The 2018 edition: our 27th!
27 August – 1 September
Courses | Plenaries | Networking activities
At the Lugano Summer School public health professionals, researchers and graduate students learn together through mutual exchange in a stimulating and beautiful environment. The 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 and management combined with the diversity of students and facilitators has provided for a rich learning environment for over 2 decades so far. The insights gained and networks created serve as an opportunity to reduce and prevent the gap between public health theory and practice.
We have two pricing structures; one for participants from low income countries and another for those from middle and high income countries. All can benefit from early bird rates. Discounts are available for those enrolling in two 3-day courses and for SSPH+ students.
You can download the full programme here:
Two 6-day courses & eleven 3-day courses from 27 August – 1 September
6 day course = 2 ECTS. 3 day course = 1 ECTS.
To earn credit, participants must attend courses & plenaries and pass the final assessment.
6 Day Courses: Monday-Saturday
3 Day Courses: Monday – Wednesday
David B Evans | Fabrizio Tediosi | Gabriela Flores
Public Health and Health Service Approaches for non‐communicable Diseases (NDC) Prevention and Control
Kaspar Wyss | Pascal Bovet
3 Day Courses: Thursday – Saturday
9-10:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Four mornings start with plenary sessions in the auditorium. These consist of two experts and a moderator who discuss a pressing topic in public health today.
Attendance is required for students. These plenaries are open to the public.
Monday: What is a healthy diet today? From a global to a personalized nutrition perspective
- Dr. Francesco Branca (Director of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization)
- Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel (Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan für Ernährung, Landnutzung und Umwelt, Technische Universität München)
On the one hand, the global normative perspective would be presented by WHO; the responsible for international normative guidelines. For WHO “a diversified, balanced and healthy diet will vary depending on the individual needs (e.g. age, gender, lifestyle, degree of physical activity), cultural context, locally available foods and dietary customs. But basic principles of what constitute a healthy diet remain the same”. In this sense WHO guidelines are based on the principles of breastfeeding, the consumption of fruits, vegetables and legumes, and a moderate consumption of products containing sugar, fat and salt.
On the other hand, there are increasing trends towards a personalized nutrition with nutrition recommendations based on a person’s unique biology, metabolism and personal goals with the aim to enhance a healthy living. A specialist in nutrigenomics will illustrate current trends and challenges there.
Questions to be addressed through the plenary will turn around the definition of a healthy diet today.
- Who has the normative “say” today (is it really WHO)?
- What’s the role and influence of the private sector?
- How do individuals orient themselves in the “jungle” of recommendations?
Tuesday: Health systems at the crossroad between sustainability, value creation and affordable care for all.
In memory of Prof. Gianfranco Domenighetti
Moderator: Prof. Luca Crivelli SUPSI, USI, SSPH+
- Prof. Ligia Paina (Assistant Professor, Department of International Health, Division of Health Systems, Johns Hopkins University, USA)
- Prof. Felix Gutzwiller
Emeritus professor of public health at the University of Zurich, former senator (member of the Council of States) past president of SSPH+
- Prof. Alberto Holly
Emeritus Professor,Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne) University of Lausanne
Thursday: Vaccination: Choices that influence uptake
- Prof. Dr. med. Pier Luigi Lopalco, (Full Professor of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Pisa, Italy)
- Prof. Dr. med. Philip E. Tarr Co-chair, University Dept. of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Service, Kantonsspital Baselland, University of Basel, Switzerland)
This session will answer questions including: Why do rates vary so much within and between countries? What role does social media play in beliefs and opinions about vaccination? What role does government have? How can healthcare providers support smart decision making while respecting individual choice? How can public health researchers and practioners support healthcare providers and policy makers in making vaccination accessible and desired?
Knowing the answers to these questions, together we can design effective communication, programs, and policies that serve the interest of the public’s health.
Friday: Public Health policy, economics and management in low resources settings
Speakers: Participants of the Lugano Summer School. Names to be announced mid-August.
Each morning particpants meet over coffee and healthy snacks in a covered space where posters of projects from around the globe are also displayed. On Monday and Thursday evenings cultural events at the lake and LAC offer exciting opportunities to exchange knowledge and experiences, bulid networks, and enjoy the sights in Lugano.
Every morning: 10:30-11:00
Coffee & Snacks in the outdoor space
Apero at the shore of Lake Lugano