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29-30 June 2010

EU Open Health Forum 2010

The EU Open Health Forum 2010 takes pace in Brussels from 29 to 30 June 2010. Under the overall theme of Together for Health – a Strategy for the EU 2020 the conference will mark an important step towards strengthening the involvement of all stakeholders in contributing to the development and implementation of actions and activities to protect and improve the health of European citizens.

More details are available at:

Tobacco Control Advocacy and Campaign Workshop

30 November 2009 - 1 December 2009

ECL ( and ENSP are organising a workshop with the Global Dialogue for Effective Stop Smoking Campaigns ( on tobacco control advocacy and campaigning challenges in Europe. The 1.5 day workshop will take place in Brussels from 30 November to 1 December 2009 and is open to all interested in tobacco control, campaigning and advocacy tools (but closed to tobacco industry representatives). ECL and ENSP members can attend free of charge. Non-members pay €200 to offset organisational costs.

Places are limited for this event. Contact the ECL Secretariat ( to register, or download the registration form and programme at:

Persons or organizations that are in the service of or associated with the tobacco industry, its liaison groups or daughter companies, or with any of their past or present activities, may not participate in any way in this workshop.

We look forward to your participation!

3rd Romanian Tobacco Control Conference

25 - 27 June 2009

Between June 25th and 27th, 2009 the European Network for Smoking Prevention (ENSP) will participate in the 3rd Romanian Tobacco Control Conference organised by the Romanian Society of Pneumology, in cooperation with Iasi Hospital of Pneumology and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa“ Iasi.

During the plenary session “EUROPEAN ACTUALITIES IN TOBACCOLOGY” chaired by Florence Berteletti Kemp (Smokefree Partnership) and Cornel Radu-Loghin (European Network for Smoking Prevention) the participants will learn about the latest issues on Tobacco Control at the European level.

This Conference will be a reference point for tobacco control in Romania, and an important opportunity for the health promotion sector to consider the latest research in tobacco control and to share strategies that aim to reduce smoking prevalence and extend smokefree environments in Romania.

Details can be read on the Conference website at


European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations:

" Join us 12-14 June 2009 for two exiting events in Rome, Italy"

This year EFA’s annual conference is unique as it is run simultaneously with the WHO Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases (GARD) Assembly and followed by the first ever Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patient World Conference, all in Rome.

Allergy & Asthma. Future of Patient Organisations
13th EFA Conference: 12-13 June 2009, Rome, Italy... 

More than one dozen modern projects on allergy and asthma with EFA involvement and best practice examples will be screened by top speakers. By doing so, the Conference will highlight conditions needed to manage future challenges of national and international allergy and asthma patient organisations. As part of the Conference, all participants have the opportunity to join global leaders on respiratory diseases at the GARD Assembly for their session on ‘Patient needs’.                                                                                               

The Conference starts on the 12th at the Conference hotel and the full conference day on the 13th will be held at the Italian Ministry of Health. The target audience is patients and their representatives, health professionals and public health and environment workers and volunteers interested in improving the care, participation and environment of people with allergy and asthma.

Click to view the Programme, further information and register:

...COPD Patient at Crossroads. First Conference of COPD Patients, joint Conference of the International COPD Coalition ICC and EFA: 14 June, Rome, Italy                                    

The Conference will define and agree the Global Charter for COPD Patient Care and planning its implementation. Join COPD patient organisations, health ministry representatives, COPD experts and leaders of their allied groups at the premier gathering to chart the global plan to improve COPD patients’ quality of life and care worldwide.

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There is support available for COPD patients to attend this Conference, please click the link above for information.                                         

Please note that you will need to register separately for both events.

Have your say - Hear the latest - Network and Join allergy, asthma and COPD leaders in Rome, the eternal city.

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EAACI European Pediatric Allergy & Asthma Meeting

Venice - Italy, November 12th - 14th, 2009

The EAACI meeting will be a major and premier event in the areas of pediatric allergic and immunologic diseases, such as asthma, rhinitis, eczema and occupational allergy, food and drug allergy, severe anaphylactic reactions, rheumatic and autoimmune diseases.

The meeting, which will be attended by internationally renowned speakers, will be timely and important in the light of the increasing knowledge, major developments, and unprecedented progress and opportunities in these areas.

You can contact the organizing secretariat in Padova as follows:

Key Congress & Communication

Via Makallè 75 - Padova, Italy

Tel: 0039  049-872 9511



First Announcement:

European Healthy Stadia Conference

September 21st, 2009

The inaugural European-wide Healthy Stadia conference takes place on Monday 21st September 2009 at the Arena and Convention Centre [ACC], Liverpool. This one day conference is aimed at public health agencies, sporting stadia and club representatives concerned with health promotion, facilities management, corporate and social responsibility and community engagement and sustainability across Europe. The Conference will be followed by a gala dinner at Anfield, home of Liverpool Football Club.

The event will mark the launch of the European Healthy Stadia network, and offers a key opportunity to share the learning, resources and best practice emerging from this two and a half year European Programme. The Healthy Stadia agenda aims to support stadia and clubs’ corporate objectives, helping to build a positive corporate profile, engage with a broader audience, uncover further business opportunities and to help secure additional sources of funding.


Communicate, Collaborate, Celebrate Conference, 5-6 October, Cardiff, Wales

A conference hosted by ASH Wales

Communicate, Collaborate, Celebrate is a two day tobacco control conference that recognises the importance of working in partnership across diverse agencies, of spreading the control message and of celebrating successes in reducing prevalence rates.

Confirmed speakers at the conference include Professor Gerard Hastings (University of Stirling), Professor, the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (Professor of Palliative Care, Velindre Hospital), Ms Karla Sneegas (Executive Director, Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency), Dr Tony Jewell (Chief Medical Officer for Wales), Mr Oliver Smith (Department of Health).

Additionally, a range of highly interactive workshops by tobacco control experts are planned for the two day conference. Workshop details are available from the website

The call for papers is now open and abstract submission forms can be downloaded from the conference website.

Finally ASH Wales is offering an early bird rate for registrations received before the 31st of March.

Contact: Tanya Buchanan, Director ASH Wales, e-mail: - tel: +44 29 2064 1101



14th WCTOH

14th WCTOH

The 14th WCTOH will take place in Mumbai, India from 8 to 12 March 2009. For all information please see

EuroPRevent, Annual Congress of the EACPR

EuroPRevent 2009 will be held from 6 - 9 May 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden.


EuroPRevent, the annual congress of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) has become the meeting place between science and clinical cardiology , the place to exchange experiences, upgrade skills and knowledge and propose strategies to provide the best preventive cardiology
For additional information concerning the event, please refer to the following link:

ENWHP conference, Perugia, Italy, 27th - 28th April 2009

The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion will hold a conference in Perugia, Italy on 27th - 28th April 2009 to conclude the 3 year "Move Europe" project, carried out by the ENWHP network partners.

11th European Health Forum Gastein - "Values in health - from visions to reality"

1-4 October 2008

The EHFG is a high level discussion platform for key actors in European health policy offering an excellent opportunity for an exchange of experience and networking. At this years forum we expect the attendance of the of EU Health Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou and of the Ministers of Health Andrea Kdolsky (Austria) and of the EU Trio Presidency Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin (France), Tomas Julinek (Czech Republic) and Maria Larsson (Sweden), the Director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe Nata Menabde, the health experts Sir Michael Marmot, Martin McKee and Elias Mossialos and a delegation from the European Parliament.

The main parallel forum sessions will cover the following topics:

Innovations in coordinated care Quality and Safety Equity in Health Prevention & Health Professionals Rare Diseases Health Ethics

The second programme announcement can be downloaded under the following link:

More information is available at the Health Forum´s Website:

7-8 April 2008

Course: Treating Nicotine Addiction: What you can do to help your patients quit smoking

The Cyprus International Institute for the Environment and Public Health in association with the Harvard School Of Public Health are organising a continuing professional education course entitled Treating Nicotine Addiction: What you can do to help your patients quit smoking. The course takes place in Nicosia Cyprus from 7 to 8 April 2008. The course fee is € 300 and a number of scholarships are offered. The registration deadline is 20 March 2008. Please note that places are limited.

For information, please consult the course website.

23-27 June 2008

Health Education and Health Promotion: Theory and Practice

This summer course is to take place at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands from 23rd to 27th June 2008. The goal of the course is to provide an overview of important relevant theoretical perspectives, taking a motivational approach to behavior changes as the starting point, and how to translate this into practice.

For more information, please refer to the University of Maastrict website.

28-31 May 2008

4th IPCRG World Conference

The 4th IPCRG World Conference is due to be held in Seville, Spain, from 28 to 31 May 2008. IPCRG is the International Primary Care Respiratory Group. The conference will bring together around 700 primary care practitioners and one of the conference’s themes is to be smoking cessation.

For full conference details, please consult the conference website. Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is 15 January 2008.

1-3 May 2008

EuroPRevent 2008

EuroPRevent is the meeting place between science and clinical cardiology, the place to exchange experiences, upgrade skills and knowledge and propose strategies to provide the best preventive cardiology.

EuroPRevent 2008, focusing on diabetes, hypertension and lipids, will be held in Paris, France, from 1-3 May 2008.

For full details please refer to the EuroPRevent 2008 conference website.

28-29 April 2008

Wales: A Call to Action! Successful Tobacco Control for the Future conference

Dates: 28-29 April 2008
Venue: Cardiff International Arena
Hosted by: ASH Wales
Conference partners: Diabetes UK, Asthma UK, Cancer Research UK, Tenovus, British Medical Association, British Lung Foundation, British Heart Foundation and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

A Call to Action! is a tobacco control conference that asks what is required for the UK to achieve markedly reduced prevalence rates and what changes are needed to implement now to achieve them?

For further details, please refer to the conference website:

Contact: ASH Wales, tel. +44 29 20641101
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