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Programme - Wednesday, 13th September 2017 (morning)
08:00 - 09:00 Registration 

09:00 - 09:15


Chair: Gerry Stimson (United Kingdom)
  • Lukas Engelberger (Switzerland), Head of the Department of Public Health of the Canton Basel-Stadt
  • Carlo Fabian (Switzerland), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
09:15 - 10:30
Plenary 1: The Urban Health Landscape - getting citizens politically engaged
Chair: Gerry Stimson (United Kingdom) 
10:30 - 11:00 Tea and coffee
11:00 - 12:30
Plenary 2: Urban Health and Well-being - how we use space and encourage an active approach in communities

Chair: Holger Schmid (Switzerland) 

Programme - Wednesday, 13th September 2017 (afternoon)

12:30 -13:30  Lunch and poster session
13:30 - 15:00
Parallel 1:  ‘The roof over my head’. Homelessness and urban health – Is stable accommodation key?

Chair: Jörg Dittmann and Mathias Drilling

Parallel 2: Active urban environments and impacts on populations’ health and well-being

Chair: Sonja Kahlmeier (Switzerland)

Parallel 3: Cannabis use, prohibition or regulation: challenges for urban health and well-being

Chair: Barbara Broers (Switzerland)

15:00 - 15:30 Tea and Coffee
15:30 - 17:00
Parallel 4: Creating ‘agefriendly’ cities: challenges of increased life-expectancy for urban health
Chair: Manon Delisle and Marius Beerli
Parallel 5: Working with nature and the environment to improve urban health and well-being

Chair: Jim McVeigh (United Kingdom) 

Parallel 6: Assessing, promoting and implementing physical activity and fitness in Basel-Stadt: A research driven translational approach between players from university, cantonal and community levels

Chair: Lukas Zahner (Switzerland) and Lars Donath (Switzerland)

17:00 - 18:00 Drinks reception
Programme - Thursday, 14th September 2017

09:00 - 10:20
Parallel 7: Dealing with hazards and nuisance to improve urban health and well-being

Chair: Wim Niewenboom (Switzerland) 

Parallel 8: Engaging populations in different environments; challenges and achievements

Chair: Andrea Zumbrunn (Switzerland) 

Parallel 9: The key role of health literacy, communication and engagement within migrant communities

Chair: Diana Sahrai (Switzerland)

  • Isabella Bertschi (Switzerland) Health and health literacy in Colombian families residing in Switzerland
  • Zeynep Islertas (Germany) Health Literacy of female adolescents with Turkish migration background in German
  • Uwe Bittlingmayer (Germany) The Limits of Evidence-Based Public Health and the Need for an Ethnological Approach to Research in Health Promotion and Prevention
10:20 - 10:40 Tea and Coffee

10:40 - 12:00

Parallel 10: Designing the urban environment for health and well-being

Parallel 11: Alcohol and nicotine: harm reduction and our favourite drugs

Chair: Delon Human (Switzerland)  

Parallel 12: Urban health, austerity and poverty

Chair: Jennifer Duyne Barenstein (Switzerland)

12:00 - 13:00  Lunch and poster session
13:00 - 14:30
Plenary 3: Addressing the needs of at risk and vulnerable populations
Chair: Paddy Costall (United Kingdom)  
14:30 - 14:45 Tea and coffee
14:45 - 16:00
Closing Session

Chair: David MacKintosh (UK)  

  • Presentation of 2017 Paolo Pertica Award made by Paolo Pertica
  • Madame Ruth Dreifuss  (Switzerland) Health and the City: the challenge of coherence. Alison Chesney and Eddie Killoran Memorial Lecture. Introduction by Michel Kazatchkine (Switzerland)  
  • Tetyana Deshko (Ukraine) - Handover to City Health 2018 - Odessa, Ukraine