EUFEP Congress 2009

European Forum for Evidence-Based Prevention

June, 24th to 26th, Congress Casino Baden

The term “evidence-based health promotion” was added to the WHO Glossary of Health Promotion in 1998 and is defined as “the use of information derived form formal research and systematic investigation to identify causes and contributing factors to health needs and the most effective health promotion actions to address these in given contexts and populations”. Population-based preventive programs are an integral part of health promotion; however they are often associated with considerable costs.

The issue of evidence for effectiveness and costeffectiveness of health promotion and population-based preventive health programs will be the central theme of a symposium that will take place in June 2009 in Baden, Austria.

This event, titled European Forum for Evidence-based Prevention [EUFEP], will be conducted in cooperation with the University of Vienna, the Danube University Krems, the Lower Austrian State Academy, the registered association “Gesundes Niederösterreich” and the initiative “Best Health” (Beste Gesundheit).

The program offers participants the possibility to obtain an impression of how different international institutions approach the issue of evaluating health promotion and preventive health programs. In addition, successful (or failed) implementation of population-based preventive programs will be presented and discussed. Two key topics of the symposium are the promotion of physical activity and the importance of adequate, patient-friendly health information.

Day 1

24 June 2009

09:30 - 10:30



10:30 - 13:00


Plenum 1: Topic: International Standards of Evidence-based Prevention



Moderation: Gerald Gartlehner



1. Shawna L. Mercer, Community Preventive Services Task Force, USA
Can community prevention be evidence-based? Strategies of the Community Preventive Services Task Force.



2. Anne Mackie, UK Screening Committee, UK
From evidence to screening policy: Strategies of the UK Screening Committee.

11:20 - 11:50





3. Mark Harris, University of New South Wales, Australia
Planned health checks to improve preventive health care in Australia.



Forum: Discussion with all participants of the plenum and audience

13:00 - 14:00


Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:15


Session 1, Session 1A - Topic: Prevention Program Challenges



Moderation: Melanie Wohlgenannt



1. Anne Mackie, UK Screening Committee, UK
Failed screening programs.



2. Franz Piribauer, International Austrian Screening Committee, Austria
Evidence based support for national screeing prgrams.



Session 1B - Topic: Health Economic Evaluations



Moderation: Anke Richter



1. David Mc Daid, University of York, UK
Making the economic case for investing in prevention and pormotion: a cross-sectoral perspective



2. Uwe Siebert, UMIT, Austria
OnkoTyrol:  PSA Screening Modeling

15:15 - 15:45



15:45 - 17:00


Session 2, Session 2A - Topic: Challenges in Health Promotion Programs



Moderation: Franz Piribauer



1. Julika Loss, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Bayern Healthy Living



Session 2B -  Topic: Program Evaluations



Moderation: Martin Sprenger



1. Bernhard Gibis, The Associations of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Germany
Mammography-Screening- Evidence in Times of Change



2. Ursula Reichenpfader,  Institute for Health Promotion and Prevention, Austria
Challenges in the Evaluation of the Periodic Health Examination.



Evening Event


Day 2

25 June 2009

09:00 - 10:30


Plenum 2: Prävention  through Physical Exercise



Moderation: Norbert Bachl



1. Sir Muir Gray, National Health Service, UK
The British 10,000 Steps Programme.



2. Kerry Mummery, Central Queensland University, Australia
Evolution und Evaluation of a 10,000 Steps Programme in Australia.



3. Norbert Bachl, University Vienna, Austria and Kurt Widhalm, Medical University Vienna, Austria
Interaction between physical exercise and nutrition in prevention overweight and obesity.




10:30 - 11:00     



11:00 - 12:15


Session 3, Session 3A - Topic: Clinical Prevention - PSA Screening



Moderation: Darren Shickle



1. Wolfgang Horninger, University of Innsbruck, Austria
PSA-Screening-Program of Tyrol.



2. Russell P. Harris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Screening for prostate cancer: pros and cons.



Session 3B - Thema: Program Evaluation



Moderation: Ludwig Grillich



1. Günter Ackermann, Health Promotion Switzerland
Economic Evaluation as Core Topic of Prevention.



2. Wolfgang Dür, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Promotion Research, Austria
Challenges in the Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs.

12:15 - 14:00


Lunch Break and Book Presentation: Screening



Translation into German of Angela Raffle and Sir Muir Gray’s Screening, Evidence and Practice:  Franz Piribauer, Gerald Gartlehner, Phillip Mad und Fabian Wächter. 

14:00 - 15:15


Session 4, Session 4A - Topic: Clinical Prevention - Genetic Screening



Moderation: Norbert Bachl, Petra Polster



1. Angela Brand, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Genetic Screening: What is the role of Public Health Genomics?



2. Darren Shickle, University of Leeds, UK
The Wilson and Jungner principles of screening and genetic testing.



Session 4B - Topic: Evaluation of Programs



Moderation: Gerlinde Grasser



1. Anke Richter, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
A health economic model for preventive interventions in Lower Austria.



2. Thaler, Danube University Krems, Austria
Challenges of Evaluating a Population-based School Program: Healthy School (Gesunde Schule).

15:15 - 15:45



15:45 - 17:00


Session 5, Session 5A - Topic: Nutrition and Prevention



Moderation: Kurt Widhalm



1. Thomas Reinehr, Universität Witten-Herdecke, Germany
Prevention of Obesity in Children.



2. Paolo Borrione, University of Turin, Italy
Mediteranean diet.



Session 5B - Topic: Corporate Fitness: Promotion of Physical Exercise in the Workplace



Moderation: Piero Lercher



1. Mireille van Poppel, VU University Centre Amsterdam, Holland
Occupational health strategies - fit for the job programs.



2. Todd Barlow, SAS Institute Inc, USA
Actively promoting employee health: the example of SAS

17:00 - 18:45


Poster Presentations



Evening Event


Day 3

June, 26th

09:15 - 10:30


Session 6, 6A - Thema: Topic: Prevention and Information



Moderation: Anita Rieder



1. Eva Rasky, Medical Unversity of Graz, Austria
Quality of Patient Information for Breast Cancer Screening in Austria.



2. Ingrid Mühlhauser, University of Hamburg, Germany
Informed Decision-making in Prevention.



Session 6B - Topic: Challenges in Health Promotion Programs



Moderation: Ludwig Grillich



1. Christoph Hörhan, FGÖ (Fund for a Healthy Austria), Austria
Health Promotion in Cities and Communities.



2. Manuel Schätzer, Institut SIPCAN, Österreich
Gesund essen an Wiener Schulen. Gescheite Jause - Coole Pause.

10:30 - 11:00



11:00 - 12:15


Session 7, Session 7A - Topic: Prevention and Information



Moderation: Eva Rasky



1. Wolfgang Gaissmaier, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany
Statistical literacy; A prerequisite for informed participation in prevention programs.



2. Franzisca Weder, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria
Patient strategies to gain information about health related questions.



Session 7B -  Topic: Evaluation of Programs



Moderation: Rosemarie Felder-Puig



1. Fülöp Scheibler,  Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWIG), Germany
The Application of HTAs in Prevention.

12:15 - 14:00


Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:00


Plenum 3: Topic: Applicability of Study Results and Targeted Communication as a Basis for Successful Prevention.



Moderation: Ingrid Mühlhauser



1. Jaakko Tuomilehto, University of Helsinki, Finland
Everyday challenges while conducting and evaluating the DE-Plan (Diabetes in Europe).



2. Russell P. Harris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Issues of applicability in prevention studies.



3. Hilda Bastian, IQWIG (angefragt), Germany
Promotion of general health and scientific literacy via consumer and patient information: the role of the IQWiG