International Centre for Health and Wellbeing Promotion (Rome, Italy)
International Summer School on Promotion of Health and Wellbeing
Towards a New Culture of Health: Changing concepts and perspectives
Rome, Santa Maria della Pietà September 21-28, 2019
The International Centre for Health Promotion and Wellbeing of the ASL Roma 1, established in 2017 with the aim of supporting a paradigmatic shift of the concept of health, conceived as "an integrating process of physical, psychological and social wellbeing”, is pleased to announce the first “International Summer School on Promotion of Health and Wellbeing” that will take place in Rome in September 21-28, 2019.
The School is organised by the International Centre for Health and Wellbeing (ASL Roma 1), in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, University College London, the Medical School of the University of the Italian Switzerland and the Italian Institute of Anthropology.
The application process will be open from 24th June to 13th September 2019.
To take part in the Summer School, accepted applicants must confirm their participation through an online registration process and pay a registration fee of €1500. This fee covers the costs of accommodation, tuition, course materials, field trip, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners on all 7 days of the course, as well as the evening reception events. A few fellowships will be available for students deprived of institutional support.
The major theoretical paradigms and methods in medicine and public health have traditionally focused on treatment of diseases and their primary prevention. However, overcoming the traditional distinction between biological, psychological, social and cultural determinants of health, a new focus on promotion of health and well-being is emerging, one that sees cultures as a key for understanding and enhancing both biological health and human wellbeing.
The ever-increasing role that human sciences play in the contemporary debate on health, make it urgent to define new multidisciplinary approach, new forms of training, and even new professional profiles.
A preliminary task is to have a better focus on the relevant changes in concepts of health and disease that are crucial for addressing contemporary health needs, taking into account the steps necessary for establishing and acting on a new vision for public health.
The school targets researchers, public administration managers, policy makers and health and wellness professionals, and will be characterized as a space where the world of practice and research, promoting a "contamination" between academic and professional knowledge.
The course will be organised around a series of formal lectures followed by group discussions, workshops and panel, focusing on health promotion of health and the cultural contexts of health and wellbeing.
The main target audience is composed of researchers, policy makers and health and wellbeing professionals. A number of seats will also be reserved for health researchers with specific expertise in the topic.
The Summer School will accept a maximum of 40 participants. Following an application process, the organizers will inform participants about their acceptance into the course.
The course will be delivered in English and Italian.
Participants are responsible for organizing and covering their own travel expenses.
For further information or with queries, please contact the ASL Roma 1 at: firstname.lastname@example.org