Welcome to NPHC 2020
POSTPONED TO 2021 – August 25-27
The 13th Nordic Public Health Conference in Reykjavík Iceland June 23rd – 25th
In the fourth week of June 2020 the 13th Nordic Public Health conference will take place in Iceland. The home of the conference is Harpa, Reykjavík´s spectacular conference and concert hall, during the bright night season in Iceland.
The theme of the conference is “Health and wellbeing for all – heading for the future”.
The conference is a platform for the Nordic countries to come together, share knowledge, experience and cultivate professional relationships and networks in the field of public health. The Nordic countries may have many similarities both within health, welfare and educational systems but there are great opportunities to learn from each other. The conference will be a great platform to compare strategies and systems in the field of public health between the countries. Good practices and approaches that have been successful in the Nordic countries will be presented at the conference. The aim is that participants will leave Iceland with a toolbox to implement and work within their field. The focus will be on keeping the conference in the spirit of health promotion by walking the talk i.e. participants will be inspired by our healthy environment.
The conference will run along three overarching categories: Determinants of health and wellbeing, policies within public health and data driven public health.
The Nordic Public Health Conference 10th will overlap with the European Conference on Positive Psychology with one joint conference day. Furthermore participants will have the opportunity to attend both conferences with a special reduced fee. There are many opportunities with joining forces with Positive Psychology and our hope is that by joining these conferences we can build a stronger bond between those fields. The shared aim is to increase wellbeing and quality of life with professional and scientific work.
Abstract submission will be open from 15 October to 15 December. We encourage people from diverse public health work to send in abstracts whether they work in public health practice, policy making or in research. The conference language is English.
Registration is now open!
Registration is now open
Registration & Hotel information
Call for abstracts
15 October 2019
Deadline for abstract submission
15 January 2020
Notification of abstracts before
6 March 2020
Early bird registration deadline
20 March 2020
Professor Ilona Kickbusch is the Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
Dagur B. Eggertsson, MD, MA
Dagur B. Eggertsson is the Mayor of Reykjavík City. Dagur studied, trained and worked as a physician and holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and International Law from the University of Lund in Sweden.
Chris Brown is Head of the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice Italy and is a visiting professor at the Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.
Felicia Huppert is a psychologist with a long-standing research interest in the science of well-being and the promotion of human flourishing. She is a Professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at ACU in Sydney.
Dóra Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir
Dora Gudrun Gudmundsdottir is the Director of Public Health at the Directorate of Health in Iceland. Dora is a trained clinical and organisational psychologist and holds a PhD in public health (epidemiology of wellbeing).
Alma D. Möller
Alma D. Möller is the Director of Health in Iceland. She is a doctor, with a specialist degree and a PhD in anaesthesia and intensive care.
She also has a specialist degree in health care administration and a masters degree in public health and administration.
Ola Rosling is President & Co-Founder of Gapminder Foundation which he founded together with his wife and his father. Since 1999, Ola lead the development of the Trendalyzer software, which was acquired by Google in 2007.
Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Together with Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund founded Gapminder in 2005. Gapminder’s mission statement is to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based world view everyone can understand.
Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir
Inga Dora Sigfusdottir is a Professor at Reykjavik University. She also serves as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Folkhälsovetenskap at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and a Research Professor at Columbia University.
Overview of keynote and invited speakers/sessions – subjective to change