Call for Participation
The 1st European School on Health Information –
From data collection to policy dialogue and translation in the framework of health examination survey
WHEN: 1, 8, 22, 29 October and 5 November 2020 (Thursdays)
Online Sessions: IHMT/NOVA WEBPAGE (a link will be provided for the participants)
Health Information is important for European Union strategic development. Health Information is a comprehensive area, in rapid evolution, including new data collection and data analysis methods, information management tools and translational research for developing new European-wide policies. Health knowledge and information capacities vary across EU member states and the need to reinforce common practices and methods to improve the collection, management and use of health information is recognized.
The main objective of this first training school, designed under the InfAct, the Joint Action on Health Information, is to contribute to increasing knowledge on availability and use of standardized Health Information methods to common practices in EU member states and associate countries.
Requirements for the participants:
- Member of one of the InfAct partners or actively working in health information related context, and
- To have about 2-3 years of experience on the field of health information or related topics on public health;
For pedagogic reasons the maximum number of attendees is 30. A wide coverage of the Member States (MS) will be prioritized, i.e. maximum 2 persons/MS.
Course fee: Free of charge
Application Deadline: The application should be send until 12th of September 2020. The selected applications will be notified by 14th of September 2020.
The admission will be granted through a selection process.
Please, fill-in the online application form. If more than a maximum number of applications are received, we will prioritize maximum two person per country.
Please send your application to the following link.
1st European School Programme
The total duration of this programme is of 60h. It will comprise some autonomous homework and five days of online sessions. Participants will be provided some background reading two weeks prior to the training school. The training school programme is as follows:
|Time||1 October||8 October||22 October||29 October||5 November|
|9:00||Registration||Session 2.1: Comparability of different data sources (Kenneth Eaton and Päivikki Koponen)||Session 3.1: European Core Health Indicators (ECHI): looking backward, moving forward (by RIVM)||Session 4.1: Interoperability – what it is? (Luís Lapão)||Session 5.1: Health information and GDPR (Luís Lapão)|
|9:30||Welcome and tour de table (Paulo Nogueira and Luís Lapão)|
|10:00||Session 1.1: Health information systems (Petronille Bogaert and Luís Lapão)||Session 2.2: New innovative data sources for health information (Luís Lapão)||Session 3.2: New innovative health indicators (Maira Ortiz and Rodrigo Sarmiento)||Session 4.2: Examples of interoperability
(Ivan Pristas and Damir Ivanković)
|Session 5.2: Legal and ethical requirements in a HES (Hanna Tolonen)|
|10:45||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break|
Role of health examination surveys as a HI data source (Hanna Tolonen and Päivikki Koponen)
|Coffee break||Coffee break||Session 4.3: Linking survey data to data from administrative registers (Hanna Tolonen)||Session 5.3: Discussions on GDPR (Ana Dulce Pinto)|
|11:15||Session 2.3 Non-response in health surveys and methods to adjust for survey non-response (Hanna Tolonen, Päivikki Koponen and Tommi Härkänen)||Session 3.3: Estimation of trends and projections/forecast of health and health determinants (Henk Hilderink and Hanna Tolonen)|
|12:00||Group work 1 health information data sources (Monitored by Paulo Nogueira and Luís Lapão)||Group work 4
Data linkage exercise
|Evaluation and feedback of the training week ( Verónica Gómez)|
|12:30||Final words and group photo|
|13:00||Lunch and networking||Lunch and networking||Lunch and networking||Lunch and networking||Lunch|
|14:00||Group work 1 continues||Group work 2 : Survey non-response and effective recruitment (Monitored by Hanna Tolonen and Päivikki Koponen)||Session 3.4: Examples of HES data use (by Luigi Palmieri and Hanna Tolonen)||Group work 4 continues|
(Monitored by Paulo Nogueira and Luís Lapão)
|Group work 3
Preparing a public health report (monitored by Paulo Nogueira and Luís Lapão)
|15:45||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break|
The experience of European Health Examination Surveys in Portugal ( Baltazar Nunes and Marta Barreto)
|Project presentations (monitored by Paulo Nogueira and Luís Lapão)||Session 3.5 The Portuguese Strategy for ECHI (Eduarda Góis)||Project presentations
(monitored by Paulo Nogueira and Luís Lapão)
Sessions via Teleconference (ZOOM) with coordination lecturers on site (Lisbon):
40h: 1, 8, 22, 29 October and 5 November 2020 (Thursdays)
Autonomous work (course materials will be provided 2 weeks before the course):
10h (before the course), from 16 to 30 of September
10h (after the course), from 9 to 20 of November
DGS – Directorate-General for Health (Portugal) – Paulo Jorge Nogueira
Universidade Nova de Lisboa/IHMT – Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (Portugal) – Luís Lapão
INE – Statistics Portugal – Eduarda Góis / Ana Dulce Pinto
INSA – National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (Portugal) – Verónica Gómez
ISCIIII – Institute of Health Carlos III (Spain) – Maira Ortiz / Rodrigo Sarmient
ISS – Higher Institute of Health (Italy) – Luigi Palmieri
Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe (Belgium) – Kenneth Eaton
RIVM – National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Netherlands) – Henk Hilderink / Mariken Tijhuis
Sciensano (Belgium) – Petronille Bogaert
THL – National Institute for Health and Welfare of Finland – Hanna Tolonen / Päivikki Koponen / Tommi Härkänen
CIPH – Croatian Institute of Public Health (Croatia) – Ivan Pristas
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