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Programme

European Public Health pre-conference 2011 on ‘Nature and Public Health’

 

Wednesday November 9, 2011
Location: The Healing Forest Garden Nacadia

(in the Hørsholm arboretum), Kirkegårdsvej 3, Hørsholm, Denmark

07.45

Bus leaves from Copenhagen Central   Station

08.30

Registration, coffee/tea, bread

09.00

Welcome and presentation of   the Cost Action E39 collaboration

Speaker: Head of the Division of Parks and Urban Landscapes, Dr. Kjell Nilsson, Forest and Landscape, University of Copenhagen

09.15

Presentation of the Healing Forest Garden Nacadia and of Nature & Public Health in Denmark

Speaker: Associate Professor Ulrika K. Stigsdotter, Forest and Landscape, University of Copenhagen

09.45

Green spaces and population health

Keynote speaker I: Richard Mitchell, Professor of Health and Environment at the Public Health Unit, University of Glasgow, UK

10.30

Vitamin G: the importance of green space for health
Keynote speaker II: Dr. Jolanda Maas, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, University of Amsterdam, NED

11.15

Active Living research in a Danish context
Keynote speaker III: Associate Professor Jens Troelsen, Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

12.00

Lunch

13.00

 


 
  13.00

 

 

13.20

 

13.40

 

 

14.00

Paper presentations – overviews and rehabilitation

Moderator: Professor Roderick J. Lawrence MA, D.Sc., Human Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Geneva
  
Outdoor recreation and public health, Lisa Bergström, FRIFO - Friluftslivets fellesorganisasjon, Norway

Biodiversity & Environmental Salutogenicity: A gap in the nature-health   evidence base?
Rebecca Lovell, European Centre for Environment & Human Health   Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry, UK


Preferred qualities in natural environments for stress restoration for   persons with stress-related illnesses, Anna María Pálsdóttir, Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology, Swedish University   of Agricultural Science, SE

Health benefits of nature elements in a residential rehabilitation centre, Grete Patil, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NO

14.20

Coffee

  
  
  15.00


 
  15.20


  15.40

Paper presentations – innovations and interventions

Moderator: Head of the Division of Parks and Urban Landscapes, Dr. Kjell Nilsson, Forest and Landscape, University of Copenhagen

Relationships Between Nearby Green Space and Physiological Stress for Residents of Deprived Urban Areas, Catharine Ward Thompson & Jenny Roe, OPENspace Research Centre, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, UK

Just add water: aquatic environments and good public health, Benedict Wheeler, European Centre for Environment & Human Health, Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry, UK

The impact of urban woodland improvements on physical activity, use patterns and quality of life indicators in deprived communities - a longitudinal study, Catharine Ward Thompson & Jenny Roe, OPENspace Research Centre, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, UK

16.00

Summing up and closing
  
Moderator: Associate Professor Ulrika K. Stigsdotter, Forest and Landscape, University of Copenhagen

17.00

Bus leaves for Copenhagen Central Station