26.-27 February 2015
MAIN SPEAKERS – Thursday 26 February Ilona KICKBUSCH is recognized throughout the world for her contribution to health promotion and global health. Proessor Ilona Kikcbusch holds a Ph.D. in Politcal Science and Sociology from the University of Konstanz, Germany. Ilona Kickbusch is author of the Ottawa Charter, WHO. Kickbusch is Director of the Global Health Programme at Graduate Institute of Internatonal and Development Studies, Geneva and director of Kickbusch Health Consult. She is also a member of the Management Board, Careum Foundaton, Zürich, Switzerland since 2009. Abigail Claflin is Senior Researcher at the Center for Active Design in New York. Previously, she conducted child development and psycholinguistics research at University of Edinburgh, Harvard University, and The Ohio State University. She was part of a team evaluating a school-­‐based health promotion intervention at Weill Cornell Medical College, and she worked on pharmaceutical outcomes research at Pfizer, Inc. Abigail has also worked in health policy at the Children’s Defense Fund-­‐New York and the Community Service Society of New York. Her work as a consultant with the New York Academy of Medicine led to publication of A Compendium of Proven Community-­‐Based Prevention Programs. Abigail holds a MA in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh and an MPH in Health Promotion from Columbia University. The Center for Active Design is a nonprofit organization that promotes architecture and urban planning solutions to improve public health. As a resource for design professionals, policy makers, community organizations, and the real estate community, we promoted an expand the Active Design Guidelines created by New York City. Jukka Riekki is Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Dean at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland. He has over 170 peer-­‐reviewed articles. His main research interests are in interactive, context-­‐aware systems serving people in their everyday environment. He is a member of IEEE. Tuomo Kinnunen is the project manager of the Business Ecosystems and Platforms for Innovations (BECSI) -­‐project. The BECSI project studies Finnish innovation system from three perspectives: cities as local innovation platforms, health and life science ecosystems and emerging small business ecosystem. First two perspectives include comparative empirical studies abroad, in Eindhoven, San Diego and Taichung. For more information go to In relation to the BECSI project, University of Oulu and its partners are organizing “Intelligent Community Development and Smart Market Creation” -­‐ Smart City Seminar at Oulu 4th -­‐ 6th May. The seminar is hosted by City of Oulu. Evolving program is available at Srikant Sarangi is Professor in Humanities and Medicine and Director of the Danish Institute of Humanities and Medicine (DIHM) at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research interests include: institutional and professional discourse (e.g., health, social welfare, bureaucracy, education etc.); and communication in culturally diverse healthcare settings e.g., genetic counselling, HIV/AIDS, telemedicine, general practice and palliative care. In the past he has held several project grants to study various aspects of health communication. Between 2009 and 2013 he was Honorary Professor at Aalborg University and Professor II at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim (Norway). He is currently Visiting Research Professor at the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong; and Visiting Professor under the Academic Icon scheme at University of Malay (Malaysia). Trine Karlsen is a post. doctor at the K.G Jebsen -­‐ Center for exercise in medicine. Research focus is the effect of exercise on heart failure and sleep apnea. For the time, Trine Karlsen is leading CERG and the institute group for exercise. The Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, seeks to identify the key mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of physical on cardiac health in the context of disease prevention and treatment. Birgit Cold is professor emerita at the Department of Architectural Design and Management, NTNU. Her research field is school environment, quality in Architecture, sketching, quality within research units, and aesthetics, well-­‐
being and health. Birgit is educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.