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10/31/2022 15:33

European Public Health Conference in Berlin from 9 to 12 November 2022

Stefanie Terp Stabsstelle Kommunikation, Events und Alumni
Technische Universität Berlin

    I N V I T A T I O N

    Chair of the conference Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Busse (TU Berlin) and chair of the international scientific committee of the conference Prof. Dr. Verena Vogt (TU Berlin) together with the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) invite you to attend the

    15th “European Public Health Conference” 2022
    Strengthening health systems: improving population health and being prepared for the unexpected

    Wednesday, 9 November – Saturday, 12 November 2022

    Messe Berlin
    Jafféstraße 2, 14055 Berlin
    S-Bahn station Messe Süd

    Although the pandemic is not over yet, the current situation allows European public health experts to meet in person for the first time since 2019. The four-day conference in Berlin will focus on what lessons Europe can learn from the worst health crisis in recent history. How can our health systems become more resilient to such existential threats? How can we identify and prepare for future crises at an early stage? And what consequences must we draw from this acid test for the overall improvement of our health care systems that we will then also benefit from in more normal times?

    Media representatives are warmly invited to attend the conference, discuss with the experts and arrange for one-on-one interviews. The following topics may be of particular interest:

    • The Berlin statement [1] of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the European Public Health (EPH) Conference. The report calls for more equitable health care worldwide, urges governments to adopt a genuine, evidence-based approach to assessing the pandemic, and demands a willingness to promote innovation in the health sector and to implement new findings. The authors also emphasize the crucial role of health care workers, who they say were abandoned all too often during the pandemic and whose working conditions need to be improved.

    • The presentation of the WHO report on the situation of the health and care workforce in Europe [2]. The report highlights that by training workers, accelerating the use of digital technologies, supporting mental health, and providing financial and practical assistance (such as childcare), some EU countries have succeeded in motivating and retaining healthcare workers. Rapid changes in policy were necessary to achieve this. The WHO recommends learning from these efforts and proposes a set of ten measures. (Thursday, 12:45 – 13:45, room Beta 1)

    Excerpt from the conference program [3] with further topics:

    • A motivated, healthy and high-performing workforce: Innovation in health workforce research in Europe (workshop 9.L, Saturday, 09:00–10:00, room Beta 4)

    • Health systems performance assessment for policy: uses and abuses (panel PL3, Friday 10:30–11:30, room Alpha 9)

    • Can people afford to pay for health care? Evidence on inequity in financial protection in Europe (panel PL1, Thursday 13:50–14:50, room Alpha 9)

    • Empowering examples of high vaccination in minorities (workshop 2.M, Thursday 10:30–11:30, room: Beta 5)

    • Psychosocial impact and healthcare utilization after terrorist attacks (workshop 5.O, Friday, 09:00–11:00, room Alpha 4)

    • Prepared for the unexpected: using foresight to address uncertainty (workshop 2.Q, Thursday, 10:30–11:30, room Beta 9)

    The official opening ceremony (Thursday, 11:40, room Alpha 9) will feature the following speakers:

    Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe
    Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety (video message)
    Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach, Federal Minister of Health

    The closing ceremony (Saturday, 15:00, room Alpha 9) will feature among others:

    Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten, director of the Institute of Virology at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

    Further information:

    Conference website:

    [1] Berlin statement of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the European Public Health (EPH) Conference:

    [2] WHO report on the situation of the health and care workforce in Europe:

    [3] Full conference program:

    Conference venue hub27 at Messe Berlin:

    Conference Office, media accreditation and interview service for journalists (communication in English please):

    Floris Barnhoorn
    European Public Health (EPH) Conference
    Tel.: +31 6 5203 1371
    Room: Registration Desk, hub27 Berlin

    Chair of the conference:
    Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Busse, MPH FFPH
    Head of the Department of Health Care Management
    Technische Universität Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 314 - 28420

    Chair of the international scientific committee of the conference:
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Verena Vogt, MSc
    Department of Health Care Management
    Technische Universität Berlin
    Tel.: + 49 30 314 - 28422


    Criteria of this press release:
    Journalists, Scientists and scholars
    Medicine, Nutrition / healthcare / nursing, Psychology, Social studies
    transregional, national
    Scientific conferences



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