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Urban Health: Inclusion and sustainability in super-diverse cities

Deadline for submission

24th of November 2019

Submission  Guidelines

The theme of the conference and subthemes will be: 

Urban Health: inclusion and sustainability in super-diverse cities

With 3 sub-themes:

1. Students: Education & Diversity

  • Lifelong learning
  • Customised programmes
  • Differences in student lifestyles (socio-cultural)
  • Inclusion
  • International study programmes
  • Interprofessional learning
  • Technology for education

2. Clients: Practice & Diversity

  • Urbanisation and health related issues
  • Resilient cities
  • How to promote Urban Health?
  • New challenges in a diverse society
  • Health literacy & prevention
  • Inclusion of newcomers
  • Prevention
  • Sexual diversity within healthcare
  • Vulnerable groups (ageing, people, disabled people, etc.)
  • The use of technology and E-Health

3. Healthcare professionals: Labour market & Diversity

  • Labour market shortages
  • Ageing workforce
  • Resilience and burn-out prevention
  • Including culturally diverse workforce
  • Cultural differences in the field
  • The use of technology and E-Health


We welcome abstracts (oral presentations or posters) no longer than 2300 characters including spaces (around 350 words) in the following presentation categories:

  • Research Study or Practice Development
  • Innovative Educational Project

Scientific Committee

All abstracts will be reviewed

All abstracts will be reviewed by two council members and two external reviewers. On the basis of these reviews, the submissions will be accepted or rejected. The presenting author will be notified of the outcome of the review process by email.

Ester Goutan Roura University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia – Spain

Ester Goutan is an Associate Professor at the Methodology and Basic Sciences Department at the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC) where she lectures Human Physiology and Pharmacology. After her degree in Pharmacy, she began her research career on Neurobiology. At present, she has reoriented her research towards the clinical study of those health conditions that affect tissue repair. Higher Education Teaching and Innovative Teaching are also among her research interests. Since joining UVic-UCC, she has held several management positions and she has contributed to degree and post-degree design. Besides, she is responsible for the Academic Support and Orientation Unit dedicated to students' collaborations in her research group TR2Lab (Tissue Repair and Regeneration Laboratory).

Annemie Spooren PXL University of Applied Sciences – Belgium

Annemie Spooren is doctor in rehabilitation sciences and head Research Centre in Innovation in Care at PXL University of applied Sciences (Belgium). She's also lector at the Bachelor program of Occupational Therapy (PXL University of applied sciences) and guest professor at Hasselt University in the Master program of Occupational Science (Belgium). After her clinical work as a physiotherapist in different European countries, she has been involved in health education and research since 2000. Her focus on research is on innovative rehabilitation and care processes within an interdisciplinary context.

Elin Koppelaar Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences – the Netherlands

Elin Koppelaar studied Cesar remedial therapy at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht and graduated in 1999. In 2000, she started a Master of Science in Human Movement Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam. In 2003, she obtained her Master of Science degree with a major in Ergonomics. In 2013, she completed her PhD research the use and effect of ergonomic devices in healthcare. Elin has worked as a Scientific Researcher at the Department of Rheumatology and the Department of Public Health of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. Since 2011 Elin has worked as senior researcher at Research Centre Innovations in Care of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Marlies Wagener Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences – the Netherlands

Marlies Wagener studied physiotherapy at the University of Applied Sciences in Breda. She graduated in 1999. Subsequently, from 1999 till 2002 she studied Health Sciences in Maastricht. She completed her Master Thesis about interprofessional collaboration in work and health. After seven years of working in the work and health sector (KLM Health Services, EMcare), she started in 2009 as researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, Centre of Knowledge Innovations in Care. In 2017, she completed her PhD research on HIV and work. arlies Wagener Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences – the Netherlands

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