SSPH+ Lugano Summer School: 24-29.08.2020


Dear SSPH+ LSS community,

Regarding the impact of coronavirus on the summer school: We have not yet made a decision about possible changes to the 2020 programme. We are currently examining options and monitoring the situation. We will provide an update soon.

Please stay safe and take care during this extraordinary time. We know health systems are being pushed to the limit and communities, governments, NGOs, and industries challenged like never before. We send everyone strength and our best wishes. Hoping we see you soon.

SSPH+ Lugano Summer School

in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management

Join us for the 29th edition, from August 24-29, 2020. 

Public health policy, economics and management since 1991

Together for a week about Public Health

Practitioners, Students, Researchers & Policymakers

Study Public Health In Lugano

A week full of meaningful exchanges

At the SSPH+ Lugano Summer School public health professionals, researchers and graduate students learn together through mutual exchange in a stimulating and beautiful environment. The SSPH+ Lugano Summer School places health, disease, and health systems thinking under one common framework of coherent concepts and practical implications. The focus on public health policy, economics, management, and communication combined with the diversity of students (~120 from >30 countries each year) and facilitators has provided for a rich learning environment for over two decades so far. The education obtained and networks created serve as an opportunity to reduce and prevent the gap between public health theory and practice.

The SSPH+ Lugano Summer School is jointly organized by SSPH+, the Università della Svizzera italiana, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel.

The support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is key, enabling professionals from Eastern Europe, Africa, and other emerging and transition economies to participate and share their knowledge and skills required to manage health systems and health service.

Coronavirus and the SSPH+LSS 2020

We are evaluating the situation and will update you here soon.

Happy New Year!

Registration opened this week and…

I send a very warm welcome to the first 4 registered participants of the SSPH+ LSS 2020!

The programme is complete!

12 courses, 4 plenary sessions, 8+ networking events

New course added

The digital epidemiology of mental health: Leveraging geo-referenced social media to improve well-being

3rd Plenary: “Systems analytics: Data driven decision making made easy”

Bringing evidence, digital, and intelligence to inform policy decisions

Using Law and Policy Effectively in Public Health

Once again Dominique Sprumont, Luisa Cabal, and Scott Burris will help us know how to achieve Better Health Faster by using the Law to advance public health.

2nd Plenary confirmed: Generating Demand in Public Health Nutrition

Sight and Life, a Swiss-based NGO working in LMICs sponsors this session

NCD control in a global health perspective: Public health and systems strengthening approaches

This course will be taught again by Kaspar Wyss (Swiss TPH) and Pascal Bovet (Uni Lausanne)


Plenary sessions


Networking events


3 day courses

Daily poster sessions

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the SSPH+, Monday evening will start with an apero while learning about the long history of Public Health in Ticino and the collaboration of SSPH+ with the Summer School in Public Health Policy, Management, and Economics. We will hear from multiple speakers, have much time for sharing and exchanging while we enjoy a light dinner together with a view of Lake Lugano.

Moderator: Prof. Luca Crivelli, Directorate SSPH+, Former Dean SSPH+ LSS; Prof. of Health Policy and Economics at SUPSI and USI

Speakers include: coming later

Early bird rate is valid now until 30 April 2020








Key Dates to plan for:


Early registration rate: 16 Dec – 31 March (extended until 31 April)
Regular fees apply: 1 April-30 June
Late registration: 1-31 July