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Expert congress Sep 20-21, 2012 : Final program

27 Aug 2012

DG Sanco Director General Mrs. Testori Coggi and WHO Europe Strategic Advisor dr. Arun Nanda confirmed their attendance to EFPA Expert congress in Brussels.

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As Mrs. Testori Coggi (DG Sanco) and Dr. Arun Nanda (WHO Europe) have now confirmed their contribution, we can offer you a very interesting program with eminent expert speakers in 8 different domains. For more details please visit the website of the congress at

Developing healthy life styles, preventing disease, and (self-) managing chronic disease and adverse life events are closely linked to how people think, feel and act. It should therefore come to no surprise that psychology, as the science of human cognition, emotion and behaviour, has substantial contributions to make when it comes to promoting personal and public health.

What psychologists, working in settings as diverse as schools, industry, traffic, community, sports and health care, are currently doing to promote health in Europe, and what more can be done in – particularly in collaboration with other professions – is the subject of this unique conference. As you can see now, the conference program comprises of presentations by officials of the European Union (DG SANCO) and the WHO Europe – Office Copenhagen as well as keynotes by European experts on the contribution of specific areas of psychology to health promotion, disease prevention and managing ill-health. The specific topics are described elsewhere on this website and in the brochure of the conference. Panels about each of topics will give participants an opportunity for active engagement, in-depth discussions, and network building.

We invite you to encourage your members and colleagues at your national universities, your national politicians, experts and stakeholders etc.. to attend this important conference and hope that you will support our initiative by registering and/or by bringing this conference to their attention.

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