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  • IJPH transition to Gold Open Access

    IJPH transition to Gold Open Access

    We are pleased to inform you that in January 2021 our International Journal of Public Health (IJPH) will change from the current subscription model to Gold Open Access (OA), published by Frontiers, Switzerland.

  • 15-year SSPH+ Jubilee Report is online

    15-year SSPH+ Jubilee Report is online

    2020 was supposed to become a jubilee year to celebrate the 15th anniversary of SSPH+. Instead, we had to cancel or postpone planned events.Nevertheless, we decided to go out with our online report which we started to develop in 2019 when our lives were still ‘normal’. Due to COVID-19 we postponed and partly revised the report.

    Enjoy reading our online report. Parts of it is available as printable PDF.

  • Determination of corona immunity in Switzerland

    Determination of corona immunity in Switzerland

    The Swiss School of Public Health wants clarity as quickly as possible about the extent of the spread of the corona virus in Switzerland. The results should serve as a basis for politics for future decisions, in particular regarding the continuation or easing of the emergency. The aim is a public-private partnership between companies, private donors, the federal government and the cantons. More information at www.corona-immunitas.ch.

    Press reviews can be found here.

  • Hackathon Versus Virus

    Hackathon Versus Virus

    From 3-5 April 2020, the online Hackathon Versus Virus took place under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs and the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 5'000 people have joined this global effort in exploring ideas about how to tackle health, community and economic related challenges that have arisen from the outbreak.

    A ‘Hackathon’ gives individuals an opportunity to collaborate with others online, using electronic platforms such as ‘slack’. Teams are formed virtually, where potential measures and projects can emerge with respect to mitigating the social and economic effects of the virus. People of different
    perspectives and professional backgrounds are encouraged to participate in this initiative. Together, we can improve our collective preparedness and response to this pandemic.

    Find here selected outputs of interest for public health sciences.

  • COVID-19 SSPH+ Platform

    COVID-19 SSPH+ Platform

    SSPH+ welcomes the national public health science community to provide scientific expertise and support to the Federal and Cantonal authorities. Questions, discussions and work in working groups is facilitated via the COVID-19 SSPH+ Platform, which is a closed platform. If you are a public health scientist not yet affiliated with SSPH+ directly or one of the 12 Swiss universities of the SSPH+ Foundation, please send an email to snocera@ssphplus.ch with your name, affiliation, area of competency and email-address. SSPH+ may provide access to you.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease: Information sources

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease: Information sources

    Actual and accurate information concerning the new coronavirus (COVID-19 ) disease can be found here:

  • SSPH+/ETZH Online Lecture Series "This Is Public Health"

    SSPH+/ETZH Online Lecture Series "This Is Public Health"

    Wednesdays at 17:15-18:15, 19 February to 27 May 2020

    Follow via live stream. More information here.

  • University of Fribourg and BFH join SSPH+

    University of Fribourg and BFH join SSPH+

    The SSPH+ Foundation Board approved both, the University of Fribourg and the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH), as new Foundation partners from January 2020. At this stage, the two universities add 14 new faculty members to the SSPH+ network. In total, SSPH+ assembles over 240 faculty members, rooted in 12 Swiss universities, numerous faculties and some 40 scientific disciplines.

  • Registration is open! Residential Summer Course in Florence 2020

    Registration is open! Residential Summer Course in Florence 2020

    WHEN: 15 June - 3 July 2020. Residential 3-week Summer Course in Epidemiology
    6 – 10 July 2020. Specialized Course week
    PLACE: Florence, Italy

    More information on the EEPE website!

  • Swiss Public Health Conference 2020 - Registration is open!

    Swiss Public Health Conference 2020 - Registration is open!

    The registration for the SPHC2020 in Lucerne on "From Evidence to Pulic Health Policy and Practice" go to conference website

    Date: 2-3 September 2020, Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Lucerne

    The Swiss Public Health Conference is organised by The Swiss Society for Public Health and the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). Each year, a Swiss academic institution assumes the role of host and takes the scientific-thematic lead.

  • Serra Asangbeh wins SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the 2019 Swiss Public Health Conference

    Serra Asangbeh wins SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the 2019 Swiss Public Health Conference

    Serra Asangbeh, PhD student at the University of Bern and supervised by SSPH+ Faculty member Julia Bohlius, has won the second of two events of the 2019 SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the Swiss Public Health Conference in Winterthur on 28 August 2019. She is also one of the GlobalP3HS students.

    Serra convinced the audience with her 3-minute flash talk on Fighting the 'female cancer'. In her PhD project Serra identifies and evaluates monitoring indicators from international guidelines and those currently in use in Southern Africa for cervical screening through a systematic review and site survey.

  • Milena Foerster wins SSPH+ Best Published PhD Article Award 2019

    Milena Foerster wins SSPH+ Best Published PhD Article Award 2019

    At the Swiss Public Health Conference 2019 in Winterthur, SSPH+ announced the winner of the SSPH+ Award for the Best Published PhD Article. Milena Foerster, former PhD student at Swiss TPH (supervised by the SSPH+ Faculty Member Martin Röösli) and now working at International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), won the award with her article "A prospective Cohort Study of Adolescents' Memory Performance and Individual Brain Dose of Microwave Radiation from Wireless Communication" published in "Environmental Health Perspectives" in July 2018.

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    CV Milena Foerster

  • Luciano Ruggia, researcher at the ISPM Bern and SSPH+ Fellow, is designated head of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tabakprävention Schweiz (AT)"

    Luciano Ruggia, researcher at the ISPM Bern and SSPH+ Fellow, is designated head of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tabakprävention Schweiz (AT)"

    Read more here.

  • Articles on tobacco law in Le Temps and NZZ

    Articles on tobacco law in Le Temps and NZZ

    In line with the position of SSPH+ on tobacco and e-cigarettes, SSPH+ Fellows are pushing forward a strong law on tobacco products that protects children and adolescents.

    Read the articles in Le Temps and NZZ

    Read also Tabakindustrie verdreht wieder die Wahrheit (16 March 2020)


  • SSPH+ against the draft act on tobacco products - Media release

    SSPH+ against the draft act on tobacco products - Media release

    Die Wissenschaft fordert evidenzbasierte Gesetze und lehnt den Gesetzesvorentwurf über Tabakprodukte und elektronische Zigaretten ab. Siehe Medienmitteilung hier.

    La science exige des lois fondées sur des preuves (evidence-based policy) et, par conséquent, le rejet de l’avant-projet de loi fédérale sur les produits du tabac. Voir le communiqué de presse ici.

    La scienza richiede una politica basata sull'evidenza e, quindi, il rifiuto del progetto di legge federale sul tabacco. Vedi il comunicato stampa qui.

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