Summer School Amsterdam Aug 29 - 31, 2024

The Theme:

The 23rd EASOM Summer School 2024 is organized in Amsterdam and explores the opportunities and challenges in teaching Planetary health (PH) in Occupational Medicine.
On the important issue of Planetary Health (PH). Participants are welcome in KIT Institute, a beautiful and inspiring venue in the city centre of Amsterdam.
KIT Institute focuses on global health, gender and sustainable economic development.

PH has emerged as a new discipline to safeguard our planet in response to climate change, to limit our detrimental interaction with the surrounding ecosystem, and to protect the lives of all with an intergenerational responsibility. The role of education is central to this aim by developing not only the basic and contemporary understanding of PH, but also by advancing self-reflection towards the wider society and a recognition of the instrumental contributions of others.

Therefore, incorporating PH in the education system for all disciplines is a crucial footstep to obtain the change. Experts strongly argue for a robust foundation for planetary health education addressing all healthcare disciplines involved to make it sustainable and widely acceptable [1]. Health professions education must equip undergraduates, and those already qualified, with the knowledge, skills, values, competence and confidence they need to sustainably promote the health, human rights and well-being of current and future generations, while protecting the health of the planet [2].

Download the main information about the Summer School, including dates, venue, registration, accommodation and transport HERE.

[1] IJERPH | Free Full-Text | Planetary Health Education and Capacity Building for Healthcare Professionals in a Global Context: Current Opportunities, Gaps and Future Directions (
[2] Full article: AMEE Consensus Statement: Planetary health and education for sustainable healthcare (

Our Learning goals:

By the end of this Summer School, you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of planetary health and recognizes its relevance to Occupational Medicine:
    • Identifying occupational risks and planetary health impacts (such as exposure to hazardous substances, resource-intensive production processes and waste management practices)
    • Understanding how the major environmental challenges (climate change, pollution) affect worker’s health
    • Promoting sustainable work practices
  • Implement the principles of planetary health into the existing education program of Occupational Medicine and design a teaching program on applying planetary health principles within Occupational Medicine.


Day 1 (Thursday, 29th of August)

08:30 – 09:00 REGISTRATION  
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome of the Host Frederieke Schaafsma,Boyd Thijssens
  Words of welcome from EASOM included a few words about the 30th anniversary of EASOM Begoña Martínez -Jarreta & Petar Bulat
  A short introduction into this EASOM 2024 Summer school and welcome from the host Marjolein Bastiaanssen & Ralph Hackman
BLOCK 1 (morning) Planetary health in occupational medicine: Opportunities, challenges and boundaries Chair/Moderator: Florina Popescu
9:30-10:00 Planetary Health
Key note: Planetary Health: An emerging field to be developed, also in occupational medicine
Johan Mackenbach
10:00 – 10:30 Health issues
Key note: Climate crisis: impact on health
Andrea Kaifie-Pechmann
10:30 –11:00 Climate change
Key note: Climate Change: Understanding the causes and solutions.
Pim Martens
11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30-12:00 Adaptation to climate change
Key note: Adaptation to climate change: burnt wood. Online lecture
Marie-France Duranceau
12:00-12:30 Planetary Health in occupational medicine
Key note: Planetary Health in occupational medicine
Jean François Gehanno
12:30-12:45 Summary of Block I Florina Popescu (moderator)
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
BLOCK 2 (afternoon) Planetary Health in teaching occupational medicine
Experiencing gaming as a teaching tool
Chair/Moderator: Lutgart Braeckman
13:45 – 15:50 Educational game about Planetary Health:
- groups of 6-8 persons
- game developed for the training of general practitioners and adapted for occupational medicine
Board members of EASOM, NSPOH- and SGBO-staff are divided over the groups and will share the experiences after the game
15:30 – 16:00 Sharing the experiences on the Educational gam about Planetary Health & Summary of the day Board members of EASOM, NSPOH and SGBO-staff
Lutgart Braeckman (moderator)
16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK
18:00 Social program: Canal cruise in Amsterdam

Day 2 (Friday, 30th of August)

BLOCK 3 (morning part 1) How to teach planetary health issues in occupational medicine?
Needs of undergraduate students and residents
Behavioral aspects
Chair/Moderator: Lode Godderis
09:00-09:25 Student participation
Key note: Teaching Planetary Health: Undergraduate student initiatives in the Netherlands and the Radboud University Medical Center
Maarten Manten
09:25-09:50 Planetary Health in teaching Katja radon
09:50-10:15 Planetary Health in teaching GP residents
Key note: Developing teaching materials about Planetary Health for GP residents
Liesbeth Timmermans
10:15-10:30 Elearning on Planetary Health Key note: experience with an interactive journal (Quintesse) Bente Lincklaen Ariëns
10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
BLOCK 3 (morning part 2) How to teach planetary health issues in occupational medicine?
Needs of undergraduate students and residents
Behavioral aspects
Chair/Moderator: Lode Godderis
11:00 – 11:25 Intercambio
Key note: Promotion of the mental and physical health of workers in changing work environments due to the effects of climate change.
Lode Godderis
11:25-11:50 Behavioral aspects
Key note: Climate change adaptation: Can we do more than “bounce back”? Transilience in the face of climate change risks
Anne van Valkengoed
11:50-12:30 Behavioral aspects regarding tot teaching planetary health in occupational medicine
Discussion in groups (estimated number of groups: 10)
How to integrate behavourial aspects in (teaching) occupational medicine?
Leaders for discussion groups:
- Soile Jungewelter
- Sarah Feslzegi
- Alenka Skerjanc
- Caterina Ledda
- Florina Popescu
- Petar Bulat
- Lutgart Breackman
- Ralph Hackmann
- Arco Verhoeven
- Marjolein Bastiaanssen
12:30-12:45 Presentations by the discussion groups Leaders of the discussion groups
Lode Godderis (moderator)
12.45-13:00 Summary of the morning session Lode Godderis
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
BLOCK 4 (afternoon) How to teach planetary health issues in occupational medicine
Connecting the dots
Chair/moderator: Petar Bulat
14:00-15.45 Workshop teaching planetary health in occupational medicine Ernst Jurgens & Jorien Bonnema
15:45 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK
16:15-16:45 Tools, opportunities and challenges in teaching planetary health in occupational medicine: what to do from EASOM?
Debate session (panel discussion)
Debate Leader: Petar Bulat
16:45-17:00 Summary of the day Petar Bulat

Day 3 (Saturday 31st of August)

BLOCK 5 (morning) Planetary Health and Occupational Medicine:
Final reflections on teaching and training in relation to epidemiology and research
Chair/moderator: Begoña Martínez-Jarreta & Marjolein Bastiaanssen
09:00-09:35 Environmental and occupational risks
Key note: One health: exploring environmental and occupational risk factors affecting human health
Lidwien Smit
09:35-10:10 Teaching and training Key note: What to learn from research in Planetary Health for teaching and training in occupational medicine. Venerando Rapisarda &
Ermanno Vitale
10:10 - 10:40 COFFEE BREAK
10:40-11:05 UEMS-OM and EASOM
The integration of new health issues into medical practice. Competence assessment: the European Postgraduate Medical Assessment in Occupational Medicine. A collaboration between UEMS-OM and EASOM
Fabrizio Gobba
11:05-11:50 EASOM statement
on teaching Planetary Health in occupational medicine - addressing what EASOM should do
- presentation of the project ‘Quality evidence and research priorities in OSH’
Begoña Martinez-Jarreta
11:50-12:00 Presentation of the Summer School 2025 Roko Zaja
12:00-12:30 CONCLUSION AND CLOSING SESSION Marjolein Bastiaanssen & Begoña Martínez-Jarreta

The final program for Download


 The 2024 EASOM Summer School will be organized in Amsterdam, from August 29 to August 31.
To register please use the registration form of NSPOH (Netherland School of Public Health) HERE.
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The venue information is:

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Mauritskade 63

+31 20 568 85 04

How do I get there using public transport?
The Tram stops Alexanderplein and Linnaeusstraat are both right in front of our building and are easy and quickly available:
From Amsterdam Central Station: tram 14 – tram stop Alexanderplein
From Amsterdam Sloterdijk: tram 19 – tram stop Alexanderplein
From Diemen: tram 19 – tram stop Linnaeusstraat 1e van Swindenstraat

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All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance once EASOM Summer School 2024 has closed.

Delegates in the Netherlands can apply for up to 15 points via the ABSG and GAIA (15 accreditation points GAIA ID No. 559338).


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