AUA Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health at the 10th European Public Health Conference 2017

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – From November 1-4, researchers and graduates from the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) presented their work at the 10th European Public Health Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference brought together over 2000 public health professionals from around the world under the theme “Sustaining resilient and healthy communities” to contribute to the improvement of public health in Europe. The conference provided a large platform for researchers, policy makers and public health specialists to discuss and exchange information and experience on health systems development related challenges and recent achievements.

During the four-day conference, the AUA SPH team actively participated in various sessions, including health services access and quality, migrant health, and health promotion and infectious diseases, presenting their work through pitch presentations, poster walks and poster displays.

Researchers from the SPH Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR), Aida Giloyan (MPH 2007), Serine Sahakyan (MPH 2015) and Varduhi Hayrumyan (MPH 2016), received partial scholarships from the conference organizers.

The following CHSR research findings were presented at the conference:

Six alumni from the AUA SPH presented their MPH thesis projects at the conference as well; four of them – Aelita Sargsyan (MPH 2013), Yelena Sardaryan (MPH 2013), Hratchia Lylozian (MPH 2016), and Shogher Muradyan (MPH 2016) – received Gulbenkian Scholarships (Short Term Conference and Travel Grants) to attend the conference.

The following MPH thesis projects were presented at the conference:

All abstracts were published in the European Journal of Public Health, Volume 27, Issue Supplement 3, November 2017.

The AUA School of Public Health works actively to improve population health and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and development of public health professionals to be leaders in public health, health services research and evaluation, and health care delivery and management.