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Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference

Halmstad University is pleased to host and welcome you to the 10th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference titled ”Sustainability and the impact on health and well-being” on June 14–16, 2023.

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Halmstad University plans to have the opportunity to meet you in person and to offer you a pleasant visit in our beautiful city and its surroundings.

Very welcome to our little corner of the world!

Save the dates and deadlines

  • Abstract submission opens: September 1, 2022
  • Abstract submission ends – date extended: January 15, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: December 2022 and January 2023
  • Registration opens: December 19, 2022
  • Early bird closes: March 3, 2023
  • Registration closes: May 15, 2023

Sustainability and the impact on health and well-being

The 10th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference will focus on the UN 2030 Agenda and the impact on health and well-being in the sustainability goals. The conference will emphasise on Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being, but also on how this impacts the other 16 goals. How can the 2030 Agenda be understood from a health promotional perspective, and which efforts must be made to maintain sustainability beyond 2030?

The conference welcomes contributions on a wide array of topics within three subthemes.

Social sustainability in relation to equal health and social justice

The first sub-theme for the conference will address questions about sustainability from a critical welfare perspective. It continues the discussion from the previous conference on societal responsibility or individual obligation but broadens it further to emphasise the global scale of sustainability, as addressed in the 2030 Agenda. An intersectional perspective reveals how social determinants of health such as gender, age, class, ethnicity, disability, and sexuality are related. A crucial factor for social sustainability is equal health and social justice. Vulnerable groups such as migrants, children, and the elderly need particular attention to reach the global sustainable development goals articulated in the 2030 Agenda.

E-health and the implementation of digital innovations for health promotion

This sub-theme relates to the development of e-health structures in society, the implementation of digital innovations for health promotion, and how they contribute to improved equality, efficiency, and quality in health and welfare services. E-health structures and practices (also including m-health, mobile health) have become widely integrated into society and part of everyday life for most individuals in all age groups. A significant challenge for health promotion when it comes to e-health and digital innovations is transforming services, including dissemination and implementation in practice. Digital innovations need to ensure actual improvement, value, and empowerment for users to improve health and well-being in populations.

Sustainable health in physical activity and sports

The third sub-theme focuses on strategies that facilitate a health-promoting society where all people can be healthy and reach their full potential through participation in different organised and unorganised physical activity settings and activities. The sub-theme also focus on sustainable participation in sports, including the role of sports clubs in physical activity promotion, physical activity promotion in the context of schools, and promoting physical activity as health promotive/illness preventive initiatives in different populations from an exercise and rehabilitation perspective.

Keynote Speakers

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Professor Evelyne de Leeuw

Evelyne de Leeuw is Professor of Urban Health and Policy at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She also coordinates the Healthy Urban Environments Collaboratory, a partnership between three universities, disease care services, government, communities and industry. She serves the global academic community as the editor-in-chief of Health Promotion International, Oxford Open Infrastructure and Health, and the Palgrave Series of Public Health Policy Research. As a committed devotee of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (the adoption of which she attended) and the Geneva Charter for Well-being she serves as Vice-President (Academic) of the International Union of Health Promotion and Education. Although she is globally active, she has roots in Western and Northern Europe.

Professor Sir Michael G. Marmot

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Sir Michael Marmot has been a Professor of Epidemiology at University College London since 1985. He is the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (Bloomsbury: 2015), and Status Syndrome: how your place on the social gradient directly affects your health (Bloomsbury: 2004). Professor Marmot is the Advisor to the WHO Director-General, on social determinants of health, in the new WHO Division of Healthier Populations; Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2019), and co-Director of the CUHK Institute of Health Equity. He is the recipient of the WHO Global Hero Award; the Harvard Lown Professorship (2014-2017); the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health (2015), and 19 honorary doctorates. Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for nearly 50 years.

Preliminary program

Wednesday

10:00 to 15:00 – Registration

13:00 – Opening welcome

  • Halmstad University Pro Vice-Chancellor Anders Nelson
  • Professor & Head of Organising Committee Eva-Carin Lindgren

13:15 – Keynote speaker Professor Evelyne de Leuwe – University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Beyond People – Resilient and Salutogenic Cities. Refreshing the health promotion research agenda.

14:15 – Parallel sessions with Nordic speakers

  • Theme I: Social sustainability in relation to equal health and justice
    Pernille Tanggaard Andersen, Professor of Sociology (DK)
  • Theme II: E-health and the implementation of digital innovations for health promotion 
    Kirsti Kasila, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Health Promotion and Health Education, author (FI) and Karoliina Kaasalainen, PhD, Health Promotion and Health Education, author and presenter (FI)
  • Theme III a: Focus on sustainable exercise and physical activity
    Nikos Ntoumanis, Professor of Motivation Science (DK)
  • Theme III b: Focus on sustainable sport and physical education
    Sami Kokko, Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Health Education (FI)

15:00 – Coffee break, Poster session 1

15:30 – Oral Session 1

15:30 – Roundtable session 1

18:30 – Social group activities outside the campus

Thursday

07:30 – Physical activities (yoga, walking and running)

09:15 – Parallel sessions with Nordic speakers

  • Theme I: Social sustainability in relation to equal health and justice
    Terje Andreas Eikemo, Professor of Sociology (NO)
  • Theme II: E-health and the implementation of digital innovations for health promotion
    Henriette Langstrup, Associate Professor of Health Services (DK)
  • Theme III a: Focus on sustainable exercise and physical activity
    Ellen Merethe Melingen Haug, Associate Professor of Health and Health Behaviour (NO)
  • Theme III b: Focus on sustainable sport and physical education
    Suzanne Lundwall, Professor of Sports Science (SE)

10:00 – Coffee break and Poster session 2

10:30 – Oral session 2

12:00 to 13:00 – Lunch

13:00 – Oral session 3

13:00 – Roundtable session 2

14:30 – Coffee break and Poster session 3

15:00 – Oral session 4

Free Time

19:00 – Conference dinner at Hotel Tylösand

Friday

07:30 – Physical activities (yoga, walking and running)

09:00 – Oral Session 5

10:30 – Coffee break, Grab & Go

11:00 – Keynote Professor Sir Michael Marmot University College, London, UK

The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world – and what efforts must be made to maintain sustainability beyond the UN 2030 Agenda?

11:50 – Presentation of the Winner of the PhD Poster Competition

12:10 – Panel Debate with invited Nordic speakers
Moderator Professor Emeritus Charlie Eriksson

12:45 – Closing of Conference and announcement of host for the 11th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference

13:00 – Lunch, Grab & Go – Goodbye and Safe Trip Home!

Conference Fees

Preliminary fees without VAT/with VAT

  • Early bird fee: 5200/6500 SEK
  • Normal fee: 6360/7950 SEK
  • PhD student fee: 2120/2650 SEK
  • Staff fee: 1400/1750 SEK
  • Master student fee: 760/950 SEK

(Preliminary fees due to uncertain economic circumstances in the world)

Accommodation

Halmstad University has deals with three different hotels near the campus. Before the conference, you can book one of them at a good price. As a participant during the conference, you book and pay for hotel yourself.

Scandic Hallandia

Booking code: BDES140623
Last day for booking: 2023-04-12

Price and room type

Single room: 1690 SEK per night
Double room: 1790 SEK per night

Booking and contact

Telephone: +46 8 517 517 00
Website: Scandic Hotels External link.

Grand Hotel Halmstad

Booking code: 1406NHPRC
Last day for booking: 2023-05-17

Price and room type

Single room: 1300 SEK per night
Double room: 1600 SEK per night

Booking and contact

Telephone: +46 35 280 81 00
E-mail: info@grandhotel.nu

Halmstad Plaza

Booking code: NHPRC 
Last day for booking: 2023-05-13

Price and room type

Double room: SEK 1.395 per night

Booking and contact

Website: Halmstad Plaza External link.
Telephone: +46 35 240 10 00

Travelling options

When making travel arrangements you can choose to fly to any of the three different airports below.

Copenhagen Airport – Copenhagen (Denmark)

Approximately 2 hours to Halmstad C with direct trains and buses.

  • Train: travel from Copenhagen Airport to Halmstad C
  • Bus: Travel from Kastrup Terminal 2 to Halmstad Regionbussterminal

Landvetter Airport – Gothenburg (Sweden)

Approximately 2 hours from Halmstad with a few options of buses and trains.

  • Train: Take the Airport Coach from Landvetter Airport to the Central Station, Nils Ericsson Terminal, downtown Gothenburg. Then you take the train from Gothenburg to Halmstad.
  • Bus: Take the Airport Coach from Landvetter Airport to the Central Station, Nils Ericsson Terminal, downtown Gothenburg. Then you take the bus from Gothenburg, Nils Ericsson Terminal to Halmstad Regionbussterminal.

Arlanda Airport – Stockholm (Sweden)

Stockholm is a 4 to 5 hour train ride from Halmstad, but some students may still prefer to arrive in Stockholm.

  • Train alternative 1: You can take the long distance train to Halmstad: travel from Arlanda C to Halmstad C. You will have to change trains somewhere along the route.
  • Train alternative 2: Take the Arlanda Express Train or the Airport Shuttle to Stockholm Central Station. From there you can take a train to Halmstad C. Travel from Stockholm C to Halmstad C. You may have to change trains somewhere along the route.
  • You can also travel by bus via Gothenburg. Travel from Stockholm City Terminal to Nils Ericson Terminal and then from there to Halmstad Regionbussterminal.

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