EPHA 6th Annual Conference 2-3 September 2015, Brussels "Towards a European Union for Health - From Health in All Policies to EU Governance for Health and Well-Being?"


About the Conference

The 6th EPHA Annual Conference gathered over 250 participants from all over Europe. During the two days of conference, institutions, governments, NGOs, academics and industry came together for what has been defined "the liveliest recent public health event". Six sessions covering all the range of topics in the Health in All Policies spectrum, four powerful keynote speeches, a headlines-worthy intervention by former Greek Health Minister Dr. Panagiotis Kouroumplis, a press conference on the much-discussed ECJ Advocate General’s Opinion on the Scottish Minimum Unit Pricing scheme for alcohol, and five enriching side events generated high quality ideas that will contribute to the cause of public health.

Programs and Events


Speakers and Moderators


Gallery

The Annual Conference in pictures.


Press

Health officials urge more collaboration on drug prices The cross-border health care that isn’t
 

Sessions Reports


Making Space for Health across the EU Policy Agenda

Can policy coherence for health be achieved? Lessons learnt from across the EU

Fairer EU governance for health: economic policies for health and well-being

Europe and Chronic Diseases : challenges accepted, lessons learned, ways forward

Better Regulation for Better Health? Mainstreaming public health into the EU’s agenda [soon available]

Towards a Union for Health: Institutional, political, socio-economic obstacles to (be) overcome [soon available]


Presentations


Session 1 - Making Space for Health across the EU Policy Agenda

Catherine GUINARD, EU Public Affairs Manager, Cancer Research UK

Frank VANBIERVLIET, European Advocacy Coordinator, MEdecins du Monde - Doctors of the World International Network

Can policy coherence for health be achieved? Lessons learnt from across the EU

Ivan POPROCKY, Head of Health Policy Institute of Ministry of Health

Dr. Tadeusz JEDRZEJCZYK, President, National Health Fund

Europe and Chronic Diseases : challenges accepted, lessons learned, ways forward

Prof. Nick SHERON, Representative on EU alcohol policies - Royal College of Physicians, EPHA Scientific Advisor

Francesca COLOMBO, Head of Health Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Alberto ALEMANNO, Professor of EU law and Risk regulation, Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Paris



More About the Conference


Ministers and Health Officials

  • [Greece] Dr. Panagiotis Kouroumplis is the Health Minister in Greece, appointed in 2015. Between 1993 and 1996 he served as General Secretary for Welfare in the Ministry of Health, introducing several innovative welfare infrastructure schemes in the fields of children protection, care for the elderly and people with disabilities.
  • [Ireland] Dr. James Reilly has worked as a G.P. in the North County Dublin area for the past 25 years. He was president of the Irish Medical Organisation and in July 2014, he was appointed Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in Ireland, prior to this he was the Minister for Health, appointed in 2011.
  • [Portugal] Dr. Fernando Leal da Costa - Since June 2011, Dr. Leal da Costa has been Secretary of State for the Minister of Health. From March 2006 until June 2011 he was Health Politics Advisor of the President of the Republic of Portugal. Also he has taught courses in clinical haematology and medical oncology and was Auxiliary Professor of Clinical Management at the National School of Public Health.
  • [Luxembourg] Anne Calteux - Senior Policy Advisor in Luxembourg Minsitry of Health
  • [Slovakia] Mg. Ivan Poprocky - Head of Health Policy Institute of Ministry of Health


Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and President of EUPHA
  • Prof. Ilona Kickbusch, Director of the Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International Development Studies

Side Events

A full programme of side events rolled out on Day 2, including:


General queries & registration

Martyna Giedrojc at martyna@epha.org or +32 (0) 2 233 3877


Press and Communications

Giulia Vettore at giulia@epha.org or +32 (0) 2 233 3884


Last modified on September 24 2015.