The organizers of the Swiss Public Health Conference
The Swiss Public Health Conference is organised each year by The Swiss Society for Public Health and the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). Each year, a Swiss academic institution assumes the role of host and takes the scientific-thematic lead.
The Swiss Society for Public Health was founded in 1972 by engaged public health experts. It is the independent national organisation representing the concerns of public health. Its Council consists of 32 experts, seven thematic specialist groups, individual and collective members as well as donors (totalling approx. 700). The Council builds a nation-wide interdisciplinary network for public health experts, who are given the opportunity for professional exchange. The Swiss Society for Public Health is committed to create optimal conditions and support decision-makers for the improvement of the Swiss population’s health. The Swiss Society for Public Health organizes several symposia on topical health issues each year.
Since its founding in 2005, the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) assembles the inter-university faculty of public health sciences affiliated with ten Swiss universities (Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Svizzera italiana, Zurich, SUPSI and ZHAW. The jointly supported Foundation is based on the vision that public health sciences are shaped by many disciplines. In a small country like Switzerland, no academic institution has the critical mass needed to cover all health-related issues. The SSPH+ "virtual inter-university public health faculty" strengthens health sciences with an innovative lean structure in a country where federal structures have led to rather weak public health systems. Training and education programs of more than 200 Faculty members empower health professionals to find appropriate answers to complex health issues. SSPH+ Faculty members supervise over 400 PhD students in public health sciences.
Swiss Public Health
«From Evidence to Public Health Policy and Practice»
The Swiss Public Health Conference 2020 will be will be hosted jointly with the Department of Health Sciences & Medicine of the University of Lucerne.
The organizing committee
- Stefan Boes (Universität Luzern)
- Roland Charrière (BAG)
- Valérie Clerc (SAMW / ASSM)
- Monika Diebold (Obsan)
- Julia Dratva (ZHAW & SGPG)
- Nino Künzli (SSPH+)
- Sarah Mantwill (Universität Luzern)
- Sandra Nocera (SSPH+)
- Carlos Quinto (FMH)
- Damiano Urbinello (MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme AG)
Corina Wirth (Public Health Schweiz / Santé publique Suisse)
- Ursula Zybach (Public Health Schweiz / Santé publique Suisse)