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Thank you to all those who attended the 3rd European Health Literacy Conference!


Brought to you by Health Literacy Europe, the IROHLA Consortium and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the 3rd European Health Literacy Conference took place at the Management Centre Europe in Brussels, Belgium from 17-19 November. 


Prior to the main conference, several project final conferences and pre-conference workshops took place. Click on the buttons below to find out more about the different aspects of this event:


17 November Morning:                                   

17 November


18-19 November:                                   

Speakers include

HRH Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands

HRH Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands

Founder and Honorary Chair

Stichting Lezen & Schrijven (Reading & Writing Foundation)

Dean  Schillinger

Dean Schillinger

UCSF Professor of Medicine and Primary Care Physician

San Francisco General Hospital

Karin Kadenbach

Karin Kadenbach

MEP, Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

European Parliament

Don Nutbeam

Don Nutbeam


University of Southampton

Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf

Professor, Medicine and Learning Sciences, Associate Division Chief

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Kindly supported by:


Further Information


The 3rd European Health Literacy Conference fostered the exchange between researchers, practitioners and policy makers regarding health literacy during the life course, from various perspectives. 


The focus of the 3rd European Health Literacy Main Conference was on development of the life course perspective, exploring what the relation is between health literacy and education, or work, or chronic diseases.


During the Conference, participants shared evidence-based actions and practices in the area of health literacy, discussing its use as an instrument to tackle inequities in health. 


Alongside a range of speakers from various backgrounds, including policy makers and opinion leaders, there were also opportunities for oral presentations and discussion of specialised themes in the pre-conferences, teach-in sessions and thematic meetings in several parallel sessions. 


Any questions?


If you have any questions, please contact Beth Steer on / +44 (0) 29290 783 071.




Tue November 17, 2015 09.00 to
Thu November 19, 2015 17.00




Management Centre Europe

Rue de l'Aqueduc 118
1050 Ixelles
Brussels, Belgium

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Sponsorship Brochure

Abstract Book

Diabetes final info

IROHLA final info

Pre-confernce Workshops final info

Main conference final info