Programme 2022

Monday 24 October

17:30 - 19:00 Welcome reception

Tuesday 25 October

08:00 Registration opens

9:00 Uppsala Health Summit Opening 

09:30 Plenary Session 1: Food Systems for Health

The goal of this session is to achieve a common understanding of the current state of our global food system and its impacts on our health, as well the transformation needed to secure safe and healthy diets for all.  

Confirmed speakers:

Dr. Francesco Branca Director, Nutrition and Food Safety, WHO 

Dr. Lujain Alqodmani, Director of Global Action and Project Portfolio, EAT Foundation

Dr. Namukolo Covic, International Livestock Research Institute, Director General’s Representative to Ethiopia

10:45 Coffee break 

11:30 Workshops in parallel

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Workshops in parallel continue

15:30 Coffee break

16:15 Plenary Session 2: Transforming the Food System - What does it mean and how does change happen?

In this session, we will discuss what the terms means to different groups representing various interests in food systems. How do we create the right incentives for adopting more appropriate practices, address the necessary trade-offs and ensure that the transformation is equitable? 

Confirmed speakers: 

  • Dr Cass R. SunsteinFounder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. Author of Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler, 2008) 

19:00 Dinner at one of Uppsala's renowned student clubs

Wednesday 26 OCTOBER

09:00 Plenary Session 3: What foods and behaviours can improve health and save the planet?

Speakers to be confirmed

10:00 Coffee break

10:45 Workshops in parallel 

12:15 Lunch

13:15 Workshops continue

14:45 Coffee break

15:15 Plenary Session 4: Conclusions from workshops and take-home messages

Confirmed speakers:

Dr. Stefan Swartling Peterson, Professor of Global Transformations for Health, Karolinska Institutet, visiting Professor at Makerere University, Uganda and Uppsala University. 

16:15 Uppsala Health Summit 2022 closing

Last modified: 2022-07-01