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organized by the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Rīga Stradiņš University, Odense University, and Lund University

RSU Anatomy Museum, 9 Kronvalda blvd. and Zoom

Day 1, 21 August: E-health in the Baltic Sea region: Opportunities and challenges

10:00-17:00 (Eastern European Summer Time)

  • Welcome by Nils Hansson, Daiga Behmane, Thomas Wegener-Friis, Juris Salaks
  • 10:10 Daiga Behmane, Riga: Similarities and differences in the eHealth governance in the Baltic Sea Region countries
  • 10:40 Margus Viigimaa, Tallinn: Digital cardiology in Estonia
  • 11:10 Patrik Midlöv, Lund: E-Health in Sweden with focus on primary health care and hypertension management
  • 11:40-13:00 Lunch break
  • 13:00 Margit Sutrop, Tartu: E-health in Estonia: Ethical frameworks
  • 13:30 Nils Hansson, Yvonne Gavallér, Düsseldorf: Poster presentations of the Düsseldorf course for med students: E-Health in the Baltic Sea region
  • 14:00-15:00 Discussion

15:00-17:00 Sightseeing

Day 2, 22 August, 9:00-17:00: Cold War presentations and network discussions

09:00-17:00 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Day 2, 22 August, 9:00-17:00: Cold War presentations and network discussions
09:00-17:00 (Eastern European Summer Time)

  • 09:00 Merle Weßel, Oldenburg: Eugenic Thought in Medicine and Social Practice after 1945 in the Baltic Sea region
  • 09:30-10:00 Benjamin Kuntz, Berlin: The German-Danish bacteriologist Fritz Kauffmann – a Bridging the Baltic ergobiography
  • 10:00-10:20 Break
  • 10:20-10:50 Joanna Nieznanowska, Szczecin: Stuttered communication? Publications in foreign languages issued from Szczecin’s Pomeranian Medical University (PMU) in the first decade of its existence (1948-1958)
  • 10:50-12:00 Juris Salaks, Kaspars Antonovičs, Riga: The Medical transport of the Riga Automobile Factory (RAF) and interview with prof. G. Andrejevs

11:50-13:00 Lunch break

  • 13:00-14:30 All “Bridging the Baltic” network members, coordinated by Jennie Junghans, Thomas Wegener Friis, Kay Peter Jankrift, Nils Hansson: Application discussion – Negotiating the common good: Medical transfers, networks and practices in the Baltic Sea Area, 1945-2004 (only for involved persons)

14:30-15:00 Break

  • 15:00-16:30 All “Bridging the Baltic” network members, coordinated by Felicitas Söhner, Thorsten Halling, Joanna Nieznanowska, Juris Salaks, Nils Hansson: Baltic Cold War oral history project (only for involved persons)

16:30-17:00 Discussion and fare-well


PD Dr. Nils Hansson
Department for the History, Philosophy, and Ethics of Medicine
Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf
Moorenstr. 5
40225 Duesseldorf
E-Mail: nils[pnkts]hanssonathhu[pnkts]de