We arrange Gold Standard Programme (GSP) courses on smoking and alcohol cessation intervention for staff in health care. The GSP course is related to the national initiative smoke free operation and the aim is to reduce surgical complications related to smoking and alcohol. After completing the course, participants can intervene patients in intensive smoking and alcohol cessation treatment. The courses are arranged in collaboration with Lund University, WHO-CC: Evidence-based Health Promotion in Hospitals & Health Services and Addicition Centre, Region Skåne.
Date: October 29 - October 30 + November 15 and December 6 - 2018 (3½ days)
Last registration date: October 15 -2018
More information here
Major interest in media the last few days, about Swedish doctors requiring patients to be alcohol-free before surgery.
For patients with excessive alcohol consumption, it may halve the risk of complications during the operation. This includes the risk of infections, wound complications, intensive care and death. Read the Swedish article published in DN here
We arrange a seminar together with Kunskapscentrum levnadsvanor och sjukdomsprevention, on World No Tobacco Day, May 31, in Malmö.
The focus is "Tobacco and heart disease", and the aim of the seminar is to inform and disseminate knowledge about the link between tobacco use and cardiovascular disease, and the chance of reducing the risk by quit using tobacco.
For more information and registration click here
The registration for the 26th International HPH Conference is open. The conference takes place in Bologna Italy June 6-8, 2018.
There are reduced prices for HPH members, students and participants from developing countries. If your hospital or health services is a HPH member, you will be asked to give name of the institution at the registration.
Go to conference site