by improving education and training
of public health professionals
for both practice and research
Deans' & Directors' Retreat - Erice, Sicily
26-29 May 2019
Ashkelon and Tel Aviv, Israel, November 2018
Ljubljana, Slovenia 2018
Warm greetings to all ASPHER Members. We hope you have had a chance to enjoy some quality time off this summer despite COVID-19, rough weather and tricky travel planning.
As the academic year rolls around, we look forward to seeing all of you at the Deans’ & Directors’ Retreat on 27-28 September. An outline of the Retreat Programme is featured in this issue and full details will be coming up in September.
The ASPHER Member Survey is open until September 5 (23:59 CEST). Please complete it – your feedback is important to improving the functioning of ASPHER! Note also that deadlines have been extended until Tuesday 31 August to submit your nominations for the Andrija Stampar Medal and for the Deans’ & Directors Good Practice Award. Send us your nominations for the best in public health!
ASPHER Young Professionals welcomed 15 new members at ASSETS 2021 in July under the coordinating leadership of Ines Siepmann, who has now also joined as a full member to the ASPHER Executive Board. Congratulations are in order for ASPHER Fellow Rana Orhan who has succeeded with her proposal for a 2021 EU Health Policy Platform Thematic Network. The Secretariat is proud to move forward with such great colleagues furthering the next generation agenda! Stay tuned in September to learn about two new ASPHER Associate Fellows and to learn about what opportunities are available through the ASPHER Fellowship programme.
The ASPHER Consortium UCCAIDE project for ECDC is preparing its final survey. We will be contacting you with that and ask that you please share with relevant colleagues. The September newsletter will be packed with ECDC-related updates on UCCAIDE, vaccine training project and more…
Within these pages, you will also find several new reports from the ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force, a section on climate and health actions, and plenty of ASPHER, Member, and Partner news & opportunities.
Enjoy the final weeks of summer and stay well!
Robert Otok and Lore Leighton