Global Health Norway Conference 2022

November 25, 2022 | Oslo, Norway

Registration for the conference


Climate change and global health
- emphasize on working and life conditions

Date: November 25, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (CET)
Venue: Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Pilestredet 46, Oslo, Norway (Physical and Stream)

Registration: Free - but you need to register. Deadline for registration: November 10

Climate change - world

Target group: We invite scientists, clinicians and students who work with global health issues. This includes students and clinicians from other countries who are temporarily located in Norway. All are welcome.

The aim of the conference is to create a scientific and clinical arena for discussion of global health issues. We will improve the standards of this type of work and improve co-operation and networking between persons and institutions who are engaged in these topics.

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was launched earlier this winter. Human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways. The landmark study warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding, and a key temperature limit being broken in just over a decade. The report "is a code red for humanity", says the UN chief. But scientists say a catastrophe can be avoided if the world acts fast.

This will be a main topic in the discussions at this conference, with Norwegian and international presenters.

Some confirmed speakers and topics:

  • "Climate change and health, a global perspective" by Prof. Tord Kjellstrøm, Director of the research consultancy Health and Environment International Trust in Nelson, New Zealand
  • "Productivity and safety in a warming world” by Prof. George Havenith, Director of the Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre,Loughborough University
  • "Heat tolerance, global fire risk and cancer risk in an occupational setting" by Researcher Hilde Færevik, SINTEF Digital and the Gemini Center
  • "Arctic occupational health in the changing climate" by Prof. Tiina Ikahaimo, University of Oulu and UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
  • “Challenges for politicians and stakeholders” by State Secretary Bjørg Sandkjær, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Preliminary programme conference 2022 (PDF)

Bio of speakers and panel debate (coming soon)

For those traveling to Oslo:
Many of the participant will be located in the hotel Scandic St. Olavs Plass. This is in walking distance to the venue, OsloMet, Pilestredet 46.

The organising committee - Forum for Global Health Research

Professor Jon Øyvind Odland, Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology
PhD-candidate Shanshan Xu, University of Bergen
Professor Dawit Shawel Abebe, Oslo Metropolitan University
Senior Adviser Elin Yli Dvergsdal, Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology
With support from all the members in the board of Forum for global health research and Global Health Norway.

Norwegian Research School for Global Health organise a Conference at OsloMet 24th November

Date: November 24, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 17:00 pm (CET)
Venue: Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Pilestredet 46, Oslo, Norway (Physical)

You are welcome to join or this conference too. Please look at this website for program and registration. We hope you will enjoy the program and the scientific discussions, and that the knowledge gained and discussed during these days in Oslo will be of importance in our common aim: to improve health in the world!

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