The 10th European Public Health (EPH) Conference “Sustaining resilient and healthy communities” held in Stockholm (Sweden) between 1-4 November 2017 attracted over 2000 participants and is now the premier event for public health and health systems research in Europe. The conference was organized by the European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Swedish Association of Social Medicine. Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Health Services Management is the President of the European Public Health Association.
The University of Malta was strongly represented by with a delegation consisting of Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat (President EUPHA), Dr Neville Calleja (Director Department Health Information & Research, Ministry of Health), Dr Juilian Mamo (Head of Department Public Health), Dr John Cachia (Commissioner for Health), Dr Normal Buttigieg (Lecturer Department for Nursing Services) Dr Gisella Orsini (Lecturer Department for Gender Studies) and Dr Gianpaolo Tomaselli (Research Support Officer Department of Health Services Management).
UM Staff was involved in many different sessions, plenaries and meetings including (among others): the Pre-Conference Session “SMSH - Opportunities and challenges arising from European Integration for Health Systems in Small States”; the Round table “Upholding public health research, policy and practice in a future European Union”; Pre Conferences on Mental Health and Information for Policy Making.
As President of EUPHA Dr Azzopardi Muscat organised and moderated the Plenary Session entitled “Winds of Change: from public to private, from collective to individual. How can public health systems adapt to a changing world?” She also addressed two other plenary sessions on “Public Health Leaderhsip” and “Successful health innovation: from the what to the how”.
The next EPH Conference on the topic “Winds of change: towards new ways of improving public health in Europe” will be held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) between 28 November - 1 December 2018.