BAPH Symposium: Tackling inequalities in public health

Last updated on 29-3-2024 by Lieke Vervoort

Fri, 14/06/2024 - 09:00 to 16:30

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On Friday June 14, 2024, the Belgian Association for Public Health (BAPH) is organising, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the symposium ‘Tackling inequalities in public health’.

In the morning three plenary sessions will take place during which Belgian speakers will discuss inequities in public health and how to tackle them. The afternoon will be structured around various workshops led by experts and one keynote session. Several networking opportunities will also be planned during the day.

Organising Committee: Brecht Devleesschauwer (Chair), Christine Verfaillie, Johan Van der Heyden, Karin De Ridder, Laura Van den Borre, Pierre Smith, Sherihane Bensemmane, Véronique Tellier, Xavier Leus
Scientific Committee: Jan Verbakel , Véronique Tellier , Johan Bilsen , Johan Van der Heyden, Pierre Smith (Chair)


9h00-9h30        Registration & welcome coffee
9h30-9h45        Introduction of the day by the BAPH
9h45-10h15      Keynote 1: Wim Van Lancker (KULeuven)
10h15-10h45    Keynote 2: Patrick Deboosere (VUB)
10h45-11h15    Coffee break
11h15-11h45    Keynote 3: Hanna Ballout (SSMG)
11h45-12h00    Interaction with the audience
12h00-13h00    Lunch break
13h00-15h00    Parallel sessions (oral presentations)
15h00-15h30    Coffee break
15h30-15h45    Keynote 4: Minister of Health and Social Affairs
15h45-16h15    Discussion with the keynote speakers
16h15-16h30    Closing remarks


Please registrer before Monday 10 June 2024

  • Free registration for members of the association
  • Price of €50 for non-members (€20 for students). This price covers membership of the association for 2024, which brings other advantages

Accreditation will be requested.

Abstract submission

BAPH wishes to give Belgian public health researchers, experts and practitioners the opportunity to present their research and/or practices related to inequities in public health and how to tackle them. Submitted abstracts should concern research, interventions, health policies, care practices related to inequities in public health. Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English. Read more

Each abstract will be evaluated by the scientific committee.

Deadline: Friday February 16, 2024 at noon.

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2 Boulevard de la Plaine
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
1050 Ixelles


Free registration for members, €50 for non-members, €20 for students

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