The Symposium provides a forum for interdisciplinary interaction and exchange of knowledge related to health and wellbeing in the Northern environment and societies. Participants representing clinical medicine, biomedicine, physiology, health sciences, linguistics, social sciences, geography, anthropology, and everyone studying different aspects of life in the North are welcome to the Symposium.
Organisers:  Graduate School of Circumpolar Wellbeing, Health and Adaptation, Centre for Arctic Medicine at the Thule Institute, University of Oulu, and the Finnish Society for Arctic Health and Biology. Language: The official language of the Symposium is English.
Registration: Registration and Call for Abstracts are open at the Symposium website. The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts if 1st Nov 2006.
Symposium Programme:
Plenary lecture 1: Arctic Human Health Initiative and International Polar Year
Plenary lecture 2: Community vulnerability, societal and environmental risks, resilience, wellbeing and structure in the circumpolar North –implications for assessment and policy
Session 1: Environmental health and adaptation
Session 2: Societal and individual wellbeing
Session 3: Population health, health care and treatment
Session 4: Cultural aspects of wellbeing and health
There will be oral and poster presentations in all sessions of the Symposium. A detailed programme is available at the Symposium website.
Pre-conference Course: Research training course “Qualitative and multivariate analysis of the data” for doctoral students will be organised 22-23 November 2006, preceding the Symposium. Detailed information about the course can be found from the Symposium website.
Course registration: Registration on the course is open at the Symposium website.
Course programme:
Day 1: Qualitative content analysis, Life course analysis, workshops 1 & 2
Day 2: Multivariate analysis, Structural equation modelling, workshops 3 & 4
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Hannele Säkkinen, secretary of the organising committee. Address: Centre for Arctic Medicine, P.O. Box 5000, FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland. Tel. +358 8 5376202, fax +358 8 5376203, email: Symposium website: