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ASPHER 2020 Deans' & Directors' Virtual Retreat: June 2, 2020
When: 2 Jun 2020
Organiser: ASPHER

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.

The event will be livestreamed on ASPHER's Facebook page. The direct livestream link will go live at 13:00 CEST:​. A Facebook account is not required to access the livestream.

Retreat Programme

Tuesday 2 June

Session 113:00 – 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: COVID-19 outbreaks in refugee accommodation 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.


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

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