Join us in Cluj-Napoca Romania for the:

7th ESSUS Conference

“Towards student health care in the next decade”

11 – 13 June 2020

On behalf of the ESSUS Network:
Organized by the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Deadline for abstract proposals: 1st of May 2020

The 7th ESSUS conference proposes you to share your current experience or study results on lifestyle and behaviours in university students with others participants. More specifically, our interest will be on advanced methods that are most appropriate for investigating students’ health status, behaviours, risk factors and on interventions to maintain or improve students’ well-being.

Nowadays it’s well known that in the curative medical practice, the orientation towards personalized, predictive, preventive and participatory medicine gives better results than the previously practiced classic one. This evolution was mainly the consequence of the pressures and the demands made by the community (population) members, who are the beneficiaries of the healthcare system. In this orientation of the curative medical practice, the need for techniques which can give precision to each medical decision became quickly evident. Thus, the characteristics of a precision medicine for the current medical practice were outlined and were made possible due to the development of the molecular techniques.

Where for the curative medicine, the inevitable changes were obvious, for preventive medicine they are more difficult to be identified. However, preventive medicine has evolved in the same direction as curative medicine. At the same time, molecular results can be used to document the therapeutic interventions for patients and preventive measures or programs at the community level as translational medicine. This practice of preventive medicine for the particular case of students is more complex and difficult, being a young apparently healthy population, but exposed to the most new and diverse technologies. This conference is a great opportunity to put together practitioners to discuss what to do for the future and what are the most appropriate methods for the next years.

Call for abstracts

For the 7th ESSUS Conference we invite participants to present their research on the above mentioned theme and its accompanying phenomena around the following conference subthemes:

  • Advanced methods for studying the students’ behaviours
  • Health risks communication and the risk perception by young people
  • Digital health setting priorities related to health status
  • Students’ health problems related to behaviours
  • Substance use by students: alcohol, tobacco, vaping, cannabis and others
  • Today’s programs and alternative (new/future) methods for health promotion among students
  • (Future) Health promotion services for students
  • How personalization works for health promotion recommendations – Personalization of health-related recommendations

References

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-34354405
https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/11/04/geef-stress-student-een-normaal-bestaan-5137537- a1530302
https://lsvb.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/LSVb-2016-Onderzoeksrapport-mentale- gezondheid-van-studenten.pdf
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/beruf-chance/aok-studie-enthuellt-stresslevel-von-studenten- 14475973.html
http://www.lemonde.fr/campus/article/2016/12/09/les-etudiants-se-sentent-plus-stresses- deprimes-et-isoles-en-2016_5046527_4401467.html

Keynote Speaker: Reinout Wiers, Ph.D.
Prof. dr. Reinout Wiers is full professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Amsterdam. He is internationally known for his work on implicit cognitive processes in addiction.

Keynote Speaker: Eirini Karyotaki, Ph.D.
Dr. Eirini Karyotaki is postdoctoral researcher at the department of Clinical Psychology, VU Amsterdam. She graduated with a thesis on Innovations in mental health care for adult depression. Currently she is coordinating a large-scale university project on college students’ mental health: Caring Universities.
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Important deadlines

1st of May: deadline abstract submission
15th of May: abstract acceptance
5th of June: deadline for registration
11th -13th of June: conference

Abstract submissions

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for presentation at the 7 th ESSUS conference “Towards student health care in the next decade” 2020. For submitting the abstract please fill out the form by accessing the link https://forms.gle/NQknayQjiaQNrsKL9

Submission deadline: 1st May, 2020

Abstracts are limited to 300 words. Each abstract will be drafted with introduction, methods, results, conclusions. Methodological abstracts can be composed of introduction, methods approach, critical discussion and conclusion. The submitting author is automatically listed as the contact author.

Conference fee: € 150

Reduced conference fee for students: one day € 25 –  two days  € 50

The conference fee covers admission to all sessions, refreshments during breaks and lunches. The fee does not cover additional costs such as social program, dinners, accommodation or travel costs.

Number of participants is limited.

We look forward to meeting you at the 7th ESSUS conference, 11-13 June 2020 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Save the date!

On behalf of the organizing committee of the ESSUS 2020 conference, and the ESSUS network.

Warm regards,
Claudia Van der Heijde, PhD and Peter Vonk, MD
Ester van Run, Naomi Cook and Laura van der Geest

Local organizers:
Irina Brumboiu, Cristina Mogosan, Irina Cazacu, Cristina Pop, Anamaria Cristina