TRAVERSE: Addressing the drivers of health inequities

A round table with Sir Michael Marmot - Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:00 – 12:00 followed by refreshments

TRAVERSE: Addressing the drivers of health inequities SDC Disparities in income, education or cultural customs lead to major health inequalities among populations. Within the format of the TRAVERSE, we will take the advantage of welcoming Sir Michael Marmot – a renowned leading and inspiring figure in addressing social and economic determinants of health and health inequities – to discuss on how to unpack and address such drivers of inequities. A round table with Sir Michael Marmot. On 8 November 2018, we will take the advantage of welcoming Sir Michael Marmot to discuss how to best tackle the drivers of inequities in accessing health services. Benefitting from a renowned panel consisting of experienced researchers and practitioners, we will also discuss on how to build on Swiss experiences in offering inclusive service provision for vulnerable populations. Participants of the Round Table: - Sir Michael Marmot: Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, and Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity - Pierre-Yves Maillard: State Councillor Canton of Vaud, and Head of the Department of Health and Social Action - A representative of the Federal Office of Public Health - Patrick Bodenmann: Holder of the Chair of Medicine for Vulnerable Populations, University of Lausanne, and Head of Centre for Vulnerable Populations PMU (University Medical Polyclinic). The conference will be open to the public and is free of charge. To register for the event, please send an email to traverse@eda.admin.ch by 7 November 2018.

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