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DEANS' AND DIRECTORS' RETREAT

ASPHER 2020 Deans' & Directors' Virtual Retreat
Join us online Tuesday 2 June 2020 from 13:00-16:00 CEST

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 the ASPHER Deans’ & Directors Retreat in Sofia, Bulgaria has been postponed until 2021. However, we hope you will all join us for an afternoon Virtual Retreat from 13:00-16:00 CEST on Tuesday 2 June.

We will be updating this site with details on how to connect on Tuesday. The event will be livestreamed and there will be opportunities to comment.


Retreat Programme

Tuesday 2 June

Session 1: 13:00 – 14:45 CEST

Welcome Address: Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe

Welcome Address: Tzekomir Vodenicharov, Founding Dean, SPH Medical University Sofia

Welcome Address: Walter Ricciardi, President Elect, World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA)

Keynote Address: If schools of public health disappeared, would anyone notice?

Alex Jadad, Founder of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network, and Professor and Director of the Institute for Global Health Innovation and Equity in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Moderated by John Middleton, ASPHER President & Walter Ricciardi, WFPHA President Elect

COVID-19: Sharing Stories from ASPHER and selected SPHs

John Middleton, ASPHER President: Actions of the ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force

Carlo Signorelli & Anna Odone, SPH Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan: Reporting from the frontlines

Oliver Razum, SPH Bielefeld University: Outbreaks in refugee housing in Germany

Laurent Chambaud, EHESP School of Public Health, Rennes: Role of SPHs in outbreak containment

Mary Codd: SPH University College Dublin: Establishing, training and running of a Contact Tracing call centre

This is Public Health – Europe campaign 2019/2020 highlights - Naomi Nathan, ASPHER Fellow & ASPHER Advance Forum

Session 1 Closing Remarks - John Middleton, ASPHER President & Invitation to 2021 Sofia D&D Retreat - Karolina Lyubomirova, SPH Medical University Sofia

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Session 2: 15:00-16:00 CEST

Panel of School of Public Health Associations: Reflecting on global collaboration - Where we are 10 years after the World Summit of Schools of Public Health Declaration, Amsterdam 2010.

Panelists:

John Middleton, President, ASPHER

Laura Magaña, President, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)

Wah-Yun Low, President, Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH)

Philip Baba Adongo, President, Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa (ASPHA)

Salman Rawaf, President, Arab Public Health Association (ArPHA)

Rocío Sáenz, President & Karol Rojas, Latin American Alliance for Global Health (ALASAG) 

Closing Remarks - John Middleton, ASPHER President


Further Member only Retreat events will follow later in the year:

Later in June (TBA) to discuss the ASPHER 2025 agenda

Thursday 10 September ASPHER General Assembly

For those of you who submitted Abstracts for the original Retreat, we are considering setting up thematic sessions later in the year. Stay tuned!

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

 

ASPHER 2021 Deans' & Directors' Retreat Sofia, Bulgaria

 

ASPHER 2021 Deans' & Directors' Retreat

FACULTY OF PUBLIC HEALTH,
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY - SOFIA, BULGARIA

Dates TBD

Prof. Tzekomir Vodenicharov (host school founder)
and
Prof. John Middleton (ASPHER President)

cordially invite you to attend the 2021 ASPHER Deans’ & Directors’ Retreat
organized for the first time in Bulgaria!

Click here to register and submit abstracts.

Call for Abstracts available here.
Abstract deadline extended until noon on Wednesday 11 March!

2020 RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Europe’s political agenda and the future of Public Health
  • Global collaborations to strengthen the Public Health Workforce
  • Sharing good practices and networking between ASPHER members
  • This is Public Health (TIPH) Europe 2019-2020 Campaign Gala
  • ASPHER Advance Forum
  • ASPHER 2020 Good Practice Award Ceremony
  • Adoption of ASPHER 2025 Agenda
  • ASPHER Presidential Election
  • 25th Anniversary of the FPH MU-Sofia & Bulgarian PH Society Annual Meeting
  • Social Programme to discover the culture of beautiful Bulgaria

2020 RETREAT PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME:

Sunday 31 May: ASPHER General Assembly and Welcome Reception
Monday 1 June & Tuesday 2 June: Retreat Proceedings
Wednesday 3 June: Social Programme Sightseeing

€ 700 registration fee - EARLY BIRD RATE OF 550 EUR AVAILABLE UNTIL MARCH 1 
€ 400 supplement for accompanying person

includes:

* access to all sessions of the retreat programme
* 3-night accommodation (full board): May 31 - June 3 /main venue of the retreat
* shuttle transportation onsite (between retreat venues and dinner on Monday)
* social programme (welcome reception, festive dinner, Sofia sightseeing on Wed Morning)
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€ 500 full registration rate with no accommodation included 

Click here to register.

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Organised each year in a different location within the European region, the Deans' & Directors' Retreat is the most important ASPHER membership events of the calendar year.

This high level meeting of the heads of our member institutions plays a significant role in evaluating the ongoing activities, whilst also planning and organising the future direction of ASPHER. Since 2014, the General Assembly meetings of the Association take place in the context of the annual Deans' and Directors' Retreats of the Association.

The following schools were hosts of the ASPHER Deans' and Directors' retreats since 1996:

1996 October:
Netherlands School of Public Health, Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS

1997 May:
Nordic School of Public Health, Göteborg, SWEDEN

1997 October:
School of Public Health, Postgraduate Medical School, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

1998 May:
National School of Health ISCIII / University Centre of Public Health, Madrid, SPAIN

1998 October:
Department of Hygiene and Community Medicine, University of Torino, Torino, ITALY

1999 May:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UNITED KINGDOM

1999 October:
National School of Public Health ISCIII, Madrid, SPAIN

2000 May:
CEFPAS, Caltanissetta, Sicily, ITALY

2000 October:
Department of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, DENMARK

2001 May:
Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Magdeburg, GERMANY

2002 May:
National School of Public Health, Saint-Maurice, FRANCE

2003 May:
National School of Public Health, Athens, GREECE

2004 May:
National School of Public Health, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

2005 May:
School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, GERMANY

2006 May:
Institute of Public Health, UMIT, Hall / Section Social Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA

2007 May:
National School of Public Health and Health Management Services, Bucharest, ROMANIA

2008 May:
Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM

2009 May:
Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem, ISRAEL

2010 May:
EHESP School of Public Health, Rennes, FRANCE

2011 May:
Centre - School of Public Health, University of Belgrade, SERBIA

2012 May:
Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, POLAND

2013 May:
Department of International Health, Maastricht University, Maastricht, THE NETHERLANDS

2014 May:
Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, CROATIA

2015 June:
Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem, ISRAEL

2016 May:
National School of Public Health, Athens, GREECE

2017 May/June:
EHESP School of Public Health, Rennes, FRANCE

2018 June:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UNITED KINGDOM

2019 May:
Board of Directors of the Italian Postgraduate Schools of Hygiene and Public Health, Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice, ITALY