Welcome to NPHC 2020

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 will open in December 2019.

important dates
and deadlines

Call for abstracts
15 October 2019

Deadline for abstract submission
15 December 2019

Registration opens
December 2019

Early bird registration deadline
15 March 2020

keynote speakers


Ilona Kickbush

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



Felicia Huppert

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.

Dora Gudrun

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 Dagbjört Möller - nýr Landlæknir

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. 


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