Uppsala Health Summit is an international arena where delegates participate in solution-oriented dialogues in workshops, inspired by keynote presentations and debates in plenary sessions. Delegates come from different sectors and countries, and bring a diverse set of competencies to the tables, which creates the best conditions for enriching conversations and opportunities for establishing useful new relations.Uppsala Health Summit goal is to bring together different perspectives to address identified challenges and dilemmas in order to improve utilization of advancements in science and innovations for better health globally. One month prior to the Summit, all delegates receive the Pre-Conference Report. This document summarise the state-of-the-art research on the topics that the workshops will elaborate on. About 200 delegates attend the Summit at Uppsala Castle. Delegates are personally invited, to ensure a broad multi-sectorial and international group that are well acquainted with the challenges and obstacles and ready to discuss solutions. The Summit gathers representatives from academic research, industry, civil society, politics, healthcare and public sector.
Uppsala Health Summit is run as a collaborative effort between Swedish public and not-for-profit partners, well anchored in national and international health and healthcare challenges. The collaboration is led by Uppsala University. A successful Summit is a meeting where not only new solutions have been drafted, but where also new alliances and collaborations have been formed.
Uppsala University is the oldest university in the Nordic countries, with a living cultural environment and fantastic student life. There are 40,000 students here, and they are seen, heard, and noticed everywhere. World-class research and high quality education pursued here benefit society and business on a global level. The University is characterized by diversity and breadth, with international frontline research at nine faculties and limitless educational offerings at undergraduate and master levels. SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is a world-class university in the fields of life and environmental sciences. SLU’s knowledge is an important component in many things that people take for granted. Whether it is the food we eat, or the animals we either husband on our farms or love as pets, or the forests that we wander in - all are subjects of SLU’s attention.Research and education at our university spans the range from genes and molecules to biological diversity, animal health, sustainable forestry and food supply – and all in a healthy environment. We are also concerned with global phenomena such as the global warming. A comprehensive view, interdisciplinary studies and applicability are the ethos of SLU’s research and education, and in our contacts with industry and society. The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, is Sweden's foremost knowledge center for sports, physical activity and health. GIH conducts advanced research in the sports field; often in close collaboration with the sports movement, schools, society at large as well as with other prominent universities in Sweden and abroad.
In addition, GIH is responsible for training of teachers in sports and health, sports trainers and managers and health educators. Region Uppsala helps everyone in the county to stay healthy and feel good. We offer equal and gender neutral health and medical care, characterized by high quality and sensitive consideration, where people can get help when they need it, and where the money is used to best advantage. Our collaboration with Uppsala University gives us fast track access to new knowledge that can be rapidly put to good use in the care we offer. We also create the right conditions for a good life in the county, thanks to public transport, a rich cultural life and sustainable regional development. Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala University Hospital, is Sweden's oldest university hospital. The first department was established as early as 1708. The University Hospital has several different roles – county hospital, specialist hospital, training hospital and research hospital.
Uppsala Monitoring Centre is dedicated to helping achieve safer use of medicines for patients everywhere, through the science known as pharmacovigilance. UMC is an independent, non-profit foundation, a centre for international scientific research, based in Sweden and closely associated with WHO. The aim is to help make the world a better place for patients and their communities.
The Medical Products Agency (MPA) is the Swedish national authority responsible for regulation and surveillance of the development, manufacturing and marketing of drugs and other medicinal products. Our task is to ensure that both the individual patient and healthcare professionals have access to safe and effective medicinal products and that these are used in a rational and cost-effective manner.
The National Veterinary Institute, SVA, is a Swedish national authority that strives for good animal and human health, a good environment and sustainable food production.The most important role of the National Veterinary Institute, is to align the activities towards contagious and other serious infectious diseases of animals that imply a threat to supplies of animal foodstuffs, that lead to losses for the production of animals, that concern pets, or involve diseases that can be transferred to humans, i.e., zoonoses.
The city of Uppsala is Sweden's fourth largest municipality. Perhaps best known for its 15th century university, the city also offers visitors beautiful surroundings, a lively cultural scene and a rapidly expanding business sector. Companies in Uppsala are world leading in areas such as ICT and life science.The city is located 70 kilometers north of Stockholm in the province of Uppland. The resident population is just over 200.000.
Name of Organization: Uppsala University
- The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- Uppsala County Council
- The City of Uppsala
- The Swedish Medical Products Agency
- The National Veterinary Institute
- Uppsala Monitoring Centre
- The network World Class Uppsala.
Monday 7 October
17:30 - 18:30 Welcome reception hosted by Uppsala Municipality
Address: Stationsgatan 12, Uppsala
Tuesday 8 October
08:00 Registration opens at Uppsala Castle (entrance from courtyard)
08:50 Performance by Uppsala Dance Academy while delegates take their seats
9:00 Uppsala Health Summit Opening
Welcome Address: Uppsala University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Anders Malmberg, Chairman of Uppsala Health Summit Steering Committee
Opening Remarks by H.R.H. Prince Daniel of Sweden
09:30 Plenary Session 1. Time to deliver on children’s mental and physical health
The aim of this session is to achieve a common understanding for the global urbanization, the associated risks to children's health and development, and the changing nature of urban childhoods.
Dr Graham Alabaster, Chief, Waste Management and Sanitation, UN HABITAT Protecting future generations: An urban future that cares for health
Dr Fiona Bull, Program Manager, Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organisation, Active Cities, Active Children
Jens Aerts, Urban planning specialist, UNICEF
10:45 Coffee break
11:30 Workshops in parallel
A. ECHO-Zones in practice: How to deliver evidence - Room: Vasasalen
B. Listen to the kids! - Room: Galleriet
C. Supporting children's mobility in complex urban contexts - Room: Johan III
D. City gardening and farms for learning and well-being - Room: Riksalen
E. Nature play enhanced with digital elements - Room: Plantskolan, Segerstedhuset
14:00 Workshops in parallel continue
15:30 Coffee break
16:15 Plenary Session 2. From knowledge and vision to implementation
How to gain traction for policies supporting healthy urban childhoods
Dr Tim Gill, Independent scholar, advocate and consultant on childhood: Child-friendly Urban Planning and Design, Insights from 12 Cities
Roger Madelin, CBE, Joint Head of Canada Water Development, British Land: Make the kids happy, make more money
Dr Sudeshna Chatterjee, CEO, Action for Children's Environments, (ACE) India: Designing Cities for Children in the Majority World
17:30 End of programme
19:00 Dinner at Norrland's Nation, one of Uppsala's renowned student clubs
Address: Västra Ågatan 14, Uppsala
Wednesday 9 October
09:00 Plenary Session 3: Towards a balanced risk perception on childhood and adolescence
Dr Mariana Brussoni, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Outdoor play and risk is essential for healthy child development.
Henry Mathias, NCS Strategic Lead of Care Inspectorate, Scotland. ‘Better a broken bone than a broken spirit!' How new standards of regulation of early learning and childcare changed children's experience of outdoor play
10:00 Coffee break
10:45 Workshops in parallel
F. Measuring segregation and child health - Room: Riksalen
G. Social inclusion and empowerment in urban planning - Room: Johan III
H. Indicators for children’s built environments - Room: Vasasalen
I. Industry-academy collaborations for healthy brain functions through physical activity- Room: Galleriet
13:15 Workshops continue
14:45 Coffee break
15:15 Plenary Session 4: Conclusions from workshops and take home messages
16:15 Uppsala Health Summit 2019 closes
Estimated number of participants: 200