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vol. 5

Report from the Calisia World Conference on Family Health, Kalisz, Poland, 9-10 June 2019

Kinga Janik-Koncewicz

J Health Inequal 2019; 5 (1): 2-10
Online publish date: 2019/07/31
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The Calisia World Conference on Family Health was organised by the European Observatory of Health Inequalities at President Stanisław Wojciechowski State University of Applied Sciences in Kalisz, and by the Health Promotion Foundation (Fundacja “Promocja Zdrowia”), in collaboration with the World Prevention Alliance in Lyon, France, and with the City of Kalisz. The conference took place in Kalisz, the oldest city in Poland, located near the centre of the country. It began on 9 June 2019 with a ceremony at the Wojciech Bogusławski Theatre in Kalisz. The second day involved scientific workshops divided into four sessions (see Box 1 below).

Day 1: 9 June 2019 – Inaugural ceremony

Welcome addresses
Welcome lecture by Professor Witold Zatoński, European Observatory of Health Inequalities, Health Promotion Foundation: One hundred years of health in Poland
Welcome lecture by Professor Peter Boyle, World Prevention Alliance in Lyon, France, and Professor Andrzej Wojtyla, President Stanisław Wojciechowski State University of Applied Sciences in Kalisz: Health, wellbeing, and family
Laudation in honour of Professor Jonathan Samet by the Rector of the State University of Applied Sciences in Kalisz
Keynote lecture by Professor Jonathan Samet, Colorado School of Public Health, USA: The environment and health inequalities: problems and solutions
Piano recital by Professor Zbigniew Raubo

Day 2: 10 June 2019 – Scientific workshop

Session 1. Smoking and health: preparing for the tobacco endgame?

Video address: Allan Brandt, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University, USA
Chair: Mateusz Zatoński, Health Promotion Foundation, Poland

• Cliff Douglas, Vice President for Tobacco Control, American Cancer Society, Professor of University of Michigan, USA
• Rob Branston, Associate Professor, Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath, UK
• Lilia Olefir, Executive Director, “Life” Advocacy Center, Ukraine
Discussant: Mark Parascandola, Program Director, National Cancer Institute, USA

Session 2. Completing the cardiovascular revolution: smoking, alcohol, diet, and air pollution

Chairpersons: Tomasz Zdrojewski, Chairman of the Public Health Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland; Marcin Wojnar, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland


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