Program of the course “Epidemiological basis of the Public Health”

Third Summer School of Public Health

St.Petersburg, Russia, 18-29 June, 2001

First week

June, 18

9.30 – 10.00 Opening of the course

10.00-10.30 Epidemiology, Public Health and Clinical Medicine. Prof. O.Yu.Kuznetsova

10.30-11.00 Development of the modern epidemiology. Prof. S.S.Pershin

11.00-11.30 Etiology and casuation. S.L.Plavinski, MD, PhD

11.30-12.00 Coffe-break

11.30-12.30 Epidemiology General and Clinical Dr. S.L.Plavinski

12.30-13.00 Workgroup session on casuation

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.20 Workgroup reports

14.20-15.20 Epidemiology General and Clinical, (contd.) Dr. S.L.Plavinski

15.20-16.20 Workgroup session on clinical epidemiology

June, 19

9.30 – 10.00 Workgroup report

10.00 – 11.30 Cohort Studies Dr. Anna Mia Ekstrom, MD, PhD, MPH (Sweden)

11.30-12.00 Coffe-break

12.00 – 13.00 Case-Control Studies Dr. Anna Mia Ekstrom

13.00-13.30 Workgroups session

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-14.50 Workgroup reports

14.50 – 16.40 Matched-Pair Studies and issues of Study Quality. Dr. Anna Mia Ekstrom

16.40 – 17.00 Workgroup session

June, 20

9.30-10.00 Workgroup reports

10.00 - 11.00 Vital statistics and its role in Health Care Planning, K.I.Kozyrin, MPH

11.00 - 11.30 Introduction to pharmacoepidemiology, Dr.S.L.Plavinski

11.30-12.00 Coffe-break

12.00 – 13.00 Pharmacoepidemiology, drug survelliance and epidemiology, S.L.Plavinski

13.00-13.30 Workgroup session on pharmacoepidemiology

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.00 Workgroup reports

15.00-16.30 Screening. Dr. E.V.Merkusheva, MD, PhD

16.30-17.00 Workgroup session on screening

June, 21

9.30-10.00 Workgroup reports

10.00-11.30 Information search and retrival. S.L.Plavinski and V.V.Gagrina

11.30-12.00 Coffee-break

12.00-12.30 Information search and retrival. V.V.Gagrina

12.30-13.00 Workgroup session on information search

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Workgroup reports

14.30 – 16.00 Meta-analysis. Dr.S.L.Plavinski

16.00-17.00 Workgroup reports

June, 22

9.30-11.30 Clinical Decision Analysis, S.L.Plavinski

11.30-12.00 Coffe-break

12.00-13.00 QALY its place in Health Care Plannins S.L.Plavinski

13.00-13.30 Workgroup session on QUALY

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.00 Workgroup reports

15.00-17.00 Epidemiological study planning and execution. Group project

Second week

June, 25

10.00 – 11.30 Databases structuring and analysis. I.A.Krasilnikov, MD, PhD, Head of City's Medical Statistics Bureau

11.30-12.00 Coffee-break

12.00-12.30 Databases structuring and analysis., contd. Dr. I.A.Krasilnikov

12.30-13.00 Workgropup session on databases analysis

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.00 Workgroup reports

15.00-16.00 Cancer register and other national morbidity/mortality registers. Their use in Health Care Planning. Finnish Lecturer

16.00-17.00 Workgroup session

June, 26

9.00-9.30 Russian-Swedish program on Health System development in St Petersburg. F.Merkulov

9.30-10.30 Policy development and policy implementation – from government policies to realities in clinics and health centres. (Professor Morton Warner, Welsh Institute for Health and Social care)

10.30-11.15 Groupwork

11.15-11.45 Coffe-break

11.45-12.45 Why all the fuzz? Values and Interests in Health Policy. C.Ortendahl

12.45-13.30 Groupwork

13.30-15.00 Lunch

15.00-15.30 Introduction to groupwork – Professor Warner and Mr Örtendahl

15.30-16.30 Groupwork on three cases to discuss policy implementation in participants own environment. Both vertical elements of policy and horisontal elements of policy are to be discussed. Cases: (1) Hip replacement (2) Stroke diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation (3) - STD prevention, treatment with a perspective of stopping a major epidemic outbreak.

16.30-17.30 Reports from group work with special reference to the role of senior health managers in policy development and implementation.

June, 27

9.00-9.30 Short summary of yesterdays discussions with a personal comment – Professor Morton Warner.

9.30-11.00 Money and Health – general introduction by Mr Örtendahl. How important are financial resources for health status of a society and of the individual? (DALY, DALE, Mortality, GDP/ppp, GINI index, Poverty levels)

11.00-11.30 Workgroup session

11.30-12.00 Coffe-break

12.00-13.00 Mobilising resources for health care – general introduction by Professor Warner.

13.00-13.30 Workgroup session

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.30 Targetting the use of health care resources. How to get resources to be used at the right place and effectively. Prof. M.Warner

15.30-17.00 Financing of Health Care in the US (DRG, Oregon Health Plan, RVBS, etc. ) Dr. J.Hughes, USA

17.00-17.30 Workgroup session

June, 28

9.30-10.00 Workgroup reports

10.00-11.30 Health Care system in US and Latin America Dr. J.Overall, USA

11.30-12.00 Coffe-break

12.00-13.00 Health Care system in Nordic Countries Dr. M. Kekomjaki, Finland

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Health Care systems in Africa. C.Ortendahl

15.00-16.00 Israel Health Care System. Prof. T.Tulchinski, Israel

16.00-17.00 Russian Health Care System. Reginal Differences. Dr. E.Varavikova, Russia

June, 29

9.30-10.00 Workgroup session

10.00-10.30 Workgroup reports

10.30-11.30 Medical Ethics. Dr.S.L.Plavinski

11.30-12.00 Coffe-break

12.00 – 12.30 Workgroup session on ethics and epidemiology

12.30-13.00 Workgroup reports

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Exam