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Public health challenges in the 21st century include those inherited from the past, as well as new and emerging challenges related to the current epidemiological situation, technologies as well as changes in attitudes and behaviour. The COVID-19 pandemic confirmed that maintaining health requires the involvement and integration of many people outside the health sector.

  • Which are the most effective interventions and activities to maintain and improve health and wellbeing in society in general, and in workplaces?
  • How should society and specific target groups be informed?
  • How can it be ensured that health systems respond to new challenges?
  • Which are the optimal tools in understanding the health psychology of different client and patient groups?

Public health has a comprehensive focus on health and wellbeing that requires the involvement of each and every one of us, as well as collaboration with stakeholders inside and outside the health sector. Universal health coverage includes many public health personal health care services such as health advice, behavioural counselling, vaccination and more. It also includes occupational health services for workplaces with many of the existing risks being currently re-evaluated and a number of new, emerging challenges resulting in new types of occupational health hazards. Climate change and the pandemic have brought up discussions and made us re-evaluate the potential impact of environmental factors on the health and wellbeing of populations.

The human being is at the center of society, but personalised care takes a whole-system approach integrating services around a person and includes health care, social care, public health and wider services.

We are looking forward to discuss the latest research results, to learn from each other and to strengthen our networks for future joint activities. Together we can manage a lot!

Sections & Agendas

24/03: Plenary
Room: Great Hall
Plenary I
Moderators: Prof. Ģirts Briģis, Prof. Inga Millere
12:00–12:15 Public Health Response to Covid-19 pandemic in LatviaĢirts Briģis, Latvia
12:15–12:30#264Reasons for low protection of COVID-19 risk group workers – results from the study on working life with COVID-19 in LatviaLinda Matisāne, Linda Paegle, Ivars Vanadziņš, Asnate Linde, Latvia
12:30–12:45#914The social work practice with vulnerable families, young people and disabled children during the Covid-19 pandemic in LatviaAnna Broka, Hanna Mihailova, Latvia
12:45–13:00#311Adoption speed of the COVID-19 smartphone tracing apps and COVID-19 incidence rates – is there a correlationSilja Elunurm, Kristiina Kuldkepp, Maarja Lember, Piret Sell, Elen Vettus, Estonia
13:00–13:15#750Use of digital health-care services during the first wave of Covid-19 pandemics among ageing population in LatviaIeva Reine, Madara Miķelsone, Andrejs Ivanovs, Latvia
13:15–13:30 Discussion 
Plenary II
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Assoc. Prof. Ivars Vanadziņš
14:00–14:15 NRP COVID-19 public health project results – basis for the evidence based actions in LatviaAnda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Latvia
14:15–14:30#74Lack of workplace risk assessment as a predictor of adverse health effects for teleworkers – results from the survey on life with COVID-19 in LatviaLinda Matisāne, Linda Paegle, Ivars Vanadziņš, Asnate Linde, Latvia
14:30–14:45#169A double-edged sword –Telemedicine for maternal care during COVID-19: Findings from a global mixed methods study of healthcare providersAnna Galle, Aline Semaan, Elise Huysmans, Constance Audet, Anteneh Asefa, Thérèse Delvaux, Bosede B. Afolabi, Alison El Ayadi, Lenka Benova
14:45–15:00#37Mortality from suicides by the level of education and its inequalities: situation in Lithuania during 2001–2014Skirmantė Sauliūnė, Olga Meščeriakova-Veliulienė, Ramunė Kaledienė, Gvidas Urbonas, Domas Sikorskis, Lithuania
15:00–15:15#684The associations of short birth intervals with pregnancy outcomes: a population-based cohort studyIrisa Zīle-Velika, Anija Uibo, Ieva Strēle, Iveta Gavare, Latvia
15:15–15:30 Discussion 
25/03: Parallel sessions
Public Health (10:00–16:00)
Room: Delta
Session I
Moderators: Prof. Anita Villeruša, Asst. Prof. Toms Pulmanis
10:00–10:15#476Intervention model for health behaviour change: a tool to support practitioners in health promotion intervention developmentInese Gobiņa, Aigars Miezītis, Margarita Apine, Latvia
10:15–10:30#902The self-assessment tool for cross-sectoral health promotionKaija Matinheikki-Kokko, Arja Liinamo, Finland
10:30–10:45#760Risk Identification for Cross-sectoral Cooperation in Health Promotion PracticeElīna Vrobļevska, Anita Villeruša, Inese Gobiņa, Lauma Spriņģe, Indra Liniņa , Latvia
10:45–11:00#364The Effect of the Concept of Individual  Agency on the Estimation of Health Among Different Age-cohortsVylius Leonavičius, Lithuania
11:00–11:15#896Individual factors that cause professional burnout syndrome in social workers, employed in community rehabilitation centre for addictive diseasesVida Gudžinskienė, Jautrė Ramutė Šinkūnienė, Andrejus Pozdniakovas, Lithuania
11:15–11:30#1038The relationship between fire fighters’ phychosocial risks and physical fitness: Evidence based study from EstoniaKarin Reinhold, Marina Järvis, Sigrid Kontus, Jelena Hartšenko, Estonia
11:30–11:45#339Indicators of a preventive behaviour of the Latvian population and related factors, during the COVID-19 crisisSanita Šuriņa, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Viktorija Perepjolkina, Jeļena Koļesņikova, Aleksejs Ruža, Latvia
Session II
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Inese Gobiņa, Asst. Prof. Lauma Spriņģe
12:00–12:15#460Poor self-reported health in association with sleep duration and health complaints among adolescents in LatviaSolvita Kļaviņa-Makrecka, Inese Gobiņa, Iveta Pudule, Daiga Grīnberga, Biruta Velika, Anita Villeruša, Latvia
12:15–12:30#274Physical activity, subjective health complaints’ and problematic internet use related psychosocial behavior problems in adolescentsAija Kļaviņa, Viktors Veliks, Juris Porozovs, Luīze Bebriša-Fedotova, Aleksandrs Aniščenko, Nageswara Krishnavarapu, Latvia
12:30–12:45#471Association between road safety behaviour and careless health behaviour in Latvian adult populationAija Bukova-Žideļūna, Anita Villeruša, Iveta Pudule, Latvia
12:45–13:00#112Impact of different physical activity on children socializationRūta Dadelienė, Ineta Daniulienė, Lithuania
13:00–13:15#356Association of self-rated health, life satisfaction and mental health difficulties in Latvian adolescentsŅikita Bezborodovs, Inga Zārde, Iveta Pudule, Anita Villeruša, Latvia
13:15–13:30#484Factors determining the decision to participate during breast cancer screeningKadi Lubi, Vita Savicka, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Kaire Sildver, Diana Sokolova, Silja Mets-Oja, Estonia
Session III
Moderators: Prof. Ģirts Briģis, Asst. Prof. Inese Stars
14:30–14:45#147The emotional impact of paediatric COVID-19 on parents of the affected children: a qualitative studyInese Stars, Liene Smane, Zanda Pučuka, Ieva Roģe, Jana Pavāre, Latvia
14:45–15:00#302Effects of COVID-19 restrictions on emotional, physical and sexual violence in LatviaIeva Pitkēviča, Ieva Briedīte, Marta Laura Graviņa, Ināra Kantāne, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Gunta Lazdāne, Latvia
15:00–15:15#570Family physicians’ perspective on risks and benefits of remote patient consultations during the state of emergency due to COVID-19 epidemic in Latvia: a qualitative study in primary careMirdza Kursīte, Inese Stars, Anita Villeruša, Lauma Spriņģe, Latvia
15:15–15:30#394From pandemic to “infodemic”: the spread of COVID-19 information in LatviaLāsma Šķestere, Roberts Darģis, Latvia
15:30–15:45#415Ethical and organizational challenges of COVID-19 – view from the medical frontlines in EstoniaKadi Lubi, Kadri Simm, Kaja Lempu, Angela Eensalu-Lind, Estonia
Social Welfare (10:00–13:30)
Room: Epsilon
Session I
Moderators: Lect. Marika Lotko, Daniel Markovič
10:00–10:15#226Social Support Provided by Non-Governmental Organisations During Covid-19Marika Lotko, Latvia
10:15–10:30#902Being a father of twins – forming an equal bond with both twins and supporting their individualityKristiina Heinonen, Finland
10:30–10:45#1035On some implications of COVID-19 on the living conditions of children in families and out-of-family careIlze Trapenciere, Latvia
10:45–11:00#857Context of practical experience and education of crisis intervention in social services facilities in SlovakiaSoňa Šrobárová, Slovakia
11:00–11:15#255Demographic challenges demand for long-term care in RīgaMārtiņš Moors, Juris Osis, Latvia
11:15–11:30#308Life Course Scenarios, Family Events’ Sequences and the Locus of Control in LithuaniaApolonijus Žilys, Lithuania
Session II
Moderators: Ilze Trapenciere, Liāna Deklava
12:00–12:15#77Making New Lives after Exiting Care: Social Orphans in LatviaZoë Kessler, Ilze Trapenciere, Latvia
12:15–12:30#313Case manager as a leader in providing social support for families and childrenJolanta Pivorienė, Lithuania
12:30–12:45#672The process of implementation of children’s rights in healthcare system: challenges and future perspectivesKarina Palkova, Latvia
12:45–13:00#277Individual Budget Model for Community Based Social Services for Children with Disabilities in Latvia: Analysis of Results of Pilot ProjectAlina Dūdele, Lolita Cibule, Gundega Klauža, Daiga Behmane, Latvia
13:00–13:15#954Policy and legal framework on protecting children’s rights in Latvia and Sri LankaIlze Trapenciere, Shelomi Perera, Lolita Vilka, Latvia
13:15–13:30#776Social factors as the catalyst of emigrationMaruta Pranka, Ginta Elksne, Ilze Koroļeva, Latvia
Psychological Care (10:00–15:00)
Room: Iota
Session I: Sustaining Psychological Resilience During COVID-19
Moderators: Asst. Prof. Viktorija Perepjolkina, Prof. Kristīne Mārtinsone
10:00–10:15#368Psychological Resilience in Time of Covid-19 Crisis: Emotion Regulation as a Protective FactorInese Paiča, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Viktorija Perepjolkina, Latvia
10:15–10:30#411Socio-psychological profile of Latvian inhabitants who did not comply with the covid-19 epidemiological requirementsGatis Upesleja, Viktorija Perepjolkina, Latvia
10:30–10:45#306Comparison of psychological resilience of different groups of society during COVID-19 pandemic in LatviaAiva Bundzena-Ervika, Viktorija Perepjolkina, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Latvia
10:45–11:00#475Perceived changes in the frequency of emotional abuse before and during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemicKristīne Šneidere, Sandra Mihailova, Viktorija Perepjolkina, Jeļena Koļesņikova, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Latvia
11:00–11:15#165Global Pessimism and/or Disturbed Future: What Has Philosophy to Offer Us?Marija Semjonova-Reinholde, Latvia
11:15–11:30#965Possibilities of receptive music therapy (RMT) for mothers raising children with developmental disorders as a self-help tool for overcoming stress during the Covid-19 pandemicJautrė Ramutė Šinkūnienė, Jurgita Žalgirytė-Skurdenienė, Lithuania
Session II: Health and Clinical Psychology (1)
Moderators: Asst. Prof. Jeļena Koļesņikova, Asst. Prof. Jeļena Ļubenko
12:00–12:15#330Relationship between work-related cognitive reserve and overall cognitive functioning in older women: a longitudinal studyKrīstine Šneidere, Ainārs Stepens, Latvia
12:15–12:30#657Psychological Intervention as an Aspect of the Professional Identity of Psychologists: Latvian SampleElīna Akmane, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Zane Krieķe, Agnese Kolmane, Miguel Bernardo Ricou da Costa Macedo, Sílvia Marina Amado Cordeiro, Latvia
12:30–12:45#398The role of social problem solving and emotion regulation skills in predicting psychological resilienceViktorija Perepjolkina, Jeļena Koļesņikova, Inese Paiča, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Latvia
12:45–13:00#547Mystical experience has stronger relationships with spiritual intelligence than schizotypal personality traits and psychotic symptomsDaiga Katrīna Bitēna, Latvia
13:00–13:15#1037Development and preliminary validation of the Psychological Resilience ScaleViktorija Perepjolkina, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Latvia
Session III: Health and Clinical Psychology (2)
Moderators: Asst. Prof. Jeļena Koļesņikova, Asst. Prof. Jeļena Ļubenko
14:00–14:15#800Resilience Development Strategies of the Chronically Ill: Theoretical InsightElīna Zelčāne, Anita Pipere, Latvia
14:15–14:30#335The relationship between co-dependency, coping strategies and perceived social support of women in relationship with an individual addicted to psychoactive substancesVelga Sudraba, Aiva Lāce, Latvia
14:30–14:45#417“Death is the only thing that scares”: the construction of meanings about influenza vaccination among non-vaccinated people in Estonia (and what role Covid-19 plays)Kadi Lubi, Eliisa Metsoja, Kaie Eha, Silja Mets-Oja, Lilian Ruuben, Estonia
14:45–15:00#392Development and Psychometric Properties of the Self-Care Strategies QuestionnaireViktorija Perepjolkina, Jeļena Koļesņikova, Aleksejs Ruža, Aiva Bundzena-Ervika, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Latvia
Health System Research (10:00–16:00)
Room: Xi
Session I: Governance and Financing of Health Systems
Moderator: Dr Daiga Behmane, Dr Olav Goetz, Dr Dins Šmits
10:00–10:12#123Continuing Way of Health Financing Policy Reform: the Case of LatviaKārlis Ketners, Latvia
10:12–10:24#945Comparison of disease prevalence, utilization of health care services and mortality rates in Latvian regions for persons with selected chronical diseasesAlina Dūdele, Daiga Behmane, Jana Lepiksone, Jolanta Skrule, Santa Pildava, Latvia
10:24–10:36#168Digitalization of Health Care System in PakistanEumna Tehseen, Marina Järvis, Piia Tint, Estonia
10:36–10:48#1111Ownership of data used in the teaching process of artificial intelligenceArtūrs Žukovs, Latvia
10:48–11:00#644Using the Workload Indicator of Staffing Need (WISN) – Method to model the HR requirements and costs of Health Care Services in KyrgyzstanOlav Goetz, Jean-Olivier Schmidt, Sandra Blackaby, Damira Seksenbaeva, Valerie Broch, Germany
11:00-11:12#298Governance of Academic Medical Centers: international comparisonEster Cardinaal, The Netherlands
11:12-11:30 Discussion 
Session II: Person-Centered Health Services and Systems
Moderator: Dr Daiga Behmane, Dr Olav Goetz, Dr Dins Šmits
12:00–12:15#1109Concerns and needs of mothers raising children with epilepsy and developmental disabilities in LithuaniaLina Danusevičienė, Ramunė Jurkuvienė, Polina Šedienė, Rūta Butkevičienė, Lituania
12:15–12:30#1095Headache care and service in Latvia. Challenges, priorities and further perspectivesLinda Zvaune, Latvia
12:30–12:45#167The perceptions of women with impaired physical mobility about occupational therapy during pregnancy and the postpartum periodAnneliis Aavik, Marika Merits, Kadi Lubi, Estonia
12:45-13:00#700Factors associated with 30 days mortality and one year mortality after hospitalization with AMI in LatviaAlina Dūdele Ģirts Briģis, Lāsma Asare, Jolanta Skrule, Jana Lepiksone, Latvia
13:00–13:15#489Chronic disease management in primary care in Latvia requires significant improvementsDaiga Behmane, Alina Dūdele, Aivars Lejnieks, Latvia
13:15–13:30 Discussion 
Session III: Measuring and Improving Quality
Moderator: Dr Daiga Behmane, Dr Olav Goetz, Dr Dins Šmits
14:30–14:45#247Conflicts and disputes in the disability determination process: deficiencies of expertise or legislationGalija Kaļinkina, Irēna Ausma Rudņeva, Latvia
14:45–15:00#78Perception of patient safety climate in Latvian nurses: the effect of trainingEvija Andžāne, Juris Bārzdiņš, Liliana Tzivian, Latvia
15:00-15:15#864Regulating nursing practice through the application of standartsSilviya Borisova, Bulgaria
15:15–15:30#397Process-Management in Healthcare – How Process-Modelling and Simulation can help to increase efficiency and quality of Health Care ServicesOlav Goetz, Germany
15:30–15:45#903Improving quality of ischemic stroke patients requires substantial changes in hospitalization plan and treatment intensification in LatviaAlina Dūdele, Daiga Behmane, Toms Baumanis, Latvia
15:45–16:00 Discussion 
Comprehending death and dying at the time of COVID-19 (14:30–16:00)
Room: Epsilon
Moderator: Prof. Michael Strmiska
14:30–14:45#1126Construction of Meaning in the Discourses of Death in Latvian SocietyIlva Skulte, Normunds Kozlovs, Latvia
14:45–15:00#749“Good Death” – the Circumstances in Which it Would be Best for a Person to Die. A Representative Survey of the Latvian PopulationDiāna Kalniņa, Latvia
15:00–15:15#882Actual and Preferred Places of Death and Forms of Burial in Latvia: Findings from the 2020 Social SurveyAgita Misāne, Ritma Rungule, Silva Seņkāne, Latvia
15:15–15:30#1088Life-review Activities Applied in the Music Therapy-based End-of-life Care Programs: a Literature ReviewJana Duhovska, Latvia
15:30–15:45#431Public Attitudes Toward Assisted Dying in LatviaIvars Neiders, Silva Seņkāne, Latvia
15:45–16:00#960Suicide in General Practitioners’ Narratives in LatviaEdīte Pauna, Latvia
26/03: Parallel sessions
Public health (10:30–14:30)
Room: Delta
Session I
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Asst. Prof. Lauma Spriņģe
10:30–10:45#1006Access to healthcare during Covid-19 among ageing population in LatviaIeva Reine, Andrejs Ivanovs, Signe Tomsone, Latvia
10:45–11:00#1007Provision of scheduled outpatient consultations for patients with non-communicable diseases during the COVID-19 emergency in Spring 2020 in LatviaDaiga Behmane, Ieva Strēle, Mirdza Kursīte, Mirdza Kursīte, Alina Dūdele, Andris Avotiņš, Anita Villeruša, Latvia
11:00–11:15#576Comparison of intrinsic capacity factors in older individuals before and during COVID-19 in the context of healthy ageing in Baltic statesMadara Miķelsone, Diāna Baltmane, Andrejs Ivanovs, Signe Tomsone, Latvia
11:15–11:30#494Peculiarities of patient organizations’ communication during the state of emergency in Latvia due to COVID-19 pandemicLauma Spriņģe, Mirdza Kursīte, Inese Stars, Anita Villeruša, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Latvia
11:30–11:45#503Impact of the first wave of Covid-19 on the employment of older people in Latvia, the Baltic States and EuropeOlga Rajevska, Agnese Reine, Diāna Baltmane, Latvia
11:45–12:00#866Impact of COVID-19 epidemic on court proceedings in civil cases – legal and psychological aspectsJolanta Dinsberga, Latvia
Session II
Moderators: Prof. Gunta Lazdāne, Prof. Anita Villeruša
13:00–13:15#555Challenges in implementation of a project on the impact of COVID-19 on sexual and reproductive health in LatviaGunta Lazdāne, Dace Rezeberga, Ieva Briedīte, Elizabete Pumpure, Ieva Pitkēviča, Marta Laura Graviņa, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Darja Mihailova, Latvia
13:15–13:30#856Women’s sexual health in times of COVID-19Ieva Briedīte, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Gunta Lazdāne, Dace Rezeberga, Solvita Olsena, Ināra Kantāne, Elizabete Pumpure, Ieva Pitkēviča, Marta Laura Graviņa, Darja Mihailova, Latvia
13:30–13:45#967Legal Restrictions Imposed on Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services During the First Covid 19 Emergency State in LatviaSolvita Olsena, Gunta Lazdāne, Dace Rezeberga, Ieva Briedīte, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Latvia
13:45–14:00#140Latvian population-based birthweight chartsNatālija Vedmedovska, Anna Miskova, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Katsiaryna Rimaido, Baiba Andersone, Latvia
14:00–14:15#978Evaluation of cystic fibrosis newborn screening program in LatviaElīna Aleksejeva, Dita Gaidule-Logina, Madara Kreile, Jekaterina Isakova, Dagne Grāvele, Ineta Grantiņa, Linda Gailīte, Latvia
14:15–14:30#718World Health Organization as the main international actor in fight against COVID-19Jānis Grasis, Karina Palkova, Latvia
Social Welfare (10:30–14:15)
Room: Epsilon
Session I
Moderators: Anna Broka, Līga Rasnača
10:30–10:45#936Loneliness of seniors in long-term care institutions and COVID-19 restrictionsLīga Rasnača, Latvia
10:45–11:00#891Crisis management in the provision of social services during the COVID-19 pandemicAnna Višķere, Latvia
11:00–11:15#1036Selected aspects of adaptation of voluntary immigrants to life in SlovakiaDaniel Markovič, Slovakia
11:15–11:30#401Transition from pediatric to adult epilepsy care: patients' experiences of learning how to manage with epilepsyJurgita Tuitaitė, Lithuania
11:30–11:45#641Pandemic causing infection and its impact on family health-related quality of life: a quantitative studyZanda Pučuka, Latvia
11:45–12:00#125Excessive alcohol consumption referring women and their natural recovery processMarkéta Rusnáková, Slovakia
Session II
Moderators: Lolita Vilka, Irene Žemaitaitytė
13:00–13:15#709Care, dignity and bio power at the end of terminally ill patients lifeJolanta Kuznecovienė, Lithuania
13:15–13:45#533Responsibility experience for your own life through volunteeringVida Gudžinskienė, Neringa Kurpkaitienė, Lithuania
13:45–14:00#837Social support for balancing the situation of high-risk families during the Covid-19 pandemicSigita Pulkstene-Bērtiņa, Latvia
14:00–14:15#1099The level of the legal culture of road users as an indicator of a traffic safetyAlina Kaļiņina, Latvia
Nursing and Midwifery (10:30–11:55)
Room: Iota
Moderators: Prof. Inga Millere, Asst. Prof. Kristaps Circenis
10:30–10:45#1005Motor activity of nursing students in the conditions of the covid-19 pandemicNikoleta Popova, Anna Georgieva, Vasilena Digalovska, Bulgaria
10:45–10:55#782The nurses' experience of infection control in their practiceDiāna Platace, Velga Sudraba, Inga Millere, Latvia
10:55–11:10#403Examining the state of practice readiness in three Canadian undergraduate nursing programsLouela Manankil-Rankin, Baiba Zarins, Canada
11:10–11:25#1019Establishing healthy habits in children of less than three years of age – a challenge for parentsDiana Grozdeva, Katya Eguruze, Bulgaria
11:25–11:35#948Expectancies and Reality Gap about the Hospital Accommodation and Orders among Patients in Maternity HospitalIlze Ansule, Inga Millere, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Latvia
11:35–11:45#117Support of Activity of Seniors in Institutional FacilitiesMária Novysedláková, Slovakia
11:45–11:55#1003Ethical and legal norms regulating the right to information and informed consent of patients related to the nurse's activitiesAnna Georgieva, Stanislava Mavrodinova, Bulgaria
Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health (10:00–14:30)
Room: Xi
Session I
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Ivars Vanadziņš, Asst. Prof. Žanna Martinsone
10:00–10:10#149Relationships between professional burnout and job demands, resources among industrial workers in LithuaniaAurelija Stelmokienė, Loreta Gustainienė, Kristina Kovalčikienė, Giedrė Genevičiūtė-Janonė, Lithuania
10:10–10:20#635Individual Consequences in Healthcare Workers (HCWs) subjected to straining in relationship with Personality ProfilesFrancesca Vella, Tiziana Ramaci, Venerando Rapisarda, Italy
10:20–10:30#341Impact of workplace conflicts on sickness presenteeism in LatviaLinda Matisāne, Svetlana Lakiša, Inese Gobiņa, Ivars Vanadziņš, Latvia
10:30–10:40#995Strategic OH&S workforce planning and development in EstoniaEda Merisalu, Estonia
10:40–10:50#153Risk assessment of chemical laboratory staff regarding safely fuel samplingPiia Tint, Ada Traumann, Estonia
10:50–11:00#597Muscle Fatigue for Construction Workers and Plasterers in Construction EnterpriseŽenija Roja, Henrijs Kaļķis, Ināra Roja, Latvia
11:00–11:10#838Situation analysis of occupational health and safety training in the national higher education system in EstoniaRagne Vaher, Estonia
11:10–11:20#639Investigation on work ability in healthcare workers (HCWs) after breast cancer: preliminary data of a pilot studyEmanuele Cannizzaro, Italy
Session II
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Ivars Vanadziņš, Leading Researcher Linda Matisāne
12:00–12:10#646Immunohistochemical expression and localization of MMP-9, MMP-13, E-Cadherin and Ki-67 in road pavers' skin chronically exposed to bitumen productsVenerando Rapisarda, Italy
12:10–12:20#723The role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor and heme oxygenase-1 in defence of lung subjected to asbestiform fiberClaudia Lombardo, Sergio Castorina, Carla Loreto, Rosario Caltabiano, Venerando Rapisarda, Caterina Ledda, Italy
12:20-12:30#1081Association of mortality related with heat waves in Rīga from 2009 till 2015Žanna Martinsone, Kerstin Pfeifer, Daniel Oudin Åström, Darja Kaļužnaja, Anna Oudin
12:30–12:40#438Comparison of black and white and colour laser printers’ emitted fine particles’ number and mass concentrationLinda Paegle, Žanna Martinsone, Ivars Vanadziņš, Latvia
12:40–12:50#382Endocrine disrupting chemicals related to metabolic disorders and its influenceIrina Pires, Jeļena Reste, Latvia
12:50–13:00#531Possible exposure ways of pesticide mixtures in Latvian adultsLāsma Akulova, Laura Komarovska, Kristiāna Venžega, Žanna Martinsone, Anita Seile, Inese Mārtiņsone, Ivars Vanadziņš, Latvia
13:00-13:10#446From the shooting gallery to the office – lead as an occupational risk factorInese Mārtiņsone, Laura Komarovska, Anita Seile, Līga Ābolkalna, Linda Matisāne
13:10–13:20#357The investigation of air cold temperature short-term effects on all-cause and cause-specific mortality in Tallinn and RīgaDarja Kaļužnaja, Daniel Oudin Åström, Triin Veber, Žanna Martinsone, Ene Indermitte, Anna Oudin, Hans Orru
Rehabilitation (12:00–12:45)
Room: Iota
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Signe Tomsone, Asst. Prof. Guna Bērziņa
12:00–12:15#1148Specialized rehabilitation program for patients with pulmonary hypertension: the experience, prerequisites and the barriers of implementing this serviceEglė Palevičiūtė, Lina Gumbienė, Elena Jurevičienė, Toma Šimbelytė, Ieva Laucevičienė, Aleksandras Laucevičius, Juratė Barysienė, Christina Eichstaedt, Nicola Benjamin, Ekkehard Gruenig, Jelena Čelutkienė
12:15–12:30#327Mindful-Based Dance Movement Therapy for depression and anxiety reduction for chronic back pain patientsIndra Majore-Dūšele, Vicky (Vassiliki) Karkou, Inga Millere
12:30–12:45#249Physical capacities and performance for rehabilitation specialists wearing protective clothing during the COVID-19 pandemicDārta Balčūna, Rūdolfs Cešeiko, Jeļena Reste, Darja Kaļužnaja, Ivars Vanadziņš, Inga Dāboliņa, Liene Siliņa, Eva Lapkovska, Laura Kalniņa, Agnese Simsone, Aivars Vētra


International Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. med. Ģirts Briģis, Head of Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Gunta Lazdāne, Director, Institute of Public Health, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Anita Villeruša, Chair, Scientific Council, Institute of Public Health, RSU, Latvia
  • Assoc. Prof. Ivars Vanadziņš, Director, Institute for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health, RSU, Latvia
  • Daiga Behmane, PhD, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, RSU, Latvia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dzintars Mozgis, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, RSU, Latvia
  • Assoc. Prof. Lolita Vilka, Head of the Department of Welfare and Social Work, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. psych. Kristīne Mārtinsone, Head of the Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy, RSU, Latvia
  • Assoc. Prof. Signe Tomsone, Dean, Faculty of Rehabilitation, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Inga Millere, Dean, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, RSU, Latvia
  • Asst. Prof. Kristaps Circenis, Head of Study Programme, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Ramunė Kalėdienė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
  • Prof. Arja Liinamo, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
  • Assoc. Prof. Kersti Pärna, University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health, Estonia
  • Prof. Efrat Neter, Ruppin Academic Center, Department of Behavioral Sceinces, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Assoc. Prof. Vilmantė Aleksienė, Department of Musical Theory, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Lithuania
  • Professor Vicky Karkou, MD, PhD, MEd, PgDip (DMT), RDMP, BEdSc, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Aet Lukmann, Tartu University, Estonia
  • Prof. Rūta Dadelienė, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Prof. Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, Gothenburg University, Sweden 
  • Ewout van Ginneken, PhD in Public Health, Berlin University of Technology, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Germany
  • Assoc. Prof. Liubovė Murauskienė, Public Health Institute of Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Prof. Valerie Fleming, Nursing and Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
  • Baiba Zariņš, RN, PhD, Nipissing University, Canada
  • Arja-Irene Tiainen, PhD, RN, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Vilius Dranseika, assistant researcher, Interdisciplinary Centre of Ethics, Jagiellonian University (Poland) & PhD candidate at the Centre for Philosophy of Memory, Genoble Alpes University, France
  • Asst. Prof. Michael Strmiska, PhD, Dept. of Global Studies, Orange County Community College (SUNY-Orange), United States
  • Asst. Prof. Daniel Markovič, Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia, professor, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia
  • Assist. Prof. Markéta Rusnáková, Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia
  • Asst. Prof. Leona Stašová, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Sarmitė Mikulionienė, Head of the Institute of Sociology, Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania
  • Prof. Irena Žemaitaitytė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Organising Committee

  • Prof. Dr. med. Ģirts Briģis, Head of Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, RSU
  • Prof. Gunta Lazdāne, Director, Institute of Public Health, RSU
  • Prof. Anita Villeruša, Chair, Scientific Council, Institute of Public Health, RSU
  • Assoc. Prof. Ivars Vanadziņš, Director, Institute for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health, RSU
  • Daiga Behmane, PhD, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, RSU
  • Assoc. Prof. Dzintars Mozgis, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, RSU
  • Assoc. Prof. Lolita Vilka, Head of the Department of Welfare and Social Work, RSU
  • Prof. Dr. psych. Kristīne Mārtinsone, Head of the Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy, RSU
  • Assoc. Prof. Signe Tomsone, Dean, Faculty of Rehabilitation, RSU
  • Prof. Inga Millere, Dean, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, RSU
  • Asst. Prof. Kristaps Circenis, Head of Study Programme, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, RSU
  • Agita Misāne, Project Manager, Dept. of Communication Studies, RSU