Unconventional medicine and medical pluralism in Slovakia from the point of view of social sciences

In cooperation with Kino Úsmev, on 12 October we organized a lecture with a discussion on unconventional medicine and medical pluralism in Slovakia. The guests were Roman Hofreiter and Ivan Souček from Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica.

If you could not attend, the lecture can be seen from the record here https://www.facebook.com/ZlepsimeZdravotnictvo/videos/2960372687612742

Dissertation by our colleague Miriama Lacková Rebičová successfully defended at the University of Groningen. Congratulations!!!

On the 6th of October 2021 our colleague, Miriama Lacková Rebičová have been awarded a double PhD degree at the University of Groningen during a defence and PhD ceremony held online between the University of Groningen and Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice. The thesis entitled “Adverse childhood experiences among adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems” was defended in the presence of the College of Deans and the PhD Examining Committee. More information about defence ceremony might be found here.

Jaroslava Kopcakova attended 11th International Scientific and Profesional Conference Child in motion

Our colleague Jaroslava Kopcakova atendeed 11th International Scientific and Profesional Conference “Child in motion, The lockdown aftermath” organised by Science and Research Centre Koper, Slovenia held in person in Portorož, Slovenia.

From 4th to 6th October 2021 she had an opportunity to meet with colleagues from research areas and experts from Paediatric Society, Healthcare Centers, different European Universities as well as experts in Education, Kinesiology, Sport and Physical education.

We attended the PARIPRE 2nd Transnational project meeting and 1st Workshop

PARIPRE 2nd Transnational project meeting and 1st Workshop taked place in Portoroz,Slovenia and our colleague Jaroslava Kopcakova represented University of P.J.Safarik University and attended this important meetings.

Within PARIPRE Workshop Peter Bakalar, PhD,  presented the objectives and intellectual outputs of the #paripre project to stakeholders from sport, education and health sectors. Jari Parkkari, PhD, followed project presentation with the lecture “Physical activity-related injuries prevention in youth”. Mari Leppänen, PhD, introduced the PARIPRE recommendations.

Two days of interesting lectures and roundtables at the international forum organised by ERNST (The European Researchers´ Network Working on Second Victims). Join us!

19.-20. October 2021
Fully online
No fees

We invite you to two days full of interesting lectures and short presentations on the topic of increasing the resilience of healthcare professionals. The forum will include lectures and roundtables connected with a discussion in which you can also participate. 

The forum is intended for professionals such as doctors, nurses, psychologists, lawyers, sociologists, hospital and primary care managers, researchers and members of patient organizations. 
The entire program will take place online, in english and you must register in advance to secure a place. Participation in the forum is free. 

More information, registration information, the complete program and a list of speakers and speakers can be found here: https://www.ernstforum.com/

Connecting research and practice: We attended seminar “Effective therapeutical approaches to children with mental health problems”

Our collleagues Daniela Husarova, Daniela Filakovska and Jaroslava Kopcakova atendeed a lecture on therapeutical approaches to children with emotional and behavioral problems organised by  National Enlightenment Center in Bratislava,Slovakia.

On 28th September 2021 we had an opportunity to meet with colleagues from practice providing care to children with mental health problems and to discuss it with lecturer dr. Nora Gavendova. It is important to be connected with practice while doing research. 

Our colleague Peter Kolarčik attended a side event at the 71st session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe “Health literacy in the context of behavioural and cultural insights”

In September 2021 health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region met at the 71st session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.

In this context Behavioural and Cultural Insights unit organized a side event on health literacy in the context of behavioural and cultural insights on 16th September 2021 at 11:00-12:30 (CEST).

The side event provided information on initiatives related to health literacy within the context of behavioural and cultural insights undertaken both in Member States and by WHO/Europe. The flyer is enclosed for more information. 

We are happy to welcome new team members Stanislava Kováčová and Jana Plavnická on the board!

Stanislava Kováčová (on the left) and Jana Plavnická joined the part of the team working on the research area of marginalized Roma at the beginning of September.

Stanislava Kováčová will participate in the RomaREACH project and do her PhD. within our double-degree program between PJ Safarik University in Košice and Groningen University in the Netherlands. She will focus on healthy early childhood development and parenting strategies in marginalized Roma communities.

Jana Plavnická will work as a researcher on the H2020 RIVER-EU project focused on reducing inequalities in vaccine uptake in underserved communities in which we will try to identify and overcome health system barriers to HPV vaccination faced by marginalized Roma. Welcome ladies!