Programme

Wednesday 2 October 2013
Thursday 3 October 2013
Friday 4 October 2013

HIA2013 Final programme

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Venue: CMU - Centre Médical Universitaire

Basic Training Course in HIA - Trainers: Ben Cave and Erica Ison

Learning objectives

To gain an understanding of:

  • HIA as a methodology and its potential uses to support decision-making
  • The basic process of HIA 
  • The methods used during HIA
  • The potential to integrate HIA or use elements of HIA in other impact assessments

To use some qualitative rapid appraisal techniques for HIA

To develop skills of reflection for the practice of HIA

Programme

10:00 to 10:15 am - Welcome and Introduction

10:15 to 11:00 am - Basic Introduction to HIA and its uses - presentation by trainers

11:00 to 11:30 am - Interactive exercise (in pairs) on the appropriate and effective use of HIA

11:30 to 11:45 am - Refreshment break

11:45 to 12:15 am - The potential to integrate HIA or use elements of HIA in other impact assessments /  methodologies - presentation by trainers

12:15 to 1:00 pm - Interactive exercise in small groups: identifying the opportunities for and barriers to the integration of HIA/use of elements of HIA in other impact assessments/methodologies

1:00 to 2:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 to 3:30 pm - Interactive exercise in small groups: undertaking a rapid desk-top appraisal of a concrete example (HIA on a wind farm project in Switzerland)

3:30 to 3:45 pm - Refreshment break

3:45 to 4:30 pm - Short presentation on two HIAs carried out in Switzerland

4:30 to 5:15 pm - Discussion

5:15 to 5:30 pm - Concluding remarks

HIA2013 Introductory Keynote

CMU - Centre Médical Universitaire - Conference room A250 

5:30 to 7:00 pm - Health in All Policies (HiAP): new perspectives after the Helsinki Conference

Keynote speakers: Professor Ilona Kickbusch (Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland) and Dr Eeva Ollila (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Helsinki, Finland)

Public Conference - Open to all

7:00 pm - Welcoming drink

Thursday 3 October 2013

Venue: CICG - Centre International de Conférences Genève

8:00 to 9:00 am - Welcome and registration

9:00 to 9:30 am - Official opening

Welcome by Mr Thomas Mattig, director, Health Promotion Switzerland

Welcome by  Dr Carlos Dora, Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization (WHO)

Welcome by a representative of the Geneva government, Dr. Pierre-François Unger, Minister of Health, Canton of Geneva (Switzerland)

9:30 to 10:30 am - Plenary session I - HIA and global public policy change

Conference - Room 2 on the ground floor 

Keynote speaker: Professor Eileen O'Keefe (London Metropolitan University, UK)

10:30 to 11:00 am - Break | Visit of posters

11:00 to 12:30 am - Parallel sessions I

12:30 to 2:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 to 3:00 pm - Plenary session II - HIA for health equity and social justice

Panel - Room 2 on the ground floor

Moderator: Francesca Viliani (International Association for Impact Assessment, IAIA, International SOS)

Panellists: Rajiv Bhatia (San Francisco, USA), Elizabeth Harris (University of New South Wales, Australia), Katie Dain (the NCD Alliance, UK)

3:00 to 3:30 pm - Break | Visit of posters

3:30 to 5:00 pm - Parallel sessions II

5:00 to 7:00 pm - Free

From 7:00 to 10:30 pm - Conference Banquet at the Château de Penthes

Friday 4 October 2013

Venue: CICG - Centre International de Conférences Genève

8:30 to 9:00 am - Welcome and registration

9:00 to 10:30 am - Plenary session III - HIA in developing countries, including large infrastructure projects

Panel - Room 2 on the ground floor

Moderator: Carlos Dora (Department of Public Health and Environment, WHO)

Panellists: Michaela Pfeiffer (Department of Public Health and Environment, WHO), David Houeto (President of the International Francophone Network for Health Promotion), Francesca Viliani (International Association for Impact Assessment, IAIA, International SOS)

10:30 to 11:00 am - Break | Visit of posters

11:00 to 12:30 am - Parallel sessions III

12:30 to 2:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 to 3:30 pm - Parallel sessions IV

3:30 to 4:00 pm - Break | Visit of posters

4:00 to 5:00 pm - Plenary session IV - Mainstreaming and institutionalisation of HIA

Round table - Room 2 on the ground floor

Moderator: Jonathan Drewry (Pan American Health Organization, Peru)

Speakers: Richard Massé (Director of Public Health for Montreal), Mbarack Diop (African Development Bank, Tunisia), Alberto Fernandez Ajuria (Andalusian School of Public Health, Spain), René Longet (Former representative at Geneva and Federal parliament / Mayor of Onex, Switzerland)

5:00 to 5:30 pm - Closing session - What's next?

Room 2 on the ground floor

Commentators: John Kemm (JK Public Health Consulting Ltd., UK)

Pre-announcement of HIA2014

Official closing: Dr Maria Neíra, Director, Department of Public Health and Environment (WHO) 

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