general success in adult life.

The Swiss Public Health Conference 2019 will be delving into these connections. On the basis of the lifetime perspective, experts will discuss the current state of development in Switzerland and put forward potential consequences. However, data is often missing in order to be able to intervene in a targeted manner. For this reason, the gaps in Switzerland will be examined and ongoing studies in other European countries will be presented.

The digital transformation constitutes another challenge for the health sector and will also be a topic at the conference. Digitalization can be used for positive public healthcare interventions. However, media skills are necessary in order to effectively navigate the digital society. With this in mind, we will need to adapt the health strategies for the new generation and pursue new solutions.

The Swiss Public Health Conference 2019 will present research results and practical experiences relating to this wide range of topics. The conferences aim is to point out gaps and potential for optimization and to urge politicians and authorities to act. To conclude the conference, a joint manifesto on child and adolescent health will be adopted. After all, the next generation should be given the best possible conditions for a good start in life.

Swiss Public Health Conference 2019

Ursula Zybach, President Swiss Society for Public Health

Nino Künzli, Director Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) und Deputy Director Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

Andreas Gerber-Grote, Director Health Professions Department, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Scientific Director of the conference

Tuesday, 15. October 2019
Welle7, Bern

Conference on Equity in Healthcare

The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH is committed to promoting equal opportunities in health for everyone living in Switzerland. Ensuring access to high quality and affordable preventive and curative services for all, including the most disadvantaged population groups, is part of the political priorities. While some measures have been put in place to increase equity, there is still a lot of work to do.

To tackle this issue together, the FOPH is organizing a conference on equity in healthcare with the support and participation of the National Research Programme ‘Smarter Health Care’ (NRP 74) and the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). The day will be dedicated to examining research in this area and focus on how research can contribute to increasing equity in healthcare in Switzerland.

The conference has the following objectives:
- To share knowledge on methods and current research on equity in healthcare
- To inspire participants to initiate new research, based on the international and national experiences presented
- And to connect actors from the fields of research, practice and politics, and facilitate future collaboration

The conference will focus on three core questions, which will be discussed by speakers and participants throughout the day:
- What are the methodological issues related to measuring and documenting equity in healthcare?
- What can we learn from national and international experiences?
- How can research help promote changes in the way healthcare is delivered?
The conference is aimed at individuals and institutions involved in research, practice and policy interested in this topic.

CHF 180 (normal price)
CHF 140 (NFP74/ SSPH+/ SH4E members)
CHF 100 (Students)

Deadline for registration: 30 September 2019
Register for the conference now to secure your place! Registration Conference on Equity in Healthcare. You will receive a final confirmation of registration only after receipt of your payment.

Organization and further information:
Rebecca Jaks
Health Equity Section
Federal Office of Public Health
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Bern
Tel. +41 58 48 08990

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