SSPH+ inter-university collaboration WORKSHOP 24-25 January 2019



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SSPH+ inter-university collaboration WORKSHOP

The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, and the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy, University of Lucerne, are organising jointly the following workshop to expose SSPH+ researchers and Swiss-based policymakers to recent academic and policy advances in behavioural economics, to generate and discuss ideas for designing behaviourally informed interventions and “medical nudges” in the Swiss health system, and to discuss the legal and ethical challenges of implementing such interventions.


How can behavioural economics help improve population health and health care delivery?
Aquatis Hotel, Lausanne, 24-25 January 2019


The workshop will combine keynote talks by international academic and policy experts in behavioural economics, opportunities to showcase ongoing research in the area, and group discussions to generate research ideas.

Day 1, Jan. 24th  January 2019 (full day)  

9:00-9:30   Welcome and registration
9:30-9:45   Opening words

9:45-10:45​ Prof. Ivo Vlaev, Warwick Business School
“What is behavioural economics and how can we apply it to improve health?”

10:45-11:00   Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Dr. Tiina LikkiThe Behavioural Insights Team
"Applying behavioural insights to health policy and health care delivery: Examples from the United Kingdom”

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Prof. Scott Halpern, University of Pennsylvania
“Behavioural economic approaches to improve serious illness care”

14:30-14:45   Coffee break

14:45-16:30   Showcase of on-going research (short presentations and Q&A)*
16:30-16:45   Presentation of Day 2 activities

*Details available on the website by mid-December / (details for abstracts submissions are available in the registration form).

Day 2 : Friday, 25th January 2019
9:00-10:30   Group work – “Innovation challenge”

10:30-10:45   Coffee break

10:45-12:15   Group presentations and discussions
12:15-12:30   Closing words and next steps

Click here for registration.

We look forward to welcoming you in Lausanne!

Prof. Joachim Marti, IUMSP, University of Lausanne

Prof. Stefan Boes, Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy, University of Lucerne


Personne de contact

 Prof. Joachim Marti :


Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive
Route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne - Switzerland
+41 21 314 72 72 |

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