Partecipa con la tua opinione ×

International Centre for Health and Wellbeing Promotion. Summer School. First Course

Summer School

International Centre for Health and Wellbeing Promotion (Rome, Italy)

International Summer School on Promotion of Health and Wellbeing

First Course

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.

Registration chiudi dettagli apri dettagli

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.

Overview chiudi dettagli apri dettagli

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.

Target audience chiudi dettagli apri dettagli

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.

Travel chiudi dettagli apri dettagli

Participants are responsible for organizing and covering their own travel expenses.
For further information or with queries, please contact the ASL Roma 1 at:


Further Information chiudi dettagli apri dettagli


  • Changing Concepts of Illness and Disease, Health and Wellbeing
  • Cultural and Social Construction of Health, Illness and Medicine
  • Dimensional Taxonomy of Wellbeing and Salutogenesis Strategies
  • Theoretical and Methodological Approaches in Health Anthropology
  • Understanding and assessing health vulnerability  and resilience
  • Ethnomedical Systems. Popular Medical Beliefs and Practices.
  • Culture matters: using a cultural contexts of health approach to enhance policy-making
  • Health and Community. The healthy environment, the healthy city
  • Bodily constraints and healthy behaviours
  • The Life Course Perspective on Health and Wellbeing
  • Understanding and assessing health vulnerability and resilience
  • Health promotion and individual and community empowerment
  • Quality of life, biological underpinning and behaviours

Invited Faculty

  • Mario Bertini, Psychology of Health, Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Bernardino Fantini, History and Philosophy of Medicine and Health, University of Geneva, Italian Institute of Anthropology
  • Mariapia Garavaglia, Politician, Former minister of health
  • Tamara Giles-Vernick, Medical Anthropology, Institut Pasteur, Paris
  • Enrico Giovannini, Economy and Statistics, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Pietro Greco, Scientific Journalist
  • Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
  • Michael Knipper, Culture, Migration and Global Health, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Andrea Lenzi, The Healthy Cities Institute
Questo sito o gli strumenti terzi da questo utilizzati si avvalgono di cookie necessari al funzionamento ed utili alle finalità illustrate nella cookie policy.
Se vuoi saperne di più o negare il consenso a tutti o ad alcuni cookie, consulta la cookie policy.
Chiudendo questo banner, scorrendo questa pagina, cliccando su un link o proseguendo la navigazione in altra maniera, acconsenti all’uso dei cookie.