A Nordic - French Workshop in the series The Changing Arctic
The Changing Arctic is a series of Nordic-French seminars that will address key Arctic issues in the field of research. The purpose of this series is to create a meeting point for researchers with interest in these topics, and to have a discussion with the public during open lectures. The seminars will take place in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden during 2016. They will address topics like urbanization, health, governance, patrimony, and environment.
Workshop on Health in the Changing Arctic will be held in Oulu, Finland on Monday, June 13, 2016
Venue: University of Oulu, Linnanmaa campus, Environmental Sciences Building, Paavo Havaksen Tie 3, entrance “M”, lecture hall IT113.
Time: June 13th, 2016, 8:45 - 16:00
Changes on lifestyles in the Arctic are currently undergoing, due to several factors such as societal evolutions or climate change. Impacts of these changes on the health of Artic inhabitants are visible for example in changes in dietary patterns and livelihoods or in specific challenges of the area (pollution, dispersed settlement, transport infrastructure, ...).
These new challenges in terms of well-being, mental wellness and impact of urbanization on health will be discussed. Moreover, new pathways for health research will be evoked through the inputs of geographic information systems (GIS) or medical cohorts.
The workshop received financial support from Institut français and doctoral program “Aurora DP” (Thule Institute, University of Oulu).
The participation is free, but registration is mandatory. Please, fill in the registration form here by June 6th, 2016.
Participants have the possibility to present their research with a poster. Especially doctoral students are encouraged to participate. Please send the abstract of your poster to Arja Rautio, email arja.rautio[at]oulu.fi
9.15 Welcome words
9.25 How can Greenhouses and nordic agriculture support sustainable food security in Nunavik. Sylvie Blangy, Professor, University of Montpellier
9.45 Ecosystem service frameworks miss the direct link from governance to well-being. Simo Sarkki, Adjunct Professor, University of Oulu
10.20 Coffee break
10.45 Health, wellbeing and place: some conceptual and methodological issues. Sébastien Fleuret, Research director, University of Angers
11.05 Geography of health and well-being in the Northern Finland. Tiina Lankila, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Oulu:
11.25 Healthy Urban Planning –new approaches for strategic land use planning in the Arctic. Emilia Rönkkö, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Oulu
11.45 Physical activity and cohort studies. Raija Korpelainen, Professor, Oulu Deaconess Institute "ODL" and University of Oulu
13.15 Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study Cohort (NSHDS). Lena Maria Nilsson, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Umeå
13.35 Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in Northern Finland. Juha Veijola, Professor, University of Oulu
14.30 Coffee + posters (guided tour)
15.15 General discussion/Discussion in smaller groups/Panel
16.00 Closing words
Last updated: 2.6.2016