Health Promotion Research
- An International Forum

"Next Society"

In Conjugation with IUHPE and the Global Working Group on Salutogenesis

September 28 - 30, 2016 in Trondheim, Norway

Healthforum Trondheim 2014

The objective of the 3rd International Forum arranged in Health Promotion Research is to enable researchers, practitioners and policy makers to share, discuss and develop health promotion research and practice specifically related to future health under the label "NEXT Society". The Forum will be a joint event with IUHPE and the Global Working Group on Salutogenesis.
The Forum will partly be arranged in parallel sessions of:
Health Promotion Architectur in Hospitals, Health Promotion Work Environment in Hospitals and Health Promotion in Hospitals - Impact on Patients' Well-beeing.
The second day will be dedicated to Health Promoting Schools,  Health Promoting Community Based Rehabilitation and Health Promoting Nursing Homes.

The venue will be at the Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel in Trondheim, close to the harbour in central Trondheim and within walking distance of the beautiful city centre and a range of historical and cultural attractions.

Registration will open at February the 8th. Link to the registration page will be posted on this page.




Welcome to the International Forum for Health Promotion Research September 28-30 2016

It is a great pleasure for me to again wish researchers, practitioners and clinicians on health promotion throughout the world welcome to beautiful Trondheim, and to the 3rd International Forum for Health Promotion Research. The Forum has this time the title Next Society reflecting the fact that Health Promotion Research is a wide research area, and that the results impact the whole society.

The title is also pointing to the fact that the next years’ health challenges are of a type that will need society to change in quite fundamental ways, as well as the way we live our lives . We will need to have a new look at society as such; living areas, schools, work places, leisure activities, how we treat and care for sick people and more. The Forum also has a more narrow scope: Health Promotion in Health and Care Services. This is in accordance with the common understanding that it is he fifth of the target areas  within the Ottawa Charter we have managed to achieve least: to Reorient the Health Services. The Forum takes this challenge seriously and shows that both trough the list of key-note speakers and the sessions of the forum.

The role of the Forum is to invite to an arena for thorough and involving discussions on Health Promotion Research progress. This is done in two ways – to allow for smaller pre- and post Forum meetings, which will be announced from now and till June 2016. The second way to assure close and critical discussions and in order to have a focused Forum, there will only be 180 delegates allowed. These delegates will be researchers as well as clinicians and practitioners. As always, it is important to register for the Forum at earliest possible date.


  Once again; Welcome to Trondheim in September 2016.


Geir Arild Espnes,
Chair of the Forum


The forum is organized 
in collaboration with: 


 Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Trondheim Municipality


NTNU Center for Health Promotion Research