11th European Public Health Conference

2018. július 18.

- Ljubljana, Slovenia, 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2018


Plenary session 1 - Thursday 29 November, 11:00-12:00

What are the benefits and impacts of digital technology on children and young people’s health? In this plenary session we will explore the absence of guidance and regulations and how public health should respond to the digital world of today and tomorrow.

Key notes from Jeff Chester, Center for Digital Democracy, Washington, USA,  Anne Longfield, Children's Commissioner for England and João Breda, WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases

Panellists: Uršula Mavrič, No Excuse, Slovenia, Amandine Garde, Liverpool Law School, United Kingdom.

The plenary session is organised by EuroHealthNet and moderated by Mojca Gabrijelčič, vice-president EuroHealthNet.


Main theme of the conference is ‘Winds of Change: towards new ways of improving public health in Europe’. More information.

Plenary sessions

  • The realities of a digital world, what it means for young people’s health
  • Sustainable Development Goals - how can we address them through public health action?
  • Public health resources - core capacities to address the threat of communicable diseases
  • Public's awareness of public health challenges: how to get our public health messages heard?
  • Health systems under pressure: how can we help?

Plenary sessions are organised in collaboration with our partners: EUPHA, EuroHealthNet, ASPHER, EHMA, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, European Commission, WHO Regional Office for Europe. 

Confirmed keynote speakers

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health, European Commission
Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport, European Commission
Dame Anne Johnson, University College London, United Kingdom
Aljoša Bagola, Pristop, Slovenia
Urban and Jasmina Praprotnik, pro-vaccine activists, Slovenia
Eva Vrščaj, project IMMUNO, Slovenia
Jeanette de Boer, ASPHER
Usman Khan, Executive Director EHMA
Oliver Morgan, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Wolfgang Philipp, Crisis Management and Preparedness in Health, DG SANTE
Svetla Tsolova, Senior Expert Monitoring and Evaluation, ECDC
Carlo Signorelli, Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Christina Berndt, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Dineke Zeegers Paget, Executive Director EUPHA


Presenters should confirm their acceptance and register by 20 July to be included in the programme and EJPH Abstract Supplement. More information.

The conference programme is now online. More information.


Adria Airlines has increased the number of seats on flights planned for 28 November but we strongly recommend to book your flight early.

You can also fly to one of the airports in the neighbouring countries and access Slovenia from there by bus, train or rental car. The airports of Klagenfurt, Austria - 90 km north of Ljubljana; Trieste, Italy - 120 km; Zagreb, Croatia - 140 km, are all within easy reach. More information on travel to Ljubljana here.


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. Register here.

Early bird registration fees for EUPHA members are EUR 600. Non-members pay EUR 680, students and Slovenian colleagues EUR 420 (all including VAT).

Pre-conferences can be added to your registration now. Check the programme regularly as more pre-conferences will be announced. All preconferences are held on Wednesday 28 November. More information.


Book your hotel accommodation through our dedicated webpage. Click here.

The 11th EPH Conference is held in the Cankarjev Dom in the centre of Ljubljana, Green Capital of Europe. Major hotels are at walking distance from the conference venue.

The European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Slovenian National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) are pleased to invite you to the 11th European Public Health Conference.

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