European Public Health Conference

10th European Public Health Conference: “Sustaining resilient and healthy communities”, Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm, 1 – 4 November 2017

Stockholm 2017: Everybody will be there

Plenary sessions and speakers

We are excited to announce that Ola Rosling, director of Gapminder, will speak in commemoration of Hans Rosling, eminent thinker and public health advocate, who passed away earlier this year. Hans and Ola Rosling were co-founders of Gapminder, the “fact tank”, fighting misconceptions about global development and promoting a fact-based worldview everyone can understand. We all remember Hans‘ award-winning lectures on global trends which were humorous, “yet deadly serious” and which make many of us realize that our world view was incomplete.

The theme of the conference is “Sustaining resilient and healthy communities”. Resilience is the long- term capacity of a system to deal with change and continue to develop. For a society it involves an ability to deal with political uncertainty or natural disasters in a way that is sustainable in the long-term.

Resilience is particularly relevant than in these times of dramatic climate change, long-lasting political conflicts and the global migration that follows these developments. Increased knowledge on how to strengthen resilience of societies and health systems to cope with the current challenges is therefore becoming increasingly important. Good health on equal terms for all is the ultimate goal of our efforts.

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Margareta Wahlström, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Sweden

  • Olle Lundberg, Centre for Health Equity Studies, Sweden

  • Caity Jackson, Women for Global Health

  • Clare Bambra, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

  • Holly Jarman, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA

  • Anna Sarkadi, President Swedish Association of Social Medicine

  • Dominique Monnet, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

  • Jaap van Dissel, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, RIVM, The Netherlands

  • Claudia Stein, WHO Regional Office for Europe

  • Aaron Reeves, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

  • Erio Ziglio, formerly WHO Regional Office for Europe

  • Dineke Zeegers Paget, EUPHA

  • Elina Hemminki, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland

  • Darren Shickle, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, United Kingdom

  • Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, President EUPHA

  • Andre van der Zande, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

  • Walter Ricciardi, National Institute of Health, Italy

Plenary sessions are organised in collaboration with our partners EUPHA, EuroHealthNet, ASPHER, WHO Regional Office for Europe, ECDC.


We offer interesting sessions on Health literacy and the resilient citizen; Creating a people-centred health workforce; Gender equality and equal opportunities; How to write a scientific paper; Planetary Health in Practice; Healthy meals and socio-economic sustainability; Health in the EU Small Member States; the Nordic welfare systems; ASPHER’s Young Researchers Forum.

All preconferences are held on Wednesday 1 November. The full programme will be available for registration by 7 June.


You can benefit from early bird registration fees until 1 September. We are expecting over 1,500 delegates. Don‘t miss the largest public health event in Europe and register early to benefit from the reduced rates. Early bird registration fees for EUPHA and SASM members are EUR 600. Non- members pay EUR 680, students and day registration EUR 420 (all including VAT).

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